I do really need to get back to reviewing the movies I watch, but in the meantime, here is my look back on movies that came out in 2017. I had to limit this list just to movies that came out this year, or else we'd be here all day!
In no particular order:.
- Spider-Man: Homecoming: I see every Marvel movie, it's what I do. But even I was hesitant about yet another Spider-Man movie. Despite this, this movie delivers, and the moment in the car with Peter Parker and the Vulture was a truly chilling and tense moment. I wish Tony Stark was a bit better of a mentor figure, but ah well. Still really enjoyed it. (Should actually be a podcast episode coming out about this one in the near future.)
- Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2: For my full thoughts on this movie, check out the podcast episode about it. But basically a really fun space romp.
- Beauty and the Beast: The live action remake inexplicably doesn't include any of the songs from the stage version (despite using some of the musical themes in the background music) but I still loved it. It will never supersede the original version in my heart, but still an enjoyable movie.
- Wonder Woman: I waited my entire life for this movie. It was worth it. I want to watch this movie every day for the rest of my life. Go see it now. For my more nuanced thoughts, check out the podcast on the topic.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Another movie you can check out a podcast for. Overall, I really liked it. I have mediocre (at best) feelings about The Force Awakens, but this is a Star Wars movie I actually want to see again.
- The Lego Batman Movie: The best Batman movie ever made. Hands down. If you like Batman and haven't seen this movie...what are you even doing? Go see it now!
- Logan: The perfect example of how a franchise can be used properly to deliver emotional stories that could not be told outside of a franchise. This movie, you guys. It's dark and violent and yet...hopeful. You should see it.
- The Boss Baby: Actually really enjoyable! I wasn't expecting to enjoy it and yet I did. It's all about an older brother getting used to the idea he has to share his parents, wrapped in a crazy adventure. It was really fun.
- Thor: Ragnorak: I left this movie for last because I love the Thor franchise. I love it. So my expectations for this movie were off the charts. Loki is literally my favorite Marvel character, and I adore Thor. Even with my high expectations, this movie delivered. It was hilarious, but more importantly it used it's villain well to further Thor and Loki's stories. Hela is a direct mirror of them and it's...it's amazing. I'll probably write a whole blogpost about this at some point.
And that's this year's movies! Did I miss any movies that came out in 2017 that are a must-see?