We are now halfway through 2016 and with the majority of the films I’ve seen so far being entertaining affairs with generally a decent to high standard. The second half of 2016 film calendar looks to have some major releases on top of some intriguing films. I’ve decided to condense a list of my most anticipated films to a top 5 with some honourable mentions as top 8 sounds too strange and it’s my blog I don’t have to justify what I do or write…..Fuck You.
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5: Jason Bourne
Release date: July 29, 2016
Back in 2002 Doug Liman revolutionised the espionage film genre with the Bourne Identity. The film not only was a smash hit and became a quality film series, but turned Matt Damon into an unstoppable badass even with his every man stature and demeanour. Jason Bourne isn’t necessarily a sequel I was hoping for but with Paul Greengrass directing and Damon returning as the titular character all the pieces are in place for a great entry to the series.
4: Swiss Army Man
Release date: June 24, 2016
Probably one of the strangest trailers I’ve ever seen, Swiss Army Man certainly caught my attention straight away. Following the story of a man marooned on an island on the verge of suicide finding a companion in a corpse who possess some pretty outlandish gifts. The film looks to be a funny and touching affair with a great cast in Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
3: Suicide Squad
Release date: August 4, 2016
How often do we get to root for the bad guys, Suicide Squad is DC’s first ensemble superhero film and has caught the world by storm. Each trailer has proven to be more outlandish and inspiring than the last and with some insane characters and casting choices it’s impossible not to have it on my list.
2: The Founder
Release date: August 5, 2016
Michael Keaton has always been awesome and will continue be so as long as he graces his presence on-screen but for a few years he went under my radar. However the Other Guys was my glorious reintroduction to him, since then he’s been killing it. If I’m being honest here the story of McDonald’s conception and rise will not be the main reason for me watching this film but more for the fact that Michael Keaton is my favourite actor right now. Also Nick Offerman may just be the prime example of what a true man should be.
1: Star Wars: Rogue One
Release date: December 14, 2016
What’s most exciting about Rogue one is that its a spin-off in the series and not a classic sequel or prequel. Instead of focusing on already established characters we get a new rogue gallery of characters with their own stories. The Star Wars cinematic universe has always been ripe for expanding and Rogue One is a step in the right direction. Now with Darth Vader returning and James Earl Jones reprising the role of Vaders voice I have an obligation to see this film.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
- The Infiltrator
- Pete’s Dragon
Watch this space for Adam’s top 5 films and let us know in the comment section what your most anticipated films for the remainder of the year are.