Goodbye last decade. So which films were the best in my eyes for this year? Well....
10. Toy Story 4. Now I know I had issues with the ending, but the entertainment value was high and was still a very well crafted movie, and if nothing else gave us Forky. It's not trash, but we love it like trash.
9. Alita Battle Angel. This was unexpected but I greatly enjoyed the manga series and am eagerly awaiting future sequels. I am all for this world and these characters, and the visual style looked amazing. A hidden gem for the year.
8. Detective Pikachu. I'm not a Ryan Reynolds fan, but even I admit he was surprisingly good in this movie and while it's a nostalgia trip for 90s kids like me it was totally awesome! And so far is one of the best video game movies ever made.
7. Glass. I know, I know. Looking past that though, Glass is a really good movie and one I enjoyed so much. I think it just goes to show how much people cared about this series and more importantly characters, to rage so much at the ending.
6. Shazam. One of the most fun and entertaining DC movies to date, this I do feel was better than Aquaman and I really digged Aquaman, but the fact they took such a simple template as a super hero movie and did something different with it must be appreciated.
5. The Dead Don't Die. Hilarious, odd, a footnote in other people's books but a big hit for me.
4. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Tarantino does it again, and I am loving it. This is a great film and well worth repeated viewings, is it his best? Time will tell.
3. Godzilla King Of The Monsters. Screw the critics, this movie rocks. I have spoken.
2. The Rise Of Skywalker. It's treason then, but I loved it. I got a fun space adventure that capped off the main series while still finishing it's own story, and I had a blast. Others though? I can feeeeel your anger....
1. Joker. Oh what a shock. I just M. Night Shyamalan'd your ass! So sue me, it was the best of the year. I loved it, and I hope it gets more love.
It does suck that I ran into financial situations near the end of the year, cause I know I missed a bit but new year new decade, come what may the show must go on, this is the way. And I will see you next week for the first review.