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2016 Recap: The Best and Worst Movies of the Year

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Everyone’s excited for new films coming out in 2017; we’ll have Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Star Wars Episode VIII.  But before we dive right into those, let’s take a look back into the previous year of film. While there were phenomenal blockbusters like Fantastic Beasts, there were also horrible waste-of-time movies like the totally unnecessary Independence Day: Resurgence. So without further adieu, let’s hop on this list.

 

THE DISAPPOINTING – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This movie was supposed to be it; the movie that will knock Marvel’s and its fanboys’ socks off. An epic showdown between two of the most popular superheroes ever. Listen, why the heck is it so difficult to make a good Superman movie? Here we have a plot with huge potential, one that will catapult the development of the DC Universe, (aka Justice League) and yet it still fell short… Or too much.

 

THE BLOCKBUSTER – Captain America: Civil War

Now this is an epic superhero showdown we wouldn’t mind seeing over and over. What’s great about this is that as an audience, we finally realize that not everything in the Superhero universe is black and white. The plot definitely provided a lot of thought-provoking themes which gave us weeks of offline and online discussions and gave enough screen time for every superhero without being too overwhelming. It really felt like an Avengers movie, even if it’s dubbed as Captain America’s.

 

THE BAD – Suicide Squad

After DC and Warner Bros. released its awesome Bohemian Rhapsody trailer, they must’ve thought they’ve got the audiences wrapped around their fingers. However after several reshoots and a reshuffling of studio executives, (no thanks to the fallout of BvS) it still turned out horrible. Even Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s performances weren’t enough to save the movie from a messy plot and an even messier editing. What a truly rough year for DC.

 

THE BEST – ZOOTOPIA

We’re not saying Zootopia is the best movie that came out in 2016, but it is the best animated film that came out in 2016. Sorry Dory and Moana! This film’s release was timely due to its discussions and allegories to societal issues that continue to plague the world today. But let’s not get into that, it’s awesome because it’s brilliantly well-rounded; It’s easy to fall in love with its complex characters, the smart plot, and the beautiful animation.

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