10 Movies I’ll Watch in 2020: Retrospective

1. The Personal History of David Copperfield

Between the limited release this film seemed to have and every other thing that I had going on, I ended up missing this one. From all accounts I’ve heard, it was a really decent telling of the tale. I still intend to watch this some day.

2. Sonic the Hedgehog

The first film that I couldn’t see in theatres this year, and on my birthday weekend no less. When I finally got to see it, I decided the wait was worth it. A heap of fun with an unmistakably 2020 feel but in the best way.

3. Scoob!

This one felt like it was destined for greatness and to kickstart a cinematic universe, but it ended up not being that. As entertaining as it could be and as good as the art style was, I think it suffered from an overly complex plot. Sometimes simplicity is better.

4. Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge on the Run

When it isn’t trying to set up a prequel television series or going off on a bizarre tangent, this instalment in the Spongebob trilogy is highly entertaining. Despite several flaws, it never loses the heart of the franchise and the animation is superb. Creator Stephen Hillenburg will be missed and adored for a long time to come.

5. Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The first of several films on this list that got pushed back to 2021, and I’m a little devastated. I was, and continue to be, 100% ready to jump back into this universe.

6. Jungle Cruise

The next of our films to be delayed until 2021. The premise still interests me and I will watch Dwayne Johnson do as many films as he wants.

7. Bill & Ted Face The Music

I was so close to not seeing it this year but my cinema re-opened just in time. A worthy finale to the Bill and Ted trilogy with a wonderful soundtrack. Worth the wait.

8. The Witches (2020)

Well that was odd. I have not been this baffled by a film’s choices since I watched Cats (2019) last year. Octavia Spencer steals the show with every scene she’s in and Anne Hathaway is always a delight, but the story additions and changes really threw me off. Certainly an interesting film.

9. Godzilla Vs. Kong

The third of our 2021 delays, and one where I’m okay with that. The true spectacle of this franchise is in the cinematography, and the big screen is the best place to experience it. A Blockbuster in every sense of the word, and I can hardly wait.

10. Raya and The Last Dragon

The last of our 2021 delays, which is a real shame. Having been able to digest an entire trailer for this film, it might be the most original concept that Disney has devised in quite some time. Looking forward to this welcome breath of fresh air.

Honourable Mention. The New Mutants

As I publish this article, I still will not have seen this film. Despite being available elsewhere, I cannot watch it in the UK until the 28th of December. I am incredibly bitter about this.

Signed: Your friendly neighbourhood queer

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