Monday, December 28, 2015

Top 5 movies of 2015

I think I can do this list this year since I have seen enough new movies. I didn't see all of them. Only ones I was interested in. I include movies which got Finnish premiere 2015. One movie on list got premiere elsewhere in 2014 but we got it 2015. So it is on this list. List doesn't have the movie everyone should love or the movie which made most money. I liked them both but I liked these more.

5 Fast & Furious 7

Fast & Furious 7 is not something fans of serious movies should like. It is not high art but is so much fun. I didn't expect to like this so much. The Rock, Vin Diesel and Jason Statham in same movie almost makes this like Expandable the Next Generation. Movie knows what it is. It doesn't try to be anything else. You can find my review here.

4 Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service has all the fun missing from Daniel Craig's Bond movies put into one movie. I almost missed this one. When reviews of other movies told to see this instead of the other movie I had to check this. I was in bandwagon when I walked out of the theater. Movie has one scene with bad CGI which drops this from higher place. You can find me review here.

3 The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game was Oscar bait. Like other Oscar baits it premiered in Finland close to Oscar ceremony to take full advantage of nominations. The Imitation Game is biopic of Alan Turing. He is best known for four things. His team broke the enigma code, he is considered as father of modern computing, he created Turing test and he was gay. The Imitation Game concentrates on first one. There is little bit of him being gay. Computing is almost ignored. Turing test was briefly explained. You can find my review here.

2 The Martian

The Martian is a movie I have waited for a long time. Big budget serious science fiction movie which gets science right. Ridley Scott finally made another great science fiction movie after Alien and Blade Runner. I hope this opens doors for another similar movies. Gravity and Interstellar teased as being scientifically accurate but this actually was. You can find my review here.

1 Ex Machina

If Ex Machina is not on your top movies of 2015 list you either have not seen it or don't like serious science fiction movies. Weird scientist brings bright young man to his underground laboratory to test his latest artificial intelligence. It is strange version of Turing test. Most of the movie we only see four actors and one of them don't even say anything. Great story, great script, great acting and great everything. I will make longer video of why this is so great next year. Meanwhile you can find my spoiler free review here.

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