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Obligatory Best of 2018 Post

I know, I know. Everyone writes ‘best of’ lists at the end of the year, and yes, almost all of them are the same, but this is MY best of list. I’m saving my originality for my Seven Best posts.

Altered Carbon

This one came out of nowhere for me. Not only did I not know anything about the show, but I didn’t even know it was a book series. I didn’t particularly care for Joel Kinnaman in The Killing, and I hated Suicide Squad and the Robocop reboot, so there wasn’t much love going in…but I was pleasantly surprised. And now with Anthony Mackie in season two? I’m in.

Black Panther soundtrack

It’s no secret that I’m a Kendrick fan, but this album is just fantastic. Normally I’m not a fan of soundtracks, especially ones that are created specifically for a film. It always seems like a forced attempt to get your lyrics to mirror the plot, or rhyme with the title. Not only do the songs X and Black Panther work on their own, but All the Stars is one of my favorite songs of the year.

Black Panther

It’s so crazy that if you make a diverse film, it appeals to a diverse audience! WHO KNEW.

But this didn’t feel like Marvel making a film just to “check a box.” They did it right. In fact, you could make an argument that Killmonger is the best Marvel villain of all time. The third act fell apart a bit for me—superpowered human fighting an identical superpowered human—but not so much that it tainted the rest of a brilliant movie.

I’m a Coogler fan, but I’m also a Hannah Beachler fan. Remember that name.

Spider-Man

This one was on the list for a long time. In fact, I bought a PS4 last year in anticipation of its release. I haven’t had this much fun being immersed into a game world since Arkham Asylum, which is fitting, since this is incredibly comparable. Great fighting mechanic, solid story, and for the first time since the Spider-Man 2 game, I really felt like I was swinging and diving throughout NYC. And let’s not forget about his rogue’s gallery. Maybe the best since Batman.

Uproar

I would love to say that this whole album was fire, or that every track evoked a new…nope. It’s all about Uproar. I listened to that song so many times that my neighbors were asking, what the f*** though? Where the love go? Just listened to it again.

And let’s not forget the Uproar Challenge. Thank you, Mills Miller.


One Response to “Obligatory Best of 2018 Post”

  1. Kristin (superspacechick)

    December 31, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I am ashamed that I still haven’t finished Sabrina. I need to buckle down and watch it soon! YES to Black Panter<3 YES to Spider-Verse which is my favorite favorite favorite Spider-Man film of all time and I still have to watch Castle Rock as well!

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