Initially I thought this was going to be easy but after changing my favourite movie of the year 3 times… I guess not.
Let me start by quickly going through the runners up
2nd Princess : Searching
It’s a fast-paced mystery thriller that tells the story of a father who desperately tries to find his missing daughter and realises he didn’t know his daughter as well as he thought he did. What added to the awesomeness was this movie is told entirely through screens (TV, phone, computer, CCTV) and that added an element I enjoyed considering a lot of movies somehow sidestep how much we use tech. In 2018!
1st Princess : Black Panther
Before you roll your eyes I’m not going to take you on a “our culture was represented” tip. Nah I’m a Marvel comics fan and when they announced Black Panther was coming I went and re-watched the Marvel Knights Black Panther animated series to get ready. The movie really was well put together. To be real very little separates Black Panther and the winner here but I had to pick one.
The winner is…..
I’ve been waiting for this movie since 2012’s The Avengers (Avengers Assemble depending where you are) when that giant raisin smiled at the prospect of challenging earth being equal to courting death. What the movie did best was it’s amalgamation of almost all characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (no Antman Guys) in a cohesive movie. 76 characters! Like seriously that flick was 97% action scenes! I felt that. If for some weird reason you haven’t seen this movie, do yourself a favour and watch it before the year is over.
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