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Phil’s Top 5… 2018 Films I’d Rather Weren’t being made

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: 2018 Films I’d Rather Weren’t being made


Close but no cigar: Halloween, X-Men: New Mutants, Robin Hood: Origins, Oceans 8, Bad Boys for Life


5 – Pacific Rim: Uprising
The original Pacific Rim did nothing for me and the recently released trailer for this sequel excites me even less, especially as DelToro is not directing.


4 – Scarface
With it’s director now departed, this Urban Scarface remake lost it’s one appealing element.  Pachino’s Scarface (itself a remake) is so seminal that this second remake just feels little more than a very belated cash grab.


3 – Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral
Madea is a franchise that offers nothing. Nothing. The fact that the films still are being made helps me further question the brain power of those who continue to feed the machine


2 – Bumblebee
The original Transformers was ace.  Since then the films have quickly become everything that is bad about modern filmmaking. The last thing the word needs is a spin off.


1 – Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades Darker was the worst film of 2017 so far.  Fifty Shades of Grey was the worst film of last year. Fifty Shades Freed could break a Quick Review record of delivering three consecutive years of worst films.  Even Transformers hasn’t managed that.



About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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