As 2015 draws to a close, I look back at my top 5 movies of the year!
5. The Martian
The Martian is a highly enjoyable family film which brings a breath of fresh air to the ‘space’ genre of films. Depicting the struggles of astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, whilst stuck on Mars, the audience are captivated with the ingenuity used by Watney to help him survive.
4. Avengers Age of Ultron
As Marvel’s phase two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe drew to a close, we were brought the huge Avengers Age of Ultron. AoU is a satisfying addition to the MCU, jam packed with action and a few Hulk Smashes along the way as well as incorporating a few nice additions to the cast, Avengers AoU sets up the stage for Marvel’s Civil War coming out in 2016.
3. Inside Out
I was sceptical when I first saw the concept of Inside Out, however having watched it, it’s safe to say that this is one of Pixar’s best films yet! I possibly may enjoy this film more than others as it’s basically the life of my 11 year old psycho sister and I like to ridicule her about it! Pixar does what it does best, tugging at the heart strings of both the old and the young and making more laughs than ever!
2. Jurassic World
Jurassic World is basically a remake of the 1993 original Jurassic Park with more guns, a dinosaur petting zoo and a badass genetically modified dinosaur. Plot aside, Jurassic World is a fantastic adaptation of what the modern world would be like if we had a dinosaur theme park. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt takes the lead role and his portrayal of Owen makes him even more of one of the most loved actors on screen of the 21st century.
1. Star Wars The Force Awakens
JJ Abrams was either going to be branded either a huge success or renamed Jar Jar Abrams depending on what he brought to the Star Wars universe, luckily for him through a huge budget and colossal levels of nostalgia it’s safe to say the force awakens is a triumph. This was possibly the most anticipated film of recent years and the stats do not lie, taking in $1.09 billion worldwide in its first weekend shows that this is clearly the biggest film of the year, possibly the biggest film of all time?
Other movies narrowly missing the cut include Ant-Man, Spectre, Fast and Furious Seven and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
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