The halfway point is upon us and it has been an incredible year for entertainment. We’ve seen icons recreated on screen (42), the beginnings of Marvel’s second phase of films (Iron Man 3), and an actually good Superman movie (Man of Steel). The second half of the year is looking equally incredible, but which flicks stand out from the crowd? Here we take at the best (and worst) films of the year.
- Great return to the Fast and Furious world, corny means of bringing Michelle Rodriguez back
- Literally tons of fun, regardless of the extremely cheesy moments
- Solid job of bringing Jackie Robinson’s story to the screen, but the writers played it safe with the racial issues
- Hysterical film. Just barely missed the top 5.
- Had very, very low hopes for this flick. Pleasantly surprised. This film brings the high speed zombies we witnessed in 28 Days Later along with a solid story. The ending is a rushed a bit though.
Worst of the Worst
- The acting and production for this film are both so poor, I ended up walking out before the halfway mark.
- The premise of the film essentially asks us to pay for high budget, mad corny YouTube skits. No thanks.
- Though this film was a truly wasted opportunity to explore American society, it’s so bad it’s worth the watch if only for conversation
Top 5 Films Thus Far
#5 | 2 Guns
- Immense comedic chemistry between Denzel and Mark
- Violent Action
#4 | Fruitvale Station
- Gripping recreation of the events from New Years 2009
- The humanity and struggle are equally relate-able and heartbreaking
#3 | Oblivion
Tom Cruise has had quite a few film missteps but Jack Reacher and his latest, Oblivion, have been a return to form. This post-apocalyptic, Sci-Fi flick has a great plot and Cruise leads the charge admirably.
- Great pacing
- Surprise Twist
- The Review
#2 | Star Trek: Into Darkness
The follow up to J.J. Abrams incredible Star Trek exceeded expectations mostly due to the evolution of the lead actors. That plus the addition of the charismatic Benedict Cumberbatch and some great writing propels Into Darkness to the number two spot.
- Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch slay their roles
- Truly entertaining from beginning to end
- The Review
#1 | Now You See Me
Easily the surprise hit so far this year, Now You See Me brings a great cast, beautiful production, and a great plot together to craft my favorite flick so far this year.
- Original Premise
- Great Twist