Our final category of the year is Movie of the Year. The movies I saw this year were rather average, but there were a couple good ones. I didn’t see Force Awakens until this year; a good movie but not original enough to win the movie of the year. I haven’t seen Rogue One yet. This year’s winner is…
The Adjustment Bureau. As unoriginal as Force Awakens was, The Adjustment Bureau was the opposite, with a creative premise around free will versus determinism. The what-would-you-do questions that the movie created was the highlight to a pretty average year of movie watching.
Honorable Mention: Zooptopia. A little blunt with their message, but overall an enjoyable movie for all ages.
Dishonorable Mention: Prometheus. This prequel to one of the eeriest movies of all time (Alien(s)), was too similar to the original. The slow build was way too slow – I stopped caring halfway through the movie.