The Christmas season is on the horizon and November is drawing to a close, which begs the obvious question: Which big movie was the best of the month? Let’s find out.
If you need help deciding, here at Ready Steady Cut we have you covered as always. I checked out Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and found it to be an incompetent travesty, but maybe you’ll like it. (While we’re on the subject, why not check out Dan’s ranking of the entire Harry Potter franchise and tell him how wrong he is?)
In the meantime, Tyler reviewed both Creed II and Ralph Breaks the Internet, and he loved them both. The former maintained the usual Rocky formula while tweaking it in surprising ways, and the latter somewhat implausibly surpassed its predecessor: “a genre-busting, visually arresting, heartwarming film with positive, profound messages about friendship, cyberbullying, the ephemeral nature of the internet, and, of course, prolific hilarious pop culture in-jokes.” Indeed.
Incidentally, I’m pleased to see our countdown to Creed II paid off. Would have been embarrassing otherwise. Oh, Tyler also ranked the Rocky series, if you’re interested in such things. (Of course you are!) Here’s a podcast on the same subject, too.
We have not one but two reviews of Widows. Oli was more on-trend: “Widows is a fantastic film that manages to be a broad-appeal crime thriller while still finding the time to ask some important questions.” But Marc had some issues with it.
Speaking of Marc, he also checked out Robin Hood for us, and he found it wanting.
Anyway, vote in the poll if you want. And share your thoughts in the comments if you think we’re all idiots, which is a possibility we must consider.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.