Mitchell Howard | 11 January 2018

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It’s only January and we already have plenty of taglines and titles to salivate over heading into 2018. Despite the extensive list of amazing sequels, remakes and originals expanding on the fan favourite themes of 2017, I’ve comprised a list of the top 10 must-see films coming this year. Spielberg is back, there is hero’s galore, and a new Pixar gem comes into the franchise. Let’s see what’s hot in 2018, shall we?

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Black Panther
This very first African superhero film to hit the big screen has been years in the making, creating an abundance of excitement around this underrated character’s debut film. It will be a film that bridges action and adventure with social politics and cultural density.

Avengers: Infinity War
The next blockbuster film in the Avengers series takes the top spot. This superhot frenzy is a monumental climax of all the superhero film releases over the past 5 years, meaning it will be double the one-liners, double the emotions and double the explosions. Avengers: Infinity War is yet another comic turned film masterpiece that will continue to make characters like Captain America a household name.

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure
The cult followers behind the Maze Runner series have been hanging out for the third instalment in the franchise since 2016, but fear no longer fans, the finale is here. The team behind this series have turned the sci-fi young adult literature into an equally enthralling movie trilogy that keeps improving film after film.

The Incredibles 2
Ahh the nostalgia. Once acclaimed by UK’s Telegraph as the “best Pixar film of all time”, the Parr family and their box office beast finally have a sequel; and one that is most deserving. Pixar continues to bring families together, and this film will be no exception.

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Tomb Raider
Nerds, geeks, or any 90’s teenage girl or boy whose eyes turned into squares, thanks to the phenomenal game of the same name, will be making their way to cinemas to see the newest remake. Yes, by that I mean there was a 2001 remake…let’s never speak of it again. Regardless of how good or bad this film is, people will try to see it, because Lara Croft was our first true gaming love.

Drama/Thriller mainstay Natalie Portman stars as the lead in this new era zombie action thriller that is directed by the equally genre inspiring Alex Garland (28 Days Later). With the influx of body horror and zombies in mainstream pop culture, this may very well be the best take on the theme yet.

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A Wrinkle In Time
Walt Disney is producing a sci-fi adventure film with a legendary cast, compromised of Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and the topical Oprah Winfrey. Placing it alongside sci-fi genius Steven Spielberg’s film, Ready Player One, you know this movie is going to be an intriguing adventure for all moviegoers!

Ready Player One
Spielberg is back with this sci-film that may very be the best film of its genre in 2018, a year where there is an abundance of sci-fi influenced themes. Spielberg’s resume is enough to make this film a worthy viewing, not to mention its authentic plotline.

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Deadpool 2
The Marvel Universe (MU) is the height of big budget cinema right now, and in a year where a few well-known comic book heroes are having their debut stand-alone films released, Deadpool’s sequel is still more exciting. This speaks volumes of how highly touted this film is in comparison to its counterparts. Plus, has there even been a better anti-hero? I don’t think so.

Early Man
Aardman Animations have graced us with a humorous and quite original look on the caveman era. Knowing how well Chicken Run was delivered, this comical approach to a forgotten time will be nothing short of enjoyable, not to mention their absence from cinemas will provide this movie with plenty of starving fans.


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