We will all remember bitterness in 2016 given the innumerable reasons it has given us to repudiate it, but the film industry continues to raise its numbers so that we can compensate in our day to day. Yes, because cinema is the best possible revenge against life.
Our archetypal 120 minutes of entertainment in which we will be superheroes, we will live under our own rules at the margin of society or we will be astonished before the arrival of extraterrestrial life to the Earth; Among many other cinematographic aspects that have splashed us during this year. Without further delay and with the Spanish release dates in mind, here’s my list with the best movies I’ve seen in 2016 :
- The Green Room, by Jeremy Saulnier .
- Captain Fantastic by Matt Ross .
- Arrival (The Arrival) of Denis Villeneuve .
- Kubo and the two magic strings , by Travis Knight .
- Deadpool by Tim Miller .
- Zootropolis (Zootopia), by Byron Howard , Rich Moore and Jared Bush .
- Do not breathe (Do not Breathe), by Fede Álvarez .
- Lobster (The Lobster), by Yorgos Lanthimos .
- The Witch by Robert Eggers .
- Train to Busan , by Yeon Sang-ho .
Loaded with the appropriate doses of subjectivity, we are going to shed a little the choices of a list that I have tried to summarize the best of the year in the most heterogeneous way possible. To decide between only ten films has been really complicated, especially when a server considers that it has not been a great year for what the film production is concerned.
In spite of everything, we have had interesting bursts of fresh air that allow me to believe that it has been a remarkable year: from the magnificent economy of planes with which Jeremy Saulnier catches us in The Green Room, until the new bet Korean version of Train to Busan which shows that the zombie genre is still spinning.
The most difficult , however, has been placing Captain Fantastic in second position. As is the tonic on my list, the breath of fresh air with the exquisite performance of Viggo Mortensen and company has been one of the films that have filled me the most in recent years.
A story with an emotional force that starts from a premise somewhat stale to give a new interpretation, A reflection that invites the spectators to discover for themselves, without any kind of imposition, what is right and what is wrong. And that is his main success: to objectify a way of life that, in bad hands, would have been little more than an absurd enaltecimiento.
Best comedy films of 2016: Deadpool, Ave Cesar!
In order not to extend myself to satiety, I will say Deadpool has been to the genre of superheroes what Nirvana to Rock in its time – saving the differences, obvious -, although Masacre and the original story of Joe Kelly would have given for a movie yet Rounder; And that Langosta is one of the most peculiar tapes of the year, with a striking critique of social stereotypes to which you can not fail to give an opportunity.
I’ll stay, however, if I had the chance to get my hands on Until the Last Man ( Hacksaw Ridge) , the last of Mel Gibson , and Night Owls , who could have earned a spot on my list.
Train to Busan
The biggest disappointment of 2016 Vaiana (Moana) , without a doubt, has been one of the premieres of the year that have disappointed me the most. This is not a bad movie per se ; The problem has been expectations. The first trailers made me feel like a child, but the end result – always in the opinion of a server – was simply focused as a childlike fun more that will pass without pain or glory. It is precisely this dichotomy in which Disney has moved, that of the message for adults and entertainment for the children, which I have missed in Vaiana .
I applaud the decision to flee the crowns, the castles, and the blue prince whom the princess should expect to sit in, just like the impressive advances in studio animation. But the film has important lack of rhythm with songs that, saving only two of them, are limited to zancadillearla. Needless to say, it has the little charisma of its … villains? Too far I have Hades , Shan Yu , Scar or Maleficent – yes, I’m made a nostalgic of aupa -. Do not get me wrong, Vaiana is a correct movie that serves your purpose … on your first pass.
Unfortunately, I very much doubt that the film will last with the same intensity in the coming years as Frozen has , the eternal comparison.
The most anticipated of 2017
The video speaks for itself, but it’s worth remembering. The superhero genre gets my share of hype with Logan , Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Justice League . I would especially emphasize Logan , that for more than one of the followers of the character we will feel how something dies inside if we do not see Hugh Jackman anymore in one of his most iconic roles: the mythical Wolverine.
Star Wars Episode VIII will be another great release of the year, of which I will be especially attentive as a good fan of the saga and in which, I hope, the new trilogy takes a new look that justifies the little risk taken by JJ Abrams in El Despertar Of the Force . And, please, that somebody glue the helmet to Kylo Ren to him and that the haste does not return to catch the natural rhythm of learning of Rey .
Kingsman 2 to begin filming in April 2016
Finally, I can not go without mentioning the expected sequel Kingsman , LEGO Batman and Blade Runner 2049 , in a year that, hopefully, is better than the previous but a little below the next.