Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

He really is a good looking lad.

Thor: Ragnarok solves a problem that has been plaguing Marvel’s cinematic version of the Thunder God from the start. Even when the Avengers worked it out, the standalone Thor films lagged behind, and we were beginning to worry that it would never happen. Thankfully, Ragnarok is here, and with it, they finally realised that everything about Thor – from the concept to the world he inhabits – is slightly ridiculous.

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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When Star Trek boldly made its way back onto our screens in 2009, it was entering an uncrowded marketplace. Star Wars seemed dead, and sci-fi epics of the space-faring kind appeared to be on the backburner. JJ Abrams responded in style making a Star Trek that took elements of its War like cousin and rewrote the Trek rulebook. In 2016 the market looks very different. JJ has jumped ship, and Star Wars is suddenly the biggest thing in space again. So where does Star Trek go next?

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The Jungle Book (2016)

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Some decisions just make sense, and it is impossible to go through the cast list of The Jungle Book without thinking, ‘damn, that makes sense.’ From Bill Murray as Baloo to Christopher Walken as King Louie it just works. The question is can Jon Favreau’s attempt at a ‘live-action’ (in reality the only live-action element is Neel Sethi as Mowgli) Disney classic live up to such an illustrious cast?

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Zootropolis (2016)

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Since Disney’s acquisition of Pixar and the hiring of John Lassiter their animation department has gone through a bit of a resurgence. Everyone is aware of the phenomenon that is Frozen but around that films like Big Hero Six have shown an ability to move away from the classic Disney formula. To be added to that realm is Zootropolis (known as Zootopia in America) a film set in an animal utopia.

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