Movie Hits, Misses and Bombs for Jan – June of 2016

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Here are my picks for the Hits, Misses and outright Bombs for the 1st half of 2016 in no specific order. Note this is not all the movies just ones I feel are notable. Also I have NOT seen any of this movies, I am basing everything on trailers, summary and personal vibes about it.

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Hit, I have read the book and it was interesting. I think it will be a sleeper hit and soon to be cult classic.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 – Miss, I think Po has ran his course and Dreamworks needs to stop milking this. Before they bomb it so hard that it kills the franchise (hint remenber Sherk and Ice Age)
  • Dirty Grandpa – Bomb – Didn’t Jackass already do this badly.
  • The 5th Wave – Miss – Don’t ask me how something that sounds so good go wrong, but my vibes are telling me its not going to click.
  • Fifty Shades of Black – Bomb – Sorry your days of glory Wayne brothers are over and have been over since Scary Movie 2.
  • Zoolander 2 – Miss – Sadly it will be a hit mainly due to Ben Stiller fans.
  • Embrace of the Serpent – Hit – It will be great for those willing to invest the time and brainpower into peeling back the layers.
  • The Other Side of the Door – Hit – Rack it up with the Ring, Grugde and Insidious. Hopefully they won’t kill it with sequels that destroy the mythos of the first movie
  • Zootopia – Miss – Packed full of sugary goodness for the kiddies, embedded adult jokes its a paint by the numbers cash machine family movie.
  • Triple 9 – Miss – Another gangs and dirty cops paint by the numbers cash machine. Hellywood needs to breathe some fresh air and step away from the Kool-Aid
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane – Miss – J.J. Adams is another one that needs to understand his glory days are over.
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Miss – Its been downhill since the begining and I don’t think this is going to go any better.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Hit – Its going to be good, but the bad news is I think they are going to over the top to build a franchise. Which is what they are trying to do.
  • Money Monster – Hit – I think its going to be a sleeper. Its going to stay under the radar then BAMM!!
  • The Jungle Book – Miss – Sadly even with its star power in front and behind the camera I do not think its going to do live action well.
  • Barbershop: The Next Cut – Bomb – Adding females to the cast does not help. Look at the Karate Kid.
  • The Huntsman Winter’s War – Miss – If this was a TV Special I would make it a Hit but it just doesn’t have the power to hit it home on the big screen.
  • Ratchet and Clank – Bomb – Video Games rarely make good movies, my brains where oozing out just watching the trailer.
  • Nine Lives – Bomb – People switching bodies or turning into something else type movies should be BANNED and BURNED
  • Captain America: Civil War – Hit – It looks good, but I sense the franchise is on thin ice. They have made some mis-steps if not fixed I think where this is all heading will be for naught.
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Bomb – See what I said about Ratchet and Clank
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Hit – This round of X-Men movies is hitting all the right notes. However I feel the end is nigh for this round. But its going out on a high note unlike Batman the Dark Knight Rises.
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – ??? – It happens rarely its like sitting down to poker with a card shark. Very hard to read, very hard to tell
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Bomb – I smell another Ninja Rap on this one. Sorry turtles its shellshock
  • Now You See Me 2 – Miss – So much going for it, but like the first one. It falls short
  • Warcraft – Hit – Its a summer blockbuster with a popcorn plot. I don’t think its going to draw much more other than WOW players.
  • Finding Dory – Miss – Do we really need another trip to the sea. When is Hellywood going to learn one shots are good making sequels kills movies and destroys the first one.
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Bomb – Do we need another ID4 Hell no.
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