Blue Beetle (2023)

Plot: An alien scarab chooses college graduate Jaime Reyes to be its symbiotic host, bestowing the teenager with a suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle.

Cast: Xolo Maridueña, George Lopez, Bruna Marquezine, Becky G, Damian Alcazar, Adriana Barraza, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Escobedo, Elpidia Carrillo and Harvey Guillén

Director: Angel Manuel Soto

Studio: Warner Bros.

Number of Graders: 26

Average Grade: B

The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023)

Plot: Based on a single chilling chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—fifty unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London.

Cast: Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian

Director: André Øvredal

Studio: Universal Pictures

Number of Graders: 16

Average Grade: B-

Talk to Me (2023)

Plot: When friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.

Cast: Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, Chris Alosio

Directors: Danny Philippou & Michael Philippou

Studio: A24

Number of Graders: 15

Average Grade: B+

Meg 2: The Trench (2023)

Plot: A research team encounters multiple threats while exploring the depths of the ocean, including a malevolent mining operation.

Cast: Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, Cliff Curtis

Director: Ben Wheatley

Studio: Warner Bros.

Number of Graders: 14

Average Grade: C-

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)

Plot: After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Cast: Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cantu, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Ayo Edebiri, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Brady Noon, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph.

Director: Jeff Rowe

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Number of Graders: 23

Average Grade: A-