2021 At The Movies – Our Best and Worst!

2021 has been a stacked year for films – both theatrically and on streaming. Going back to the cinema to see blockbuster movies was certainly a highlight for many people this year, and many of the award’s favourites for 2021 have come from streaming. Blockbusters that were initially supposed to release last year – like No Time To Die and Dune – smashed the box office, and streaming services like Netflix and HBOMax adopted the cinema/streaming release tactic to get more eyes on movies!

Let us look at this year in movies and find out what Alaisdair and Nick’s highlights (and some lowlights) of 2021 were! BEWARE: some spoilers may lie ahead!

FAVOURITE MOVIE FROM 2021?

Alaisdair: The Green Knight

Nick: Nine Days

FUNNIEST MOVIE OF 2021?

Alaisdair: Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar

Nick: Red Rocket

FUNNIEST MOVIE MOMENT?

Alaisdair: Jamie Dornan serenading seagulls in Barb & Star

Nick: Spider-Man: No Way Home (“Are you going to save the world dressed as a cool youth pastor?”)

Jamie Dornan as Edgar in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Photo Credit: Cate Cameron

MOMENT THAT MADE YOU CRY?

Alaisdair: Luca (when they had to leave their childhood and get on the train)

Nick: CODA (Ruby singing to her father)

BEST OPENING SCENE?

Alaisdair: The Matrix Resurrections (all the nostalgia came flooding back)

Nick: Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (Xu Wenwu and Ying Li fighting in Ta Lo set such a magical tone for the whole movie)

BEST CLOSING SCENE?

Alaisdair: No Time To Die (Fare thee well, Daniel Craig. You will be missed)

Nick: Spiral: From The Book Of Saw (shut up, I’m a Saw fan, and that was a vintage Saw ending!)

BIGGEST SURPRISE?

Alaisdair: Dune being as good as it was for a Star Wars try-hard.

Nick: Jungle Cruise

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?

Alaisdair: Space Jam: A New Legacy (trailers were great, but the movie was a big ego stroke for LeBron James. NEXT!)

Nick: The Matrix Resurrections

What do you think about our picks? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know along with some of your favourite movies and moments of the year in the comments!

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Nick L'Barrow
Nick L'Barrow
Nick is a Brisbane-based film/TV reviewer. He gained his following starting with his 60 second video reviews of all the latest releases on Instagram (@nicksflicksfix), before launching a monthly podcast with Peter Gray called Monthly Movie Marathon. Nick contributes to Novastream with interviews and reviews for the latest blockbusters.

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