Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2016

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2016

2016: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

So 2016 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.

So first up… the 5 WORST film of 2016.  And there were quite a few to choose from..

Stinker of The Year: Point Break (2016)
In Brief: A film that had no purpose to exist.  Point Break touched on hallow ground for me so it would have to be pretty special for me to like it.  This film wasn’t.  In fact it totally sucked. Whilst the original was sharp, smart and exciting this remake is by the numbers, dull and worst of all made no sense. A bomb, critical failure and a mess.

 

 

2. Central Intelligence
In Brief: Neither funny or action packed, the first bomb the Rock has ever made.  Yes Central Intelligence is a film that the Rock can’t save.

3. London Has Fallen
In Brief: Other films scored worse but after the Top 5 film that was Olympus Has fallen, London Has Fallen was SUCH a come down that it, on reflection, rated as one of 2016’s worst films.

4. Inferno
In Brief: Oh Dear.  Ron Howard drops a total bollock with this horrid film.  Witness some of the worst dialogue ever put on screen with Tom Hanks worst performance.  Utter tosh.

5. Jason Bourne 
In Brief:  It’s almost criminal that a Bourne film could be this bad, especially as it reunites Greengrass and Damon. It was just dull.

6. Kickboxer Vengeance
7. The 5th Wave

8. The Girl On The Train 
9.  Cabin Fever
10. 31

 

Dis-Honourable Mentions: Divergent Allegiant, Triple 9, Bastille Day, The Mechanic Resurrection, Independence Day Resurgence, Dad’s Army

 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends Turd of 2016 Award: Point Break

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends Turd of 2016 Award: Point Break

Other Cr*p Quick Review Year In Review

The votes are in, they have been counted an verified and I can now proudly announce the Winner of 2016’s Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests Turd Of The Year award is… by a WIDE margin…

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Point Break (2016)
Without a doubt one of the most pointless films of 2016, Point Break is terrible.  Okay so some of the stunts are pretty impressive but you can watch that on YouTube.  Point Break 2016 strips away EVERYTHING that was good about the original and delivers a cookie cutter bad excuse for an action film.  Please don’t support this.  Watch the original instead! 

 

 

Close but no cigar: YOGA HOSERS

 

 

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far (Updated: 30th September 2016 )

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far (Updated: 30th September 2016 )

Quick Review

Best Films of 2016… So Far.

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion.

Best Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. The Nice Guys (9/10)
  2. Room (8/10)
  3. The Big Short (8/10)
  4. Green Room (8/10)
  5. Deadpool (8/10)

    Honourable Mentions:
    Creed (8/10); Where To Invade Next (8/10); Midnight Special (8/10); Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Zero Days (8/10), Money Monster (7/10), Star Trek Beyond (7/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10), Finding Dory (7/10); Eye In The Sky (7/10); Captain America Civil War (7/10); Blood Father (7/10); Angry Birds (7/10); The Shallows (7/10)


Worst Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. Point Break (3/10)
  2. Central Intelligence (3/10)
  3. The 5th Wave (3/10)
  4. Kickboxer Vengeance (3/10)
  5. Cabin Fever (4/10)

Dis-Honourable Mentions: Divergent Allegiant (4/10); Triple 9 (4/10), Bastille Day (4/10); London Has Fallen (4/10); Independence Day Resurgence (4/10); Dad’s Army (4/10); Huntsman Winters War (5/10); Warcraft (5/10); Gods Of Egypt (5/10); Suicide Squad (5/10); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows (5/10); The Neon Demon (5/10); Zoom (5/10)

 

The Sharknado Award for Films So Good They Cant Be Rated:

Sharknado The Forth Awakens

Great Films of 2015 I didn’t see in 2015

Honourable Mentions: The Lady In The Van (8/10); Straight Outta Compton (8/10); The Survivalist (8/10); The Seven Five (8/10); 99 Homes (7/10)

 

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… The Half Way Point (Updated: 3rd July 2016)

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… The Half Way Point (Updated: 3rd July 2016)

Quick Review

Best Films of 2016… So Far.

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion.

