Anyone who hasn’t been living underneath a rock for the past several decades knows that movies are an unbelievably huge part of our American culture. They helped to shape and form many of our childhoods and are still influencing our lives today whether we realize it or not. Every year, new movies come out that redefine or raise the standards of storytelling, and 2018 is no different. With highly anticipated films such as Avengers: Infinity War or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom coming soon, I thought I’d take a look at the movies I’m looking forward to most in 2018. Before we get started, don’t forget to follow me so you can receive email updates of my latest blogs.
1. A Quiet Place – April 6
While I am aware that “A Quiet Place” was released a little over a week ago, I still felt it deserved to be mentioned on this list. I’ve only seen the trailers for it, and everything that I’ve seen so far makes it look like an absolute thrill-ride. The premise of the movie is that this family lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which they must be completely silent in order to hide from super-sonic monsters. The story was by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods and was helped brought to life by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The movie itself looks absolutely terrifying which is saying a lot because I don’t typically like horror movies.
2. Avengers: Infinity War – April 27
Avengers: Infinity War is the ten-year culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As if you don’t already know, it promises to feature over seventy characters which should make for some very light-hearted comedy. The film synopsis is as follows;
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.”
Honestly, you don’t have to say anything else in order to get me anymore hyped up, so I’ll definitely be in the theaters the day this comes out.
3. Deadpool 2 – May 18
The first Deadpool was a huge success bringing in almost 800 million dollars. Now usually I’m not a big fan of R-rated movies mainly because they often depend on profanity and violence to tell their story, and to me, that just doesn’t make a very good movie. However, I was happily surprised with the first installment of the wise-cracking franchise. While there was a rather large amount of profanity, violence, and sexual content, the film first and foremost relied upon its story and character development to get its point across. And to me, that makes a very good movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m equally looking forward to the coming sequel that will be released on May 18.
4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – June 22
There really isn’t much to say when it comes to Jurassic World. It’s Jurassic World with big scary dinosaurs and little scary dinosaurs and all sorts of scary dinosaurs. What else would you want in a movie? For Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris Pratt returns to his role along with Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum. The film is directed by J. A. Bayona who is a Spanish film director, so I’m definitely interested to see what kind of an interesting flavor he’ll give the film.
5. Antman & the Wasp – July 6
The first Antman was a huge hit when it first came out and when the trailer for the second installment of the mini-sized superhero hit the internet, I was completely caught-off-guard because I had forgotten that a sequel was even in the works. That being said, I’m still very much looking forward to the film that will be released on July 6.
6. Venom – October 5
Now I’ll probably get some flack for this one, but I’m not mentioning this for popularity’s sake. I’m mentioning this because it genuinely looks like an interesting film. While it may end up slaughtering the comic book character in a big way (which I’m totally against), as a standalone film, it may actually be good. If you’re not looking at this through the lens of a comic book fan and only through the lens of a movie-lover, the movie actually looks rather good especially because it seems to be taking on more of a psychological approach to the character, and I can’t help it if love those types of movies.
There are several other movies coming out this year, but these are the only six that I’m truly interested in. As usual, if there’s something that you’d like to see me write about on the blog, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on my Facebook or my Twitter. And if there are any films that you’re looking forward to this year that wasn’t mentioned on this list, feel free to let me know what they are in the comments below.
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