After several movie weeks dominated by action and horror, comedy prevails in this week’s new openers. Amy Schumer follows up on “Trainwreck” and “Snatched” with “I Feel Pretty,” playing a woman who gets a magical boost to her self-esteem. Also returning to theaters are the men of the sketch troupe Broken Lizard, starring in the long-in-the-making sequel “Super Troopers 2.” Here are reviews of films now in theaters, from best to worst:

“Black Panther” ★★★★
Even if you’re not normally into the superhero genre, if you appreciate finely honed storytelling, winning performances and tons of whiz-bang action sequences and good humor, then you should see “Black Panther.” It’s one of the best times I’ve had at the movies this decade. (PG-13, 140 min) —Richard Roeper

“Lean on Pete” ★★★★
A teenage boy (Charlie Plummer) on his own in a tough world comes to love an aging horse in this elegiac, gorgeously photographed and sometimes almost fantastical journey.  As the film takes deeper and darker turns, it also becomes something special, something unflinchingly honest, something that will punch you in the gut AND touch your heart. (R, 121 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Chappaquiddick” ★★★1⁄2
This flashback to the night in 1969 when Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car off a bridge, killing a woman (Kate Mara), reminds us the outrage should be directed toward the senator and everyone who helped him minimize and excuse his unforgivable actions. (PG-13, 101 min.) —Richard Roeper

“The Death of Stalin” ★★★1⁄2
Director Armando Iannucci delivers an audacious and hilarious send-up of the grab for power that followed the Soviet leader’s demise in 1953. But as in the case of all satires that resonate, “The Death of Stalin” goes deeper than balloon-popping punch lines. (R, 97 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Isle of Dogs” ★★★1⁄2
In a work of stunning stop-motion animation, a boy tries to rescue his pet from an island of garbage where a Japanese mayor has quarantined all dogs. It’s smart and different and sometimes deliberately odd and really funny — rarely in a laugh-out-loud way, more in a smile-and-nod-I-get-the-joke kind of way. In other words, it’s a Wes Anderson movie. —Richard Roeper

“Ready Player One” ★★★1⁄2
In a dystopian future, everyone spends as much time as they can in a virtual-reality universe where events can have lasting and serious real-world consequences. Adapting Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel, Steven Spielberg has created an eye-popping, mind-blowing, candy-colored, fantastically entertaining (albeit slightly exhausting) virtual reality fantasy adventure. (PG-13, 140 min) —Richard Roeper

“You Were Never Really Here” ★★★1⁄2
Joaquin Phoenix has never been shy about going big, but his performance here as a hitman with a disturbing past ranks as one of his best because of what happens between the outbursts. He’s hired to rescue a senator’s daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov, hauntingly good) from sex traffickers in this feverish and gripping and disturbing drama. (R, 89 min.) —Richard Roeper

“I Can Only Imagine” ★★★
More inclusive than most faith-based films, this powerful drama tells the true story of MercyMe singer Bart Millard’s relationship with his father. Not subtle, it features strong performances and assured directing. (PG, 110 min.) —James Ward, USA TODAY Network

“I Feel Pretty” ★★★
A blow to the head deludes a cosmetics company staffer (Amy Schumer) into thinking she’s supermodel beautiful, enhancing her confidence. Schumer is clearly in her comfort zone and she eventually wins us over in this uneven, hit-and-miss, broad comedy — but here’s hoping the next time around, she tries something new. (PG-13, 107 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Paul, Apostle of Christ”  ★★★
This PG-13 Bible story is an impressively staged, well-acted, thoughtful and faithful telling of the last days of the Apostle Paul — and how Luke (Jim Caviezel) risked his life again and again to visit his mentor in prison and record his teachings. (PG-13, 107 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Finding Your Feet” ★★1⁄2
A divorcee (Imelda Staunton) loosens up with the help of her free-spirited sister and a senior dance class. The cast, including Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall, is so good at pushing past the clichés that they make something out of the film. (PG-13, 111 min.) —Bill Goodykoontz, USA TODAY Network

“The Miracle Season” ★★1⁄2
Based on a true story, this inspirational movie is about a winning girls high-school volleyball team whose best player was killed just before the season started. It earns its tears, and certainly works hard enough for them. (PG, 99 min.) —Bill Goodykoontz, USA TODAY Network

“Blockers” ★★
On the night of the senior prom, parents of three teens try to thwart the girls’ vow to lose their virginity. Despite the best efforts of John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz, “Blockers” becomes less interesting and funny as the onscreen hijinks grow more outlandish. (R, 102 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Pacific Rim Uprising” ★★
In the sequel to the outrageously entertaining “Pacific Rim” (2013), humans again are piloting giant robots to defeat destructive sea monsters. Whenever there’s a chance to do something fresh or unique or original, this clunky and tedious paint-by-the-CGI-numbers actioner passes up that opportunity to embrace the cliché. (PG-13, 111 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Super Troopers 2” ★★
In this sequel, 17 years after the original, the hapless lawmen patrol a piece of Quebec newly transferred to America. While there’s something kind of endearing about the disjointed chaos behind the comedy, there are simply too many dead spots and cheap jokes and flat gags to carry a full-length feature. (R, 100 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Tomb Raider” ★★
Star Alicia Vikander is absolutely terrific in this stripped-down origin story of the video game heroine. But the special effects sequences aren’t all that special, and many seem designed to distract us from the hokey, dopey, paper-thin plot. (PG-13, 118 min.) —Richard Roeper

“A Wrinkle in Time” ★★
Based on the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, this bold film takes big chances from start to finish in a courageous effort to be something special. Alas, not even Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon nor Mindy Kaling can conjure enough magic to accomplish the task. (PG, 115 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Rampage” 1⁄2
In this really loud, extremely dumb and consistently predictable CGI showcase, an evil corporation loses its samples of an experimental growth and aggression serum. It’s extremely bad luck for America that these capsules are discovered by a wolf, a crocodile and a silverback gorilla whose human buddy is played by Dwayne Johnson. (PG-13, 107 min.) —Richard Roeper

“Truth or Dare” 1⁄2
Teens play a deadly game in this lame, scare-free horror film that neither shocks nor repulses. Instead it just mopes along from one challenge to the next, never making you care much agout the bodies left behind. (PG-13, 100 min.) —Bill Goodykoontz, USA TODAY Network