Tuesday, April 23, 2024

List: Top 5 Expectations for Summer 2018

This week on Episode 272 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by the start of the summer movie season with Avengers: Infinity War last week, we decided to talk about our expectations for this summer’s movie season, and the films that correlate respectively. We discussed both blockbuster and indies alike, and covered nearly 20 different films in detail as we preview summer 2018. On that note, what are your expectations for this summer? Here are the one’s that made ours:

**Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections**


1) Forget blockbusters, 2018 will be the summer of great indie films.
2) Crazy Rich Asians – will be *the* surprise hit of the summer.
3) Sorry to Bother You – will be this year’s Fruitvale Station supplanting Boots Riley as the next director to look out for, aka the next Ryan Coogler.
4) First Reformed – will be this year’s Calvary and equally be a major contender for my Top 10 at end of 2018.
5) Mission: Impossible – Fallout – may be the only mainstream blockbuster to achieve an 85% (or higher) score on Rotten Tomatoes.


1) Eighth Grade – will prove that coming-of-age films are coming back in a new and refreshing way.
2) Christopher Robin – will be the summer’s biggest headscratcher.
3) Hereditary – will prove that Ari Aster is the next director to look out for.
4) Incredibles 2 – will prove that Pixar needs to stop doing sequels.
5) Ant-Man & the Wasp – will be very solid and prove that the simplicity of superhero films will be the future.

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Various expectations on these films – Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ocean’s 8, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, The First Purge, Momma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Meg, Skyscraper, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, American Animals, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Under the Silver Lake, Blindspotting, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Hot Summer Nights, BlacKKKlansman

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Given the subjective nature of this topic, and the varying films that we’ll see this summer, this list could go in any number of directions. That being said, what would be your Top 5? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duranhttps://insessionfilm.com
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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