As much as I enjoyed the humor in Shazam!, it’s the film’s heart that ultimately won me over. This could have been a two-hour ride of rip-roaring fun and silly superhero antics, and it is, and that might have been enough, but Shazam! is so much more than that.
Captain Marvel is an alright film. It entertains with funny jokes and pretty visuals like most Marvel movies do, but it has a lot of problems. Chief among these problems is the characterization, or lack thereof, of the titular hero, but as criminally underdeveloped as protagonist Carol Danvers is, what interested me most about Captain Marvel were its main villains, the shapeshifters known as the Skrull.
My favorite pieces of entertainment from 2018 cover a wide range of genres, from superhero dramas to superhero comedies. There’s some other stuff that I liked, too.
The Last Jedi divided fans, Solo flopped at the box office, and the future of Star Wars remains as uncertain. There might just be a new hope for the franchise, though.
Venom is an exceedingly dumb movie, but it’s also an exceedingly fun movie.