2018 Best/Worst Sci-Fi

Best Sci Fi

2018 was not a great year for science fiction.  There were way more bad films than good ones.  In fact, I struggled to find much in the positive category.  Of course, I did not count super hero movies, which technically could be in this category.

Best Sci-Fi

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Upgrade.

This is really the only positive sci-fi movie of 2018.  Creative and original, Upgrade even had a shocking finale.

Now some people loved Annihilation this year, but I found it a bit muddled and confusing.  It leans towards positive though.   I even included Solo:A Star Wars Story, which is not even considered sci-fi and it is, at best, average.  Solo was not as bad as many people stated.

 

Worst Sci-Fi

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Mortal Engines

Boring.  A poor film without much characterization that was just too long and boring.

Unfortunately, there were many more choices in this half than the positive one.  A Wrinkle in Time was quite a failure.  The Cloverfield Paradox had a huge start with a Super Bowl commercial, but the Netflix film fell flat.  Pacific Rim: Uprising was a sequel that I did not want, but it was way worse than the first one (which I did not love anyway).  The Darkest Minds is a YA adaptation that was basically an X-Men ripoff.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom turned into an insane film with the worst third act possible.  Ready Player One was another failure and was no where near as good as it could have been.

Best Sci Fi

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