Hello, everyone. Cloverfield monster here back again with my latest list. Well, there's no point in denying it. 2015 ends in a few days and we will soon make our way to 2016. 2016 supposed to be a year for big changes. We get a new president, virtual reality is supposed to become more mainstream in gaming, new innovations to make our lives better and, of course, new movies. So, with only a few days until that, I wanted to take a look back at my personal favorite movies of 2015. So, let's do it.
Boy, was this movie AWESOME! I was looking forward to this movie for so long and boy was it worth the wait. As most of you people are well aware by now, Jurassic Park is my favorite film of all time. I also love the original Michael Chrichton novel it was based on, and even enjoy the 2 sequels, despite the public's mixed opinions about them. Though, for me, Jurassic World is easily the best Jurassic Park sequel. Mainly because it's the Jurassic Park film I've always wanted since I was a kid. Where dinosaurs wreak havoc and run amok in a fuly working park filled with tourists. That aspect was fun. Plus, Chris Pratt's charisma as Owen Grady and his velociraptor friends, and an incredible, crowd-pleasing final battle, it's no wonder this film had the biggest opening of all time (until it was beaten by Star Wars: The Force Awakens of course).
And speaking of Star Wars, I saw in this in IMAX and I enjoyed every minute of it. I will not be giving out spoilers for those who have not seen it, especially considering it was released just 2 weeks ago, but I will just say it's everything you would want out of a Star Wars movie. It's exciting, fun, and has cool and weird robots and creatures just as you would expect. I liked the characters, especially the main character Finn and Kylo Ren is now officially one of my favorite Star Wars characters. My experience was made even better considering IMAX theaters are now putting out vibrating seats. So, yeah, of course Star Wars was going to get its way on here.
Jeez, this movie is SO CRIMINALLY underrated! It was a really warm-hearted, charming film that I liked a lot. Based on the British children's books, Paddington was about a bear from darkest Peru who loves marmalade (whatever that is, I hear it's made with oranges) and after he ends up getting seperated from his parents in a big storm, he travels to London to basically find a forever home. He was pretty much a British Winnie the Pooh. And he is adorable in this movie. Even as he keeps stumbling around and accidentally wrecking things, you are still won over and charmed by him due to his huge politeness. Unlike most adaptations of children's media, they don't try to do anything like make Paddington wear a hoodie or sing on a mic or anything like that to date it. They just keep it plain and simple and it's for the better. So, yeah, if you haven't seen Paddington, WATCH IT!
This is the big film of 2015 that made EVERYONE cry. People tell me that it is very sad and guaranteed to put you in tears by the end of it. I pretty much agree. While I didn't burst into tears like everyone else did, it still made me feel bad mainly due to how Riley's having to deal with moving to San Francisco away from Minesotta (thankfully it was in pretty much the only movie ever where San Fran does not get obliterated by earthquakes, Godzilla, or talking apes). Most people will have a favorite emotion as their favorite character. While out of the emotions mine was Anger, as far as my favorite character in the whole movie, it was actually NONE of them. My personal favorite character was Bing Bong. I actually kind of cried when he died. Inside Out will likely get nominated for Best Animated Feature, and it is understandable why.
Now, honestly, I didn't see every Fast and Furious movie. I think I only saw the later films, 5 6 and 7. But, I loved 7. Furious 7 has all that people want to see when they go see Fast and Furious movies. They got cool cars, insanely improbable chases, explosions, you got it. But, it also comes with surprisingly emotional heft and the last thing you'd expect that in is in a Fast and Furious movie and yet it's there. Mainly due to its touching tribute to Paul Walker, who unfortunately died in a car accident a few years ago.
I loved this movie. A lot. Now, I will be honest. I was never really all that big into Peanuts. I like them, but I was not one of those people giving death stares at the studio execs to make sure they don't screw it up. And thankfully, they did not. Far from it. My favorite thing about it is how they find a way to make the CGI look like classic Peanuts animation. Also, I always never understood why Charlie Brown received so much abuse from the world. He can't ever catch a break. Though I suppose it's there to make you feel great when he eventually does win. And that's what happened at the end. Though, even though I really did like the film, it kind of did feel like they played it too safe by using the same classic Peanuts gags rather than trying to do some new ones with it. But, that did not take away from my enjoyment of it at all.
What a blast! Literally, considering all the giant explosions this film has. Because this was one of my favorite action movies of the year. And for good reason. The Avengers are back yet again and this time they went up against the evil Ultron, an artificially intelligent robot intent on destroying mankind. And it was a lot of fun. While not as good as the first Avengers, still got a lot of enjoyment out of it. I especially enjoyed the battle between Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man. Boasting great special effects and all the big fun and set pieces you want out of a MCU movie, it's a fun ride. Though, I was a bit let down by Ultron. He's not a bad villain or a poorly-thought-out one. Far from it. He's just not what I thought he was going to be. Because the trailers made it look like he's going to be the complete opposite of Loki. Cold, serious, cruel, merciless, not messing around. But, that's not the case. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching Ultron in this and he's now one of my favorite villains in the series. Just not what I was expecting. But again, much like Peanuts, this small problem did not take away my enjoyment of it.
And that's my list of personal favorite films. Did you agree with this list? If not, what would you add?