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Venom was my second favorite movie of the year, just behind Infinity War Venom, aquaman is second and very close to first

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These are some of the most memorable films I watched in 2018.

Hereditary
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Blindspotting
A Quiet Place
BlacKkKlansman
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
A Simple Favor
Upgrade
Annihilation
Sweet Country
Florida Project
You Were Never Really Here
Lady Bird
Lucky



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Replicant said:
hunter_alien said:
So you overall have bad taste in movies... The only way Infinity War could ever win best movie of the year is if it is the only movie that comes out in a single year. Oh my, how fast a medium can slip from art and dig itself into an industry that only carters to the lowest common denominator.

Soon we will reach the point where punching someone in the face will be the backbone of reality shows that run for several seasons, as in "Sorry to bother you" a movie that is, you know, actually good. I am sorry for this short rant but when I see most peoples top 10 I just get depressed...

+1

Yeah, the "my favorite 2018 movies"-lists in this thread confused me as well.

I guess that's why some people want Sony to stop making movies. These people only watch the cookie-cutter blockbusters loaded with fan service, CGI galore and cool jokes and Sony suck at making those.

I think the fact that movies have carved their niche in popular culture as an occasional leisurely activity is the exact reason why you see so many lists which only feature popular blockbuster releases on them: Not only will these movies have the most marketing and thus the highest chance to be one of the few films a casual movie goer sees a year, but these films are also way more digestible on first viewing and don't require multiple viewings to really get the full picture. They don't have a lot of divisive elements about them in particular. It makes for a very good treat but it isn't god for those who look for a more artistic industry. 



Venom was a flawed but fun movie for me. The first 3rd is really boring, but once Venom shows up it felt like non-stop action, and it was shot well unlike some superhero movies. Tom Hardy was great, villain sucked but at least the last fight was good. Hate that it was PG13 and not R (makes me worried for the next one). Venom to me was a movie that had many flaws but still managed to be fun. It didn't aim high by any stretch of the word, yet somehow managed to be better than a lot of movies that do. I can understand both sides to the Venom yay/nay argument.

Since this thread is turning into a top movies of 2018 list:
1. Avengers Infinity War.
2. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.
3. Bohemian Rhapsody.
4. Ready Player One.
5. Mission Impossible Fallout.
6. Hereditary.
7. A Quiet Place.
8. Crazy Rich Asians.
9. Pacific Rim Uprising.
10. Mile 22, Aquaman or Venom.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Replicant said:

+1

Yeah, the "my favorite 2018 movies"-lists in this thread confused me as well.

I guess that's why some people want Sony to stop making movies. These people only watch the cookie-cutter blockbusters loaded with fan service, CGI galore and cool jokes and Sony suck at making those.

I think the fact that movies have carved their niche in popular culture as an occasional leisurely activity is the exact reason why you see so many lists which only feature popular blockbuster releases on them: Not only will these movies have the most marketing and thus the highest chance to be one of the few films a casual movie goer sees a year, but these films are also way more digestible on first viewing and don't require multiple viewings to really get the full picture. They don't have a lot of divisive elements about them in particular. It makes for a very good treat but it isn't god for those who look for a more artistic industry. 

Yeah. That's a good point.



I really enjoyed watching Venom. The only negative I can come up with is that the run time of 2h 20m felt too short.



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One thing I realized while watching the movie was how unutilized Spiderman's spider-sense has been thus far. Seriously Venom used the ability (which shouldn't even be as good as Spidey's) more in one movie than Tom Holland's Spiderman did on 3.



chakkra said:

My top 8 so far this year goes like this:

1. Avengers: Infinity War

2. A quite Place

3. Hereditary

4. Black Panther

5. The Incredibles 2

6. Deadpool 2

7. Ant-Man and the Wasp

8. Venom

Ok,  Since then I have watched Love Simon, Aquaman and Birdbox so I think I have to rearrange my list. Sadly, that means that Venom didn't make it into my top 10.

Also, after doing some rethinking I had to move Black Panther down a few spots because I remembered that Hereditary and A Quiet Place gave me a wider range of emotions while watching them so.. 


10-Love, Simon
9-Bird Box
8-Incredibles 2
7-Deadpool 2
6-Aquaman
5-Black Panther
4-Hereditary
3-A Quiet Place
2-Into the SpiderVerse
1-Infinity War




Replicant said:
hunter_alien said:
So you overall have bad taste in movies... The only way Infinity War could ever win best movie of the year is if it is the only movie that comes out in a single year. Oh my, how fast a medium can slip from art and dig itself into an industry that only carters to the lowest common denominator.

Soon we will reach the point where punching someone in the face will be the backbone of reality shows that run for several seasons, as in "Sorry to bother you" a movie that is, you know, actually good. I am sorry for this short rant but when I see most peoples top 10 I just get depressed...

+1

Yeah, the "my favorite 2018 movies"-lists in this thread confused me as well.

I guess that's why some people want Sony to stop making movies. These people only watch the cookie-cutter blockbusters loaded with fan service, CGI galore and cool jokes and Sony suck at making those.

No, just comic book movies. Their track record is as bad as WB's with the DCEU. Let's not forget that Spider-Man was shipped off to Marvel to have his image repaired in the MCU after being driven into the ground with 3 terrible movies in 7 years. And now, they're fixing to butcher Carnage by turning Cletus Kasady into a kid-friendly sympathetic character, which is the equivalent of making a PG-13 Resident Evil movie (no, I don't need gratuitous violence to be entertained, but when it's a property that's largely known and loved FOR its violence, you can't kiddify it).

Venom wasn't that great, either. Speaking of which:

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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I heard aquaman was terrible and this was from someone that likes super hero movies. I for one am burnt out on super hero movies and only one I would consider watching would be the next Deadpool. Hollywood will keep shitting out these movies till majority of people stop going to them.



I didn't watch much but here is my short list:
Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
Incredibles 2
Halloween



Really want to see Aquaman.