To be honest, I am a little disappointed.
I understand that many movies in the first half of the year are not that great, nor on many top ten lists at the end of the year. Still, the fact remains (to me) that this year has been just……par for the course.
Therefore, I only have five films I can think of that are worth mentioning (remember, I have not gotten to see all the films; the one I want to see still mainly is Batkid Begins, but from what I have seen here it is:
5. Jurassic World
Not great, but had plenty of CGI awesomeness to keep me entertained.
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
It had moments that got me smiling, but it did not outshine the original.
The most known fairy tale of all time, this movie was a pleasant surprise with nice acting, visual beauty, and a message at its core for both kids and the adults as well.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
The action flick of the year, by far, this film had action that made the jaw drop. Add in some drama, solid acting, and wonderful music, and you have a piece of awesome work.
1. Inside Out
One of Disney/Pixar’s very best, this film has drama, comedy, and (if you forgive the expression) a lot of thought. The characters are top notch (mainly due to the casting), the writing is pure gold, and the result is a film we will talk about for a long, long time.
Worst of the year: There are a few contenders I saw (although I never saw Jupiter Ascending, but heard enough about it). My pick is Chappie. Basically, changes the “h” to “R” and the “IE” to “Y” and you have your movie.
Here is hoping for a better second half…