Am a little tardy getting this posted due to being on vacation, but February 2020 for movies in theaters was an improvement over January with one movie really standing out.
An unexpected bright sign, in fact, for our movie of the month: The Invisible Man and that speedy blue hedgehog Sonic was both fast and fun.
February 2020 – movies in theater ranked MOST to LEAST Entertaining
2020: JANUARY | FEBRUARY
2019: AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER |
NOVEMBER | DECEMBER
Click title to read a no-spoilers review.
VR = Video Review
- The Invisible Man (2020) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- Sonic The Hedgehog ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- Impractical Jokers: The Movie ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- The Call of the Wild ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey ⭐️⭐️½ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- The Photograph ⭐️⭐️½ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- Fantasy Island ⭐️⭐️ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- Brahms: The Boy II ⭐️⭐️ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
- Downhill ⭐️½ [VR] – FIRST LOOK
February 2020 – Movie Theater Expenses
$90 – for movie theater snacks & food ($15 x 6, we received 3 movie popcorn and sodas using our Regal Crown Club points)
$44 for movie tickets (unlimited price for both wife & I)
$45 – 9 movies x $5 average gas/travel expense
= $179 / 12 movies = $14.92 for both of us movie theater entertainment expense per visit, even with the “free” unlimited movies.
= $403 for 2020 Total YTD Expenses (Jan: $224)
As mentioned, The Invisible Man so far is the highlight of 2020, especially for horror movies. It wasn’t without issues, but it was far better than any of the other horror offerings so far this year. Sonic The Hedgehog wasn’t amazing, but for a videogame movie it ranks up there with the best we’ve ever seen (keep in mind, most videogame movies are terrible).
From the trailer and the clips seen of Impractical Jokers: The Movie, it delivered. A bit cheesy and not all of the pranks landed, but enough laughs to justify a good time.
The Call of The Wild CGI Buck wasn’t as bad as some were saying. The movie was OK, albeit very sanitized over the 1972 version (expected for Disney). Not sure I’m ready for Harrison Ford in another Indiana Jones, especially with news that Steven Spielberg isn’t directing.
The Photograph was a little underwhelming, but pretty much met expectations for a Valentine’s Day romance.
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey wasn’t as good as expected. The animated series, meanwhile, remains one of the best adult animated series I’ve ever seen. Maybe after Suicide Squad 2, we’ll get another Harley movie that is just Harley and not her with the Birds of Prey. It’s not a bad movie, it was just upstaged by the animated TV show. I liked Margot Robbie as Harley, and if you do too maybe that is enough to check this one out.
Brahms: The Boy II and Downhill were both lousy movies. With Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the latter should have been at least a little funny (it wasn’t). The doll in Brahms is all that it had going for it. Wouldn’t waste your time streaming either of these.
Fantasy Island was the biggest disappointment of the month. Could have been so much more and yet was less. A convoluted story that if you took away the opening scene and the fact that it was on an island where fantasies come true is about the only thing that lives up to the title. Luckily, for Blumhouse they rebounded in a big way at the end of the month with The Invisible Man.
What did you think of February 2020 movies? Any favorites or standouts? It’s OK if we disagree on movies. Let’s discuss how the month went in the comments.