Best Of 2016: Top 10 Films That I Enjoyed More Than Most Critics

So here are the 10 films that I graded the highest, that the majority of critics seemed to not like. In order to qualify for this list, the film must have had less than 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Each film in my top 10 probably would have gotten a Fresh rating, even though my #10 film received a B-.

10) Warcraft
My Grade: B-, Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
Yeah, it’s a B-, so it’s not like I was saying this film was amazing, but I did seem to enjoy it more than most critics. 28%? It was better than that. C+/B- is that range where I would be really deciding if it was Fresh or Rotten, and since I enjoyed Warcraft overall, I would have rated it fresh.

9) Angry Birds
My Grade: B, Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
It was better than I expected. I skipped it in theatres, because I didn’t hear great things, but when I caught it on DVD, I felt like it bested my expectations.

8) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
My Grade: B, Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
I fully understand why critics hated this film. However, I grew up on the Ninja Turtles, so finally getting to see decent film depictions of Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang on the big screen was enough for me. I thought the film was a ton of fun, and honestly better than the first.

7) Now You See Me 2
My Grade: B, Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
A decent followup. I thought it was about as good as the original, and had an interestin twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. So it got points for that.

6) The Boss
My Grade: B, Rotten Tomatoes: 22%
I didn’t hate this as much as everyone else did. It’s not a top tier Melissa McCarthy film, it’s a second tier McCarthy film. I thought she was funny in it.

5) Passengers
My Grade: B, Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Another film I disagreed with the critics on. I thought Pratt, Lawrence,and Sheen all did really good, and the film was beautifully shot and scored. I did have some problems with the moral implications, and I understand that the screenplay was different, which is why this film didn’t get an A from me. The original screenplay for this film probably would have gotten an A from me, and a higher grade from other critics as well.

4) X-Men Apocalypse
My Grade: B, Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Just like the Ninja Turtles, I am prone to liking an X-Men film automatically more just because I’m a huge X-Men fan. I felt like it did a decent job telling an adapted for film version of the Age Of Apocalypse. I’m sure some fans felt otherwise, but this was nowhere near the levels of X3 or X-Men Origins, both of which were awful entries. It wasn’t as good as Days Of Future Past or First Class though.

3) Suicide Squad
My Grade: B+, Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
Yes, this film has a lot of problems. Honestly, looking back, I even feel ashamed that I graded it a B+. But I had a ton of fun. I remember that. I really did enjoy the film, and I thought Margot Robbie was fantastic as Harley Quinn, and Will Smith was entertaining as Deadshot. Honestly, I might rewatch this film at some point and feel like it deserves a lower grade. I’m already aware that a B+ is a little high, but I don’t want to change it until I’ve sat through it again.

2) How To Be Single
My Grade: B+, Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
I thought Leslie Mann gave a great performance in this film. For a while, I honestly had her on my list of Supporting Actress performances, because I thought she was that good. Of course, she’s always that good. She’s so underrated because she does a lot of comedies. One day I hope someone will recognize that she puts a lot of heart into her roles. I expected nothing from this, and I got a fairly entertaining film.

1) Dirty Grandpa
My Grade: A-, Rotten Tomatoes: 10%
I laughed my ass off. I don’t even care. I said it when I reviewed it. I know critics hate it, I know I’m supposed to hate it. I loved it. I thought DeNiro was amazing. I don’t think he’s ever been this funny before. Seriously. This is definitely my greatest “guilty pleasure” of 2016.

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