Too much of good thing is bad? Who said that, ever?!
We can never have enough of some stories, be it TV shows or films, that’s why we have reboots and sequels! Whether they surpass the original in terms of quality and/or popularity is debatable, but they sure do get the viewer excited to see some of their favourite characters back on the screen.
Here are some TV shows and movies of 2018, that I was (am if unreleased) pretty excited about.
Insidious: The Last Key – January 5
Honestly, this one was a bit of a disappointment. In fact this was one case where none of consequent movies performed as well as the first. Perhaps it kept trying to tell a story long after the steam had run out. The entire series now feels like a pale cousin to the Poltergeist series or The Conjuring series of recent times.
Tomb Raider – March 16
Ah, Tomb Raider was one I’d been waiting for a long long time. As a child I had been obsessed with Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft, and waited with bated breath for a third one. While that proved to be a futile exercise, I was quite happy to see the role reprised by Alicia Vikander. The movie tried too hard to be adventurous and exciting while having some deep world saving meaning behind it, all the while being a drag. I cannot fault Vikander’s acting chops, the direction and plot had too many holes.
Avengers: Infinity War – April 27
Avengers: Infinity War was a feast for it viewers, geeks and commoners alike. 149 minutes of runtime was not enough to capture the awesomeness of each and everyone of these characters, can I please have some more (before the year is out)? Pretty please? The acting was flawless, the music was just right, the cinematography was on point, special effects were just right, Steve Rogers was righteous as ever and Tony Stark was his humble (not) self. Everything here was just as right as it can get. The only problem? I need more of this ASAP.
Oceans 8 – June 8
Let me begin by saying this. If there ever was a female equivalent of George Clooney, it’s Sandra Bullock. Keeping this in mind, Bullock had to be the natural choice while casting Debbie Ocean. The flick is meant to be a reboot of the all male ensemble cast of the Ocean’s trilogy, with the crew consisting of eight women this time round. Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, and Mindy Kaling come together to give the viewer an entertaining heist flick that without doubt lives up to its all male predecessors. Give this one a shot, you won’t be disappointed.
The following are to be released, but I’m super excited to see these stories on the screen again!
Charmed – To Be Disclosed 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – November 16
Mary Poppins Returns – December 25
Tell us what has you all excited in the comments section below!
Until next time, U