What makes Avengers: Infinity War the most epic crossover in cinema history you probably won't forget as soon as you first watch it you may ask? Well I can't say much about the film, but as far as I know, it brings all of its characters from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films and unite them together to face their biggest threat out of all the villains from the previous films. The way this film is executed from start to end is why I recommend you start watching Avengers: Infinity War in case you haven't yet.
For the sake of our benefit, can we already not get another nomination for worst picture of the year this early again? Fifty Shades Freed is the conclusion to this painful trilogy, yet even still, I can't even go this far onto this forsaken franchise and I wish I could regret watching every installment in this blender of a franchise.
It's been a decade since the Marvel Cinematic Universe made its debut onto existence in the world of media and once again, another Marvel film, simply Black Panther out of everything, succeeds in becoming another great Marvel film to watch. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, at this point, has been receiving great movies to watch throughout the past decade (that means Black Panther too) and it would be much of a shame if that streak ended at any time. I sure wish they don't ruin this streak though since the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds many surprises that many people would not expect to see for a film that features the Marvel characters they know and love. I'm only going to say this once and just once. Please go see Black Panther if you haven't yet. Definitely worth your money.
Anyone who's familiar with the Maze Runner franchise will most likely get a kick out of this one. Anyone else though will have to wonder how much of a finale was all wasted to just pure disappointment coming from the hard work that had all the effort to become a lot better than it expected to come out as. Curing this installment is going to take a long time and I sure wish it didn't have to go this way.
What's a romantic film that deserves to have an extremely low budget and not go any higher than that? What's a romantic film that begins to rehash clichés seen in other romantic films of yesteryear? What's a romantic film that all the crew that worked on it deserved to make a better movie? To answer all these three questions, it's obvious to know the answer to all of this because the review's placement is always the first thing noticeable about reviews. Forever My Girl deserves to be one complete lengthy YouTube video with an extremely low budget put to it. Seeing that as a major YouTube video instead of a major theatrical film could have made Forever My Girl a lot better than what it is even if it doesn't change anything aesthetic which I can hardly see here. Romance has been overused a lot recently and, for a moviegoer who expects to see more, that's no good for those who are not into romance or just noticed how stereotypical it just became. Sure not all romance films are bad and deserved awful treatment, but I'm just saying that films like these are what makes romance look bad. Technically because this is a film released in January, it would make sense for people to create an instant skip for Forever My Girl but just for the heck of people who still go watch movies in theaters during dump months, I consider skipping this one unless you literally are into romance which I literally hope not after this.
Den of Thieves is a thriller of thrillers and that's what it tries to be best at. If I had to see more than just a thriller of thrillers, then I would easily become disappointed since I came to see a movie which can literally become more than just a thriller of thrillers. Yes, I know there's more to this film; however, the only more I can see out of this is a heist thriller of heist thrillers. I recommend renting it once it comes out officially on home media but don't expect it to be more than just a thriller of thrillers.
Pretty much the only movie where we finally get to see the aftermath of the infamous attacks done in September 2001. Actually based on a true story called Horse Soldiers, which is completely non-fictional by the way, and I hate to say that because, in my sense nowadays, I see it as a common cliché with hardly any twists put to it, 12 Strong remains strong but eventually fails to come up with plan B just in case plan A flops which most likely here it does somewhere around the middle of the film. For history purposes, I see it as a very great film. For other purposes, however, I see it as a disappointment to keep up with moviegoers alike.
It's hard to determine what The Commuter is actually trying to be because its length isn't long enough to tell me what it's actually trying to be. All in such, everyone did great as their roles for this movie especially Liam Neeson but they couldn't survive the struggle this film went to face after we get to the middle of the movie since at that specific point, the film knew it was going to lose enough pressure built up from the work put onto the film. All that pressure built up from the hype isn't going to get us anywhere though so don't expect your hype meter to be literal high for this one.
The geniuses behind chapters one through three decided that it would be a great idea to make another installment for possibly one of the most forgettable franchises in the horror genre of cinema history. What's even better for me is that this is a film released in January, that month of the year where box office performance is ridiculously low compared to other months of the year. This means that Insidious: The Last Key will literally be the last key to enter the keyhole known as the forgettable Insidious franchise and I sure hope this is the case because I do not want to see any more from this awful franchise.
