Another year has come and gone my Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2018. You know the drill, these choices are based on my opinion and what I think are the best movies of 2018.
10. Ready Player One:
I really liked the three challenges (especially The Shining) not only because there creative and fun but also because the characters and even the audience had to figure out how to solve them. The Oasis was also a creative version of the internet and the cameos like the Iron Giant and the DeLorean were cool too.
9. Mary Poppins Returns:
You could argue that this is this generation’s Mary Poppins and watching this was like seeing the original back in 1964. Emily Blunt was “practically perfect” as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda was just as charming as Dick Van Dyke. The animated bowl scene was awesome and the songs would make the Sherman Brothers so proud.
8. Deadpool 2:
2018 surprisingly was a great year for superhero movies (we’ll get to more of them later). Ryan Reynolds is still wonderful as God’s perfect idiot and the comedy is still funny but what made Deadpool 2 great was that there’s no real villain just people with harsh but understandable motives. This is a movie about antiheroes after all.
7. Mary and the Witch’s Flower/ Isle of Dogs:
These two films are tied because they both have similar positive things (great main character and animation). Mary is clumsy but very likable and Chief while tough and cold has a good heart. The animation of Mary and the Witch’s Flower is wonderful and would make Ghibli proud and the stop motion of Isle of Dogs is great because of Wes Anderson’s directing.
6. Ralph Breaks the Internet:
Closes thing to a Disney crossover movie. The heart of the movie is the friendship between Ralph and Vanellope and the theme of friends growing apart but not completely is bittersweet and done well. It’s also refreshing to not have a twist villain but more of an internal conflict. The internet setting and the websites used in the story are great too.
5. Game Night:
Game Night is a comedy with twist after twist after twist. The unpredictability of the story makes you wonder what’s going to happen next. This movie also has an enjoyable cast of characters that are all funny and enjoyable to watch banter. This was probably the biggest surprise of the year in my opinion and is the perfect movie for any game night.
4. Black Panther:
In my opinion this is Marvel’s The Lion King in terms of story and themes. Killmonger is one the best MCU villains because his motives are understandable and how he slowly becomes the main villain throughout the movie. Wakanda is a great location not because it looks cool but because its history and how the city works is well thought out. Also All the Stars is a perfect end credits song.
3. Avengers:Infinity War:
I feel bad putting this at only number 3 (ironically the third Avengers movie). Thanos was built up wonderfully as not only a threatening villain but also very complex. Each Marvel hero has their fair share of screen time and it was fun to see new interactions between them. The snap at the end was a very ballsy thing to do but it payed off making us wonder what’s going to happen next.
2. Incredibles 2:
This was a close second (ironically both the 2nd Incredibles movie and also 2nd place). My most anticipated movie of the year and for a while my favorite movie of the year. In my opinion I think this is better than the first one (except for the villain). Everything else about this movie from the characters, the action, the music (Here comes Elastic Girl is my jam), and the visuals are all incredible pun taken.
1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:
I feel like this is Sony Animation Studio’s apology for The Emoji Movie and they pretty much earned my forgiveness. The Spider Men in general are all great characters (ones I want to see more of later) and the animation is amazing. I also like how the theme of loss plays into the character’s motivations and the story. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not just my favorite Spider Man movie but also my favorite movie of 2018.
What are your favorite movies of 2018? Like and Comment below and I’ll see you in 2019 for more movie reviews.