2016 In Film

Welcome to what I will hope be a more interesting year in film than 2015.

Looking back I can legitimately only pick out three films that were worth seeing on the big screen; Big Hero 6, Antman, and Straight Outta Compton. There were other films that were a good watch, but those were the top three for 2015 for me.

The first few films I review for 2016 will probably have come out in December last year, but I review as I watch and unfortunately don’t always have the time to see films as soon as they come out.

Right let’s get started. Below you will find a Key which will guide you through my overall thought of the film. I have categorised them into the month of its UK release and have added a line of summary where needed.

Meh – “There’s nothing else on” /Seems okay but you won’t get round to seeing it.
Yolo – Decent enough plot, for spontaneous cinema trips.
Buzz – Its coming is well known and eagerly anticipated.
Wam- Worth A Mention
Yes – Films I am personally looking forward to.

The Hateful Eight – Buzz/Yes Tarantino’s 9th film about a Bounty Hunter and his captive who seek refuge during a snow storm. Blood and guts guaranteed.
The 5th Wave – Buzz Based on a novel of the same name. Aliens and the Apocalypse.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Yes/Yolo Based on a novel of the same name, stars Lily James and Matt Smith.
Deadpool – Buzz. Best described as an R rated Antman, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
How To Be Single – Meh. Predictably about four single women

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Buzz
London Has Fallen – Meh
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Buzz/Yolo

Gods of Egypt – Wam Premise sounds good, but not a lot to go on.
The Jungle Book – Buzz/Yes The trailer is simple and effective; can’t wait
Mothers Day – Yolo/Yes Who doesn’t love an ensemble cast of A – C list actors?
Captain America: Civil War – Buzz. I am personally not into the Captain America franchise I know it’s pretty popular.
Alice Through the Looking Glass – Wam. Probably won’t see it unless the trailer Wow’s me. The first film was below average.

Xmen: Apocalypse – Buzz. Should be the last in the trilogy
Now You See Me 2 – Meh/Yolo The first film was okay, and I guess did well enough to get a sequel.
Warcraft – Buzz/Yolo. The teaser trailer intrigued me.
Central Intelligence – Yolo/Wam Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, light hearted comedy.

Finding Dory – Buzz/Wam Personally indifferent I know a lot of people can’t wait.
Independence Day: Resurgence – Yolo on the sole basis that is a sequel to a great film.

The BFG – Wam a live action version of Roal Dahl’s book of the same name. Good trailer.
The Legend of Tarzan – Wam. Live action. The trailer didn’t really do it for me, jury is still out on whether I will watch it.
Ghostbusters – Buzz/Wam/Yolo an all female recast of the original, should be funny.
La La Land – Yolo/Wam Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in a musical comedy drama
Star Trek: Into the Beyond – Buzz
The Space Between Us – Meh A better marketed version of Upside Down starring Britt Robertson

Suicide Squad – Buzz/Yes DC Comic trying to catch up. Stars Jared Leto, Will Smith and Cara Delevingne.

Patient Zero – Meh, usual disease infecting human race film staring Matt Smith
Bridget Jones Baby – Buzz, The third film in the series with all the family faces back once more.
The Magnificent Seven – Wam Western Film. All Star Cast from Denzel Washington to Matt Bomer
Storks – Yolo Animated film about Storks that are no longer supposed to deliver babies.

The Girl on the Train – Buzz Based on the popular book I have yet to read. Stars Emily Blunt
Underworld: Next Generation – Wam To anyone that still follows the series; Kate is back

Doctor Strange – Buzz. Another film for the MCU, staring Benedict Cumberbatch
A Meyers Christmas – Wam/Yolo Festive film about a Dysfunctional Family, staring Gabrielle Union.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – Buzz The Wizarding World is back.
The Great Wall – Wam American-Chinese, about the mysteries involving The Great Wall.
Moana – Buzz. Animated adventure from Disney a girl sets sail to find a fabled island.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Buzz. If it ain’t broke…
Assasin’s Creed – Buzz/Yolo Based on the video game starring Michael Fassbender
Jamanji – Wam. Remake current cited as “Unnecessary and kind of insulting”
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Wam based on a novel of the same name about orphaned kids on a mysterious island. Directed by Tim Burton

*This list is based on titles currently revealed at the time of writing, and on UK release dates*


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