Top 10 Films of 201712/29/2017 Steve Add Comment
Last year I only managed a Top 7, but in 2017 I’ve seen more new releases, either at the cinema or on DVD/Blu-ray. Unlike last year, however, I don’t have time to write about each choice, and as much as I always dissuade unsubstantiated lists, it’s all you are getting this year! So, on with the best of 2017, and a predictable #1 for this blog.
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
3. The Fate of the Furious
4. Baby Driver
5. Wonder Woman
6. Justice League
7. Kong: Skull Island
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming
10. Descendants 2
It was never going to anything other than The Last Jedi at #1, and after seeing it for the second today time it has cemented itself at the top spot by an even greater margin. I’m still not completely on board with the Canto Bight scenes, nor the portrayal of Captain Phasma after she was built up so much in her standalone book, but overall I love it. Places 2 to 9 could interchange at any time depending on my mood. Baby Driver is a late entrant as I only watched it last night, but what a great film with a wonderful soundtrack, and use of that music throughout. Descendants 2 may raise some eyebrows, but that was another I watched yesterday with my son Lucas. It’s a fun film and seeing how much happiness it gave him certainly raised its for stock me.
Biggest Disappointment: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. I’m an absolutely huge fan of the first three films, the fourth is garbage, and this latest instalment didn’t do it for me either. I need a second watch on Blu-ray, but coming away from the cinema I didn’t care a lot for the new characters, not the storyline.
Still To See: Thor: Ragnarok, Dunkirk, The LEGO Batman Movie, Cars 3, Coco, War for the Planet of the Apes, Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Blade Runner 2049
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