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
8.0/10 – Pretty Damn Great
7.5/10 – Superior
7.0/10 – Good
2.0/10 – Symphony of Suck
1.5/10 – Revolting
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.