2018 NOVEMBER MOVIE RANKINGS:
Yes, I know this post is uber late. Yes, I know I didn’t review many films that month. Yes, I realize the winner of this month doesn’t even have that great of a score (it’s possibly the worst score given to a movie of the month winner). I’ve made excuses many times, so it’s no surprise that stuff happens like this for a guy who’s trying to finish up another semester of college. Good news, though: I’m back home for a month break, so be on the lookout for more reviews, a few marathons, and a milestone review (my 600th review). It’s gonna be great!
#4- “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
55%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Had some entertaining parts and decent acting.
Cons: The runtime was too long for its story, the plot was pretty lifeless as nothing really happened, most jokes fell flat, and the adventure was tiresome.
#3- “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
60%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: The production design and costuming was flawless, solid performances, and it had some entertaining parts.
Cons: There were too many characters to jump to, making for a bloated plot that spent too much time setting up a franchise than focusing on making the single feature good.
#2- “Child’s Play” (1988)
63%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Funnier than I thought it would be, entertaining, and cool concept.
Cons: If you aren’t into cheesiness, this isn’t for you. The action sequences are awful and there are many unrealistic scenarios (separate from the talking doll). I don’t think I was the audience, and while I was entertained I didn’t find “Child’s Play” to be that good of a release.
#1- “Bohemian Rhapsody”
74%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic acting, Rami Malek killed it as Freddie Mercury, the songs are awesome, seeing how the songs got made was cool, the Live Aid concert recreation was amazing, and the story was interesting.
Cons: There wasn’t much outside of the music that was spectacular about the story. While Freddie Mercury is an interesting figure, most of the story that wasn’t spent on him singing was a bit dull or slow in pacing.
There you have it! “Bohemian Rhapsody” will face off against “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Darkest Hour” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Scarface,” “Rain Man,” “Shutter Island,” “Loving Vincent,” “Bad Times at the El Royale,” and December’s Movie of the Month to decide what film will be deemed 2018’s Movie of the Year!