Movies I Saw in 2015

2015 was not the year of 365 movies, but I did watch a bunch of films. Of the movies that were release this year, here are my thoughts:

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The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water
Not as good as the first one, but some good gags. 6/10

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Total disappointment. No characters the audience can (or should) identify with. Cool guns. 5/10

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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Didn’t like Ultron as a villain, everyone has the same amount of sass. Give the sass to the sassy characters and let the other characters shine on other merits. 6/10

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Ex Machina
Great performance, great story, great ending. 7/10

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Mad Max: Fury Road
Not much of a story, but everything comes together visually and you don’t have much time think about the holes. 8/10

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Tragically didn’t’ live up to its potential. 6/10

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Inside Out
Frankly this movie bored me. I appreciated what they were trying to do but ultimately I think they missed the mark. 6/10

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Slow West
Not much of a story but impressive visuals and great moments. 7/10

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Is Marvel in a rut? If so, it’s a fun rut. 7/10

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Taken 3
The usual. 5/10

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Mr Holmes
Great character study and performance. 7/10

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Shaun the Sheep Movie
Super fun! Funny. Perhaps my highest recommendation of 2015 despite the fact that I only give it 7/10

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Jurassic World
I’m not a superfan of Jurassic Park, but I like dinosaurs and movies. This movie was a bad joke. It made me laugh. 4/10

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Turbo Kid
Likeable characters, post-apocalyptic, silly, fun, but even so relied a little too much on the nostagia factor. Worth seeing. 6/10

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Terminator Genisys
What a mess. 5/10

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San Andreas
Ridiculous but mostly entertaining. 5/10

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Z for Zachariah
Post apocalyptic movies are for me. This was a good one without mutants and tricked out cars. Reminded me of The World, the Flesh and the Devil. 7/10

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The Martian
Smart, fun, good. 8/10

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Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
Another post-apocalyptic film filled with young adults and also Lili Taylor! 7/10

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Steve Jobs
I don’t know anything about Steve Jobs. I watched this movie and still don’t know anything about Steve Jobs except he was an asshole and a bad father. 7/10

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Pretty intense and engaging, even though I didn’t understand some of what was going on. 7/10

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Bone Tomahawk
Intense, disturbing, satisfying. 7/10

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In the Heart of the Sea
I didn’t really buy Chris Hemsworth in this role but the tale was satisfying and darker than I expected. 7/10

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Total rehash of New Hope but we don’t expect much from Star Wars these days, do we? 7/10