GWW is full of movie lovers. And we try to see as much as we can to bring you comprehensive coverage and reviews. 2018 was full of some awesome big scree gems and our staff has come together to pick the very best films of 2018.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Casey (EIC): Spider-Man has been my favorite comic book character since I started collecting issues at 10 years old. He optimizes everything I love about the genre and superheroes in general. This year Sony Pictures released the best Spider-Man movie to date and one of the best films of 2018. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is a comic book on the bring screen. It’s bright, colorful, a wonderfully unique, emotional roller coaster, every moviegoer needs to experience.
Joe A.: The most innovative animated film since Toy Story. You’ve never seen anything like this one. Doesn’t hurt that it’s all about two of my favorite comic characters. The soundtrack, animation, and humor all add to an unforgettable experience. The entire movie is a visual delight for comic/Spidey fans who will catch something new and exciting each time they see it. Spider-Verse will make you laugh, cry, and cheer all within minutes of each other. It also takes the cake for both best Stan Lee cameo, and post-credit scene of the year.
Chris: A great animated movie with a good story line. Seeing all the Spider-Men / Women coming together was just genius.
RUNNER-UP: Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers Infinity War
David: Seeing movies in theaters is something I don’t get to do very often due to where I work in the middle east. Avengers: Infinity War is probably my favorite movie of the year though. I planned on a vacation around the movie’s release so that I could enjoy it and talk about it with friends when it came out. The biggest difference with this film among any other comic book movie is that it felt like a major comic book event brought to life. With the large cast of heroes and villains and the way it ended. It was a true landmark in film history to see something that we have been waiting for a decade to see. Seeing this movie on opening night on the first night of my vacation already made my trip worth it.
Nick: Look, it’s not even close. Don’t get me wrong, I found Deadpool 2 to be immensely rewatchable and was blown away by Bohemian Rhapsody, and there were plenty of good ones between them.
But Avengers: Infinity War had everything. Comedy. Frustration. Heartbreak. Shock. Action. Even a couple love stories. And of course, The Snap heard round the galaxy.
Thanos was an unbelievably compelling character. Thor continued his hot streak off of Thor: Ragnarok and gave us one of the greatest moments in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he made the first crop circle in the history of Wakanda. Not to mention Rocket had the most convincing acting performance from a raccoon since Meeko in Disney’s Pocahontas (1995)—don’t even try to make a case for RJ from DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge (2006). The list goes on—don’t even get me started with Heimdall and what he did in all of 45 seconds.
Best Movie of 2018 goes to Avengers: Infinity War without a doubt. Hopefully, Avengers: Endgame lives up to its predecessor.
Ivy: Infinity War is unlike any other movie (not just comics book movies) as it truly felt like a major event that the world got to share.
Kristel: I wasn’t surprised at how amazing Aquaman was. I was however brought to tears at the end by the sheer beauty of the elements brought together. The effects and visuals were perfection. The storyline had no flaws and the characters were spot on.
Lee: The king of the seven seas was a phenomenal showcase in the potential of DC characters if made with love and passion. James Wan hit every right note and made Atlantis feel alive.
Teen Titans Go To The Movies
Brian: This was a hard one for me as I watched a ton of movies but Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is my choice for best movie. It was one of the best DC movies and had a ton of small details that kept everyone entertained. Having Challengers of the Unknown used the way that they were was perfect.