2017 was not the best year for motion pictures but it was good, some films didn’t hit the right tones while some of them did an incredible job at keeping up with fans expectation and some of them even took it forward, the following are my top favorite films in no particular order except for the number 1.
but first couple of films that might have made the list but I have yet to see them:
- The Disaster Artist
- The Press
- The Greatest Showman
- The Phantom Thread
Edgar Wright can do no wrong, the man is in my opinion one of the very best directors working today and Baby Driver is one of his finest work, it is funny and keeps you on your toes the whole time and a very amusing way to approach music in a film, some even call it a musical which is not so far from the truth.
A lot of the Alien purists dislike Scott’s new entries to the series mainly because they don’t want to know the origin of the Xenomorphs because they think that will kill the mystery of the first film which I think it is a load of rubbish, the new films are not as legendary as the original but they are really good and I love David and really want to know how far they will take him.
Thor Ragnarok is for my money the funniest and most action heavy Marvel movie to date, perhaps that is some of its weaknesses but I personally enjoyed it a lot, I particularly liked Hela and I am hoping she will make a come back at some point
War For the Planet of the Apes
The final film in the Ape’s reboot and its main character Cesar hit really hard last summer, while the movie wasn’t a War movie like the title suggests it was more of an emotional war between, Cesar and Woody Harelson’s fantastic villain as The Colonel.
Logan marks Hugh Jackman’s final performance as Wolverine, the film is a dark depressing look at the ending of The Mutants world and it is a testament to Jackman’s gutting performance.
Stephen King’s IT
IT terrified me as a kid when I read it and this film terrified me when I watched it, Bill Skarsgård was terrifying as Pennyworth, I am also very happy about the fact that they cut a few parts from the books which will not be appropriate for the big screen.
Spider-Man’s return to the Marvel fold is a welcome one, the game stretched out Tom Holland as the new Peter Parker and gave us the amazing Vulture which is my favorite MCU villain so far.
Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan showing off his directorial skills, the film is not story or character driven and it doesn’t have twists and turns like his previous films but what it does have is a beautiful cinematography and gorgeously shot scenes that belong in a museum
Star Wars The Last Jedi
Rian Johnson made an emotional and beautiful Star Wars film that developed the main characters of Rey and Kylo Ren and prepared the story to the conclusion in the upcoming Episode IX
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
It is not as engaging as the first one mainly because it is very focused on Quil’s father which ends up being predicatable but everything else aside from that is great, the characters are funny like the first one and it has some fantastic musical moments.
And my favorite film of the years is:
For Two years in a row Denis Villeneuve manages to make my favorite film of the year but with Blade Runner 2049 he took what made the original such a sic-fi classic and made it even better, the setting is fantastic and the characters are incridble, I loved every moment of it and I have seen it three times ever since with many many viewings to come.