JWM 2018 wrap-up

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks to all who took the time to check out this humble movie blog of mine in 2018.
Here are a few stats and superlatives from the year that was at Joel Watches Movies:
Reviews posted: 125
First review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Last review: Green Book (2018)
Most liked review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Least liked review: Gold (2016)Green Book (2018)
Best classic film (20+ years old) watched: Reservoir Dogs (1992) (8/10)
Worst film(s) watched: Game Over, Man! (2018) (3.5/10)
Stay tuned for my Oscar picks and snubs when the nominations come out! (I’ll hopefully have watched all the major contenders by then!)
Looking forward to another year of film in 2019- thanks for following along on my journey 🙂
– Joel

 

Game Over, Man! (2018)

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Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists. (IMDb)
The gruesome, gross-out violence hammed up for laughs leaves a terrible taste in the mouth, and unfortunately it’s peppered quite consistently throughout. Cliche villains, a completely uninspired plot, and lifeless cameos do little to distract from it. The three leads have decent chemistry and occasionally offer up some laughs (see Joel’s not-so-big reveal) but the gross vulgarity of it all just can’t be masked (even by Alexxx’s satirical final line: “We’re never gonna die!”).
3.5/10 (Awful)