Big event movies aren’t dead yet…
Sure, we live in a Golden Age of television right now. Stretching from Fargo to American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson through to the recently finished Breaking Bad and Mad Men. But let’s not count out the blockbuster yet. There are so many exciting and thrilling movies on the horizon.
2016 alone has 6 superhero movies that stand out alongside dozens of other big budget extravaganzas. But here to highlight the best and brightest blockbusters of 2016 is self described movie nerd Daniel listing off his top 10 blockbusters of 2016…
10. Sausage Party
It’s been a while since we got an R-Rated animated movie (unless you count the likes of Anomalisa and South Park) and Seth Rogen’s latest venture looks like it might be a standout hit. I personally have loved some of the TV-MA shows on Netflix such as Archer and Bojack Horseman so I’m quite excited for this. After seeing that NSFW trailer count me in.
9. Finding Dory
The only kids movie on this list, Finding Dory is the only sequel I’ve wanted from Pixar besides The Incredibles. Dory is voiced brilliantly by Ellen Degeneres and seeing all the band back together for this sequel only gets me more excited. Finally we’ll get some insight into the standout star of Finding Dory.
8. Assassin’s Creed
This in my mind will be the definitive video game to movie adaptation. Justin Kurzel has proven himself as a visually astounding director (see Macbeth, also with Fassbender) and he also knows his action set pieces. This franchise is rich for interpretation and Michael Fassbender can do no wrong in my book. Bring Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons in and I’m fully on board.
7. Suicide Squad
After the disappointment of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad is huge for the DC Cinematic Universe. I think that it will be a big win for Warner Bros. The trailers have been fantastic and it looks like the anti-hero movie comic book fans have been waiting for. It also could be Jai Courtney’s first good role… ever, so that in itself makes this movie a very anticipated movie.
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Force Awakens was a step in the right direction and far better than any of the prequels but Star Wars still doesn’t have my complete trust back. But after the first trailer it still looks and feels like a Star Wars movie. For now I’m reserved but if Vader is returning as rumored count me in!
5. Star Trek: Beyond
I’m a massive fan of the new Star Trek movie series and this new addition looks to be in the spirit of the rest of the series. Star Trek used cool music from the 80’s long before Guardians of the Galaxy did (so screw the haters of the music in the Star Trek: Beyond trailer). Bring on the man, the myth, the legend that is Idris Elba, as he plays the main antagonist of the movie. I can’t wait to get back together with the crew of the Enterprise.
4. Doctor Strange
Marvel’s first look at magic looks to be original and the first origin story to come out of Marvel since Captain America. It also dives deeper into the Quantum Realm that was looked at closely in Ant-Man. Throw in Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejifor, this movie promises to be one of the best Marvel ensembles seen in a standalone Marvel film.
3. Jason Bourne
The return of Jason Bourne, the most bad-ass spy that has ever graced the silver screen. Matt Damon is back alongside Bourne extraordinaire Paul Greengrass to present the life of Jason Bourne years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. This offers a potentially interesting look into domestic surveillance and the big role surveillance now plays in spying on people. Will Bourne be out for justice? Does he finally remember everything as he said in the trailer? I can’t wait to find out!
Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars get together in this sci-fi epic about a man (Chris Pratt) who wakes up from cryosleep 60 years early on a trip to a distant colony. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone he wakes up another crew member (Jennifer Lawrence). Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), this movie takes a unique look at space, this time offering us a romance in space. We haven’t even seen a picture yet, never mind a trailer but looks like a potential Oscar contender while being a movie with a huge budget.
1. Captain America: Civil War
There really couldn’t be any other. As a huge Marvel fan this movie has been on my radar for years and after seeing the countless trailers I’m counting down the days. It’s been called The Godfather of superhero movies and I believe that 100%. This movie is going to make me laugh, jump up and down and cry. Introducing us to Spider-Man and Black Panther it wouldn’t be a surprise if Civil War is Marvel’s best movie yet.
Any movies that I missed? What movies are you excited for? Let me know in the comments below…
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