Okay, so I say best movie. What I probably mean is best movie that doesn’t carry a ton of baggage along with it. The kind of baggage that means you need to watch a handful of other movies to get the intended levels of appreciation for it when viewing. Which is Ironic really considering this is the sixth movie in the franchise and follows heavily from the events of the one that came before.
If you were to go into Mission: Impossible – Fallout completely blind, with no prior knowledge of the series, you’d still be able to appreciate it as one of the finest action movies to come out in years. Which is something I’d struggle to say about any other movie I’ve spoken about already in the past few days… Except maybe The Meg.
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It’s difficult to be surprised when you’ve become risk adverse with how you spend your time. Like I spoke about before I started my game of the year lists, my approach to consuming media has changed. I value my time more than I used to, and while movies aren’t quite the same time investment that video games are, the same rule has applied to them in 2018, maybe even more so.
I still found myself surprised by a few of the movies I saw, and pleasantly so. Which is always a good thing. But really, the most surprising thing about all of this was that I had low expectations for a Star Wars movie at all. I hope it isn’t a sign of the mass push back against the franchise isn’t having an effect on me… nah.
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My movie lists have always been a little more loosey goosey in comparison to my video game entries. I always felt a strong desire to get those written and posted day and date. When it came to the end of the month and time to write about movies, I would just say “hell with it” and do whatever. Which is why this is going to crawl well into January.
I might go back and do a proper best of 2018 movie list later in the year, but that’s if I manage to go back and catch up on what I’ve missed. And given my track record, that’s less than likely. anyway, let’s get back on topic.
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