Ah 2016... you have been rough to say the least. From personally, to politically, to world wise, and entertainment / notable people passing, it was as they say "the worst of times". But removed from its "2016ness",
there was a solid amount of great media this year, let's focus , here, on that. As always, if it isnt
listed and is considered to be amazing, i havent likely experienced it at all or enough to make a valid
judgement. Things stay cool eternally..
Top 10 Films of 2016:
1.) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: For proving that just maybe Disney's plans for a yearly film will work if they are this
good...in its classic OT feel even more than TFA, its intense stakes, its new characters and edgy attitude, and action...wow!
2.) Captain America: Civil War: For truly bringing together the entire existing MCU to date into a intense dramatic
conflict, and yet also for introducing some new heroes and spideys, for being marvel at its most epic yet.
3.) Deadpool: For delivering on a dream, and being as perfect and funny and crude and zany as it should be.
4.) La La Land: For its beautiful music, directorial visuals/art, and story. Craft!
5.) Hacksaw Ridge: For its great performances, and intense bloody WW2 action, and message.
6.) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: For truly starting a new era of DC crossover, bringing a great new Battfleck and intense drama and action.
7.) Doctor Strange: For also delivering a dream, and its surreal visuals and unique action.
8.) Arrival: For its deep intricate intellectual plot, direction, performances, and meanings
9.) Finding Dory: For its charm, emotions, and color.
10.) 10 Cloverfield Lane: Haha what timing, but yes despite the coincedence for its performances, tension, mystery,
Honorable # 11 to 13:
11.) Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them(Vibe!)
13.) Star Trek Beyond(Spectacle!)
NEW RULE( 2015 or prior wider re-releases don't count for me, nor do one night only... sorry,
Will include similiar category in future years...) Doesnt Count Since Originally Released Before 2016/Less Than A Few
Weeks(The Revenant(Leo!), Batman: The Killing Joke(Hammil!!)
Top 10 Video Games of 2016:
1.) Uncharted 4: A Thieve's End: For its incredible visuals, performances, gameplay, and set pieces culminating the series to date both plotwise and game evolution wise.
2.) Battlefield 1: For its incredible visuals, interesting gameplay and varied maps, and touching campaign and not being afraid to go back to roots.
3.) Dishonored 2: For its unique world, deep plot, perfromances, and truly offering varied ways to complete something
(I would put the first two episods of Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 3/ New Frontier here,but since it is episodic
starting this year its kind of hard to put...but woah, choices and emotion and etc..what reminder of quality, and so) 4.) Kirby: Planet Robobot: For its crazy spectacle, music, and level design, fun, and unlockables.
5.) Overwatch: For being an important new change and trendsetter in the FPS genre, colorful visuals, world lore, and polish, and free updates plan.
6.) Gears Of War 4: For bringing back that feel one missed, intense story, and even intenser gameplay scenarios and combat while looking great.
7.) Watch Dogs 2: For being what number one should have been. Wacky, stuff to do, San Francisco adaptation, options...fun
8.) Titanfall 2: For its intense and evolved multiuplayer gameplay, smooth performance, and actually a great, well done, varied campaign.
(Would out Telltale's The Walking Dead: Michonne series as well, it all did come out this year, but its a bit hardto quanity episodic point and clicks as games,...but it did have great emotion, action, and vibe and even moreso music..) 9.) Pokemon Sun And Moon Versions: For serving as a tribute to the franchise while shaking up its core formula, a greatvibe, plentiful new ideas offering both the usual new era Pokemon experience while also feeling fresh with features.)
10.) Inside: For its dark ambience, sound design, and intensity.
Honorable # 11 to 13:
11.) Deus Ex: Mankind Divided(World!)
13.) Street Fighter 5(Changing/Options!)
Doesn't Count But Great Re-Releases/Mostly Same Games/Mobile/Etc:(Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD(Refine!),
Ratchet and Clank (PS4) (Beautiful!),Pokemon Go(Simplistic Popularity!), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered