The year 2018 seems to have a lot rolling where movies are concerned. Save the dates as some of these movies will be hitting the cinemas soon while some have already been released. Here are some of the 2018 movies you should look out for:
The Black Panther
Black Panther Black Panther is part of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” but it’s the most advantageous of the bunch, sidelining Easter eggs and Avengers setup for the ravishing, robust culture of the hidden African nation of Wakanda. The movie strings together car chases, spear duels, laser shootouts, and encounters with the aforementioned rhinos, and Ryan Coogler backed by a brimming soundtrack of drums, chants, and Kendrick Lamar pull them off. But the joy of Black Panther is the friction between history and progression, and a consequentialist logic that gives weight to the standoff against king T’Challa (Boseman) and the Killmonger (Jordan). Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s as Black Panther’s warrior operatives. Did we mention this movie is a blast?
Released: February 16, 2018
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
Director: Ryan Coogler (Creed)
James Wan’s The Conjuring was one of most successful horror movies of recent years, inspiring not only a prequel but two spin-offs focusing on spooky doll Annabelle. The latest movie in this horror series is The Nun. It’s set before the other four movies in the series so far and focuses on the investigation into the earlier life (and death) of Valak, the terrifying demon nun from The Conjuring 2.
Release date: September 7, 2018
Deadpool was one of the 2016’s biggest cinematic surprises- not only was it the most successful R-rated movie of all time, it out-grossed every other movie in the X-Men universe. So expectations are high for the sequel. It continues the adventures of wisecracking, foul-mouthed superhero Wade/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). No stranger to making enemies, Deadpool must now face a new opponent, a time-traveling mutant with a robotic arm named Cable (Josh Brolin). Although it was a hilarious addition to the Marvel universe, the original Deadpool also had nonstop graphic violence, gore, torture, sex, nudity, swearing, drinking, drug use, and more, so it’s safe to expect the same here.
Release date: May 18, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release date: April 27, 2018
The Incredibles 2
Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to its 2004 superhero family smash The Incredibles was originally set for a 2019 release but having switched places with Toy Story 4, we now get it a whole year earlier. Although the first teaser gives little away, we do know a few plot details. At Disney’s D23 convention this summer, director Brad Bird revealed that the movie takes place immediately after the end of the first movie, and will focus more on Elastigirl’s superhero adventures, while Mr. Incredible is now a stay-at-home dad, trying to deal with the increasingly powerful baby Jack-Jack. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, and Samuel L. Jackson all reprise their roles, with Toy Story veteran John Ratzenberger playing the villainous Underminer.
Release date: June 15, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the sequel to Jurassic World, the 2015 reboot of the classic dinosaur action movie Jurassic Park. Four years after the most dangerous dinosaurs got loose, causing the shutdown of the luxury resort/theme park, an active volcano threatens the island and all of the prehistoric creatures living there. Raptor trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) and former park manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) travel to the island to try to save the remaining dinosaurs from a second extinction, only to find that the threat is much greater than they thought.
In Acrimony, Melinda (Taraji P. Henson) is on the receiving end of a restraining order filed by her ex-husband, Robert (Lyriq Bent). The court orders her into therapy, and her story unfolds in flashback. She meets Robert in college, and they quickly fall in love and marry; Melinda uses money from her mother’s life insurance to finance his dream project, a self-charging battery. Years go by, and Melinda continues to support Robert, with no hope on the horizon. Their marriage disintegrates, partly due to the re-emergence of Diana (Crystle Stewart), a former flame of Robert’s. After Melinda and Robert’s divorce, Diana helps him sell his idea, and they become wealthy. Despite Robert paying Melinda a generous amount of money, she still believes that her life has been stolen from her and only revenge can quench her ferocious rage.
Released: March 30, 2018