Movie season was quiet this year. I missed a lot of stuff. I considered extending a week to catch up, but frankly, it’s just not in the cards.
I am going to be going to the movies a lot more though, I think, in the coming months, and I’ll be doing a fair share of reviewing, just not ranking of those films. I considered ending Movie Season all together after this year, and may still cap it at 2019, since my focus in consumption has changed quite a bit, but frankly the year of Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: Episode IX makes for a more compelling finale to this feature than “the year I was too tired/broke to hit the multiplex much.”
So we push on in 2019. But for now, let’s talk about 2018, and the bajillion Superhero movies that I reviewed. (With a few others in between)
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
It’s been a week and I’m still blown away by it. And it won the Golden Globe for best animated film! Hooray! But seriously, this is a great movie, that deserves every single plaudit that it’s getting. As a coming out party for Miles it was more than amazing, and just as a movie on it’s own.
I’ve been giggling a lot just thinking about this movie. I was feeling a little bit burnt out on superheroes before this and Spider-Verse, if I’m feeling honest. In the week since, I’ve rewatched Young Justice, (and started the new season) read Crisis On Infinite Earths, watched Titans and started Runaways. Seriously, these two very fun superhero movies have got my interest peaked again and I’m thrilled about it.
The Incredibles 2
It feels like I saw this a really long time ago, but I loved it so much in the moment. Again, with the superhero burnout, I haven’t wanted to watch it a second time, but maybe I will.
SO MANY TISSUES. Also, congrats to Rami Malek! He was very very good in this movie
A Star Is Born
I’m psyched for Gaga, really. And I love these songs, I really love them. I think there’s something powerful in retelling stories, and clearly this is one that people really like.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Again with the giggling. I seriously enjoyed this, and I can’t wait until it hits Netflix and I can watch it again. I actually have seen it a second time (thanks Redbox!)
I’ve declared Dolph Lundgren this movie season’s MVP. He was great here and super fun in Aquaman, and it’s pretty great.
Mary Poppins Returns
I admire this movie more than I actually like it. I think it pulled off it’s balancing act really well. Has some strong performances, and good songs. It just didn’t stick to my ribs the way I was hoping that it would.
I am among the few who preferred this to the original I think? I thought the story was stronger, even if it wasn’t as funny. Either way, I do not fear for us getting more Deadpool. If anyone can survive the current climate of things at Marvel, it’s the guy who was never going to get a movie in the first place.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
This movie is so wonderful, and I can’t wait to watch it when summer comes, and there’s rose flowing and my friends and I are dancing around a room.
I kind of forgot I saw this. But I remember really liking it.
This is very far down the list. I watched it again last week. It’s quite good.
Ant-Man And The Wasp
Dude, another one that I kind of completely forgot, but again, when I think about it, I liked a lot, but gets knocked down for sheer, ya know, forgetability.
Wow, this was a bad but fun movie. Seriously, so fun, though.
So that was Movie Season 2018. 2019 begins the last weekend in April, with Endgame. I’m rewatching the MCU in preparation now, and I’ll spend the summer and fall on Star Wars as well as whatever else is going on, movie land wise..(Including Clone Wars, Rebels and Resistance.)