April Wrap-Up: The Highest Highs and Lowest Lows

During this month, the month that so frustratingly precedes the Summer Blockbuster season, we’ve see a very wide range of quality from the pack of new releases.  Ranging from the year’s finest to it’s most despicable, April 2013 has been full of stand-outs for better or for worse.  So far, the field for “Worst Movie of the Year” feels quite a bit fuller than the field for “Best Movie of the Year”, but hopefully the coming months will begin to change that.  Who knows, with Iron Man 3’s release only days away that change could come sooner than I might let myself believe.  Before all of that though, here’s a quick look back at the final chapter of the Spring 2013 movie season.

As a quick note, I’ve finally gotten around to compiling these wrap-ups into my “The Ugly and The Beautiful” page for 2013.  You can find the page in the menu up above or by clicking here, check it out for a full list of my reviews for 2013 and their respective scores.

8.5/10 – Impressive

The Place Beyond the Pines

8.0/10 – Pretty Damn Great

Evil Dead

7.5/10 – Superior

42

Oblivion

7.0/10 – Good

Pain & Gain

2.0/10 – Symphony of Suck

Scary Movie 5

1.5/10 – Revolting

The Big Wedding

Here are some tidbits about March’s releases:

The avg. Rotten Tomatoes Score from February was 48% (up from 37% in March)

Three out of the Seven were “Fresh”

The avg. Metacritic Score from February was 47/100 (up from 42/100 in March)

Per Metacritic, two films were ranked positive, two were negative and the rest were mixed

My average score was 5.1/10 (up from 5.1/10 in March)

My picks for most underrated would go to Oblivion

My pick for most overrated go to… nothing this time

Well folks, it’s finally all behind us.  April is hopefully a small taste of what hope the rest of the year has to offer moviegoers, and I for one am eager for the main course.  In other words; Iron Man 3, please don’t suck.

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About r361n4

I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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7 Responses to April Wrap-Up: The Highest Highs and Lowest Lows

  1. See now it started good but ended rather in the shit haha xD

  2. ckckred says:

    I still have to catch up on some films. I really need to see The Place Beyond The Pines.

    • r361n4 says:

      I highly recommend it, but it can be saved for DVD if it comes down to it. Nothing too big to justify a big screen expense other than timing

  3. “Iron Man 3, please don’t suck.”

    It really doesn’t.

  4. sati says:

    I hope Iron Man 3 is good, I must be one of the few people who absolutely loved IM 2 🙂

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