What have been the most memorable movies of 2022 so far? And what has been the best month for movies?
We are over halfway through what has so far been an exciting year for movies with some incredible films and some that had us all talking for the wrong reasons! Either way, it’s been a lot of fun. Whether the second half of the year matches the first remains to be seen but for now, I’m Mysteree and these are my biggest movies of 2022 so far.
Now when i say biggest, i don’t only mean box office success, i also mean hype, excitement and that had us all talking or ranting at our keyboards afterwards -basically, the Movies of 2022 that really made an impression.
JANUARY: The year opened with the spy action thriller ‘The 355’ (review) which some critics said was generic, but I really enjoyed. We had some fantastic performances from Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth but the month of January without a doubt belonged to ghost face and Scream, with the iconic teen slasher teaming the original cast with some new teens for a successful reboot
FEBRUARY: February saw the arrival of the delayed and troubled ‘Death on the Nile’, Halle Berry took a ridiculous but fun space trip in ‘Moonfall’ (review). Channing Tatum made a new best friend in ‘Dog’, Zoe Kravitz got too friendly with her digital assistant in ‘Kimi’ (review), The King’s Man prequel was an unfortunate disappointment but hate it or love it, Jennifer Lopez rom com ‘Marry Me‘ as a big success and saw the new Mrs Affleck winning February
MARCH: March proved to be a phenomenal month, with everyone talking about the freaky date movie ‘Fresh’, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum pleasing audiences in ‘The Lost City’ (review). Steven Spielberg successfully brought a classic musical to the big screen in ‘Westside Story‘ but without a shadow of a doubt, March 2022 belonged to ‘The Batman’ (review). Matt Reeves vision of Gotham and Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of a year 2 batman was the biggest winner this month.
APRIL: April saw the arrival of Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ (review) which was underrated and a lot of fun, Robert Eggers historical epic ‘The Northman’ (review) thrilled audiences, everyone was talking about ‘Morbius’ with numerous memes about how bad it was, but Sony misunderstood its ‘social media popularity’ and comically re-released it after its initial theatrical run! Sonic 2 delivered a confident and successful sequel. But the month of April belonged to the return of the fantastic Nicholas Cage in ‘The Unbearable weight of massive talent (review)
MAY: May was all about Multiverses, as we saw two hitting our screens, with Benedict Cumberbatch in Dr Strange 2 (review) and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere all at Once (review). As much as i enjoyed watching Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch taking down all the avengers, Everything Everywhere all at Once was definitely the better film. ‘Men'(review) was a horror film that many people found quite disturbing but the clear winner in May was Top Gun Maverick. Tom Cruise proves why he is still the global superstar who always delivers, and this was the uncontested sash hit of May and saw Tom Cruise score his first Billion Dollar movie
JUNE: June saw the arrival of Lightyear (review), which disappointed most as a ‘Toy Story’ prequel and had people talking for all the wrong reasons, like a lesbian kiss and Tim Allen not providing Buzz lightyears voice). Emma Thompson bared all and celebrated a win for later life sexual liberation (Good Luck to you Leo Grande-review),
Jurassic world Dominion was alright but not all fans were impressed with this conclusion to the Jurassic Saga. We had the fabulous rom com ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth (review) and Ethan Hawkes turn as the grabber was a real winner for audiences in ‘The Black Phone’. But the clear winner for June was ELVIS (review)- Baz Luhrmann’s musical bio pic thrilled audiences and made a star of its lead Austin Butler.
Well, that’s the first half of what’s been an exciting year so far. The movies of 2022 have not always been great but not at all boring! Will the likes of Shazam 2, Avatar2, Black Adam and Black Panther disappoint or live up to the hype, we’ll find out in just a few months, I’ll see you back here at the end of the year