This post was written before I saw Star Wars, so any of you ‘nerds’ out there who are freaking out over anything. Chill yeah? Though to be honest, I don’t think it would be number one anyway. If you want to know my thoughts on Star Wars CLICK HERE!
It’s almost the end of the year. I hope you’ve all seen some great films this year whatever you’re into. As is tradition with people in media I thought I would give you a list of my favourite films that I have seen this year. However, instead of giving you a top ten that we can spend hours arguing that number 5 and 6 should be the swapped other way around. I’m biting the bullet and giving you my top three straight off the bat. Why? Because just like in the Olympics, if you aren’t Gold, Silver or Bronze. You lost baby!
This will be a surprise to a lot of people. Seen as the biggest gamble by Marvel in their cinematic universe Ant-Man gets a pretty hard time.
Ant-Man is the story of Scott Lang, a ‘master their’ just released from prison. After being recruited by Dr. Hank Pym, Lang becomes The Ant-Man. Armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Darren Cross, Pym’s former protégé, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.
Yes you’ve feel like you’ve seen this story before and not just that it is a clichéd redemption story. It’s also incredibly similar to Iron Man which is in the same cinematic universe! Bald evil former partner wants to use technology for evil and is happy to kill anyone who gets in his way? That’s Jeff Bridges in Iron Man!
Ant-Man is still a very enjoyable comic book movie. It’s a lot of fun and really, that’s all you really want. Paul Rudd is great, as Scott Lang and is able to bring equal amounts of comedy, emotion and action to the role. Plus he’s got a sweet six-pack now.
Silver Medal: The Martian
Presumed dead after a fierce storm astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must use his wits and meagre supplies to find a way to survive on Mars until he can be picked up…in four years time.
The Martian is intelligent, humorous and thrilling. Matt Damon is fantastic as Watney. It is his charismatic presence that keeps the film moving forward and because of this the films mood has an overall positive and light tone. Instead of following Hollywood’s recent obsession with dark, gritty, depressing spectacles.
Gold: The Man From U.N.C.L.E
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organisation plans to use nuclear weapons against the world. It comes down to CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) who are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together.
Originally The Man from U.N.C.L.E was a 1964 American television show. The best way to describe this film to you is that it’s a live action version of Archer. If that was what they were going for though then they pretty much nailed it.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E is a fun, sexy action movie and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough. I am aware though, that in reality this isn’t the ‘perfect movie’. The story might not be the most original thing you’ve ever seen for example. However it’s just so much fun to watch that I don’t care. Loved it. I just hope they make a sequel.
So there’s my list. Do you agree or disagree? Tell me yours in the comments.