Top 10 Movies of 2017
And here we are, wrapping another year with bittersweet memories – some amazing movies, many bad ones, and loss of many cinema icons (Long live Princess Leia). 2017 has been a mixed bag for Pop culture – very few movies managed to live up to the hype they generated, and many failed the fans expectations. So without waiting any further, here are the Top 10 Movies of 2017 that according to us, moved us a lot. Again, this list is in no particular order. Please feel free to disagree with our views, and let us know in the comments section about your top 10 movies. Here we go!
This movie has been a roller coaster throughout. Knowing the fact that this is our beloved x men character’s last film, we kind of expected to shed a fair bit of tears but Hugh Jackman as always nails the character so good that you can’t believe it’s the end of an era of the rage-filled, foul-mouthed drunk Wolverine that we know of.
Now we feel that we have grown up and everyone dies, even if it’s one of your beloved x men character that you have grown up watching.
The story line of “Logan” is simple, and glad they haven’t shown many x-men characters nor dragged the story line. It was precise to the point. Also stating the fact that there is too much bloodshed in the film is a factor we never saw in other men films. All-in-All, a fitting finale, and no one would have wanted this character to die but I guess times comes for everyone doesn’t it?
P.S. Checkout the Drive-by-review video of Logan here!
The one movie which has brought back DC’s pride after people just lost expectations because of Suicide Squad. But if you imagine an on-screen Wonder Woman, no one and I mean no one fits the shoe except for the one and only Gal Gadot. True justice to the character has been given and everyone waited 75 years to see her on the big screen. The introduction of Diana, her mother Queen Hippolyta and other Amazonians just proves that women are fierce, loyal and empathetic. Although set during the World War I, not much screen time is exhausted in the plot as well as the fighting scenes and it just fits really well and we all love Diana more than ever. Hats off to Patty Jenkins for bringing the true Wonder Woman to all of us.
P.S. Checkout Abhijeet Kini’s guest review of Wonder Women here!
Now when I think of horror, I think of Stephen King. From The Shining to Misery, every book has left a scare at the end for me like I am a little kid so having a big screen adaptation can be a little tricky as you expect the same scare visually. I remember watching the IT miniseries before watching this film, Pennywise the clown just nails it in scaring the audience and now people are afraid of clowns. When I watched the 2017 adaptation, I went with little expectations to be scared, turns out I came out of the theatre horrified when I watched 90’s IT. This movie has some disturbingly good scenes, that would make it a scary adaptation and IT builds the fright from fear “IT” self.
The Disaster Artist
I know it must be a surprise to read a brief review of this film so MAJOR spoiler alert ahead for those who have not heard or seen this film. For those who have not seen The Room, you have missed out on something so bad that you get hooked on to it. It is better to watch the room before watching the disaster artist. When I was watching this film, it was not like I was watching the Franco brothers on screen, it felt like I was watching Tommy Wise and Greg Sestero’s story behind the making of the worst film in the history of Hollywood. The disaster artist is a full package, bringing in friendship, failure in the biggest industry in the world as well as rise we all could never imagine. I am so glad that the world is introduced to Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero which gave us “The Disaster Artist”. One last thing, if James Franco doesn’t win an Oscar for this film, the whole thing is rigged because this is one of his best performance so far.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Now this star wars movie is what I can say is made with passion by the director, actors and the team that still keeps the force strong amongst us. The Last Jedi has it’s fun, emotional moments and a couple of elements of surprises that keep us hooked on to the screen. It’s just people are not ready to embrace the future and forget the past of the Star Wars experience which makes us understand why they do not like the film. They are not ready to accept the fearfulness of the future. I’m sure Rey, Finn and Kylo have a bit of pressure to come up to the original trilogy cast. They are gone but not forgotten. Carrie Fisher’s tribute fits so perfect it doesn’t feel like she is no more.
P.S. While I liked the movie a lot, Anshul had a totally different opinion on it. Checkout his review of SW : TLJ here!
While most of us were disappointed by Prometheus, this film brings the gore fest back. It offers a little from where it was left behind last. We were glad to see Michael Fassbender back as the Android David and Walter. The new cast weren’t so bad as I expected. Alien Covenant is an interesting movie that makes us forgive the filmmaker for making Prometheus. The exciting moment of seeing the Xenomorph did take us back in time and were glad that this creature was in this film.
P.S. Checkout our full review of Alien Covenant here!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Star Lord and his entourage are back baby!! For more space adventures, more awesome mix, charming comedy, romance and of course Baby Groot. This film does not deepens the story like the first Guardians movie got it for us but certain moments have got our attention in this film. The end of this film does take us on a roller coaster of emotions when we lose our beloved character Yondu, for being the father for Quill that we always imagined. Rocket Raccoon will always be our favourite Guardian in this film and now we are happy to see a teenage Groot, which will see in the Avengers Infinity War. We are looking forward to the Guardians journeying along with the Avengers and am sure it is worth the wait.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Keanu Reeves coming back on big screen means a movie full of action and fierce entertainment. It doesn’t serve the narrative as John Wick 1 but the first five minutes of the action in this film is a visual treat to get us hooked on to our seats. It does keep your heart racing in such moments. Human body count is definitely higher in this film that part 1 and of course gives us a high dosage of ferocious entertainment.
A movie beginning with a car chase, going you the adrenaline rush you might all be thinking a fast and furious movie franchise, well then Baby Driver just smacks your face with a high end car chases, brilliant soundtracks which just set the mood of the scene. It’s story kind of goes off track in between but doesn’t take too long to catch up and you are back on track. It is a pretty good concept for a getaway driver story. Music of course takes it all but an overall must watch.
DC had kept our hopes high after the release of Wonder Woman, with the trailers coming in and knowing Josh Whedon has been a part of this film too, I can say that I did not come out of the theatre disappointed. It was a good movie, where not too much drama was created like in the BvS.
It gave us a good introduction to every character in this film especially The Flash, who am sure was one of the funny characters of this film. The encounter of Flash with Superman was indeed one hilarious point of this movie and just like that a few other scenes which kept the movie going. I wished there was enough time to delve deeply into these heroes’ backstories but guess some things are left for later. Man oh man am I looking forward for Deathstroke in the next film. Justice League ushers us in a new era for DC films and looks like Marvel has got some serious competition.
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