Movies can be amazing or absolutely horrible. Below is the list of movies that came out this year that I saw and how I rank them. As usual, there are a lot more that I want to see.
My rankings are a combination of how much I liked the movie and if I’d be willing to rewatch it.
- Moana (A by-the-numbers Hero’s Journey that hits every note perfectly. The music was fantastic.)
- Finding Dory
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Kubo and the Two Strings (A by-the-numbers Hero’s Journey that hits every note perfectly. The music was fantastic. The only reason it isn’t higher is the awkward pseudo-Japanese flavour that rings a little false without any main characters, writers, or directors being from the culture.)
- Ghostbusters (I really enjoyed this. So much so I saw it twice. I like it better then the original.)
- Star Trek Beyond (Best of the trilogy and the one that felt most like Star Trek.)
- The Jungle Book (Way better than the animated one with one of the best performances I’ve seen.)
- Hail, Caesar! (Loved this movie but I wish I had a list of movies it was referencing so I could get all the jokes.)
- Captain America: Civil War (This was fun, but for a movie called Captain America, it had very little Captain America. There’s a reason people call it Avengers 2.5)
- Doctor Strange (A solid Marvel origin story for another white, snarky, male hero. But let’s be honest, we’ve seen this movie before.)
- Rogue One (This was an okay movie but wasn’t all that good. Mostly just meh)
- X-Men: Apocalypse (So much money spent on big battles. I find I don’t really care about these movies anymore.)
- Suicide Squad (Trainwreck but kinda fun. I talked about it here)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (I saw the theatrical version and it was one of the worst things I’ve seen.)
Do you disagree? Let me know what your favourite movie was.