Happy April Fools Rated Greg readers! Last year was an especially strong Q1 (Get Out, Logan) however traditionally there’s not a ton of great material released January – March, which appears to be the case in 2018. Black Panther is obviously still having a moment (currently the fifth highest grossing movie of all time) but rather shoddy CGI action holds it back from BANGER status. Den of Thieves is pretty decent but will only appeal to a specific type of dumb action film junkie. Ready Player One has pockets of very enjoyable stimuli intertwined within an otherwise corny movie. Annihilation, Unsane, and Thoroughbreds are all impressively made artsy at-bats but I wouldn’t exactly recommend them to a friend as great forms of entertainment.
And of course we have several shitty Netflix originals (they have some occasional good ones, but man they put out a lot of bad movies). I feel especially duped by Veronica. Does the below tweet by The Rock seem like a sneaky ad to you? This is the main reason I checked it out, but upon closer examination I’m thinking Netflix had to pay him for this.
Oh well, onto Q2. There are some massive titles coming up as May and June are the heart of Blockbuster season. I’m sure Avengers, Han Solo, Jurassic World 2 will all be fine, but I CANNOT F’ING WAIT for Sicario 2.
Q2 Most Anticipated:
- Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado
- Under The Silver Lake
- Deadpool 2
- A Quiet Place