Star Wars – The Force Awakens has beaten box office records. And why not? It is a story by George Lucas; it is now owned and produced by Walt Disney; it is popular with all generations; and the themes are evergreen. So when it comes to predicting the best movie for 2016 any movies that have these qualities would be the best candidate for the best movie for 2016.
Our best movie for 2016: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story.
And why not? It has all the elements of Star Wars – The Force Awakens minus Walt Disney. Rogue Nation is a stand alone story that is still related to the Star Wars sequels. It is produced by Lucasfilm. It tells of the story of various resistance fighters who have united to steal plans of the notorious Death Star.
The film makers have assembled a stellar cast which includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), and Ben Medelsohn (Bloodline).
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