I will not deny that this year sucked. We did get great video games such as Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time and cartoons like The Owl House. Unfortunately, a lot movies got delayed until next year. But that’s not going to stop me from doing my favorite movies of the year list even though it will be reduced to 5 instead of 10.
Honorable Mention-Hamilton: This is just footage of the play so it doesn’t count. Still a good play though.
The only live action movie on this list and the last movie I’ve seen in theaters thus far. While I think the time traveling stuff is confusing and complicated it does give us some really great action scenes (some in backwards) and clever plot twists. The two leads are also really great together.
4. My Hero Academia Heroes Rising:
I said before that My Hero Academia is my favorite anime and Heroes Rising felt like a love letter to anyone (like me) who loves the anime. Everything I love from the anime is still here such as the characters (particularly class 1-A), the outstanding animation and the action scenes.
A modern fantasy world isn’t the most original thing as of now but what makes this movie really charming are the brothers, both brothers played by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Both of them are really charming and are the heart of this movie. The comedy while cliché at times does have good moments too.
Sure this movie does have the typical man vs nature story and a generic villain but Cartoon Saloon still hit it out of the park with this one. I really like the friendship between Robyn and Mebh. The character designs and backgrounds are incredibly thanks to the wonderful 2d animation.
One of the most realistic and adult movies Pixar has made so far. This had a lot of existential themes that dive into questioning passion and purpose. Joe and 22 works as great foils because one doesn’t want to die and the other doesn’t want to live. Has anyone noticed that four out of five of these movies have duos?
Here’s hoping for a better year in 2021.