5 Anticipated 2018 Movies That Are Going To Disappoint You

5 Anticipated 2018 Movies That Are Going To Disappoint You

I'm not getting my hopes up on these.

We've all been there before...

You're at the movie theater. You sit in your seat, waiting anxiously for the movie to play. You've been anticipating this movie for months. You saw the trailers, you saw the posters, you might have even followed the casting and filming for the movie beforehand. With all the time you invested in lead up to this movie, you feel that this movie is guaranteed to be great. When you finally get out of the theater, all you can say about the movie is...


Every year features at least a handful of movies that are greatly anticipated, only to underwhelm when finally released. It has practically become tradition to look at the slate for the coming year, and pick out which ones will fail to live up to expectations. This year has plenty of films that may fall under that category, but lets look at five particular movies that are most likely to achieve said dubious status:

5. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwad

Admittedly, I might not be the best person to make this sort of claim, since I am not much of a Harry Potter fan. But, given the shaky press this film has gotten so far, it's a claim I feel comfortable making. Much of the discussion surrounding this film revolves around the controversial casting of Johnny Depp as the villainous Grindelwad. Once arguably the biggest movie star in the world, Depp has seen his reputation damaged through poor movie choices and his alleged abusive relationship with his ex-wife Amber Heard. It doesn't help that, historically, popular franchises don't have the best luck when it comes to making prequel series (Ex: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings).

4. Venom

On paper, this upcoming solo outing for the popular Spider-Man villain doesn't look that bad. Tom Hardy playing the titular character is every fan-caster's dream come true, and he's part of a cast that includes multi-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams and Nightcrawler's Riz Ahmed (who's possibly playing another popular Spider-Man villain, Carnage). However, one factor may lead to this film's undoing:

The murky connection it has to the current cinematic incarnation of Spider-Man.

This is a big problem, as Venom's origin is directly connected to Spider-Man. If it is not connected to the current Spider-Man movies, this film runs the risk of being completely worthless. There is also a concern that Sony might try to soften the edges on the character, in an attempt to make him the launching point of a separate cinematic universe. This could easily be a death kneel for the film, as fans have no faith in Sony developing a cinematic universe, and that fans want to see Venom portrayed as the savage monster he is.

3. Solo: A Star Wars Story

If you thought the controversy around Last Jedi was intense, this spin-off featuring the galaxy's most famous stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf Herder looks like it will beat it's companion film by a mile. This spin-off film's production problem's have been infamous, from original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord being booted from the project in favor of Ron Howard to rumors that Disney is expecting the film to be a failure. True, Rogue One overcame similar production problems, but its hard to see lightning striking twice in this case. Its also troubling that, despite the film being scheduled for release in May, there has been very little promotional material released. Don't be shocked if this film is delayed until the holiday season.

2. Bohemian Rhaspody

I really, really want this movie to be great. I'm huge fan of Queen, and I think Freddie Mercury's legacy as a music showman is rivaled only by that of David Bowe. On top of that, lead actor Rami Malek looks absolutely amazing in production images released so far. However, much like Solo, production issues look to derail it. Original director Bryan Singer was recently fired from the project, with reports of issues between him and Malek being the focus. There should also be concern as to whether or not Rami Malek has the singing chops to do this role justice. While this film may still end up getting award-season attention because of its subject matter, there is a big chance that it will end up as another example of a biopic that should be so much better than it really is.

1. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

In an age where comic book movies rule the box office with an iron fist, it is shocking that a film from a franchise as influential to the genre as X-Men has finished production with little to no fanfare. This is arguably because there is so much working against this film:

1. The previous film, X-Men: Apocalypse, was incredibly underwhelming. On top of that, the film is shifting focus to characters introduced in the last film that weren't given much development. It is hard to get excited for a film when its following up a sub par film, with characters you don't really care for.

2. The new (yet convoluted) timeline for the franchise made by X-Men: Days of Future Past robs this movie of any and all suspense. If you saw the ending to DOFP, you already know whose going to survive, and whose probably going to die. Plus, if you factor Logan into it, everybody's gonna windup dead eventually.

3. Although the Dark Phoenix story-line is certainly worthy of a film adaptation, the people working on the film do not inspire a lot of confidence. The movie is directed by Simon Kinburg, who is not only a first time director, but someone who had a hand in the last (failed) attempt to adapt the Dark Phoenix story-line in X-Men: The Last Stand. Did I mention that he also had a hand in that god awful Fantastic Four reboot? On top of that, it could be argued that Sophie Turner is horribly miscast as Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix after a poor performance in X-Men: Apocalypse.

4. This movie is coming out almost a year after Disney purchased all of Fox's film and TV properties, including the X-Men film franchise (pending government approval). It is very possible that, once the deal is approved, Marvel Studios will simply start from scratch with their version of the X-Men. As such, there would be no point in investing in these characters, since we're probably going to see new versions of them in 2-4 years. Sure, there's always a chance of Marvel Studios simply adding these characters to the MCU. However, if they were willing to recast Spider-Man after Andrew Garfield only did two movies before their deal with Sony, I highly doubt they will want to keep this version of the X-Men (especially with the continuity baggage that comes with them).

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Remember Zero From 'Holes'? This Is Him NOW

"Mr. Slick Living"


"Holes" was one of my favorite Disney movies for a really long time. It came out in 2003 when I was about 5 years old. There aren't many actors from the movie that went on to stay in the public eye. Well, except for Shia LaBeouf. That man made several statements but even he disappears from the watchful eye of the media every now and then.

The actor from the movie that I have been most concerned with, however, is Khleo Thomas. I will admit, I had quite the crush on Khleo when he played young Hector Zeroni aka Zero in "Holes", despite him being a good ten years older than me. But I quickly lost track of him over the years.

So relatively recently I got on Instagram to do a quick search for him to see what he was up to. And, if I'm being honest, see if he was as cute as I remembered.

Low and behold, I did find Khleo Thomas and if anything he is more attractive than I remembered. Now, a quick reminder, we fell in love with him when he looked like this:


And now he looks like this:

Now, me finding him attractive aside, let's take a look at what he's been up to over the years. Even though he's been out of the public eye every once in a while does not mean he has not been busy.

Since playing Zero, Khleo Thomas has done a multitude of things. He has scored a few more acting roles in shows like "Bones" and "Sons of Anarchy". Khleo launched an R&B;/rap career. He has become a widely entertaining Instagram and social media personality aka Mr. Slick Living.

On top of all of that, Khleo has become a successful entrepreneur as well. Launching two clothing brands of his own and sprinkling in a little male modeling in his spare time. What doesn't he do?

Khleo has two successful clothing/merchandising brands by the names of "Goddesses Living Amongst Men" and "Slick Living Apparel". Both are founded on staying "aware" (Khleo has mentioned several times over on his IG about why he doesn't use the word "woke"). They also give vibes of staying true to who you are and presenting yourself as the goddesses or Awerewolves you are.

Much of Khleo's brand seems to be rooted in the fact that he is unapologetic about who he is, where he is from, and what he plans on doing with his platform. He makes hilariously honest videos on Instagram and isn't shy about taking a dance break, or several.

Fans of Khleo (aka Goddesses and Awarewolves) seem to love that he is so willing to launch discussions with them and actually respond. His blunt opinions and responses make him much more approachable to everyone that loves him and sets him apart from other celebrities in this day and age.

He seems very in touch with his audience and is honest about how he feels about himself and others. The whole point is to be truthful and be open. That's something that I can get behind in 2019.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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