2016 Movie Preview

Mike Harrington

A preview of the plethora of movies coming out this year.


2016 is going to be a very big movie year for corporations like Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. The hype is very strong for some movies, while others aren’t as well known yet.

A movie that has already hit theaters is “Point Break.”

This movie is about a group of criminals who perform thrilling stunts to steal money and give these riches to the poor. The story focuses on a young FBI recruit, Johnny Utah, who infiltrates the organization. This movie has gotten low rating from critics, but you might enjoy it if you love action-packed adventures.

Disney has a few productions up their sleeves that are going to be released this year. The first and least-known is “Moana,” which takes place in ancient Oceania of the South Pacific. It is going to be released in November 2016.

It centers around a young teenager navigator named Moana and her hero, the demi-god Maui. Moana takes on her ancestor’s quest to find a fabled island with Maui. This movie seems like an animated adventure filled with fun.

Disney is also releasing “Zootopia” in March 2016. “Zootopia” is an animated movie that is made up of action and adventure. It illustrates a world that is made up of talking animals that inhabit the city of Zootopia.

The story is centered around Judy Hopps, the first rabbit to join the police force, and her first case as an officer. There definitely seems to be a lot of comedic elements to the story.

“Deadpool” and “X-Men Apocalypse” are being released by Fox, while “Captain America: Civil War” is being released by Marvel. There is already a lot of hype for all of these movies.

The movie, “Deadpool,” follows Wade Wilson, as he hunts down the man who ruined his life. Wade takes on the alter ego, Deadpool, and uses his accelerated healing abilities to make himself a very tough opponent. The movie is an action comedy with some very crude humor. It is being released February 2016.

“Captain America: Civil War” is about a feud between Captain America and Iron Man. This leads to turmoil between the Avengers, and its members are forced to take sides in the fight, resulting in a deadly civil war. It is being released May 2016.

“X-Men Apocalypse” is about the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse, who has been worshipped as a god for thousands of years. After awakening from a lengthy sleep, he recruits fellow mutants to take over the world. Professor X gathers his own team to stop Apocalypse’s plan from coming to fruition. It’s being released in May 2016.

DC also has some very cool-looking movies coming out in 2016 like highly anticipated “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” movies.

“Batman vs. Superman” tells the story of Batman’s personal vendetta against Superman, and how they must set aside their differences and work together to stop Lex Luthor from destroying Metropolis. Wonder Woman also plays an important role in the fight for Metropolis.

“Suicide Squad” is the story of a secret government organization that recruits supervillains who have been put in prison. The organization uses these villains on extremely dangerous black ops agents, and in return, the criminals get shortened sentences. The movie comes out in August 2016.

Members of the squad include Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and a few others. Even the Joker will make an appearance. This movie seems to be like no other because of its focus on villains instead of heroes.

All of these movies and many more should make 2016 a great year for movies. If you are an avid movie lover, then this is your year.