Didn't see a lot of movies this year. But I guess I have enough for a top 5 for loved ones and definetly a top 10 for movies I hated. I regret not having seen Bladerunner yet.
5. The Last Jedi- Big Fan of how they truly messed with audience expectations and that they are willing to take so many controversial risks. Whether it paid off or not, I guess we'll just see in due time. For me however, I had a lot of fun with it.
4. Logan - Maybe it was a bit too dour and moody, but the turboviolence was a lot of fun. And Hugh Jackman continues to be a great presence on screen.
3. Guardians 2 - I don't think I've laughed so loudly in a cinema for years. I almost felt ashamed, but God I loved this movie.
2. John Wick 2 - I find that this franchise could be a lot more than just flashy, balls to the walls action. But it does it so freaking well. A third movie had best delve into character writing and having a bit more of a plot, but this movie proves that spectacle alone can make for a completely brilliant cinematic experience.
1. Dunkirk - A 2 hour thrillride about WW2? Count me the hell in. Much like John Wick, it proves that movie making doesn't have to follow strict formulas in terms of plots or character writing to be great. It grabs you the moment it comes on screen and never lets go for 2 hours.
As for worst… I can definetly think of 10.
10. Alien Covenant - It's literally just Alien , except with way dumber characters, way less memorable characters, almost no interesting directing and a headscratching plot. Some of the decisions made in this movie just feel like it was there because of the original alien movie. But the execution is distractingly lackluster
9. The Mummy - We certainly didn't need this franchise to rear it's ugly head again. I guess people sort of realized how corny and toothless the original movies are. It seemed like we had gotten rid of them, but no, here it comes, popping out of the sand like a CGI praire dog. Let's, let's just push it back down again and forget about this whole thing.
8. Fast and the whatever - Fast 5 was a surprisingly fun reinvigoration of this otherwise boring franchise. It seems like the studio saw the writings on the wall and decided to just make Fast 5 over and over again for the rest of eternity. Naturally, this CG carexplosionfest is just as boring and devoid of development as the previous two.
7. Transformers The (hopefully) Last Knight - Speaking of doing the same thing over and over again. Transformer the Revenge of the Darkside of Extinction's only positive aspect that makes it stand out over the other, exact same movies is that it is shorter. So watching this movie felt a lot less like eating a bucket of KFC grease and more like eating 3/4th of a bucket of KFC grease.
6. Daddy's Home 2 - The first one was a bogstandard, "haha, look at all this wacky comedy between these two people where one is perfect and one isn't". This second one is exactly what you'd expect from a sequel to such a movie. Basically a mid-2000s type comedy with nothing interesting to say or even good laughs.
5. Snowman - Unlike 7 & 6, this movie doesn't offend me. But this movie probably has the worst structural editing I've ever seen. From what I understand, the creation of this movie was absolute madness. So I don't blame the creator or the actors. But god, this movie was an absolute trainwreck.
4. The Emoji Movie - Everything bad that can be said about this movie has been said. It's only made to sell shitty apps to minors. It just takes a bunch of elements from good animated movies and slathers them on top of eachother, without neither care or understanding for why these movies are so well liked and also important for young kids. Something needs to happen to Sony Pictures. Everything they create is abysmal. Never have I seen such a cynical product and the backlash is completely justified.
3. Death Note - To put it simple: the creators of this movie did not understand why people liked the original anime
2. Resident Evil, whatever - This movie is an insult to action movies, directing, cinematography and editing. It was an unwatchable nightmare. Why do these movies still make money?
1. Fifty Shades Darker - It goes without saying that a character that's literally Bella Swan in a BDSM setting will be a shit character. Hate this movie and this franchise. It's portrays controlling partners and BDSM in the worst way one possibly could.