Movies: 10 Picks from 2016

I have to say, the movies this year did not impress me as much as I expected them to. I was mostly looking forward to watching the marvel movies but then they felt like they are releasing too many of them. DC Comics then jumped in trying so hard to catch up with the Marvel Universe. But by the end of 2015, all the trailers had me convinced that the movies would be great.

The other movies on the list are those I stumbled upon and might have enjoyed or not.

1.Deadpool

This one is on top of my list of best movies from 2016. I absolutely loved what they did with it. They did not hold back and Ryan Reynolds really saved it. When he first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, his character felt off. It was not the Deadpool I expected but with the 2016 depiction, he worked his ass off to deliver a spectacular movie. The jokes are way too dirty but hilarious at the same time.

2. Snowden

Now this movie served as a trigger for my paranoia. I trust no device in my space. The fact that people call him a traitor shocks me. The blind trust people have on their governments is beyond me. As he said in the movie, The Nazi were also blindly followed by the workers in the government believing that what they were doing was for the benefit of their country.

3. Captain America: Civil War

It is clear that I love Marvel movies. This is the one I was mostly looking forward to. I love Captain America (Chris Evans!) this was the last installment. Thing with this one, it felt like an Avengers kind of movie without Thor. And then this was the movie they introduced Spiderman to the franchise. The original line up did not have Spiderman or Ant-man for that matter but I guess from the money they have been getting they decided to squeeze in some more. I hate that they did that.

The highlight for me was the introduction of the Black Panther. What was off for e was his accent. Dudes, I’m from Kenya. The kingdom ‘Wakanda’ is basically somewhere between Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan. But the accent he has is more South African than East African. But all in all I loved the movie and cannot wait for Black Panther. I had my doubts about Spiderman but he held up. He reminded me to trust Marvel and their choices.

4. Me Before You

I did not have a lot of hope in this after FSOG disappointment. So my hopes were down when I finally watched it. I’m glad they were because I thoroughly enjoyed it. My sister who was really looking forward to it did not like it as much as I did. That’s why i always advocate for low expectations. It’s a win-win either way. As usual, there were a few changes from the book but it didn’t really get on my nerve.

5. The Nice Guys

This was a nice movie. I laughed and enjoyed most of it. I was expecting it to be the usual cliché of good cop bad cop but it was not exactly that.

6. The Legend of Tarzan

I mostly loved it because it reminded me of the Tarzan I watched when I was younger. My sister literally forced me to watch it since I was not planning on doing so. And it had Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz and Margot Robbie.It was not a ten star movie but it did not hurt to watch it.

7. The Girl on the Train

I was surprised I did not hate it considering I knew they had changed it from the UK to America. Read my review here.

8. Zootopia

My boyfriend wanted to go watch this for the longest time but I made him go watch Batman v Superman instead. Big mistake. This was the better choice. I should have listened to him.

9. Central Intelligence

The thing is, with Kevin Hart movies I am ready for him to be acting a fool doing silly stuff making me laugh. This was not that. It was not the usual Kevin Hart comedy movie and I liked that about it.

10. 13th

This is such a heartbreaking documentary. It’s about an issue that you hear about every now and then but I have never really tried to get more information about it. I watched something about the prisons in America on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver once and I was saddened by it all but this documentary gave a lot more information on the whole prison system.

The other movies worth mentioning are:

  • The Light Between Oceans (Heartbreaking)
  • The Jungle Book (Amazing!)
  • The Hollars
  • Almost Christmas
  • The Shallows
  • Suicide Squad (Could have been better but it was not as bad as I expected)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Batman v Superman (Absolutely hated this one!)

I still have some movies waiting to be watched and some of them I am sure will be good. Which movies did you enjoy?

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