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The Best & Worst of 2016

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…