Today, I’m going to go over some of the best movies and TV shows I watched in 2018. With good characters, story, and music, there were numerous releases this year which offered fantastic viewing experiences. From new series on Netflix to long awaited movie adaptations and sequels, 2018 had a good selection to choose from…
Hilda: Hilda is another animated series on Netflix, adapted from a graphic novel series by Luke Pearson. From the overall message to the animation style and dialogue, there’s a lot to love about Hilda. I also wrote a full post about it HERE….
Black Panther: I watched Black Panther. The action sequences were spot on. The set design was gorgeous. The story and characters were awesome. Don’t even get me started on the music. Suffice it to say, I loved it and I don’t think I can say anything about it that hasn’t already been said.
A Wrinkle in Time (2018): If you’ve read the book then you’ll most likely enjoy the 2018 adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Ava DuVernay did a good job with capturing the overall feel of the book including wonder, danger, and adventure with a flare of the science from the original source material. While also updating it with a modern setting and some current issues such as the ones faced by Storm Reed’s Meg Murray. All-in-all, A Wrinkle in Time is probably one of my absolute favorite movies to come out this year.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: I was late to the party. As such, I watched the new Jumanji movie in 2018 and loved it. I think it’s due to the fact that it felt like a proper sequel to the original Jumanji, and not an attempt at rebooting the story. Plus, it was just a lot of fun to watch, because this version of Jumanji was set up like an actual video game. They did a good job with those aspects and the jokes got some laughs out of me.
Incredibles 2: Incredibles 2, the sequel I waited 14 years for. I loved everything about it, and I’m glad the style of the characters wasn’t changed. I won’t say much about it, but if you haven’t watched the Incredibles movies, I highly recommend that you do.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: The adaptation I didn’t know I needed. I have yet to read the book, but that didn’t stop me from watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before when it came out on Netflix. I loved the movie. And, can we get a round of applause for Lana Condor for her performance as Lara Jean Covey? I mean, she was excellent in the role!
Ready Player One: Ready Player One was another book-to-movie adaptation I was waiting for, and it didn’t disappoint. While there were some changes to the story, overall, the movie was good. I also wrote a full blog post about the movie HERE.