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The Best & Worst of 2016

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Can you believe it? It’s already time to look back at the year that was in film. Before we dive into my list of the worst films of the year, as I always do, let’s review any trends, successes and failures of the year.
First of all, video game movies… they can’t catch a break! There were four movies based on video games that were released in 2016. This was meant to be the year we finally got a GOOD video game movie! There was Ratchet & Clank, The Angry Birds Movie, Warcraft, and Assassin’s Creed. You’d think that out of four films, one would be guaranteed to be pretty good – especially since two of the films leant so well to the animated form. The awful Angry Birds Movie was the best-reviewed of the bunch, receiving a 43% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ratchet & Clank, which I felt was actually the best video game movie I’d seen in a long time, received the lowest score at 17%. Does next year’s Tomb Raider reboot even stand a chance?
This was quite a franchise-heavy year with no less tha…

The Best & Worst of 2015

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It’s that time of the year once again: the end.For those of you who are following The Gibson Review on Facebook, it also means it’s time for my annual best and worst of the year lists.
Before we dive in, let's take a moment to look at the year that was. The general consensus seems to be that 2015 was a solid year for movies, so much so that there are too many movies that rise above the pack to be considered 'The Best' for many critics and audiences. As we speak, The Revenant, Carol, Spotlight, The Big Short, Room, and Mad Max: Fury Road are all fighting for awards and Best-of lists.

Like every year, majority of the top grossers were based on known properties or sequels. Pixar's Inside Out is the only film in the Top 10 to not be part of a series or based on a known property. Of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the unstoppable juggernaut of the year. Surprisingly, Jurassic World held that position for many months, becoming the third-highest grosser of all-time …