It has been a massive year at the box office for Disney bringing in north of $7 billion globally yet again while owning a full quarter of the domestic market. Naturally, we at The Disney Blog have too many favorite movie moments to count, but we have done our best to shortlist some of the particularly stellar sightings in no particular order below.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Though Ralph Breaks the Internet will age overnight, it is highly relevant to our interactions and virtual experiences today which made it a lot of fun. Our favorite Ralph moment, though harrowing, was Ralph discovering the comments section. We would almost prefer going to the Dark Web before the comments section, and this scene just confirmed it. Special shout outs to the Pop Ups and Knowsmore. The internet would not be complete without you guys.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Another great flick for 2018 was Ant-Man and the Wasp. Ant-Man began breaking into places and stealing stuff under the instruction of Dr. Hank Pym in 2015. He returned this year alongside the Wasp to bring us more tiny – and Goliath – adventures. We are suckers for superheroes using trucks as scooters, the Wasp preventing the bad guys’ escape with a massive salt shaker, and Paul Rudd humor generally, so we were at the cinema with bells on for this film.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
It got a lot of bad press, but we loved Solo. Alden Ehrenreich blew our skepticism about someone being able to fill the (HUGE!) shoes of Harrison Ford for the iconic role out of the water. He did an excellent job. The casting along with the infallible Star Wars references for the diehard fans was enough to get the nod of approval from us. Our favorite Solo moment was Han and Chewie’s introduction. We finally got to see the birth of possibly the most famous friendship in history!
Black Panther took us to whole new worlds. There was infinite beauty in this film, and the throne challenges on the waterfall had us on the edge of our seats. One critic described Black Panther as a “masterful superhero drama … unlike any other, featuring outstanding acting, breathtaking art direction, fascinating royal intrigue, memorable action sequences, and surprising depth.” We could not agree more. WAKANDA FOREVER.
Avengers: Infinity War
Wow. Speechless. Infinity War left us gasping and wondering what the future holds for the Avengers. Our favorite movie moment was seeing the heroes come together for an epic battle on Titan. There was something so empowering about that scene! Infinity War’s ending will make history, but we are not about to spoil it here for those folks who have not seen it yet!
The Incredibles 2
A fantastic sequel to a special warm-fuzzy franchise. The dinnertime exchanges are so similar to our family interactions that we feel like we could be a family of supers too (except, perhaps, for the speed in which Dash is able to wash his hands and return to the dinner table). We love that Elastigirl is given her time to shine, and equally applaud Bob’s efforts at home, as well as Aunt Edna’s babysitting abilities. Our favorite moment – carried over from the first film – is Frozone’s exchange with his wife. We laugh at (and relate to) those scenes every time.
Pixar shorts have been scooping up our hearts and gathering a collective “awwww” since day one. Bao is no exception. We love every minute of this short, especially the early scenes. If you don’t want a baby dumpling in your life after this, we question your humanity.
We would love to hear what your favorite Disney movie moments are from 2018! Let us know in the comments section below. Here’s to an equally movie-magical 2019!