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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Had already seen this one when I posted the anticipated sequels post, so no further comment here...
Deadpool the anti-hero, bigger badder and more Marvelous than ever! And violent. They didn't cut budget with the X-Man gang this time either if I recall, or did they have X-Men at all, they had some other guys...
Seriously thought Cable was Dolph Lundgren here initially - apparently he did want to play the role - but Josh Brolin's great too. They look so similar...
Saw this one on the big screen too. May not match up to the first, but it was great two.
Hope they keep this going.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Marvel really are on a roll huh? I wasn't as sold on this one as I was with the first but it was good. Better than I expected...
As you might expect with an all-female-empowerment spin-off of a famous movie franchise it's... alright. Not on par with the original - not that sequels or spin-off's usually are - female casts or no, but similar enough, and clever enough, and with a good cast. It was also way better than the similarly seeming Ghostbusters reboot.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Had already seen this one when I posted the anticipation post.
The reason I'm usually skeptic about sequels? It's because of sequels like this...
Don't think this one will become iconic unfortunately - not like the first! But it was good. Impressively real and grizzly.
I did not see the Goosebumps sequel - it did come out 2018 too. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Nor Incredibles 2. Nor Creed 2 - which apparently has a sequel on route this year too...
I did see Ralph Breaks The Internet (on cinema - it was great), The Equalizer 2, Halloween and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (on cinema - it was decent), and I did get started on the Fantastic Beasts franchise. And Taxi 5 and Tomb Raider (also on cinema).
Never mind the others - they weren't on my watchlist anyway!
More sequels to come...