The Batman and Turning Red were just two of the numerous critically acclaimed films released between January and April of 2022.
After the first three months of the year have passed, it is clear that 2022 is going to be a banner year for film, with a number of highly anticipated blockbusters still to come. Fans of motion pictures have a number of exciting films in the horizon, like Nope, directed by Jordan Peele, and Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Alan Taylor.
The months of January through April of this year have been quite kind to moviegoers by offering a diverse selection of genres across a wide range of new movies. When it comes to movies that have received high ratings, 2022 has delivered in a variety of different ways, from the terrifying genre to the heartwarming family picture category.
Everything Everywhere All At Once: 8.8
Everything Everywhere All At Once became the picture with the highest rating on Letterboxd and one of the most talked films of the year. This film focuses on Evelyn Wang, a lady whose daily stresses cause her to get swept away in an alternate universe depicting other lives she may have had.
Critics complimented the film’s innovative storyline and unconventional graphics. Michelle Yeo, from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Jaime Lee Curtis deliver outstanding performances in one of the most distinctive films of 2022.
The Batman: 8.1
With Matt Reeve’s The Batman, DCEU fans got another Batman movie that critics liked a lot. In the movie, Robert Pattinson plays Bruce Wayne, and the story is about how Batman tries to figure out what The Riddler is up to.
Critics liked the film’s noir style and how it told an old story in a new way. The Batman also won two ACCEC awards, one for Favorite Movie and one for Robert Pattinson as Favorite Movie Actor. This dark movie has a great cast, including Zo Kravitz and Paul Dano, who add to the beauty of this story.
The Northman: 7.9
Robert Eggers is back with The Northman, a Viking epic. With Robert Eggers’ strange style, this retelling of Hamlet has all the violence and vengeance that people would expect. Amleth, played by Alexander Skarsgrd, wants his uncle to pay for killing his father, and the movie shows how he plans to do this.
The story and the way Robert Egger directed the movie were both praised. The Northman combines style, classic storytelling, and gory violence to make a movie that will be hard to forget.
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent: 7.5
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is one of the most meta movies to come out in recent years. It stars Nicolas Cage as himself and Pedro Pascal from The Mandolorian. In the movie, Cage takes a high-paying job offer to go to the birthday party of his biggest fan, whose birthday it is. Chaos follows, as you might expect.
People liked how the movie made fun of itself and used satire to make the perfect escapist comedy. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is sure to be a hit with people who grew up watching Nicolas Cage action movies like Con-Air, Face/Off, and many more.
The Outfit 7.1
The Outfit is one of the first major films to include a cast in its whole to be released in 2022. Graham Moore’s first film as director is a traditional thriller, and Oscar winner Mark Rylance has won acclaim for his portrayal as the film’s protagonist.
The protagonist of the movie is a tailor who lives in Chicago and finds himself in a precarious situation when he comes face to face with a gang. The slow-burning mystery criminal thriller that has surprising twists and turns was a hit with audiences and reviewers alike, despite the fact that this picture is neither spectacular nor does it have a large budget.
Turning Red: 7.0
Pixar’s latest coming-of-age story, Turning Red, was released in March and received widespread acclaim from film critics.
The protagonist of this tale is a young girl named Mei Lee, who is going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence while also juggling the responsibilities of her family life.
The Disney-Pixar film Turning Red was praised by film critics for its innovative approach to the subject of puberty, as it was the first time the subject had been addressed in a Disney-Pixar movie. The movie also had a number of relevant scenes. There are laughter, there are tears, and there are life lessons that appeal not only to youngsters, but to everybody who is watching the picture. The movie has everything that moviegoers desire from a Pixar narrative.
The Fallout: 7.0
The audience was taken aback by Megan Park’s first directorial effort, which was a drama that prompted deep reflection. The HBO Max original film explores a subject that is extremely upsetting and delivers a tale that is both polite and moving about sorrow and tragedy through the perspective of two teenage girls (played by Maddy Ziegler and Jenna Ortega).
The Fallout is a film with a low-key tone that manages to carry a powerful emotional wallop because to the young actors who feature in it. Both moviegoers and critics lauded the film for its sincere portrayal of a trauma that is all too familiar and that, sadly, a great number of adolescents must endure.
The Bad Guys: 7.0
The Bad Guys is another entertaining animated film from DreamWorks Animation. The all-star voice ensemble, lead by Sam Rockwell, tells the story of accomplished theft criminals attempting to erase their mistakes in order to avoid prison.
The Bad Guys was praised for its diverse group of characters and vibrant aesthetics. The primary characters have terrific banter in the film, indicating that the plot is engaging not only for family viewers but for everyone.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2: 6.9
When Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was launched last month, it was a nice surprise for fans. Favorites like Jim Carey reprised their parts, and there was a new addition in Idris Elba, who played a strange movie role for the actor. Carey earned the greatest praise for his amusing portrayal of Dr. Ivo Robotnik.
Sonic was acclaimed for being not just a terrific video game adaptation, but also an enjoyable experience for the entire family. The action-packed picture, which does not take itself too seriously, thrilled gaming fans.
Many horror aficionados were happy with Ti West’s comeback to the genre. This film about a group of youthful filmmakers working on an adult film on a remote farm is packed of traditional horror clichés and shocks.
X is an exciting picture that combines fresh concepts and mixes them with nostalgia that horror fans adore, including references from legendary films such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A prequel has also been filmed and is in post-production, with Mia Goth reprising her role.