As the critical disappointment of M. Night Shyamalan's Glass proved this past week, no matter how convinced you might be of a movie's quality (or lack thereof), there's always room to be surprised both for better and for worse.
And with that in mind, 2019 is set to be one of the biggest years that cinema has ever seen, especially if you own Disney stock.
The next 12 months are set to serve up more hugely anticipated blockbusters than perhaps any other year in history, from daring big-budget gambles to remakes of beloved classics and, yes, the most ambitious superhero movie ever conceived.
From a combination of trailer impressions, set leaks, test screening reports and sheer gut instinct, we can take an educated stab at how 2019's most epic films should fare critically.
There's sure to be a few expectation-defying surprises among the bunch, but from the evidence we have so far, here's what you should expect from 2019's biggest and brightest...
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