2016 has so far proven to be a great movie year. A lot of blockbuster movies have so far been released which have given cinema goers value for their money. If you’ve not had the privilege to watch some of the great movies that have so far been released this year, you really need to find the time to enjoy what some of us have.
Here are 8 movies that make the top chart.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Warner Bros continue with their Superman franchise with Dawn of Justice and this one sets two super heroes, Superman and Batman against each other. The movie which was released on the 25th of march has intense fight scenes between some of the most loved superheroes while also featuring appearances from other super hero characters including Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) and Batman (Ben Affleck). The movie still includes Superman’s all time enemy, Lex Luthor who orchestrates a showdown against General Zod, in a race against Doomsday.
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book was released April 15th and is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories. Director Jon Favreau makes use of live actions and computer generated imaging to present an amazing Disney movie. More so, the voice cast, which includes Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken makes this Disney movie one that is worth watching.
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This is one comic superhero film you can’t afford not to watch. The movie is based on a disfigured mercenary who has a flair for the profane and a need to be violent. The movie was released on February 12, after being in development for years as one of the installments of 20th century Fox’s X-Men film franchise. The movie went a long way in convincing viewers that superhero characters are not just all about brawn and muscles, but that they also can be funny and quacky.
Captain America: Civil War
This crossover comic from the stables of Marvel Comics continues with its good run on Captain America: Civil War. The story follows the response of world governments to a disaster which led to the imposition of some sort of control over the growing number of superpowered beings in the world. This action leaves Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) at opposing ends which leads to violence. There were appearances from new stars including the Black Panther and (Chadwick Boseman) as well as superheroes from the Avengers movies. Spider-Man also made his first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in this movie. One thing this movie guarantees is non-stop action which is why it is a must see, if you haven’t done so already.
This movie was released on June 10 and stars Travis Fimmel who played Viking leader Ragner Lothbrok on the History channel television series, Vikings. A couple of things worked in favour of Warcraft, especially it’s $100 million budget which helped to bring to life the movies’ epic fantasy landscape. Movie director Duncan Jones brought out the best in the actors and making good use of CGI technology for a storyline that finds humans and orcs on the brink of war. And the best part of the movie is that a franchise is most likely on its way.
The X-Men franchise returns to its comic-book roots with X-Men: Apocalypse which was released on the 27th of May. This movie is the last of the trilogy that kicked off in 2011 and stars Oscar Isaac, who plays the role of a powerful villain whose status as arguably the world’s first mutant has set him on a centuries-long quest to purify the species by any means necessary. This superhero sequel actually lived up to its name given the exhilarating and shattering action scenes that filled up the movie.
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Finding Dory which was released on June 17 is not necessarily a spinoff of Finding Nemo which was produced by Pixar’s but it follows the story of Dory, a character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Nemo. The movie follows the quest of Dory to reunite with her family after she remembers important parts of her childhood. Finding Dory also has a star-studded cast which includes Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill and Idris Elba.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
This movie is a sequel to Alice in Wonderland which was released in 2010. The movie which used a lot of computer generated imaging, reunites a number of key members of the original cast. The movie basically follows the adventures of Alice (Mia Wasikowska) who is sent on a quest by the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to help restore the Mad Hatter’s (Johnny Depp) missing madness by retrieving a magical gewgaw from the Grand Clock of Wonderland. If you watched Alice in Wonderland, this one definitely ups the ante as it contains more interesting and fascinating scenes including new characters such as a half-clock played by Sacha Baron Cohen playing a half-clock and a half-human named Time.