Thursday, January 14, 2016

Best and Worst Films of 2015

Alright, Ladies and Gents, the Geektastic Film Reviews vacation is officially over. And what is one to do when you run a blog that features reviews of (mainly) movies at the beginning of a new year? You make a top ten list of flicks from the previous year, that’s what. Because tradition. Yup.

I saw some amazing movies and some absolute trash in 2015, but that can summarize the film scene of any year. Regardless, these are my picks and mine alone. If you see a movie you didn’t like in the #1 spot please don’t pitch a hissy. This is only my opinion featured here and not the final word on the subject.

Additionally, I have not seen every movie released this past year (believe me, I tried), and there will be a few flicks listed that I have not reviewed on this blog (yet) that I saw over my vacation.

Also, I rarely base my opinions on how well made or "important" a movie is. I go by how much I was entertained by or moved by a particular film (and for those that know me well, I really just want to be "entertained" by a film). So here we go... 

Geektastic Film Reviews’ Top Ten Films of 2015:
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
8. The Hateful Eight
7. Predestination
6. Furious 7
5. The Gift
4. Ex Machina
3. The Martian
2. The Revenant
1. Mad Max: Fury Road 

Honorable Mentions: Ant-Man, Jupiter Ascending, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Insidious 3, Terminator: Genisys, Pixels, The Last Witch Hunter, The Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Run All Night 

Geektastic Film Reviews’ Ten Worst Films of 2015:
10. The Avengers: Age of Ultron
9. Hitman: Agent 47
8. Crimson Peak
7. Taken 3
6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
5. Spy
4. Poltergeist
3. Spectre
2. Freaks of Nature
1. Star Trek: Renegades 

Dishonorable Mentions: Chappie, Jurassic World, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, Fantastic Four, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Ridiculous 6, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, Vacation, Kung Fury

 Most Anticipated Films of 2016:
10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
9. Hail, Caesar!
8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
7. Assassin’s Creed
6. Deadpool
5. X-Men: Apocalypse
4. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
3. Doctor Strange
2. Captain America: Civil War
1. Star Trek: Beyond 

Least Anticipated Films of 2016:
10. Ride Along 2
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
8. Angry Birds: The Movie
7. Alice: Through the Looking Glass
6. Finding Dory
5. Pete’s Dragon
4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
3. London Has Fallen
2. Cabin Fever
1. Ghostbusters

Well, there you have it. It was hard picking some of these movies for each list as there were so many to choose from, but these are my final choices. Feel free to share your favorite/least favorite films of 2015 in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!

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