Ranking the Movies I’ve Seen So Far This Year

It’s been a busy movie year. I’ve seen a bunch of movies, some that have been legitimately enjoyable while there have been a few stumbles along the way. Considering that I have seen so many movies this year I thought it best to do a ranking now of the films I’ve seen (so far.) Enjoy!

16. In the Heights

In the Heights (2021) - IMDb

If you had told me In the Heights was going to be my least favorite film of the year so far I would’ve been baffled but it is. This movie irked me on a level I can’t fully explain but there’s one major flaw; John M. Chu directed this movie like a Broadway play, not a movie!

The constant singing was out of place and took away from the enjoyment of the overall story. It was too loud, too chaotic, there were too many distractions disrupting the singing numbers, and because the movie was poorly constructed from the get-go, I didn’t like any of the characters.

When that movie ended I realized that I had seen one of the worst musicals I had ever seen and that’s unfortunate.

15. The Little Things

The Little Things' movie review, Denzel Washington thriller - Los Angeles  Times

I wasn’t expecting this movie to be good but I wasn’t expecting it to be as bad as it was either. I love a good whodunnit movie but this film just didn’t cut it. And its conclusion was infuriating!

14. The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad' Isn't a Typical Superhero Movie - The Atlantic

There are people who will say this is one of the best comic book movies they’ve seen. I beg to differ. The Suicide Squad is a ridiculously violent, boring island adventure with a bunch of unlikable characters and maybe two standouts. And yeah the villain was actually intimidating…for two seconds. Then he was killed in such a ridiculous fashion that I was left just staring at the screen like, “Really.”

But I’m glad there were people who liked it.

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The Premiere of ‘What If…?’ Was Awesome!

The very name of the episode says it all: What If…Captain Carter Was the First Avenger? That alone sounds awesome.

Peggy Carter has always been one of the best characters in the MCU and to see her highlighted in such a powerful way was so much fun. Steve Rogers, still skinny, is made a suit of armor by Howard Stark and together they took on HYDRA together.

Captain Carter (center) and the Howling Commandos in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This premiere episode did it all. It was exhilarating, funny, and in classic The First Avenger fashion, heartbreaking. When the episode concluded I sat back, looked at the ceiling, and with wet eyes asked a simple question, “Why?”

In short, I had a blast.

I can’t wait to see next week’s episode which focuses on What If T’Challa Had Become Star-Lord. That’s sure to be a fun episode but of course it’s bittersweet because we know it’s Chadwick Boseman’s last performance as T’Challa.

I’m also very intrigued to see where else this series takes us storywise and how it could potentially connect to the MCU as a whole.

And just think, with the start of What If…? we’re literally only three weeks away from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Isn’t that incredible?!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.