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Jan
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2022

My Top 5 Movies of 2021 · 4:00am January 1st

Okay, better I make it now than later. Here's my final post for 2021; my top five movies for 2021. There are other movies I haven't really mentioned or delved into on this site, maybe one day I'll get to them and analyze them on a deeper level, but I'm just gonna share what I've got rolling in my head. Now just another thing I wanna say, I haven't seen every movie in 2021, so I wanna say, if you get annoyed that I didn't put Spider Man on the list despite how much of a success it is... I haven't seen it, and I need a theater. :twilightblush:

So, let us begin!


Number 5.

Luca

While this film isn't going to be a masterpiece nor does it groundbreak or anything, it's still a fun, sweet, and very enjoyable movie. I loved the characters, I loved the small seaside town in Italy, it looks soooo beautiful. Honestly, it made for a fun movie to watch with my family during the summer. We all had a blast with this movie. :twilightsmile: If you haven't seen it, I recommend giving it a watch, even if it's just for a simple, sweet, enjoyable fun time.



Number 4.

Free Guy

Ryan Renolds as an AI system in an online multiplayer game; this is funny. Honestly, I feel like the makers really gave a damn about video games, there's clearly a lot of love and understanding of what video games are like, at least to me. Especially taking jabs at some of the shitty business practices that some of the asshole companies decide to use. I will always take sadistic joy in throwing jabs at them, and I will also laugh at how the in-universe company's name is clearly mocking Konami.

Also hell yes to getting Jacksepticeye to be in this movie! That was an absolute joy of a surprise and I love it :twilightsmile: I definitely recommend this film for a fun time.



Number 3.

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings

I know nothing about the comic book or characters this is based on. I don't know how accurate this is to the source material. All I can say is--holy shit, I didn't think you could make rings a badass weapon, but this movie found a way! :rainbowkiss::raritystarry: I loved the characters, I loved exploring more parts of the MCU, and again, rings! Rings are made into weapons! This is awesome!

This movie was awesome, no wonder it got a lot of love. I definitely recommend this for MCU fans.



Number 2.

The Suicide Squad

Another DC movie that's awesome... that's also Rated R and uses that rating to great use. 2016's Suicide Squad wishes it could be this cool. I'm not going to say it's groundbreaking or anything, but it is a glorious dark comedy, and I love it. I love how vibrant and beautiful the costumes looked, I love the characters, and I have a feeling a lot of people loved the tons of fan-service in the film. Even if I don't recognize most of the references, I have a feeling most of the DC fans probably do.

I still keep watching the first ten minutes of the film, cause it's so damn dark and hilarious, and the song that proceeds after that... oh lord. :rainbowlaugh:


And now, we go to the...



Honorable Mentions

Willy's Wonderland

I do enjoy this movie very much, but I wouldn't put it on the top list. It's enjoyable, but it's not exactly the best. I still have some glaring issues with the film which kinda hold it back from it being in a numbered spot, but it's still a fun recommendation.



Raya and the Last Dragon

I enjoyed this movie very well. The animation is so damn gorgeous, the acting is top notch, and I was invested in the story. My only real issue I have is the overall theming of the story; it feels like it kinda derails at times, and I feel like it wasn't executed the best. This may be just a me thing, but the theme of trust kinda starts to fall apart when a certain character literally shows and gives every reason that they shouldn't be trusted. But aside from that, it's a pretty decent movie. Also, Sisu is adorable, and I must snuggle. :rainbowkiss:



My Little Pony; A New Generation

I'll admit, I think this movie has some serious flaws. The amount of questions that aren't answered for how the hell this world still functions is a big one; especially since it's still connected to G4. Hopefully in the upcoming TV series we'll get some answers. And aside from Pipp being just... flat, Sunny having some issues that honestly needs to be called out on, and maybe some jokes that don't land, I honestly did enjoy this movie. I was hesitant at the start when I heard about this movie, but I'm willing to see where more of this story goes. Provided that we provide Pipp with more character, and we don't let little Sproutler make things worse.

Also, Izzy Moonbow is such a precious sweetheart, AND I WANNA SNUGGLE HER! :heart:



Fear Street Trilogy

Three movies. Three horror films in a row that all interconnect in the same year. And all with an interesting story, great characters, and freaky as hell scenarios. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I would, but I did! This was an awesome film series to binge, and I'm glad I watched it. If you're a horror fan, I'd definitely recommend this one for you all out there.


And now, we move onto my top movie of 2021...



Number 1

Ghostbusters Afterlife

After waiting for years in development hell, especially with Covid kicking in, after getting that horrid taste of the piss-poor excuse for 'feminisim' for 2016's Ghostbusters, we got a Ghostbusters movie that doesn't treat the audience like shit, actually gets a laugh more than two times, actually has equality (you don't have to humiliate the opposite sex just to make the ladies look better, m'kay Paul Feig? :duck:) and feels more respectful to the source material which actually gives honor to Harold Ramis.

But aside from my thinly veiled jabs at the last attempt at the franchise, I still think it's a great movie. Is it perfect? God no. I might need to rewatch it again, but I still think it accomplished what it set out to do, and still made it's own twists while having some bits of fanservice to the original. If this is it's own movie just to wrap up the story, I dare say it's a perfect wrap up. It gives Harold Ramis a good ending, the sequel that we all have been waiting for. And it's the first time I started cheering my head off in a movie theater. I loved it that much, it got me to cheer loud in the theater, and I gave no damn about who was around me.



And those are my top movies for 2021. And now for something more personal... I did say before that for me, this year was a bit better, but not perfect. I will admit I do think this year was a bit better since we've all adapted enough, and I'm okay with that. I still found ways to keep myself going even in spite of the pandemic hitting us hard, and I know we're not gonna stay dead as I said before. And you know what else I'm thankful for? My friends. My friends here who have managed to tolerate my utter insanity, and have continued to been supportive and helpful. I don't know how many of them will read it, or how many people will read this post... but I wanna say; thank you. Thank you all for being the best friends a floof could ask for, and thank you for still sticking by despite all of my issues. You all are the best. :heart:

And so, I raise a glass. Let us toast to 2021... and prepare and make the future of 2022 better. I love all of ya'll, and--


Happy New Year!!!

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Comments ( 2 )

The funny thing for me is that I've only seen a smidgen of the films on this list of yours. XD
But I definitely approve of the placement of The Suicide Squad though! :yay:

Such great movies!

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