10 Movies I’ll Watch in 2021: Retrospective

Tom and Jerry

The famous cat and mouse are given another origin story, wherein Tom is hired by a famous New York hotel to catch Jerry. It’s a harmless story that has all the energy and spirit of a classic Tom and Jerry cartoon but lacks in story. The cel animation is a nice touch but with a very 2021 soundtrack and some half-hearted performances, this is a mid-tier production.

Nobody

Didn’t get a chance to see this but I heard good things.

The King’s Man

Won’t be able to see this until next year

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

The Justice League assemble to battle the galactic conqueror Darksieds henchman Steppenwolf in this 4-hour epic. The scale is grand and the performances grounded, with a scale that elevates the entire piece. The most important aspect, of course, is that it ever saw the light of day to begin with but this superhero flick is primarily for the fans.

Mortal Kombat

MMA fighter Cole Young assembles a group of powered individuals in the fight to save our reality in this flawed adaptation of the classic video game. It lacked stakes, character, and good CGI but the action scenes were a lot of fun. It’s got the gore that fans wanted they deserved a good story to go along with it.

Cruella

The beloved Disney villain gets her own origin story set in 1970’s London in this delightful mess. The dialogue may be poor and the feminism may be overpowering but this is a film that doesn’t care what you think, and I respect it for that. One of the most enjoyable disasters of 2021.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Lebron James gathers the Looney Tunes for a game of Online basketball in this acceptable sequel to the 1990’s classic. It’s definitely a movie made to please a company and promote their subscription service but it still contains plenty to smile about and decent animation.

The Suicide Squad

A gang of villains participate in a suicide mission for a chance at freedom in director James Gunn’s superhero reboot. It’s everything a Suicide Squad fan could hope for, with all the blood, violence, and swearing intact. Even better, it’s absolutely absurd and features a stellar soundtrack.

The Beatles: Get Back

Never before seen footage from the making of The Beatles’ album Let it Be is edited together for this 3-part-mini-series from the legendary Sir Peter Jackson for the documentary of the year. This was due to be a single feature film, which Part 3 can be, but cutting any of this would have been a tragedy. A perfect glimpse into how one of the world’s greatest bands concocted their melodies and maintained their strained relationships.

The Matrix: Resurrections

Won’t be able to see this until next year.

Signed: Your friendly neighbourhood queer

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