Paddington Bear is back in another adventure of his since 2014's (2015 elsewhere) Paddington. Remarkable in every single way possible, Paddington 2 manages to become the first real success I was looking for since 2018 just started. Sure Paddington Bear isn't as popular in the United States as he is in the United Kingdom, but I can guarantee that these adaptations deserve more attention than what we expect to see at the box office. If you are looking for a new movie to see in January, Paddington 2 is obviously your ticket.
Downsizing gives us the once-in-a-while size-changing theme and a very rare shrinking feeling to it but for the absolutely wrong reasons. That is much of a shame of what I just saw as the final film because I expected more to come out of this one hence the R rating. It makes everyone's promises come true but then eventually forgets where to put them in the finalized film. I was expecting an actual unforgettable adventure like what I have been experiencing with my dreams lately with this movie's theme and feeling but instead what I just got is too much drama put onto the film. Whenever it comes to films like these, I don't think drama is the best genre to aim for since it'll just make the finalized film worse than the promised film I was expecting. How many years do we have to wait until we get another film that focuses on size change? I sure hope not any longer than four because I would be so disappointed if that was the case.
How many sequels can we get towards the end of this franchise? Only when they finally recognize their own franchise is going down the drain very quickly because Pitch Perfect 3 is a great example of this situation. I don't even recommend this franchise, but this installment literally just killed what was supposed to be what it's supposed to be and I don't recommend movie sequels that kill what they are supposed to be.
A standalone sequel to a movie released 22 years ago from now that behaves more like a modern remake for today's standards than what it's supposed to be, this Jumanji attempts to overthrow 1995's Jumanji with many things that the latter did not had at the time such as an ensemble cast and many CGI here and there. What's literally scratching my head is the fact that I'm searching for the exact reason why Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle needs to even exist. It's just the same thing I have seen in 1995's Jumanji, only a lot more modernized for today's standards because even mentioning the standards of 1995 are no longer relevant as of today according to this movie. I would say that it was a slight improvement of its predecessor, but where in the film am I supposed to know it's a great time to say this is an improvement of the original film without thinking this is exactly like the original film only more modernized? Do I recommend it? I don't know, but all I can say is that if you have not watched 1995's Jumanji, you're safe to go.
Once again, Star Wars: The Last Jedi manages to bring back everything that made its predecessor worth seeing. It was worth all the hype it deserves which makes it another one of the best of this year and the only movie with such a score automatically makes this one of the best films of this year in my opinion. What makes this film truly deserves the score are the surprises it gives us. Like literally, they are completely unexpected and aren't forced onto the film unlike every other film that were released this year I see as a joke. To tell what it attempts to do is completely difficult to say in a couple of words because they keep changing as the film progresses to its end and I got to say, it was worth waiting for another great film of this year.
Unfortunately, 20th Century Fox once again did not learn their lesson to release juvenile crap on the same day Star Wars hits theaters. They got awfully owned by the way better Force Awakens when it came to that Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. Ferdinand, on the other hand, attempts to become way better than Fox's latest attempt to bring the chipmunks back to theaters but that doesn't mean that Ferdinand is a second option to send children or basically the whole family just in case they have already seen the latest Star Wars movie. I just wish 20th Century Fox would just stop releasing movies like these on the same day as Star Wars gets released to theaters unless they can bring a way better movie that isn't juvenile like their latest attempts yet. Literally worth the shot once it becomes able for rent but don't expect to find anything that can hold this movie back from its score.
For those who might be looking for some stories at least based on Christianity itself, The Star is something for you to see. Otherwise, all together what it makes is a huge forgettable movie that never attempts to shine to victory compared to the other movies.
What Justice League tries to bring to the theatrical screen failed to execute all according to plan on its own. This is another example of how DC movies nowadays attempt to struggle a lot compared to Marvel movies nowadays. I hate to say it but the Justice League isn't a league without justice and a film that lacks such a thing in a movie named Justice League is humiliating at its own heart. I was expecting this movie to go over the hype just as expected from the Avengers but plot holes and inconsistencies makes this Justice League take very forgettable for a moviegoer to be the most.