A lot of people are saying that 2016 was the worst year ever, that it was just a shit year but not THAT bad, or that it just came and went like any other. Honestly, I’m inclined to believe that they all have their points. A bit overblown at times, but fair nonetheless. There was death of a lot of great icons in various fields that were inspirational to many, political upheaval in a buncha different places, and in the case of what I’m writing here, a buncha shit movies. Thankfully, there weren’t that many movies I saw in 2016 that were truly terrible and I’m thankful I missed out on some of them from what I hear, like Nine Lives, Norm of the North, Collateral Beauty, and others, but there were still some I saw that were pretty bad in their own right. Now bear in mind, this is just my opinion here. If you like these movies, that’s fine, but for me, the movies I have here on this list kinda range from “disappointingly average” to “pointless” to “basically shit and shouldn’t exist”. Some of these movies I have done reviews for, and some I haven’t yet, I will get to them at some point, but I want to get this out of the way so I can get to reviewing the 2017 movies I’ve seen and of course other 2016 movies I’ve seen but haven’t reviewed yet, as well as some other stuff. I also decided to extend the number from three to five for this list, because honestly, I don’t think “just three” could do it for me this time. Anyway, here we go:
Let’s face it, the Fantastic Four NEVER had it easy when it came to movies. Sure, comic book movies have had their misfires now and then, even to this day, but one thing that’s been consistently clear is that times have changed, comic book movies have gotten better over the years with actual thought and effort put into them, and Fantastic Four movies always SUCK. They’ve been adapted to film FOUR times, and you’d think that maybe, just maybe, the people behind them would say, “hmm, well, this clearly didn’t work the first time, so maybe instead of fucking up a few more times, let’s actually try to make a good movie out of it”. But no, they keep getting worse. I’ll admit, the Tim Story movies are kind of guilty pleasures, in a way, but really they’re just stupid, especially after what they did to Galactus (seriously, a fucking CLOUD?), the Josh Trank movie is absolute garbage, and the Roger Corman movie, which oddly enough never got an official release, from what I heard from reviews and stuff, might actually be the best one in comparison.
So what’s the solution to this problem of making a good live action Fantastic Four adaptation? Well, for one thing, the people behind the movies, that being Fox and Simon Kinberg and whoever else, want to try another crack at it, despite the disaster that was Fan4stic. Seriously, just no. Stop it. You guys tried, and failed, and it was probably the biggest failure out of all the attempts to make an FF movie, so just stop it. Give the rights back to Marvel, or at least friggin share them (along with X-Men), and maybe try to work together and make something decent. Still, even if the rights were given back or shared with, I don’t think a movie should be made, cause the other movies pretty much tainted the idea of FF ever being a good movie. My solution to this is to make a Fantastic Four television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it could be aired either on ABC or Netflix, maybe even Hulu or Freeform, if what I hear about Runways and Cloak and Dagger are true. Read More
2016 has been a monster of a year, what with the election and all (it’s gonna be a LONG four years; also fuck Trump and the Trump police if they try to get me), and of course with movies. For every gem that came out, there were also mixed bags at best and some REALLY bad movies at worst. I’ve yet to finish reviewing movies from 2016 that I’ve seen, there’s still some 2016 movies I’ve yet to see and would like to (and also dreading to see but you know me, I’m kind of a sadomasochist when it comes to this stuff) and to make my top best and worst movies of 2016, but I thought I’d try to get this out of the way in the meantime. So far as I’ve seen, 2017 doesn’t seem to be too bad for movies, and I’m looking forward to more. Now I will admit, I’ve already seen some movies that came out this year (The Lego Batman Movie, Split, Get Out, and John Wick: Chapter Two) so I won’t include them in the list, but I will say that they are definitely awesome and innovative in their own right, and hopefully there will be more awesomeness to come, though there will also be some crap movies coming out too. Also this is just my opinion, so if you have different ideas of movies to look forward to or dreading to see, that’s fine. So here we go: