The 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2018 & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Infinity War Pt.1 will probably break box office records.
      At the last count the Marvel Universe is close to making $15 billion in revenue.

      It was Star Wars for us in the 70s.
      It is now Marvel for the kids today.

      There will be a sleeper hit, a film for there has been hardly any publicity, low budget and under the radar but will surprise a lot of folks. We had Get Out last year *folks are still scratching there heads over that one* LOL
       
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      Alita - Battle Angel's cgi just isn't good enough to be believable :(
       
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      Not expecting much from Sicario 2: Soldado. It lacks the first films director (Denis Villeneuve) and cinematographer (Roger Deakins); considering the cinematography was a huge part of Sicario (and no one can compete with Roger Deakins) there's really no reason to get excited for Soldado without them.

      It's ironic that Villeneuve and Deakins made 2049, a sequel many deemed unnecessary but ended up becoming a giant surprise because of how good it was and yet one of their previous films is getting it's own unnecessary sequel without their involvement, and will probably turn out underwhelming.
       
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      The Pacific Rim sequel looks like Power Rangers.
       
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      Finding it hard to be enthusiastic about half of the list.

      Hopefully one or 2 of them will turn out to be gems.
       
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      I really hope The Predator gets things back on track, it's been tragic to see the Alien and Predator franchises trashed over the last few decades.

      Note that Ant Man and the Wasp is released after Infinity War, but takes place before it! Really looking forward to both
       
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      Its unfortunate if 'cinematography' is the main reason you liked Sicario. Story/script and character/performance should always be prime considerations. Good presentation is a bonus.

      Dariusz Wolski might not be Deaks but he's an excellent cinematographer.
       
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      Pacific Rim looked like Power Rangers.
       
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      Good point, I was wondering about that. The Marvel chronology is getting slightly complicated these days, next year's Captain Marvel is set in the 80s.
       
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      I value cinematography and presentation pretty highly, it's not a "bonus" for me, it can really elevate a film from average to remarkable. I generally don't care that much how good a story, script or characters are if the way it's delivered is flat and/or unexceptional. There's exception to this, but generally presentation really matters.

      Also, I didn't say the cinematography was the main reason I liked Sicario but you have to admit, that film would be no were near as remarkable without it, especially considering it's setting and story isn't that original or fresh these days, so it needed to explore other avenues to stand out.
       
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      A useful list and a few of the release dates are now in my diary. Just as well because some of the recent trailers in the cinema have been dire.
       
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      I agree its a big factor for me too (certainly with Blade Runner 2049), but I certainly wouldn't write off a film just because it doesn't use the worlds best DP. What's exiting for me about Soldado is having Taylor Sheridan write again, and Benicio Del Toro star. Those two have never put a foot wrong for me.

      One film I think is truly elevated by its cinematography is The Revenant. I honestly don't think even Deakins could have done better than Lubeski. Stunning.
       
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      I don't think Saldado will be a bad film (it honestly looks a lot better than I expected after seeing the trailer), I just don't feel it'll be remarkable in anyway.

      Aye, when I said "no one can compete with Roger Deakins" that was basically a lie as Lubeski is a thing. His work in Children of Men, Birdman and The New World along with Revenant is outstanding.

      Still waiting for him and Iñárritu to get another bloody movie out together.
       
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      90's*
       
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      snap. after hell or high water and wind river i've no doubt this will be good, and a standout in that list of tripe swill of superhero rehashes
       
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      Can't help but be excited for the MCU films this year - we're at the point where we're now rewarded for watching them over the years in regards to their connectivity and that is an awesome feeling when you're at the cinema/home and see the pieces fall into place.

      While I'm not one to take the "buzz" of a film into consideration when I go the cinema, you can't help but feel that the momentum that Black Panther currently has can only be a good thing. I can't wait to see it next Tuesday.

      What else can be said for Infinity War? 10 years hard work weaving this Universe to this point. I expect IW to break into the top 5 all time, beating 2012's Avengers.

      Ant-Man will be the comedic light relief film as the original film was, which will be a good thing given the grandeur and epicness that IW will end up being. Looking forward to seeing the Wasp in action.

      Love the Venom character (I like Spidey 3 so sue me) so can't wait to see Hardy's take on it.

      With the other films, MI6 looks fantastic so looking forward to that, Ready Player One looks fun and I'm intrigued about Mr Solo's outing.

      Going to be a great year!
       
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      @Steve Withers Unless I've missed something since the publication, Ready Player One was never a graphic novel; let alone an original one!

      This is the one on the list I'm most eagerly awaiting and dreading in equal measure. The last sci-fi adaption I was looking forward to was Ender's Game, so at least it has a low bar to beat for me!
       
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      Another year looking to be dominated by Disney, kid friendly superhero movies..:censored: God help me....

      More Blade Runner 2049 please. What a breath of cyberpunk air that was....:love::D
       
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      Don't see the much of westerns this year but I could be surprised.
      Would love another *Tombstone* or *Bo Tomahawk* :D
       
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      There's room for me for both blockbusters and more serious fare. I don't see why you have to choose one. Really looking forward to Soldado and also all the new Marvel & Star Wars films.

      Also very keen to see A Quiet Place, First Man and Annihilation.
       
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      Too much Marvel stuff for my liking, I haven't been a fan for many years now. The last spidey film and Deadpool being exceptions.

      The Incredibles is one of my very favourite animated flicks and so can't wait to see the sequel
       
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      Thought the best thing I watched last year was *Godless* on Netfilx with Scoot McNairy and Jeff Daniels. How Jeff got overlooked for an award is beyond me. With Disney, we don't get the villains like we used too, come on it's Disney not Showtime, Canal or Starz....

      Hey, if only all sequels or (pre) were like The Godfather 2! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
       
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      I'm looking forward to First Man and we can watch Annihilation on Netflix in just over a month.
       
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      So don't see them! There will be plenty of other films released in 2018. Some us are looking forward to some big blockbuster escapism, thanks :rolleyes:
       
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      Three MCU movies a year -out of hundreds of films- shouldn't negatively affect anyone.

      Their marketing will be disproportionate, but that's because they are expensive studio tent-poles (and likely to end up bankrolling the smaller, riskier films some people prefer). Makes me laugh when people say films are "all superhero films these days" when they are a fraction of a percent of the industry's total output.

      Plus there's always the option not to watch them :)
       
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      Red Sparrow for me, Jennifer Lawrence is a great talent.

      Ready Player One looks epic as well.

      Daughter is eagerly awaiting Wreck it Ralph and the incredibles 2.

      All the Avengers movies are pretty much the same film every film, won't be seeing it at the cinema.
       
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      Great Article Steve, some great films in there, some I already knew about, others a big surprise! I will no doubt probably see most of these as I have a Cineworld Unlimited Card so we try to get to the Cinema a few times a month.

      Another one i'm looking forward to is... "The 15:17 to Paris" - which is actually out this week, a true story about a Terrorist attack on a Paris bound train (the clue is in the title) that gets stopped by 3 off duty US Military guys (who actually play themselves in the movie)!

      A Clint Eastwood directed film makes it even more anticipated....
       
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      Whilst I'm trying not to hype myself because I love the books, I'm looking forward to The Meg. Lets see how well they bugger it all up.
       
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      No love for Isle of Dogs? I'm hoping that it's got a similar tone to Fantastic Mr Fox, which I loved

      ISLE OF DOGS | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight
       
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