It is that time of year when things are slow, so people just start reposting stuff, but in list form, and who am I to break with tradition? Here are the top five films I watched in theaters this year in reverse order!
The main line Marvel movies are starting to get a little crowded, but there were some unforgettable moments in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man, the airport brawl, and the final Cap v Iron Man fight. Well actual those are the only three things that I can remember, but they were pretty rad.
Doctor Strange borrowed pretty heavily from Iron Man, but luckily for us Iron Man is pretty great movie, so Iron Man starring Benedict Cumberbatch is still more than worth watching. Plus it has one of the best endings ever for a superhero movie, and the world of magic opens all sorts of exciting possibilities for future Marvel films.
I am not sure anyone knew what to think when the Fast and Furious guy, Justin Lin, took over Star Trek from J.J. Abrams, but it turns out that he is a life long Trekkie who knew just what the series needed: Make a movie about the unknown, and then let the talented cast play off of one another. It was great. It is a shame that audiences didn’t show up to support this film, so the fourth NuTrek movie is in doubt. I would love to see what Pegg and Lin have in store for us for their next outing.
So Fox went and finally did it, they brought the Merc with the Mouth to the big screen, and he did not disappoint. He was crude, loud and funny, and he showed that Disney isn’t the only company that can make a proper superhero flick. Ryan Reynolds I am sorry I doubted you. Mostly.
Another year, another great Star Wars movie. I could get used to this. Rogue One wasn’t as slick or as well plotted as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it pulled the Star Wars Universe together in ways that other films never had. It gave Star Wars its grit back, and it did it all without one Jedi. If I were Disney I would skip the Han Solo movie and do more movies with new characters like Rogue One.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them deserves an honorable mention for showing us that there is more to the Wizarding World than The Boy Who Lived, but the next movie will need to focus more on the story at hand.
2016’s movies did not end up as good as 2015’s, but they were still consistently enjoyable. I wish one of DC’s movies could have ended up on this list, but they still have a ways to go in the quality department. Maybe with Wonder Woman coming out next year that will change. I hope so. What were you top movies from 2016?