Best Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. Room (8/10)
  2. The Big Short (8/10)
  3. Green Room (8/10)
  4. Creed (8/10)
  5. Dead pool (8/10)

  6. Honourable Mentions:
    Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10), Eye In The Sky (7/10); Captain America Civil War (7/10); Kung Fu Panda 3 (7/10)


Worst Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. Point Break (3/10)
  2. The 5th Wave (3/10)
  3. Cabin Fever (4/10)
  4. Triple 9 (4/10)
  5. Divergent Allegiant (4/10)

    Dis-Honourable Mentions: London Has Fallen (4/10); Independence Day Resurgence (4/10); Dad’s Army (4/10); Warcraft (5/10); Gods Of Egypt (5/10)

 

 The Sharknado Award for Films So Good They Cant Be Rated:

Great Films of 2015 I didn’t see in 2015

Honourable Mentions: The Lady In The Van (8/10); Straight Outta Compton (8/10); The Survivalist (8/10); The Seven Five (8/10); 99 Homes (7/10)

 

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far! (Updated: 30th March 2016)

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far! (Updated: 30th March 2016)

Quick Review

Best Films of 2016… So Far.

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion.

Best Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. Room (8/10)
  2. The Big Short (8/10)
  3. Creed (8/10)
  4. Dead pool (8/10)
  5. Spotlight (8/10)

    Honourable Mentions:
    Zootropolis (8/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10)


Worst Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. Point Break (3/10)
  2. The Hateful Eight (5/10)

    Dis-Honourable Mentions:

 

 The Sharknado Award for Films So Good They Cant Be Rated:

 


Great Films of 2015 I didn’t see in
2015

Honourable Mentions: The Lady In The Van (8/10); 99 Homes (7/10)

 

Blog: All Things Film – Point Break (2016) Reviewed

Blog: All Things Film – Point Break (2016) Reviewed

All Things Film Blog Other Cr*p Uncategorized

I suppose when your first foot concerns itself with being a remake of a much-loved, pant-wetting hard R rated action film, you’re never off to a good start.

Whilst sitting through this endlessly tedious remake of the 1991 smash hit, I was reminded of just how far we’ve come. In 1991, there were no CGI effects, and certainly the budget didn’t allow for roving, giant sweeping mountainous shots of people falling off the sides of them. Here, director Ericson Core – who’s mainly a cinematographer, and it shows – is more concerned with showing our handsome cops and robbers posing at the tops of mountains, boats and other things one could conceivably throw themselves off of, for just long enough before the jump.

And then the jump; minutes drudge past as we film them from every fathomable angle on their descent. Mix this with sumptuous cinematography and an ADHD score flattened by emotion from Junkie XL, and you have it is essentially a gorgeous-looking YouTube clip of extreme sports that has absolutely no idea that its outstayed its welcome.

Consider, also, the fact that this decade’s screenwriting toxin, Kurt Wimmer, is the scribe behind whatever drama remains. It’s all just so very naff; you have Johnny Utah (formerly Keanu Reeves, now played by something called Luke Bracey) trying to worm his way into the gang of Bodhi (formerly the late Patrick Swazye, and now played by Edgar Ramirez) who’s team dress up in rubber masks and act like Robin Hood in their carefully planned robberies.

Ramirez, bless him, feels as if he’s won the role out of the Token Cereal box because, in this day and age, no bad guy is ever white with an American accent anymore. Bracey seems to me to be a long lost Hemsworth prototype that no-one has the gall to return to the store for a refund. And the women in the film? There’s a character named Samsara who embodies a particular twist after a lengthy chase. It’s not big nor clever. it’s a dumb move, also, to remind me of a far greater film who shares the same name as the lead female character while suffering this gluttonous and overindulgent mess. The less said about Ray Winstone as the London-accented FBI operative <?> the better. I mean, what the… ??

What exactly is the point of a remake that the original didn’t do so very well? Not least the fact that Kathryn Bigelow managed to single-handedly pull off an action hit on behalf of female directors everywhere – that was 1991, and now twenty-four years later we think we can do better and tarnish the solid work done 24 times better back then. Idiots. I hope you’re as proud of yourselves as I was bored blinking through it…

 

Author: Andrew Mackay

 

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