Best by Innovation (best movie of 2018)


Kia Cheng Boon

Golden Statues

(DISCLAIMER: These are our opinions! Based on the movies we saw last year)


A Quiet Place

 A Quiet Place is a groundbreaking horror movie. Director and writer, John Krasinski, uses the main point of contention in the movie, sound, to capture many seriously tense and heart racing moments. It catches your attention and keeps you locked in for the entire run time. A family of five is fighting for survival among mysterious creatures sensitive to sound and so the family must live in complete silence. One of the great things are the steaks. Within five minutes of the movie, we can see the consequences of making even the most minor sound at the wrong time. The movie becomes an outstanding drama as well. A Quiet Place attaches you to the family and makes you feel as if you are experiencing it yourself. This movie has you sitting on the edge of your seat, engaged in every scene. A Quiet Place is 95% on rotten tomatoes and loved by 89% of its viewers. This is way above average. It’s definitely one of the best and most groundbreaking horror movies of all time, and one of the most solid and innovative movies of last year.


Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Sony’s newest Spider-man installment might have been the biggest surprise of the year. With relatively no hype from the general community and the doubts on the animation, Into the Spider-Verse seemed geared up to be the next in a long line of Sony Spider flops. Surprisingly, the multiple directors, screenwriters, and producers, with the help of an all-star cast including Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Hailey Steinfield, manage to pull off an action-packed, beautifully rendered, and emotionally deep world that makes it one of the best Spider-man properties to date and phenomenal watch. On top of the groundbreaking new style of animation specially made for the film, the music composed by Daniel Pemberton is rich, never boring, and always one of the best parts of every scene. Every layer of Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse is so expertly made and harmonious, making it one of our favorites films of 2018.


Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is truly spectacular. After a decade of MCU movies, the movies and stories can be quite repetitive and irritating. We always know what to expect when we watch a Marvel movie; the hero is living a normal life, a villain suddenly appears and defeats the hero, but the hero soon returns and defeats the villain bringing peace for a short while. After a decade of the same recipe, the MCU movies can seem to be same over and over again. In this case, Infinity War is able to bring the drama that Marvel fans have been craving. Not knowing whether the Avengers can emerge victoriously or be triumphed over grabs the attention of the fans and viewers. The villain in Infinity War, Thanos, a purple alien set on acquiring all the infinity stones, is not only a beautifully written character but also an extremely powerful character both physically and mentally. Thanos’ motives were indeed reasonable and logical, and some might say that he may be right. Not only did the story grab the attention of the viewers, but the visual effects and music were absolutely stunning. Being set in numerous settings, this movie does a great job bringing all the visuals and sounds to life. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Infinity War, did a spectacular job incorporating each of the many Marvel characters into four different narratives without letting anyone but Thanos be the center of the storyline. It’s groundbreaking in the sense that it’s the first of its kind, wrapping together 10 years of movies, genres, stories, characters, and threads into one giant cohesive and incredible movie. Infinity war is truly a masterpiece; a breathtaking, hilarious, and heartbreaking movie.



Spider man: Into the Spider-Verse is a stand-alone, brand new, innovative and an absolute surprise to watch. None of it should work as well as it does and that’s why it’s our pick for 2018’s movie of the year.