The Breakdown of 'Men in Black International', 'Shaft', 'I am Mother' and 'Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce'

This week we are deep in the sequel talk. We review two theatrical movies that are 'rebooted' sequels of once popular series. One of my favourite modern movie duos Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson team up again but this time in some suits for the latest adaptation of a sci-fi adventure series in Men in Black International. Then director Tim Story does a very comedic version of a long running action series in Shaft (which of course is a sequel to Shaft, which was also a sequel to a movie in the 1970s called Shaft). We keep up the sequel discussion with our topic where we look at why sequels to very popular movies can have drastically different results in the box office. We also have two Netflix originals in the sci-fi thriller I am Mother and the concert movie, Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce.

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Four Star Movie Rating:

Men in Black International ** (CS) 
I am Mother ** (CS) & *** (SM)
Shaft * (CS)
Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce *** (CS) & ***½ (SM)

The Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. The Lion King
2. Hobbs and Shaw
3. Detective Pikachu - $54 365 242
4. The Secret Life of Pets 2 $46 652 680
5. Men in Black International $30 035 838
6. Annabelle Comes Home
7. Angry Birds 2
8. Shaft $8 901 419
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
10. Long Shot $9 740 064
Total: $149 695 243


1. Toy Story 4
2. Spider-Man Far from Home
3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters $47 776 293
4. Aladdin $91 500 929
5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix $32 828 348
6. Rocketman $25 725 722
7. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum: $56 818 067
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9. Child's Play (replaced Artemis Fowl)
10. Ma $18 099 805
Total: $272 749 164