In 30 Years Will Anyone Remember the Movies of 2016?

Posted August 1, 2016 by Eoin Friel in Blogs

I don’t mind saying that 2016 has been one of the worst years for movies in recent times. There is nothing coming out over the next few months that I am particularly excited about and I’ve barely gone to the cinema in recent months. This is supposed to be blockbuster season but for 2016 it’s a pretty weak selection to say the least.

This year we’ve celebrated the 30th anniversaries of classic movies like Aliens, Manhunter, Top Gun, The Hitcher, Platoon, Blue Velvet, Highlander, Big Trouble in Little China and many more which fans still talk about to this day.

Movies can define a generation of kids but I doubt anything has come out this year (so far) that anyone will want to celebrate 30 years from now. More reboots, more superhero movies, and even more sequels with only indie movies daring to try anything new or different. I’m not saying every movie has been bad; they haven’t, it’s just that if you sit back and think how many movies this year have truly changed the landscape you’ll be hard pushed to think of anything.

Even Spielberg dropped the ball this year with the surprisingly dull The BFG; a movie that didn’t even fare well at the box office.

2017 thankfully looks to be far more interesting so hopefully we’ve got some modern classics coming out but I think 2016 will be consigned to the dustbin of history where it belongs.

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Eoin Friel

I started The Action Elite a few years ago; it's grown from strength to strength but now seems like the right time to expand. I've always loved different movie genres like horror, sci-fi and dramas so you'll see a wide range of different movies covered here.


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