9 Must-See Movies of 2016

 

2016 is going to be one cinematic year to remember. Nearly every weekend of the year holds a potential greatness for all the movie buffs In Singapore. Out of the hundreds of films set to be launched this year, here are nine of the most highly anticipated and most talked about that we’re excited to see.

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  1. Deadpool (February)

Deadpool, 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds’ valentine gift for the comic book lovers, sits nicely in the same time when Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was released in 2015. Not your typical superhero movie, Ryan Reynolds plays as Wade Wilson who is a mercenary who becomes a badass dude in Spiderman-like suit named as Deadpool.

  1. The Divergent Series: Allegiant (March)

Perhaps, you’ve heard that the final book in the Divergent series is split into two parts. The first part—‘Allegiant’—will be released this year in March, while the last instalment—‘Ascendant’—is somewhere in 2017. Make sure to keep up with Tris and Four’s battle beyond the walls of Chicago as they try to save all of humanity.

  1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March)

Batman and Superman have challenged each other many times in comic books, and they have always been an interesting match to watch. Now that Ben Affleck will take the cowl, will he take on Henry Cavill’s Superman? Will they defeat the new threat that emerges in Jesse Eisenberg’s characted Lex Luthor? While we are still not convinced that Jesse can remarkably play the role of an evil villain, we’re still going to be front-liners and see up-close if it’s going to be a slum dunk or a colossal disaster.

  1. Captain America: Civil War (May)

Are you ready for a superhero showdown? Former allies Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) turn against each other due to ideological conflict, forcing the rest of the team— Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), The Vision (Paul Bettany), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)—to take sides.

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  1. Warcraft (June)

We’ve spent years of our lives playing warcraft games, and it’s about time to give the fans what they’ve long wanted. That famously addictive video game where humans fight orcs is now on the big screen! Travis Fimmel will play the role of the famous Anduin Lothar, the highest commander of the Alliance of Lordaeron and the last descendant of the Arathi bloodline. The movie will depict the origin of the first war between the Horde and the Alliance, and will feature many of the most notable characters of the game such as Medivh, Durotan, and Lothar.

  1. Central Intelligence (June)

On the lighter note, this comedy-action film stars The Rock as a former geek who is now a CIA agent and Kevin Hart who was once the “Big Man on Campus” but now merely an accountant. The fun, gunplay, and high jinks—and of course the usual height jokes—ensues as the two become partners into the world of international espionage.

  1. Independence Day: Resurgence (June)

The aliens are back, and so does the entire cast of the 1996 classic action film, except for Will Smith though. This sequel answers the question that people (presumably) ask for the last 20 years: What if the aliens return? That is exactly what this star-studded movie is about—showcasing the Earth’s modern defences with humans salvaging alien ships for building intergalactic weaponry.

  1. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (September)

Milla Jovovich is now ready to reunite with her role as Alice in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Alice is forced to fight the time as the Red Queen tries to destroy the entire humanity. The final sequel will feature some of the recognized characted in the video game, such as Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.

  1. The Great Wall (November)

There’s an indescribable mystery that lingers in the existence of the Great Wall of China. With its size and scope—and being the only man-made structure visible from outer space—it sends everyone’s imagination to fly in all sorts of direction. While there are so many legends about this colossal structure, why not let director Zhang Yimou practice his mythmaking magic? Along with his American-Chinese casting, including Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu, and Jing Tian, Zhang Yimou will bring life to one of our visions of how this great wall was constructed a thousand years ago.

Overall, this year is going to be one fun ride in Singapore cinemas. There are definitely more movies to watch out for that aren’t included in this list, but be sure to never miss out a single one from our top picks.

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