I always have a really good time picking my favorite albums, movies and songs at the end of the year. It’s something I’ve done for a while and compiling all of those big lists gives me something to look forward, but for the first time this year, I’m talking about my least favorites…rather, the worst of the worst.
I’ve seen almost fifty movies this year and some of them are bound to be bad. So for this week’s #RANKED, we’re talking about the worst movies of 2018.
This Netflix original film about a man who travels to a mysterious island where the inhabitants worship a horrific goddess is such a cool concept to me. However, the film takes the phrase “unnecessary gore” to a whole new level. I handle blood well and I’m a big lover of films like this, but Netflix truly missed the mark with this cult-inspired movie.
4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The second entry into the Fantastic Beasts saga is where the Harry Potter series finally fell flat. The Crimes of Grindelwald seems to be nothing more than a bridge between an introduction and a bigger piece of this story. In my review, I likened this film to Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in that way…except The Two Towers was still a good movie.
3. Ready Player One
I never envisioned that Ready Player One would be a hard sell. It’s got Spielberg at the helm of an interesting concept, but the execution and jarring animation were just too much to handle. It also seemed like a bunch of little nods to pop culture references that everyone collectively sighed over.
2. The Cloverfield Paradox
The Cloverfield Paradox had a great marketing scheme with its debut coming just after the Super Bowl, but it should have just played after the game, as it is a made for TV film at its core. The stellar cast did the best with what they had, but the script feels slapped together with unnecessary narration that tries to keep it inside the ever-growing Cloverfield universe.
The trailers alone demanded that Hereditary be seen by the general public. It avoided spoilers at stopped at nothing to peak your interest, but the film itself was just…so cringeworthy. With the exception of a great performance from Toni Collette, the film feels like something a Stephen King-wannabe wrote as a short story in high school English class.
For more reviews, news and episodes of #RANKED, come back to this blog next week!