Wooderon Movies of the Year 2018: Best Movie

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.

Wooderon Movies of the Year 2018: Best Movie

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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Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Are Action Movies Growing up?

As a male, I have an unspoken affinity for the action movie genre. Those elaborate, high octane action set pieces to keep my blood pumping. Elaborate death scenes that have me cheering for them rather than being horrified by them. As I’ve grown though, so has the action genre. On their face, they’re still movies about being big, dumb and fun, but aspects such as their tone, their leads and tropes have altered our approach to these movies.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout: Are Action Movies Growing up?

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth instalment in the long running franchise. And it just so happens to be one of the best. Looking back toward the older entires in the series, specifically Mission: Impossible 2, it’s not difficult to see that the genre has matured in some way. As much as a genre about car chases and explosions can anyway.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: How it could have been better

I hate being the guy who has to say I told you so. Especially when it comes to something like this. Off the back of Man of Steel, I had some very distinct concerns about the coming DC shared universe, especially if it was going to feature another Zack Snyder movie. But I pushed those worries down as March drew closer and tried my very best to give Batman V Superman the chance to impress me. Sometimes, being right sucks.

I wouldn’t flat out describe the movie bad. It does have its redeeming qualities and does an awful lot to set up this new shared universe it wants to create, the problem is that it is to its own detriment. Batman v Superman is too focused on being some kind of event, or jumping off point, and it makes the whole experience far too busy to be properly enjoyed on its own.

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