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Since the 2017 Movie Season is Coming to A Close

Yea, I know 2017 is over but many of the movies are still coming out and since the MFC is still not shut down here is my 2017 thoughts:

1) Tie: Logan and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2) Star Wars The Last Jedi
3) Brawl in Cell Block 99
4) Baby Driver
5) Blade Runner 2049
6) Wind River
7) War of the Planet Apes
8) I, Tonya
9) Thor: Ragnarok
10) Get Out
11) The Shape of Water
12) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
13) John Wick Part 2
14) It
15) Wonder Woman
16) I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
17) Mother!
18) Spider-Man: Homecoming
19) Colossal
20) It Comes at Night
21) Free Fire
22) T2 Trainspotting

Still Need to See:
1) The Big Sick
2) The Killing of Sacred Deer
3) The Florida Project
4) Lady Bird
5) Dunkirk
6) The Post
7) The Disaster Artist
8) Coco
9) Logan Lucky
10) Okja
11) Darkest Hour
12) Justice League
13) Molly's Game
14) The Meyerowitz Stories
15) Ingrid Goes West
16) Mudbound
17) Phantom Thread
18) Hostiles
19) Personal Shopper
20) Last Flag Flying

Movies I Don't Really Care if I See:
1) The Lego Batman Movie
2) Call Me By Your Name
3) Transformers: The Last Knight
4) Underworld: Blood Wars
5) The Blackcoat's Daughter
6) Roman J. Isreal, Esq.
7) All the Money in the World
8) The Boss Baby
9) Despicable Me 3
10) The Greatest Showman
11) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
12) Wonder
13) Cars 3
14) The Mummy
15) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Least Favorite Movies:
1) The Belko Experiment
2) xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
3) 47 Meters Down
4) Alien: Covenant
Have to say I did not see very many bad movies this year, there are just some things that I've learned to avoid.

Performances of the Year:
1) Francis McDormand- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2) Hugh Jackman- Logan
3) Andy Serkis- War of the Planet of the Apes
4) Alison Janney- I, Tonya
5) Vince Vaughn- Brawl In Cell Block 99
6) Jamie Foxx- Baby Driver
7) Jon Hamm- Baby Driver
8) Margot Robbie- I, Tonya
9) Sam Rockwell- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
10) Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
11) Sally Hawkins- The Shape of Water
12) Gal Gadot- Wonder Woman
13) Jennifer Lawrence- Mother!
14) Jeremy Renner- Wind River
15) Tessa Thompson- Thor: Ragnarok

Thoughts on the year:

Well there is still plenty for me to see, I did not include everything I have seen or every thing I still have not seen. 2017 was damn good year for movies. Oddly enough there is usually a movie that is loved my critics that I hated, this year I can't say that happened. Granted I have also gotten to the point where I will just avoid certain movies even if it is highly acclaimed, especially biopics. The movie that I guess best fits this mold is Detroit. Which I actually did not hate it, actually I did like it quite a bit. It was a very well done movie for 3/4 of it. The last 15-20 minutes of it felt like an epilogue that was unbefitting of Bigelow and Boel's usually taunt and intense movies.

There is usually a movie I highly enjoyed that critics completely blasted. The only thing that I can think of in which that happened was Bright, I can't really say I'm surprised critics hated it.

I fucking loved The Last Jedi and will adamantly defend it. Honestly, I think the bitter hatred it received from some people made me love it more because it made me realize just how much it did go against expectations for people.

The franchises that need to stop are Pirates of the Caribbean and Fast and Furious. I did not see the latest Pirates but reviews and numbers suggest people are over it. Depp needs to call it quits on what used to be one of his greatest characters. It's crazy to think it has now gotten to the point that he has been nominated for a Razzie for the same character that had earned him an Oscar nomination at one time. As far as Fast and Furious is concerned. I like Fast 8 but I don't see much of a point continuing. Between the cast feuding (fabrications for publicity or otherwise), Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel essentially playing themselves, the excessive need to push the stunts further and most character development taking place off-screen and in-between movies. The sun should setting on the gleefully over the top franchise.

The MCU had a damn good year. Thor: Ragnarok surprised the hell out of me. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 seems as if it's the movie that I loved and every body else didn't. Spider-Man: Homecoming is my favorite on-screen adventure for the web-slinger. Marvel did make some strides in their villain department with these entries, although they still haven't quite cracked that beast yet. DCEU didn't have as good of a year. Sure Wonder Woman was great and it had misogynist keyboard warriors all kinds of up in arms. However, they still have the Justice League debacle. I did not see it but there's still no way to sugar coat that this was a fucking mess. The studio has made questionable decisions and have spun a very confusing narrative of future plans. Then of course there's the ever present Batfleck rumors. I highly enjoyed Affleck's turn as the Dark Knight and would like to see him in the cowl a couple more times. However, if the studio is insistent on keeping their heads up their asses than maybe things should be scrapped. Like altogether.

Mood: Chillin'
Tags: 2017
cobb at 08:18 AM Jan 31


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