Film Movies of The Year 2018

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  1. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Movies of 2018

    I’ve just realised I’ve watched a lot of new movies this year. Is it just me or does 2018 feel like an unusually long and full year? Feels like there’s been more than usual amount of stuff in the world.

    Anyhoo...

    Black Panther -starting with the most “culturally significant” film of 2018. Err...its alright, but if it wasn’t Black Panther it would be just another mid-rank MCU movie. The plot is a bit broken and the villain’s plan is pretty stupid. And Battle-Rhinos are fucking stupid. An American idea of Afro-futurism. I often wonder what actual Africans think of it. 6/10.

    BlacKkKlansman – Bit of a return to form for Spike Lee, enjoyed this. 7/10.

    Mission Impossible: Fallout – Tom Cruise is finally starting to look his age. It’s OK, but the last one was really good so this disappoints a bit by comparison. 6/10

    Avengers Infinity War – I notice people are now starting to criticise this a bit as overstuffed and not as good as they thought, but fuck it, I loved it and can’t wait to see how they undo The Snappening. 8/10

    Ant-Man and The Wasp – Last of this year’s MCU films. Easily the funniest and Michael Pena shouldn’t make me laugh but he does. 7/10

    Venom – Not as terrible as I expected it to be, but still pretty bad. Tom Hardy is good, but there’s barely a plot. 5/10

    Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse – Saw this at the weekend. Don’t be put off by the fact its animated. If you actually ever read or liked comics, go and see this, because its the nearest thing to an actual comic you’ll ever see on screen. Visually its absolutely stunning, and the plot is decent enough (especially if you’ve ever actually read any comics) and its properly funny in places, but the visuals are the real reason to watch it. 9/10.

    Incredibles 2 – I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one (14 years ago!) but it was good in parts. 6/10

    Coco – Hated it. First Pixar movie I really didn’t like, and the kids weren’t keen either. 4/10

    Teen Titans GO! To The Movies – Funny as fuck, another movie for the comic nerds. SLAAAADE! 7/10.

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Sam Rockwell is brilliant in this, one of the best things he’s ever done, and I like him in lots of things. 7/10

    Tomb Raider – I literally can’t remember the plot or anything about it. 2/10

    The Predator – Oh dear, this should have been good; Shane Black is a decent director and a fucking great writer, but this is just a mess. 3/10.

    First Man – Loved this, even though I find Ryan Gosling quite bland normally. Probably my film of the year, just 9/10.

    Hotel Artemis – From the trailer I was expecting something John Wick-esque, but it turned out to be not very interesting and predictable. 5/10

    Lady Bird – Despite all the plaudits I was a bit bored. It took me two goes to watch it. 5/10

    I, Tonya – This was great. Very black, very funny. 7/10

    The Shape of Water – I liked the setting and the aesthetic, but the actual film left me a bit cold. 6/10.

    Deadpool 2 – Actually a better plot than the first one, and the Skydiving scene and Hitler baby alone make it worth the admission. 8/10

    Bohemian Rhapsody – I enjoyed this. It isn’t quite the movie I would have made (It was a bit too light touch), but the music was great, Remi Malek absolutely nailed it, and the synchronicity of the Mike Myers’ cameo was a joy. 8/10

    Solo A Star Wars Story – How can they make me not care about Han Solo? I don’t know, but they’ve done it. Bored. 5/10

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Utterly tedious. Volcanoes and Dinosaurs and its totally fucking boring. 3/10

    Ready Player One – I liked this a lot more than the critics did. The geek culture references were oddly frozen in the 80s but other than that it was good fun. 7/10.

    Red Sparrow – I’m not sure what I was expecting with this, a bit more Black Widow and a bit less...grubby, I guess. It was well acted but not great. 6/10,

    Rampage – Shite, but actually kind of fun shite. 6/10,

    Equalizer 2 – Generic. Also seemed to take a long time to get going. 6/10

    Sicario 2: Day of The Soldado – A lot more by the numbers than the first one and a wee bit “Murica-Fuck Yeah”. I will probably watch the inevitable sequel. 6/10

    Skyscraper – Absolute bollocks, dull and terrible CGI. 2/10

    Tag – quirky, based on a true story and a good cast. It was quite funny, but not as laugh out loud as the trailer. 6/10

    The Post – All very Aaron Sorkin and dialog led. Also turns out The Post’s role in the real story was nowhere near as significant as this movie makes it (nothing like say, The Boston Globe in Spotlight or The Post itself in All The President’s Men). Its OK, but ultimately a bit forgettable. 6/10

    Molly’s Game – Very good, another true story and pretty fascinating. And I like Jessica Chastain in most things she’s in. 8/10,

    12 Strong – Passes the time. Bit gung ho but that’s OK sometimes. 6/10/

    The Commuter – Forgettable Liam Neeson flick (who really is getting a bit long in the tooth for this kind of thing) 4/10

    Ralph Breaks The Internet – Some genuinely laugh out loud bits and some things that I really wish actually worked that way in real life (Nosemore is way more fun than Google) 7/10.


    Still loads I haven’t seen; A Quiet Place, that new one about Cheney etc.
     
  2. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I have seen 3 of those. Never have kids people. Or a wife.

    I saw Hereditary, which was OK.

    Some porn too.
     
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  3. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    I saw a bunch of those because I have kids
     
  4. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I saw Black Panther, Avengers and Solo with my son. I didn’t watch Hereditary with him obvs.
     
  5. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Caught I, Tonya last night as it's on prime video. Really quite good as you say. Pretty good recreations of the news footage as well.
     
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  6. Bodhi

    Bodhi FH is my second home

    3 Billboards was 2017, and gets at least a 9/10 from me, only thing stopping it from getting a 10 was the ending (or lack of).

    I've also just noticed the only 2 2018 films I've seen were Deadpool 2 (8/10, highly amusing and a rare sequel that was just as good as the first) and Super Troopers 2 (hilarious, but not as hilarious as the first one. Great cameos tho - also 8/10) .
     
  7. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Oh Lord Jesus.

    Black Mirror.

    Creating a new genre in Film (Tell Tale's Walking Dead have done good in this genre on a gamey-film) whilst weirdly somehow attacking the genre at the same time is fucking genius.

    Oh, and the non-cringe approach at exploring mental health.
     
  8. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Watching Ready Player One.

    Where is Rush?

    (liked the Excalibur quote though)
     
  9. Bodhi

    Bodhi FH is my second home

    Heard good things about the concept, less good things about the content itself. We're in Gran Canaria at the mo and our TV only has one working channel, but going to check it out when we get back.

    Edit - although it does just sound like Heavy Rain on Ps3...
     
  10. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    3 Billboards was 2018 in the UK; went on general release Jan 12.
     
  11. Bodhi

    Bodhi FH is my second home

    I watched it on a plane to LA in February. Its a 2017 film. However still awesome apart from the ending.
     
  12. Job

    Job TWAT and FH Object of Ridicule

    Havent seen a single one.

    The Troll movie was good though on Christmas TV.
     
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  13. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Just saw the Spider-Man film. Proper ace!!
     
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  14. Job

    Job TWAT and FH Object of Ridicule

    Looks good.
    And surely animation is the only proper marvel dc movie.
     
  15. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    This week for me :)
     

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