Must-See Movies for 2016
2016 promises to be a great year for all sorts of releases! Here’s a quick rundown of some of the ones that we’re really looking forward to:
Taken from one of Marvel Comics’ darkest, edgiest antiheroes, Deadpool is the story of a former Special Forces operative, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) who, after spending time as a mercenary, is the subject of an experiment that goes wrong. The experiment leaves him with the ability to heal incredibly quickly; reinvented as Deadpool, he takes his newfound abilities and seeks revenge on the man who almost destroyed him.
Independence Day Resurgence
You didn’t really think I was over, did you? After the global catastrophes of the first movie, the nations of Earth had banded together, using pirated alien technology, to construct a defense system. They’re outgunned, unfortunately, by the aliens’ new weapons and tactics, and it’s up to the bravery and ingenuity of a few men and women to save the planet.
Captain America: Civil War
The Avengers are in trouble again, just for trying to save humanity. Things backfire and a governing body is formed to rein them in. This splits the Avengers into two camps, one headed up by Steve Rogers, who wants the Avengers to remain free agents, and the other led by Tony Stark, who’s actually willing to go along with government oversight and accountability.
This much-anticipated entry from the video game franchise has Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) channeling his ancient ancestor, Aguilar, from 15th century Spain. Callum, it turns out, is a descendent from the mysterious secret order, The Assassins, and now possesses phenomenal knowledge and skills to battle an oppressive, powerful modern-day version of the Templar organization.
Another Marvel adaptation, Doctor Strange is the tale of brilliant-but –conceited surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life takes a surprising turn when a sorcerer takes him in and gives him the training and powers to defend the world against forces of evil.
The 5th Wave
After four separate attacks by aliens, most of the Earth is in a shambles. Amid the ruins, in a shattered world filled with despair, Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz) is racing against time to save her younger brother before the fifth wave hits. Along the way, Cassie partners with a young man who could possibly be her only hope…if she can trust him.
A lot has changed in the fashion world in 15 years, and Derek and Hansel (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson) are back in the game again as male supermodels. Unfortunately, a rival company has other plans and aims to take them out of the business. Stiller directs this sequel.
Ip Man 3
Martial arts fan should love this third installment of the series. A gang of brutal gangsters, headed by a corrupt property developer (Mike Tyson) are out to take over the city, and it’s up to Master Ip (Donnie Yen) to take a stand. If the previous movies were any indication, Ip Man 3 should prove to be a genre classic of flying fists and incredible fight scenes.