This isn’t an easy thing to admit, but there was a time around the early 2000s when Disney movies sucked. Don’t believe us? Home On The Range is all the evidence you’ll ever need. Fortunately, the likes of Frozen and Tangled restored the Magic Kingdom’s reputation, putting their future releases firmly back on our radar.
2016 will mark the first time that Walt Disney Animation Studios release two features in the same year since 2002, but with their current winning streak, it looks like Zootopia and Moana will be far better than Lilo & Stitch and Treasure Planet.
Out of these two upcoming releases, Zootopia is the one that looks like it has the most potential to score 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Directed by the filmmakers behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia follows the story of Judy Hopps, a rabbit policewoman who’s tasked with solving the case of a missing artist.
Like the best of Pixar, Zootopia looks like it will appeal to both children and adults, helping the film to score big with critics when it premieres in March 2016.
9) The Nice Guys
Shane Black has only directed two films so far, but before that, his screenwriting resume included iconic movies such as Predator and Lethal Weapon. When Black did finally step behind the camera, the results were just as spectacular. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang became a surprise cult hit, scoring 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Iron Man 3 currently stands as the tenth highest grossing film of all time. Not too shabby…
Black’s next project is The Nice Guys, a comedy thriller that follows Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling work together to solve the case of a missing girl. Focusing the action on 1970’s L.A. should help set the film apart from many of its contemporaries and Black’s dark sense of humour seems to be on top form in the footage shown so far.
Iron Man 3 only scored 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, still a respectable rating, but superhero movies are often divisive on the site. The Nice Guys will throw Black straight into the genre he’s most comfortable with, making this his most viable chance yet of scoring that elusive 100%.