Hits and Misses of 2015
Now that 2015 is dead to me, it’s time for me to look back at all of the movies that I loved, hated, or simply missed cause I was busy drinking Rebel Yell and practicing Hapkido in my basement. This year was a bit disappointing to me as an action fan but I think that the films that were good far outweighed those that were bad. Let’s get to it!
Mad Max: Fury Road is the type of film that is liked by both critics and fans alike. I feel like it will go down as a top 20 action movie of all time. George Miller really dodged a bullet by not doing the Justice League movie as that would have eaten up all of his time and he’s not a young man. He needs more time to dream up crazy shit like this film and it seems like Tom Hardy is just the right man to take this franchise into the future.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn’t my favorite film in the series. I really enjoyed it in the moment but the more I thought about it the more holes I found myself sticking my fingers into. The plot was so similar to A New Hope and the First Order/Starkiller was so damned stupid that it left a bad taste in my mouth. It still, however, made it into my favorites because it was just so good to see a new SW film on screen and no matter how much I bashed some of the stuff in the movie I was still super stoked to see it.
I know that The Avengers: Age of Ultron made a shitload of money but it was nowhere near the movie that the first one was. I don’t know if it was because they tried to fit too many characters into it or because Ultron was a poorly fleshed out villain that just didn’t appear threatening at any point. Thank God a new Captain America movie is coming out because I couldn’t be any less excited for more Thor/Iron Man action.
I missed ’em
Somehow I missed way more movies this year than I actually saw. I think maybe I was too busy watching sweetass action movies from the 80’s and 90’s but then that would mean that I regret those actions. I don’t. Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation is one of those movies that I really wish I had gone out of my way to see. To be honest, I still haven’t seen MI4, but I doubt that would hurt my viewing experience much.
Terminator Genisys not only had a stupid name and starred worthless piece of shit Jai Courtney, but it also got crapped on by both critic and fan alike. That doesn’t make me want to rush out to buy it. Sadly, it might be the last shot a Terminator film and it might be best to give this franchise the Old Yeller treatment.
Spectre sure sounds like a kickass movie. I love me some Daniel Craig as James Bond, and Skyfall was a killer movie but it still didn’t help get me out the door and into a theater. Dave Bautista is on a roll right now after this one and Guardians of the Galaxy so we’ll see if it carries over into his next few films.
This year’s list is much more disappointing than I thought it would be. Very few of the major films that came out this year excited me like last year. With the slate of films in 2016 I am hoping to have a more comprehensive list next year. That is unless I get a new shipment of Rebel Yell in…