Saturday, January 7, 2017

Best and Worst Films of 2016

I saw some amazing movies and some absolute trash in 2016, 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).

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 2016:
10. 10 Cloverfield Lane
9. Zootopia
8. The Conjuring 2
7. Deadpool 
6. Kubo and the Two Strings
5. Arrival
4. Doctor Strange
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Star Trek: Beyond
1. The Witch

Honorable Mentions:
Spectral, Passengers, The Shallows, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziSausage Party, Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lights Out, Don't Breathe, Green Room, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Keanu, De Palma, Swiss Army Man, The Purge: Election Year

Geektastic Film Reviews’ Ten Worst Films of 2016:
10. The Neon Demon
9. The Mechanic: Resurrection
8. La La Land
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
6. Incarnate
5. Phantasm: Ravager
4. Independence Day: Resurgence
3. Hail, Caesar!
2. Yoga Hosers
1. Shin Godzilla

Dishonorable Mentions:
Morgan, The Jungle Book, The Angry Birds Movie, Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Huntsman: Winter's War, Inferno, Kung Fu Panda 3, The Legend of Tarzan, Ghostbusters, Batman: The Killing Joke, Gods of Egypt, London Has Fallen, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Jason Bourne, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Most Anticipated Films of 2017:
10: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
9. Wonder Woman
8. Star Wars: Episode VIII
7. Ghost in the Shell
6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
5. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
4. Alien: Covenant
3. Logan
2. Blade Runner 2047
1. Trainspotting 2

Least Anticipated Films of 2017:
10. Beauty and the Beast
9. The Smurfs
8. Cars 3
7. World War Z 2
6. The Bye Bye Man
5. xXx: Return of Xander Cage
4. King Arthur
3. Baywatch
2. Monster Trucks
1. The Emoji Movie

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 2016 in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!