The Best, and Worst Movies of 2015: According to Kyle
It is the end of another year and with that comes the traditional lists. You have seen Kaitlyn’s list, but you have not seen mine. When deciding what films I should list in my top ten I thought about the films that I have added to my personal library, or watched more than once. In other words the top ten films I personally enjoyed, not just the films I think are the best of the year, a fairly arbitrary distinction I know, but if I didn’t make that distinction it would be a very similar list nearly every other top ten out there.
First, I think I should cover the worst of the year. These films I did not enjoy, at all and some I downright loath.
Now the top ten worst movies of 2015, according to me:
This movie simply failed to deliver the spectacular story the visual effects promised. It was convoluted and nonsensical and simply dull.
9: Get Hard
This was supposed to be a comedy, but instead it was simply a sad statement on what some people think is comedy.
The first film was awful and unbearable, the second was all that and more. Not only does the story make no sense, but the film is so riddled with plot holes I spent the entire film wishing someone would just fall into one.
It is rare that I walk out of a film laughing because I have no idea what the film was supposed to be, and I don’t think the filmmakers knew what it was supposed to be either.
6: Little Boy
I might have been more disgusted with this film than any I have ever seen before. Using “Little Boy”, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima as a clever plot device literally made me feel sick.
5: The Gallows
Another awful found footage ultra low budget horror film, they are not fun to watch, and no one dies fast enough.
Nothing is more fun that watching someone else use a computer, especially if they use it badly.
It was not romantic, it was not sexy, it was not tantalizing, scandalous, or entertaining.
It is not often I feel my intelligence has been insulted quite like I did after watching this film.
Atrocious writing, and amateurish film making earn this film my top, or bottom, honors for 2015 worst film. Everyone involved in the production of this film should be embarrassed for the product that was released.
Here it is, the list of films that you should have already seen, but if you haven’t you should.
It is one of the most charming films of the year, possibly even more charming than its predecessor.
It will make you laugh while making you cry, unless you are made of stone, it will make you feel something.
It is traditional film making, with Tarantino behind it all.
If you forgot, like me, why you loved N.W.A. this will remind you while keeping you entertained.
6: Ex Machina
With a microscopic cast, and an unbelievably captivating story, this is some brilliant sci-fi.
5: Inside Out
You will feel feelings about feelings. It is a unique film that does so much right.
I have a soft spot for great comedy, and this is one of the best comedies of the year, while also being one of the best action films of the year.
Do you love dialogue that is fit to be carved into granite, with political intrigue about the entertainment industry? I do.
This choice needs absolutely no justification, you either loved this film, or you haven’t seen it, or you are just wrong.
1: The Martian
I love this movie to an obscene degree. Not only is it incredibly smart, it is nearly perfectly paced, hilarious, and exciting. It is as close to a perfect film as I believe you will ever see, and it even included a Bowie song.