On July 20th, Dunkirk became the 75th movie seen and reviewed by MHT released in 2017. While we’re well behind the impressive pace of 2016, the shorter theatrical windows and clear outs for tentpole releases has really hindered viewing some of the deeper cuts this year. Plus, MHT decided to sit out some of the sequels like Smurfs: The Lost Village, Cars 3 and Underworld: Blood Wars. There was finally a 5 star film in the last group of 25 — Baby Driver — and it has a firm grip on the #1 film of 2017 so far. Please check out the previous postings here:
- The First 25 Movies of 2017, Graded (March 25, 2017)
- The Next 25 Movies of 2017, Graded (May 17, 2017)
Now that you’re caught up, here’s the next next 25 movies of 2017 and how they graded out:
The “Thumbs Up” Group
Baby Driver (5 / 5) REVIEW
The best movie of 2017 so far and the most fun I’ve had at the theater in a while.
Wonder Woman (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
There are so many reasons why Wonder Woman being a success is great. You have a film with a female lead and female director blowing up the box office. That’s great! You have the possibility that DC is finding there way to being competent in bring their universe to the big screen. That’s great, too! Or should I say wonderful?
The first 4 listed had a very serious tone. Even The Big Sick which has comic elements (especially since it’s the true tale of stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife) is somewhat heavy. Without Spider-Man: Homecoming to provide a little light to this heavy group of 4 star flicks.
Here’s an eclectic group of films. 3 of the 4 films fall in standard but very different summer fare buckets (teen romance, built-for-kids cartoon, shark scare) and the other — Beatriz at Dinner — contains some of the best performances of the year with only its ending leaving a little to be desired.
The just above average trio includes one of the more ballyhooed but just alright sequels in Alien: Covenant and two other films that were blips on the box office radar.
The “Thumbs Eh” Group
Paris Can Wait (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
Thinking back on this take-it-or-leave-it movie, I might have been too kind with the star rating.
The “Thumbs Down” Group
3 of the 5 that headline the 2-star group are sequel cash grabs that were forgettable and only somewhat entertaining. I’m in the minority when it comes to It Comes At Night but I saw it as a rare A24 misfire.
The House was an expected dud but The Book of Henry landing here was a disappointment. It looked like it had potential.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (1 / 5) REVIEW
Someone thought, “That Vacation reboot shouldn’t have been rated ‘R'” but what they should have thought was, “That Vacation reboot doesn’t need a copycat.” Plus, who thought we needed another Diary of a Wimpy Kid flick?
Baywatch (0.5 / 5) REVIEW
And a 1/2 star is kind of generous here.
The Mummy (0 / 5) REVIEW
Painfully bad and even completely lacking the awfulness that makes a bad movie fun.