On March 25th, MHT recapped the first 25 movies seen in 2016. After seeing 25 movies in 52 days, here is the second set of 25 movies viewed in 2017, graded on a scale of 0-5 stars:
The “Thumbs Up” Group
Sleight (4 / 5) REVIEW
2017 is still without a 5 star movie but there is a new #1 as Sleight made Logan‘s #1 ranking disappear.
None of the 4 movies in the next tier were box office hits but all 4 were compelling enough to get 3 1/2 stars.
Tommy’s Honour (3 / 5) REVIEW
Free Fire (3 / 5) REVIEW
How To Be A Latin Lover (3 / 5) REVIEW
Going in Style (3 / 5) REVIEW
Power Rangers (3 / 5) REVIEW
Win It All (3 / 5) REVIEW
Snatched (3 / 5) REVIEW
Life (3 / 5) REVIEW
This segment’s largest group of films fell in the slightly above average category. With 8 films in this group, it’s impossible to find a common thread throughout. 13 of the 25 films in this group received a “Thumbs Up” grade.
The “Thumbs Eh” Group
GotG2 was the box office hit of this group and might eventually top Beauty and the Beast for the top spot of the year but it was a mediocre movie. The Boss Baby has raked in $162 million-plus which is a shocking figure for an animated film about a talking baby even if it is Alec Baldwin’s voice.
The “Thumbs Down” Group
Ghost in the Shell (2 / 5) REVIEW
The Wall (2 / 5) REVIEW
The Promise (2 / 5) REVIEW
Unforgettable (2 / 5) REVIEW
The Fate of the Furious (2 / 5) REVIEW
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2 / 5) REVIEW
Bookended by 2 huge box office bombs, the first group of “Thumbs Down” films does feature a box office juggernaut in The Fate of the Furious.
All 3 movies feature stars capable of better with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in The Circle, Richard Gere and Laura Linney in The Dinner and Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena in War on Everyone.
Sandy Wexler (1 / 5) REVIEW
It’s no shock the Netflix-exclusive Adam Sandler original is on the bottom of this list. It is shocking it isn’t the worst of 2017 though with 6 of the first 25 movies ranking lower than the Sandler comedy.