Part 4 of My Year at the Movies: August, September, and October gave us some morally questionable types slinging guns and working to save the world, an idiot savant with a penchant for killing, and forced us to examine both masculinity and sexuality.
June and July may have been the strangest months at the movies this year. We watched a dead man get puppeted about to help a man survive being stranded in the woods, glamor literally devoured a young model, a chubby kid and an old man went on one of the most bizarre and heartwarming run in the New Zealand bush, an entertainer almost lost his career and his friends, and one of our favorite amnesiac super-soldiers made his return to the big screen.
This year, I was lucky enough to watch about 22 movies, mostly in theaters. In these last few days before the new year, I will be sharing my thoughts on these films, from the good to the bad to the mediocre. May featured two big continuations of storied superhero franchises, provided a few cheap laughs, and introduced us to a couple of nice guys just trying to make it in the world. The stakes ran the gamut this month, ranging from the destruction of the world to keeping your property’s value up when a sorority moves in next door.
This year, I was lucky enough to watch about 22 movies, mostly in theaters. In these last few days before the new year, I will be sharing my thoughts on these films, from the good, to the bad, to the mediocre. To kick things off, let’s take a look at the movies I saw in February, March, and April. Superheroes, anthropomorphic animals, a couple of cable tv comics trying to make it on the big screen, these months had a little bit of everything.
Contained here are my thoughts on the new film Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, released December 16, 2016. Set between episode III and IV, Rogue One is the latest in the Star Wars film franchise and focuses on Jyn Orso as she and a group of Rebels go on a suicide mission to steal the plans for the Empire’s newest weapon, the Death Star.