2018 has been a good year for comic book movies, musicals and biopics. Here are my top 5 best and worst movies of 2018.
Let’s begin with the best movies:
Warner Bros. couldn’t have possibly found a more fitting man for the role of Aquaman. I thoroughly enjoyed this DC comic book movie and I can’t wait for more Aquaman adventures, as long as Amber Heard is standing next to him with her awesome red wig. This truly was a great movie to watch in December and a nice one to end off the year with.
4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
There’s always something magical about seeing dinosaurs come to life on the big screen. Though this movie might have fall short of some critics’ expectations, I still enjoyed it very much. Director J.A. Bayona’s homage to the original Jurassic Park movies added a sense of nostalgic element to Fallen Kingdom, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
3. Incredibles 2
I remember how ecstatic I felt when I watched the Incredibles 2 on the big screen. The first movie came out when I was a child, and I had watched many reruns of it on TV before. I was familiar with the Parr family and their super powers. Incredibles 2 was truly a much needed movie for 2018.
2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
I didn’t believe it when Grace Randolph from Beyond The Trailer said that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a better animated movie than the much anticipated Incredibles 2, until I actually watched the movie for myself. Spider-Verse is indeed the most unique animated movie I have ever watched, and it’s also the best Spider-Man movie ever made. I can’t wait for the upcoming sequels.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
I loved Bohemian Rhapsody so much that I saw it twice. I cried the first time because I was so moved by everything that was going on in the movie. Though the movie has a cliché story, the incredible performances from Rami Malek made up for it. I look forward to seeing more of him in 2019.
Now let’s talk about the worst movies:
5. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man and the Wasp was a huge disappointment for me, as I felt that most of the great action sequences were revealed in the movie trailers, thus resulting in a not-so-exciting movie experience. The special effects that were used in this movie were fantastic—even better than Avengers: Infinity War in my opinion—but what made this one of my worst movies of 2018 is because this sequel felt unnecessary.
This remake of Suspiria wasn’t all that bad, but I just didn’t get it. I appreciated the acting, and the technical aspects of the film, but the story just wasn’t my cup of tea.
3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts was a huge disappointment as I didn’t understand what was the point of the movie at all. It felt like Warner Bros. invested millions of dollars into something that just didn’t make any sense.
2. Johnny English Strikes Again
I’ll point out the obvious and say that this third instalment to the Johnny English franchise probably wasn’t necessary, but it is indeed nice to see Rowan Atkinson performing his slapstick comedy on the big screen. I think this movie would have been nice for smaller screens rather than the big one.
1. The Princess Switch
This is the worst and dumbest Netflix movie ever made. I haven’t taken into consideration the other Netflix holiday movies such as The Christmas Chronicles or The Holiday Calender, as I haven’t watched any of those and don’t really intend to. But I can tell you that The Princess Switch is a silly movie with a weak story; I much prefer A Christmas Prince.