Movies in 2016 – thoughts

So last year (2016), I thought overall it was a pretty poor year. Especially for blockbuster type movies – which is generally the movies I watch. Especially in the cinema. Here is my regular look back at the movies released in the year.

The standout without a doubt was Deadpool. But if I am honest, there are many movies which are I am sure good but I never watched. There are a couple movies I have watched actually last couple days in 2017 which were released in 2016 so can consider them – The Accountant, How To Be Single.

The (Very) Good

So in no particular order, the good movies which I really enjoyed:

As I said Deadpool easily the best movie but also liked Captain America: Civil War.

The Good

Eddie the Eagle was quite enjoyable.

Ghostbusters – After all the “uproar” about Ghostbusters, I thought it was pretty good. Just the Chris Hemsworth character annoyed me. I know he was supposed to be stupid and its a reversal in gender role type thing but I thought went too far – too stupid to know how to use a phone??!

The Accountant was pretty good. I like the 2 lead actors. I remember when it was on and Ben Affleck talking about the movie poster – and how if it didn’t show a gun, people would be expecting a much different movie (of someone doing taxes!).

Doctor Strange – Another blockbuster movie which was are good and I liked was Doctor Strange. I knew nothing about the character really beforehand. Liked the story, acting and effects.

Deepwater Horizon – slight documentary feel at some points but when the action is going, it really gets going. Great special/visual effects.

Rogue One – was OK. I am not a huge Star Wars fan so may be a factor. I liked the characters although I thought Felicity Jones character could have been better. I much prefer Rey from Force Awakens. The last 3rd of Rogue One is particular impressive though. But overall, I liked it.

The Average

Ones which were not rubbish, but not worth going on the good list:

Star Trek – I liked this movie – although can’t remember too much about it!

The Magnificent Seven – decent movie. A solid 3/5

Central Intelligence – OK movie and only on this list because of The Rock who is awesome and Kevin Hart. Too much Kevin Hart being Kevin Hart would have been too much but I think he toned it done a bit.

Suicide Squad – don’t know why the critics (and many other people to be fair) had problem with this. It wasn’t that bad. The main bad guy of the movie wasn’t the best character ever but overall I thought it was OK. And Margot Robbie is really good as Hayley Quinn. Maybe if I knew more about the Suicide Squad from comic books etc my opinion may be different?

The Bad

The movies which are not good. But actually not expecting too much.

Allegiant – but wasn’t expecting too much so not that disappointed really.

Midnight Special – maybe a bit controversial as seen it on some lists about best movies of year etc and although was interesting story, I found it boring.

(and) The Ugly

And the stinkers. The difference between bad and ugly is that ugly movies are bad but expected much more because of either the actors, characters and the previous movies in the “series”.

Inferno – rubbish. How could a film be so bad with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in it

X-Men:Apocalypse – not good. Not all bad as the Quicksilver scene was good. Much like the previous X-Men movie where the best bit was the Quicksilver scene.

Jason Bourne – not as bad as Bourne Legacy.

Independence Day – can see why Will Smith turned it down

Batman v Superman – almost forgot this movie (thought it was out 2015 for some reason). Anyway, it was crap. Stupid. Overlong. I actually wrote a blog post about it and my thoughts on Batman V Superman.

Right, probably forgot some. And there are many movies which I have not seen but were either “big” movies or ones which were apparently good  (including many animation movies – I heard it was good year for animation) like –

Anyway, now to think about 2017 and potentially some really good movies out! Will blog post about 2017 movies soon.

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