Normally, I’m the person who sees pretty much every big movie that comes out. That was not the case this year. In fact, I missed quite a few movies that I was really excited to see (I’m looking at you Pan, Ant-Man, Tomorrowland, and Scorch Trials). But here are five movies that I really enjoyed in 2015.
#5 : Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I’m reviewing this tomorrow, so you’ll get a better picture of how I felt about this movie then, but the gist is that I enjoyed it. It was made like the originals, which was great, and I was entertained, so it did its job. Sure, it had some issues (I’m looking at you Kylo Ren), but over all, very entertaining and flashy, which is, I assume, what it was going for.
#4 : Jurassic World
Again, this movie is not without it’s issues, but heck, it’s a movie about dinosaurs. So…if you’re more worried about what shoes the heroine is wearing than the fact that the dinosaurs are eating everyone….well, you kind of missed the point.
#3 : Avengers : Age of Ultron
I’m not sure Marvel has gone wrong yet with this entire franchise. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve seen from the Avengers universe, and Age of Ultron was no exception. I just fear the day when all the actors are like, ok, I’m done now. Now, lets be honest, I enjoyed the first Avengers movie better, probably just because it was such a huge gamble and it came out so brilliantly. But Ultron was great too.
#2 : Inside Out
A huge win for Disney-Pixar, Inside Out was adorable, heartwarming, very funny, and delightfully animated. You can say you didn’t cry, but we’ll all know you’re lying. It was just that good.
#1 : Cinderella
I remember back in like, 2013 was it? Disney released a teaser trailer that just showed the glass slipper and I was very doubtful that this movie would be good. But of course I still went to see it as soon as I could because it’s Disney, and you all know how obsessed I am with Disney. I don’t think they could have done anything better in Cinderella. It was gorgeously done; beautiful set and costumes, wonderful actor choices, an enchanting script…really almost perfection. I saw it three times in theaters and would see it again if it were still up. An absolute gem of 2015, one anyone who likes the Cinderella story should see. See my full review of Disney’s Cinderella HERE.
Honorable Mention (and really, just put it on this list anyway, because it was awesome): Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation