Every year, the first half is more difficult to find great movies in (since studios put their best in theaters in the last months of the year). As always, I am not able to see all the films (or avoid all of them), but I managed to make a top five of the year that are so far worth remembering the most six months from now.
However, let us first look at the five movies that I are worth forgetting (at least till I make the worst of the year list in six months).
I am sorry, but the script was not something I could believe, no matter how great James McCovoy.
4. Get Out
Ok, I will get a lot of feedback on this, but I still am trying to find out how this movie is so well rated on rottentomatoes. I admit the movie was funny, but scary? Hardly.
3. Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Javier Bardem makes an good villian, but he entered this tired franchise far too late. It has officially sunk.
2. Transformers: The Last Knight
Yeah, no real surprise here. Does this franchise still have fans?
Predictible. Unoriginal. Don’t get me started on the ending.
Ok, now the best of the year so far…
Streaming now on Netflix, this story of a little girl on a quest to save her giant pet pig is no kiddie flick. It is strange and weird, but also beautifully original.
4. The Lego Batman Movie
Lego strikes again with originality and humor. Stretching even further into the Lego universe, it is got plenty of entertainment for any age.
3. Wonder Woman
DC has not had as many solid hits as Marvel, but this was definetly a big one for the company. Gal Gadot gives a solid performance in a movie that will have both genders rooting.
2. Baby Driver
With the exception of Mad Max: Fury Road, no movie in the last few years has had as much road raging action and octane. Not to mention the acting and comedy.
Hugh Jackman gives a bittersweet performance in his swan song film of the character he brought to life over a decade ago. Add in a tight script with fine supporting acting, and you have a comic book movie for people who don’t like comic book movies.
Here is to the second half of the year…