Still about 2 weeks behind the 2017 pace, it’s time to recap the last 25 movies seen and give them arbitrary grades. If you prefer the thumbs up/down methodology, that’s here, too! Three 5 star films join Love, Simon as the 5 star films of 2018 and A Quiet Place owns the top spot of 2018 through May for Movie Hot Take. There’s a new bottom, too… Show Dogs. MHT reviewed the uncut Show Dogs, too. Don’t you feel special? Here’s the second batch of 25 films of 2018, graded:
The “Thumbs Up” Group
While Love, Simon was excellent, all three of these films have ranked ahead of that film and sit 1-2-3 on MHT’s running list of films of 2018.
Tully (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
The first rule about motherhood is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT MOTHERHOOD! See the movie then you might get the joke.
Blockers (4 / 5) REVIEW
Looking back, am I being too generous to this comedy?
Maybe Pope Francis can team up with Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool 3?
A reboot nobody asked for, a video game never meant to be adapted and a world leader no one ever expected to be lampooned all get a small thumbs up.
The “Thumbs Eh” Group
Beirut (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
I Feel Pretty (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
Pacific Rim Uprising (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
Chappaquiddick (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
The Miracle Season (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2.5 / 5) REVIEW
The only thing this six pack of films have in common is their mediocrity.
The “Thumbs Down” Group
A generic Melissa McCarthy flick and three low budget misses.
Living on name recognition only can have terrible results. Here are two examples.
Breaking In (1 / 5) REVIEW
The theater was pretty packed when I saw this one which only makes me surprised when we get to the end and no one has left early.
Super Troopers 2 (0.5 / 5) REVIEW
I never thought the first one was funny but this one makes the first look like a classic.
Show Dogs (0 / 5) REVIEW
All audiences were harmed by the viewing of this filmed.