TOP TEN Films to come in 2018
As Boomslang starts its Film & TV reviews and news. I thought it would be nice for us to look at 2018 and it’s newest releases to the big screen. In no particular order or preference, read below for the TOP TEN Films 2018 and let’s drum up some of the excitement for another ‘questionable’ year of Film. Be sure to check out the trailers of these titles on IMDB.
- 12 Strong – January 2018 (Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pená)
I’ve started with a film I am personally looking forward to as I’m a huge fan of true event/stories and also love a bit of action. I do not look at whether a film is a ‘Propaganda Piece’ like American Sniper or a modern art form on film like Dunkirk, but the idea of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Eminem’s step dad (Michael Shannon) and every films Mexican sidekick (Michael Pená) getting together to kick Afghan butt. It will hopefully make for entertaining viewing without the need to really pay attention to the story-line.
2. Avengers: Infinity War – April 2018 (Chris Pratt, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth)
To be honest I could list everyone from the Marvel Universal starring in this picture but that would take up everyone’s time. I think most of the film-lovers are waiting for this picture to be realised due to it’s hype and hugely impressive cast. I am eager to see how they manage to keep a cast of A-list actors happy with screen time. A big reason Edward Norton left his role as The Hulk, but we’re all glad Ruffalo stepped in. All I can say is that me and my band of super friends will be assembling for this masterpiece.
3. Black Panther – February 2018 (Chadwick Boseman, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis)
You’ll start sensing a theme with all these Superhero movies, another film to get excited about, coming out shortly before Infinity War. This is the first film of the Black Panther story. If Civil War has taught us anything, it’s that the Black Panther story is one to be excited about.
4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdon – June 2018 (Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard)
Despite the mixed reviews from the Jurassic Park lovers, I am actually keen to see how they continue this. Mainly because Jeff Goldblum is reprising his role of Dr Ian Malcolm. But I don’t mind Chris Pratt, he seems to have nailed the comedy-action character pretty well. In various interviews with producers and cast, it seems to be a common thing that these future Jurassic movies will take the Jurassic universe into something very different to what we are used to.
5. Deadpool 2 – June 2018 (Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, TJ Miller)
Some called it annoying, but the majority loved it. This fourth wall breaking comic book film won the highest grossing film of all time for an R-rated movie. We’re all excited for the sequel. I can only imagine it’ll continue to break records for next year and with Josh Brolin taking on the mantle of Cable, it promises to be serious, yet funny.
6. The Irishman – unknown release date (Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci)
Award winning Director Martin Scorsese brings another likely masterpiece with a hugely impressive cast. The full plot hasn’t been confirmed as of yet but it involves The Mob and the involvement in Jimmy Hoffa’s murder. A likely biographical piece. It’s nice to see that a non comic book film is being held in such high regard from time to time.
7. Hellboy – unknown release date (David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich)
You may yell at me for this, but I’ve never watched the Ron Perlman Hellboy’s. Apparently they’re good, but now I can wait for the new, shiny version. David Harbour isn’t a name many people are familiar with, but he’s the Sherriff in the Netflix hit ‘Stranger Things’. I can see him playing the part very well and with the Director of Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion at the helm, it promises to be action packed and violent.
8. Mission Impossible 6 – July 2018 (Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill)
Oh hooray, another 2 hours of Tom Cruise running and speaking to his sub-cast on a headset. I’m glad I haven’t wasted time reading the unknown plot for this one. The only potentially redeeming fact is that Henry Cavill ‘Superman’ is listed in the cast, probably not as Superman, but if Tom Cruise has his say (he always does) then he will no doubt beat Superman, possibly by running very fast.
9. Pacific Rim Uprising – March 2018 (John Boyega, Charlie Day, Scott Eastwood)
The cast seems a little lighter on ‘A-Listers’ than it’s previous title, but given John Boyega’s amazing performance in Star Wars. He’s pretty much secured himself a few flops for the coming years that won’t affect his credibility on the big screen. Charlie Day is no doubt going to be the Jewish comical realise, maybe a computer geek sat in a HQ somewhere providing witty humour.
10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 – November 2018 (Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law)
It was never going to be as big and rewarding as the Harry Potter films, but this doesn’t stop JK Rowling from Writing and putting her name to the films. There is still something endearing about them that will create and continue the fan base. I think I like the idea of these films rather than the films themselves but it’s not for me to tell you. You should find out for yourselves.
Overall, this is only a small portion of great films hitting our Cinemas next year, other titles include Den of Thieves, The Predator and Aquaman. For a full list of potential hits for 2018, visit IMDB’s list.