Hello, Spongey here.
Happy 2018! After getting through another rough year, it’s good to start a new. Granted, I bet this time next year we’ll be bitching once again but whatever. That’s not important right now.
What is important for this post is film. Last year I decided to take film watching more seriously so I saw tons in theaters and a bunch after they hit DVD. This year I saw less in theaters but was way more deadset on seeing as many contenders for these lists as possible.
As I write this intro, I’ve seen 80, beating my current 2016 record of 70. Yeah, I might have a problem. And yes, that include TV Movies and the like. I’m pretty satisfied with what I saw, at least in terms of what’s out on DVD/Digital.
Most of what I haven’t seen (Rings, Fist Fight, Ghost in the Shell() etc I didn’t think would be good or bad enough for either list so I didn’t feel like pushing it back further than I already am. (Granted, this will go up exactly 1 year after last years but whatever).
There’s some from the end of the year I sadly couldn’t/can’t catch like Lady Birds, The Disaster Artist or The Shape of Water. The last one isn’t in my vicinity yet!
(And for the unseen bad ones, there’s Geostorm and Madea Halloween 2. I bet they are amazing though)
I’ll watch them when I can and report back to you on my other places and say if they made the list. Anyway, with all that said, I think 2017 was a damn good year for movies. The best since 2014, I think.
Mostly in terms of the amount of good ones and a lack of really awful ones but I’ll go into more detail of each in a bit. We had the usual big budget disappointments but a lot more unexpected surprises.
It’s been a wild ride but mostly a good one. Or maybe I just eased up this year, I don’t know. With all that said, let’s take a look at what shined bright and what stunk up our cinemas.
This, is the Best and Worst Films of 2017
(NOTE: I’ll link to my review, if I reviewed the film in question in any way)
And of course, we should take out the trash first,
TOP 5 WORST:
In terms of truly awful ones, there wasn’t that many. Even when I did the 2016 list, we had about 7 or really Bad ones and now it’s expanded to 10 with what I saw after.
This year, I rated 3 as “Mediocre” and NONE were Bad, and even the worst is no Meet the Blacks.
Most of the bad movies this year were bad in a meh way. There were plenty of meh/simply weak films though. Films that were forgettable at best. It didn’t stop people from ungodly“hyping them up”
Seriously, I can;t count how many films I watched after hearing they were so bad and leaving them disappointed. Baywatch, The Book of Henry, The Circle, Birth of the Dragon, and the list goes on.
And do I even need to remind you of a certain movie about the world inside your phone?
If you did really hate those films, that’s fine but there was a lot of hyperbole this year. But what else is new? Anyway, as a result, the first couple are just meh. A fairly hard Meh, but just still Meh.
We’ll get to the real crap, but first the a couple that were kinda bad, but not the worst.
By the way, It is worth reminding you all that no one sets out to make a bad movie and most of these likely had plenty of effort put into them, even the seemingly soulless studio products. That’s why I will list some positives for each one as even some of the worst things ever can have them.
Also, I already covered Bigger Fatter Liar in the Worst Films I Reviewed in 2017 list, so it has to be left off.
Which sadly means we gotta start with…
5.Transformers: The Last Knight
I was really hoping I wouldn’t have to talk about this one, but here we are. This normally wouldn’t even be on here but somehow it’s made way to the bottom of the Dishonorable Mentions and with Bigger Fatter Liar being left tout, here it is.
There’s not really much to say, just copy/paste what I said about 2-4 as I’ve reviewed them already. That’s the biggest problem with Transformers 5. Even more so than ever, it’s on repeat.
It’s all the same crap we’ve seen before, and it somehow becomes the most boring and forgettable movie about giant robots ever made. It still had bad humor, a nonsensical story and wasted actors both old and new.
The only difference, beside a few gimmicks, is that it’s not AS bad as 2 and 3 but while 4 had more annoying parts, this was worst just for how pointless at all is.
Anything new that’s in this is barely in it, because god forbid they shake things. Spoilers, Nostalgia Critic was mostly spot on in his predictions.
You can say this has more competent than a fair amount of the Dishonorable Mentions but this one is the 5TH TIME we’ve been through all of this and I’m sick of it. I only watched it cuz I’ve seen the other ones and even then I waited until DVD and a Twitter poll. It’s still over 2 hours and of boring robots doing boring stuff I don’t care about.
It’s shorter sure, but still too long. The randomly changing aspect raitio doesn’t help either.
It is pointless to complain about these but at least I didn’t give money to it during it’s theatrical run because I just want this to stop.
As for positives, as usual the effects are good and there are decent action beats. And when new things do happen, it’s almost interesting. Isabella Moner’s character was actually almost interesting and she somehow tried harder than most of the adults.
But as I said,.those films are quickly tossed aside for the same old crap,. If you still enjoy these, that’s fine. But at this point, I might skip the next unless I hear they turned it around.
That Bumblebee spin off could be good since it’s a spin and we finally have a director. The director of Kubo, no less! Hopefully, that’s good.
But as for The Last Knight, I’m really hoping it is the last. It might not be the worst of the series, but it’s still an overlong waste.
God Damnit, Adam. When Adam Sandler started doing these Netflix movies, I’ve been easy on him. Everyone treated Ridiculous Six like it the worst thing ever, but I thought it was just simply kinda bad. I did agree on The Do Over just being kind of Meh though.
Then comes this one, the worst of these. But it really shouldn’t be. From the perfectly fine concept, it should simply be Meh. Yeah, it has Sandler putting on a voice for no reason, he’s unlikable and its not funny but he’s done far worse in those regards.
