Decade in Review: Entertainment


Sophia Stern, Online Editor

 “Avengers: Endgame” (2018) ended the thrilling saga of the Marvel heroes that movie viewers had grown to love over a decade. The movie’s release was one of the biggest events of 2018. 

“It” (2017) was dubbed one of the “scariest films of all time , but has since been the subject of many internet memes and discussion because of lovable characters like the Losers Club and Pennywise the clown. The movie and its characters were so beloved that a sequel was released two years later.

“The Hunger Games” (2012)  set a precedent for dystopian young adult book adaptations  when the film was released to monetary success and critical acclaim. 

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2” (2011): This conclusion of Harry Potter was surrounded in excitement and did not disappoint. After waiting years to see the end of the series, fans were satisfied to see Voldemort defeated and for Harry and his friends to have the happy ending they deserve.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015): The original Star Wars series is a canonized classic beloved by many. “The Force Awakens” introduced a new generation to the Skywalker family and continued the stories of older characters.

“Old Town Road” (2019): What started as a Tik Tok song quickly became a global phenomenon that climbed to the top of the Billboard charts. Old Town Road dominated 2019 and was unable to be avoided.

“Despacito” (2017): The viral success of Despacito was thanks to the power of YouTube. In the 2010s, the website emerged as a media that spread music around the world, with Despacito being a prime example.

“God’s Plan” (2018): Drake has been one of the biggest rap stars of the decade, and God’s Plan was another example of his talent to produce music that is played on repeat everywhere and is beloved by many. 

“Gangnam Style” (2012): Before BTS, Gangnam Style was the world’s first introduction to K-pop. This catchy song was everywhere in 2012, including the dance that goes along with it. 

Friday (2011): Friday was dubbed one of the worst songs of all time, but has become a classic for our generation and a reminder of the Internet era.