MUST SEE MOVIES – BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS OF 2016
August 3, 2016
From Assassin’s Creed and Deadpool! to X-Men: Apocalypse, this year is shaping up to be a big joy for Hollywood and movie fans as well, with an abundance of high-profile projects likely to make 2016 another record-breaking year at the box office.
Here are some movies — from big-budget blockbusters we think are shaping up to be must-see material this year.
Ryan Reynolds’ solo debut as Marvel Comics’ mouthy mercenary has been in the works for more than five years now and, after a rocky start, the film has fast become one of the year’s most intriguing projects. From its “R” rating and its protagonist’s tendency to break the fourth wall, to its raunchy, irreverent approach to the superhero genre, Deadpool is shaping up to be a superhero film like nothing else we’ve seen.
Batman vs Superman : Dawn Of Justice
A big-screen brawl between two of the most iconic superheroes of all time pretty much sells itself, but Warner Bros. Pictures’ grim-and-gritty interpretation of the DC Comics universe certainly has its share of critics. Still, there’s no denying the appeal of seeing Batman and Superman on the same screen, and with the movie expected to introduce many of the other stars of WB’s burgeoning superhero movie-verse — including Wonder Woman and Aquaman — there’s a lot riding on this movie’s success.
Captain America: Civil War
The third installment of the Captain America franchise, Civil War is anything but a solo movie for Chris Evans’ solder-turned-superhero title character. Along with pitting the two most prominent superheroes of Marvel’s cinematic universe — Captain America and Iron Man — against each other, the film will also feature the debuts of the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and the African superhero, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).
The conclusion to a trilogy of films that began with 2011’s franchise-rebooting X-Men: First Class, Apocalypse not only serves to introduce one of the mutant superhero team’s greatest comic-book villains, but also establish the next wave of characters for the franchise. The rebooted franchise will finally debut its own versions of classic X-Men teammates Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm, as well as other fan-favorite characters (Nightcrawler!) that were abandoned when the studio hit the “reset” button.
Moon and Source Code director, Duncan Jones, has been sequestered away working on this live-action adaptation of Blizzard’s hit video game series for the last five years and, from what we’ve seen of the film so far, his time seems to have been well spent. The film will explore the roots of the bitter conflict between the humans and orcs on the world of Azeroth, and looks to be as epic as any grand fantasy brought to life on the big screen.
Director and co-writer Paul Feig ensured that his upcoming reboot of the popular paranormal comedy franchise would be the subject of much discussion when he chose to ignore the continuity of the two prior films and replace the original, all-male cast with a quartet of leading ladies. Whether the gender-bending is a gimmick or inspired casting has yet to be determined, but Feig is certainly under a lot of pressure to prove that he had a good reason for rebooting/remaking one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedies.