Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Best To Worst: 2016 Blockbusters

Listed in reserve order (From Worst to Best) Phil, of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, breaks down a film related subject in order of his own personal enjoyment.  This time out: 2016 Blockbusters 

(Not Seen: Jason Bourne, The Legend Of Tarzan,

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Worst: The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1

Such a drag of a film, like all the Divergent films they just don’t work enough for me to care.

4 out of 10 stars

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12. Independence Day Resurgence

The sequel no-one wanted to a film few people care about.  Yup this was a sure fire bomb.

4 out of 10 stars

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11. The Huntsman Winters War 

Well it was better than the first one! (Generally anything WITHOUT Kristen Stewart is an instant improvement)

5 out of 10 stars

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10. Warcraft  

Not the critical mess you’ve been led to believe but far from essential

5 out of 10 stars

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9. Ghostbusters (2016)

The fact they were women was a mute point when this reboot/remake forgot to include enough laughs to make it a worthwhile experience.

5 out of 10 stars

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8. Suicide Squad

The trailer of the year delivers one of the bigger let downs. Sadly this promised lots and delivered very little.

5 out of 10 stars

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7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of The Shadows

This could have been worse.  (Could have been better too).  It had it’s moments and Amell was great.

5 out of 10 stars

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6. Now You See Me 2 

This sequel improved on the original in almost every way… except the point when it crawled up it’s own behind.  Up until then however…

6 out of 10 stars

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5. The Jungle Book (2016)

It’s a good film.  It’s also a technically brilliant film.  It’s just not a brilliant film in it’s own right.  If you see what I mean…

6 out of 10 stars

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4. X-Men: Apocalypse 

Not as good as First Class, better than Days Of Future Past.  But probably shows that this franchise need a break for a while…

6 out of 10 stars

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3. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice  

Forget the critics I liked BVSDOJ a lot.  Just don’t worry about the Extended version too much. It just offers length. And in a near 3 hour films already thats not what you need more of.

7 out of 10 stars

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2. Captain America: Civil War 

The war was too civil and further signs of Marvel’s halo starting to slip are present but this is still top notch blockbuster fare.

7 out of 10 stars

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Best: Star Trek Beyond

Better than Wrath of Into Darkness, not QUITE as good as JJ’s reboot.  Beyond offers a celebratory 50th anniversary offering that is just what the doctor ordered.  Summer 2016’s bets blockbuster !

7 out of 10 stars

 

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Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...