The quietest month in a while, with only 6 films in the fight for May.
#FF18 Kodachrome has a solid cast in Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olson, and Ed Harris; delivering good performances.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 1, 2018
The pacing works well, even when the emotional turns are a little predictable. An enjoyable, pleasant movie for some easy viewing.
Avengers: Infinity War
#FF18 Avengers: Infinity War is the densely packed movie we’ve come to expect.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 6, 2018
The middle drags a little but given the number of characters and plot strands, it does pretty well keeping things interesting. Satisfying action, decent humour, fun and weighty moments. Good.
#FF18 Pickpockets is a fun mix of crime and action. The plot feels a little convoluted in places but is, on the whole, interesting enough. Watchable.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 14, 2018
#FF18 Axis packs a lot of good, dramatic dialogue into a fairly short ride. It looks the part, given the constrained context, but does start to feel a little contrived that so much happens together. The final scene, especially, is dumb.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 28, 2018
That said, I enjoyed most of it.
#FF18 Deadpool 2 is a pretty decent sequel. It retreads a few too many jokes, but also does a bunch of new stuff. The premise is less fresh, but has a better story. The wider cast allows a few biggers bits.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 28, 2018
Pretty good for the premise.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
#FF18 Solo: A Star Wars Story is a bit odd. It’s definitely too long, with too many dull “twists”. The pacing is way off, and there’s a tonne of fan-baiting (that doesn’t work).— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 28, 2018
Some of the characters are interesting and the action sequences are fine. It’s all a bit okay. Meh.
The May Winner
Honestly, there are plenty of decent movies this month. I didn’t dislike any of them… but I don’t love any of them either. The strongest film, I think, is Kodachrome: a solid cast, doing something a little bit smaller scale than most of the others, in a way that the writing and acting gets to shine through.