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Mini Movie Reviews #5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / The Boss Baby / SpiderMan: Homecoming / Butter / Maximum Overdrive / Jessica Darling’s It List

So, for the fourth week in a row, here is a the fifth installment of mini movie reviews, featuring six movies of various genre- there is absolutely no theme to this one, but I hope you enjoy none-the-less!

You can see my previous mini movie review posts below:

Mini-Movie Reviews: American Ultra + Pride Prejudice and Zombies + Neighbors (2) + Kindergarten Cop 2

Mini Movie Reviews #2: The Lego Batman Movie / Suicide Squad / Rogue One / Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them / Dr. Strange / The Mummy (2017) / Star Trek: Beyond

Mini Movie Reviews #3: Barely Lethal / Now You See Me 1 & 2 / Speech & Debate / Odd Thomas / Not Another Happy Ending / Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Mini Movie Reviews #4: Age of Adaline / Fright Night / Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates / Edge of Seventeen / Table 19 / Mr. Right / About Time

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


I don’t need to tell you this movie is great – its MCU. Its was hilarious, and amazing. Certain things differ from what I know from the comics, but I like what they did – and most MCU movies differ anyways. Its about Peter finding his dad – and that’s all I’ll say for fear of spoiling. But, toddler Groot is super cute, all the relationships are great, the references to the original Guardians in the comics, everything was great. The soundtrack is super amazing again. I might even like it more than Vol. 1.

The Boss Baby


Yes, this is a children’s movie. I have a little sister okay, you try watching a movie 15+ times and not forming opinions.

I will say Dreamworks did a really great job. This is one of this kids movies that is enjoyable by older audiences (I’m 17 – I am very much not the target audience). Its really funny – and has a lot of little jokes I don’t think my sister got. Its about a 7 year old getting a little brother – and its unreliable narrator at its finest. Its also getting a sequel apparently? I liked it, if you have kids are siblings, its a good pick.

Spider-Man: Homecoming


Ignoring the fact that this is the third new Spider-Man in the last decade – it was a very good film. It forgoes the origin story – which really, if you’ve watched a movie in the last decade you should know the origin story of Spider-Man and is, instead, a look at Spider-Man post-Civil-War trying to be a superhero and a teenager at the same time. Peter Parker feels like a teenager here, he’s awkward, and kind of stupid no matter how smart he his, and messes up a lot, but he means well. It is very teen-y compared to other Spider-Man movies – but I thought it was really funny and well written. Tony Stark’s interactions with Peter are EVERYTHING HERE. If you were iffy about a third Spider-Man, I’d say give it a chance.



This is, again, one of those random movies on Netflix that I watched because I was bored. It was…pretty bad. There is, well, not no plot, but not a sensical one. It is pretty funny in its trainwreck-ness though, and the little girl is legitimately funny in her narration. If you need a light hearted, dumb comedy, its a good pick.

Maximum Overdrive


Maximum Overdrive is the epitome of so-bad-its-great b-film to watch. About trucks coming to life and trying to kill people.

We saw it at Supercon during “PSL spoils the film” and, if you like hate-watching b-rated horror flicks, this is the best one to do so.

Jessica Darling’s It List


Jessica Darling’s It List is an adaptation of a middle grade novel I’ve never read, so I can’t compare it. I can say its a pretty cute movie though. Obviously, its a little dumb/dramatic, but its intended audience is 10-12 year olds, so keep that in mind. Its light-hearted, pretty funny, and the cast does a good job. If you have kids/siblings, its a good pick, especially since its on Netflix.

And that’s it!

I hope you guys enjoyed this installment of mini movie reviews!

Have you seen any of these? Do you agree/disagree with my thoughts on any?

Are they are movies you’d like me to review?

Let me know down in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!



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