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6 Anticipated Movie Sequels 2018 Aftermath

Just five years late with this follow-up... that's not so bad is it?

You can find my anticipation post for this year back here.

As for those movies...

Bad Boys For Life

This one was promised for 2018, but it came out in 2020, so good thing I'm late posting this huh? It was good. Worth-the-wait good. Maybe not-like-the-second-one good but... I enjoyed it. Watched it on the big screen too.

Review here.

M:I 6 - Mission Impossible

There still hasn't been a bad movie in the series, and the seventh is coming out this year! Can't wait. Watched this one on the big screen too and it was solid.

Review here.

The Purge: The Island

They changed the name on this one.

It was originally meant to read as the title above, but it turned into The First Purge instead, one dabbling in the details of how the purge first got started and what prompted such a drastic survival contest in the first place... I kept my expectations in check since there's only so much they can do with the same concept - and it shows - but still they did not disappoint!

Review here.

Avengers: Infinity War

Was this the heyday of Marvel movies or what? When the villain truly didn't compromise. When they had one with substance, too, who didn't abide by any cliché vengeance motif but truly wanted to save the world. I loved that about it. How this was a clash of forces that both fought for something worth fighting for, and both so desperately.

Watched this one in 3D, and I'm not sure that was the best choice, 3D seems to shrink the screen a bit, and mess with your perceptions more so than truly enhance the visuals, but it was GOOD.

Review here.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

This one came out a year late, 2019, but it was definitely worth the wait!

Still have not been disappointed by any one movie in this franchise either.

Review here.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Had already seen this one when I posted the anticipated sequels post, so no further comment here...

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Bioåret 2020

That'd be: The Cinema Year 2020.

I missed this one too, so without further ado...

Intro

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Bioåret 2021

That'd be: The Cinema Year 2021.

As promised, the missing year (click images for better view)...

The Movie Year 2021

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POTC Movies Timeline/Recaps

I threw together some quick references for the different POTC movies while I was going through them earlier, maybe handy for someone else, the main elements of each...

Pirates Of The Caribbean 1 - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Character introductions, the unlucky captain Jack, Bill the swordsmith and Elisabeth the lady. Barbosa, The Black Pearl, a cursed treasure and pirates versus cavalry. Also the most memorable escapes from the gallows and the underwater skeleton army scene.

Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 - Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Sparrow's debt to Davy Jones, The Flying Dutchman, Bill's father, a new villain of state, a strange fortune-teller lady and fate... ends with the Kraken.

Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 - At World's End (2007)
A journey to the end of the world in search for Jack, followed by a disappointing gathering and showdown between all pirate brethren and a great armada, and the goddess Calypso who contributes a decisive maelstrom. Stone crabs intro. Whatever happened to the Kraken?

Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 - On Stranger Tides (2011)
The fountain of youth. Sparrow, Blackbeard, Barbosa, England, Spain, mermaids, jungle scenes, the wheel duel, and an old female acquaintance who seems a little crazy. Very different from the previous three.

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Poseidon, captain Salazar, Barbosa's daughter, the compass, and an end of all curses. Bill and Elisabeth are back too, and their story concludes.

The first three could be seen as part of the same saga - where movies two and three are basically two parts of the same movie split up, the fourth a spin-off (few re-occurring characters), and the fifth one more of a return to both the cast and story of the original three, as well as a conclusion to all.

The first one's definitely the best one - only one that truly stands on its own.

Sinkhole (2021)

Sinkhole (2021)

A happy family moves into their hard-earned apartment house... and it sinks into the ground, along with a few other diverse characters currently in the building. All residents, though, if you'd think otherwise.

If this was Hollywood-made surely at least a few of them would be criminals, but there's none of that here. It's a surprisingly feelgood movie for a tragedy movie, and moves swiftly between comedy and tragedy and desperation as the unwilling inhabitants of said sinkhole first battle the fall, then the mud, then the flood, and finally...

Well you'll see if you see it. Don't want to ruin a good movie.

I was ready to rant on crappy special effects, unrelatable cultural differences, exaggerations, all kinds of things, but this was surpassingly wholesome, and heartfelt, and sometimes just truly happy.

We need more like this. Limited scenario, but done well. Makes me want to marry someone too...

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

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