So 2018 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So first up… the 10 WORST films of 2018 (with a few honourable mentions!). And, as always, there were quite a few to choose from..
Stinker of The Year: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
In Brief: In a year where there is both a Transformers movie and a Fifty Shades Movie it takes a special kind of rubbish to bin them BOTH. Well step up to the mark The Cloverfield Paradox – a total mess of a film dumped on Netflix by Paramount with all the love of a bottom draw direct to DVD release. And rightly so… poorly made, badly acted with shoddy direction and a total lack of clarity. This is everything wrong with studio filmmaking right here.
2. Fifty Shades Freed
In Brief: Rubbish but mildly better than the previous entries in the series. Still about as sexy as a group shower at a OAP weight watchers meeting, the franchise limps to a conclusion like all the grave of a flaccid penis.
In Brief: Alex Garland wrote one of my favourite films of all time (28 Days Later). He’s now directed one of my least. Another direct to Netflix joints – Annihilation is a pretentious, non-sensical pile of rubbish that thinks it’s far cleverer than its audience.
4. A Wrinkle In Time
In Brief: A Wrinkle In Time so so dull I fell sleep twice whilst watching it. I think that says all you need to know about this over stacked mess. That said my daughter liked it a lot so what do I know?
5. Mile 22
In Brief: Considering the films Berg and Marky Mark have made previously, Mile 22 should have at LEAST been fun. It’s not. It’s a total disaster.
6. Gotti – Badlymadefellas.
7. The Spy Who Dumped Me – Unfunny, overlong and a mess
8. Renegades – Totally forgettable.
9. Red Sparrow – A film you didn’t need or want
10. Ocean’s 8 – yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn
Dis-Honourable Mentions: The Humanity Bureau, All The Money In The World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Patient Zero, Isle Of Dogs, Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell, The First Purge, Ralph Breaks The Internet
The 2018 Films I just couldn’t Finish: Once Upon a Time in Venice
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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 award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…