TotL – 10 Must-See Movies in 2018
The new year is newly here, and while we’re kissing 2017 a fine goodbye with some end of year/best of things, we’re also ushering in 2018 with a smile and hope. We’ve covered some of the comic books the Outright Geeks are looking forward to this year, and I’m going to be touching on some movies and TV that you do not want to miss. There’s lots of great movies in store for the coming year, and here’s 10 Must-See Movies in 2018.
For a full list of upcoming movies we can’t wait to see, click here!
Honorable Mention: Action Point
In the 1980s near Mt. Vernon, New Jersey, there was a theme park that was all about action. Way too dangerous rides like alpine slides and back-flip daring natural water attractions made Action Park one of the coolest theme parks I had ever heard of, but the reports of underage drinking and drug consumption by attendees and THE STAFF gave the park a reputation that’s gone down as legendary. And now the great filmmaker Johnny Knoxville is bringing all the guilty fun and debauchee of Action Park to the big screen in Action Point. This may be a bit of fun, but having grown up in the 80s in western Pennsylvania, this is more of a nostalgia thing.
Yes, there IS a Star Wars movie coming out this year, but, no, people are not getting their hopes up for this. With a lackluster reception for The Last Jedi, and little to no information about the recast, re-directed, re-shot Solo movie, there’s a lots of reasons to be suspicious. All I’m hoping for is some Han and Chewie buddy action.
9. Pacific Rim Uprising
I know, the Pacific Rim films are not going to win any awards. Even in the special effects categories, PR is just okay. They are passable action movies. But we’re promised big ass robots fighting big ass monsters, and that’s exactly what’s delivered. They may not be promising much, but, again, they deliver.
8. A Wrinkle in Time
One of the best youngster novels of all time, and, sure, it’s getting the Disney spin to it, but A Wrinkle in Time is made for Disney. With an all-star cast and a great teaser, this may be one of the bigger domestic surprises of the year.
7. The Incredibles 2
One of the best comic book films that isn’t a comic book film at all, Pixar’s The Incredibles is arguably better than ANY Fantastic Four movie. Not a hard feat, but certainly a sad one.
6. Deadpool 2
Will we even get a quality Deadpool 3 after the Disney/Fox mergere? I don’t know. But I do know that we’re getting a Deadpool 2, and I’m thankful. Domino and Cable join the Merc with a Mouth, and while we don’t know where Marvel’s Merry Mutants will end up in the movies, we know this is going to be a treat.
5. Black Panther
The MCU is on fire! It doesn’t seem like anything can slow the franchise down. Even with three comedies in 2017, the MCU had a huge box office. But Black Panther can’t be funny. It has to be more Cap 2 than Guardians 2, and I’m certain that Marvel Studios can pull it off, but I’m just not sure how the audience is going to take it. Either way, it’s going to be an on-screen awesome-fest.
4. Ready Player One
Peak nostalgia! It’s really the only way to describe this novel adaptation from Steven Spielberg, as RP1 is set to take everything that anyone has loved in the last 30 or so years and force it into a 120 minute motion picture. The trailers have been Easter egg chocked geek-fests, and the movie is sure to require some mighty eagle eyes to fully enjoy.
3. New Mutants
We may be slowly approaching a time when superhero movies become more than Hollywood’s red-headed stepchild; making all of the money but earning none of the respect. It’s fair, but New Mutants appears to be taking the idea of superhero movies and broadening the sub-genre in reverse. Can the horror movie treatment breathe new life into a staling genre? We’ll see.
2. Transformers: Bumblebee
This may be the most important movie of the year…in a specific context, of course. With the stain of Michael Bay still rancid on the franchise, Bumblebee is looking to do away with the old stench and give some much needed freshness to The Transformers property. With a proposed shared-universe on the way with this movie as an anchor, it’s sink or swim time.
1. Avengers: Infinity War
There was very little doubt of this being number one on this list. As soon as the trailer dropped late in 2017 the excitement for the culmination of a decade’s worth of films began to spark. Just let that sink in: Marvel has been building up to this film for 10 years and dozens of movies. This is something that’s just never been done in movie history, and this is the final chapter of this initial wave of Marvel movies. There’s a huge scope to this thing, and the payoff should be one of the biggest things of the entire year.
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