I am doing a top five films of the year so far list. I was having trouble figuring out the order of the last 5 films for a top ten films list and I was not sure if I had number 10 right. So I figured 5 woulld work.
- Captain America the Winter Soldier
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- X-men Days of Future Past
- the Fault in Our Stars
None of these films can be considered original. Three are inspired by comic books, three are sequels, and one is adapted from a novel. (some of the movies are counted twice.) I guess I don’t have the right to complain about a lack of originiality in films.
The biggest surprise on this list is probably Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it a lot more than I expected to like it. I did not see Rise of the Planet of the Apes but I was able to enjoy this movie anyway.
Guardians of the Galaxy was really good. The Captain America and X-men movies were both really good. Of the three the Guardians of the Galaxy was a surprise.
The Fault in Our Stars was pretty good. I liked it a lot but I never read the original novel. However I am thinking of picking up one of John Green’s other novels.