I can forgive all that but what makes it worse is that this movie is a whopping 2 HOURS LONG WITHOUT CREDITS. Granted, only 2 hours and like a few minutes but that is still insanely long for a simple comedy like this.
So what could have been simply a weak film because torture to sit through, because everything is padded to hell. There’s so many pointless moments to pad out the runtime.
At the 30 minute mark, I wanted it to be over so imagine how I feel an hour and a half later. Most of what’s in it is just simply weak but it becomes so much worse stretched out.
It holds you hostage too, as there’s still crap happening in the credits. I’m not saying a simple-ish movie can’t be on the long side, but it needs to have a good foundation to earn that, like The Big Sick.
But that one also wasn’t a full on 2 hours. It’s not worth going much deeper as the usual Sandler problems are, just made worse by the length. Sandler still puts on a bad performance as some you can’t like and it’s simply not that funny.
I go into other issues in that Journal but for the sake of this list, they aren’t too important. For positives, a couple of the cameos are amusing and Jennifer Hudson is good in her role.
Plus, it’s not insulting to the extent of some of Sandler’s worst so this isn’t Jack and Jill bad. It’s simply a typical bad Sandler film that gets worse due to being waaaay too long for a mostly simple idea.
I will watch the next one, as it is the final film in this deal so hopefully it can be better than this was. Otherwise, stick with real movies Sandler happens to be in, like The Meyerwitz Stories. Now that one was actually pretty good.
You’ve probably never heard of this one. Well, neither did I until Brad Jones talked about it and then later Norty did so after seeing them rant on it, I checked it. And it’s the first our of 3 actually bad ones.
I don’t usually full on hate a film for just being boring. I save that for the meh ones where being boring is their biggest offense. But with this one, the boredom is what makes it so bad.
The basic concept is that a bunch of people gather for a Dinner where they talk about their various issues. That idea seems like it could interesting and just a bit dull.
But instead it’s all boring. I honestly couldn’t tell you what they even talked about because I found myself zoning out so hard during this, Nothing they talk about is ever interesting and it doesn’t help that most of them are pretty terrible people.
But not terrible in the interesting way, Whatever point the filmmakers were trying to make just gets lost in the sea of boredom. I can’t say exactly why it was boring, it just so was/
Oh and it randomly becomes about Gettysberg for….reasons. The movie becomes bored of it’s own premise and tries to tie into everything but fails.
I give it credit for at least trying to be a real movie, which puts it above the last 2 on here. But aside from almost trying and having a couple passable performances, this one is just a bore which does nothing with it’s runtime.
Oh and it has one of the worst abrupt endings ever. It pretty much ends without making any sort of point, and it felt like I got nothing out of this experience. It’s based on a book so I imagine this premise worked better there.
But as it is, this film is ungodly boring and talks a lot without really saying anything. It feels like a movie, it just happens to be a bad and boring one.
2.Fifty Shades Darker
…Yeah. This and the first film are usually the kind of movies I avoid but I got curious and threw this one on a poll and since it won, I watched Fifty Shades of Grey first. You know, so I can understand the deep lore.
The first was already pretty bad with how it has pretty much has very little story and of course a pretty toxic depiction of BDSM and the like. They pretty much tried to make art out of porn and while I give them credit for that, it ends up being more useless than porn because of it.
I kept hearing this sequel was easily worse, but honestly I thought it was simply just as bad. That makes it bad enough to be this low of course, but if it’s worse it’s only by a bit.
It’s mostly more of the same. Not much in terms of plot and anything that does happen doesn’t last too long. The main advantage it would have over the first one is that they try to make Christian Grey a bit better this time around.
It mostly fails but they kind of try in the first half. And some of the interesting would kind of making interesting but even with that, it’s still all very forgettable and problematic.
Most middle chapters tend to be drag but this one really doesn’t have too much going and what does happen is wasted or stupid. The look of it is kinda nice but why is a movie with Darker in the title actually brighter than the first one?
Speaking of being like the first one, Dakota Johnson acts her butt off despite what she’s given, while every one else doesn’t try too hard. Oh and while the first one had a good soundtrack, this one mostly does not.
There isn’t a lot to say that plenty of other people already haven’t. Like the first, I could forgive some of the issues if it was more interesting but it simply isn’t. It’s boring, often stupid and has loads of moral issues on top of it.
It’s just bad and a waste of time. I hear the books can be funny bad but these movies are not,. I’m so glad this is all ends next month, hopefully that one can be at least more interesting than the first 2 were.
But as it stands, these Fifty Shades movies are just bad.
10. The Dark Tower: Even as someone who hasn’t read the books, I cna tell this was butcherd to get to a measly 87 minute runtime. It doesn’t make much sense, although some of the actors bring it up, especially Matthew McConahey (don’t care that I butchered that) doing who knows what as the villain.
9. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: I’ve never seen a Guy Ritchie movie but I hear he has a distint style. You wouldn’t tell from this generic crap though, aside from a couple scenes that are jarring because of how stale the rest mostly is. Decent musical score though.
8.Monster Trucks: Like Nine Lives, this feels like a 90’s script filmed in …2014 and then pushed back to 2017. It’s mostly cliche and stupid, although some of the action-y scenes are kinda fun.
7.Spark: A Space Tail: Don’t feel like linking my DA Journal but in short, it’;s insanely bland with surprsingly weak voice acitng, including some from Henry Danger himself
6.Bunyan and Babe: This was was delayed so much it just got dumped on Google Play for Free and you can see why with how clumsy it is, with editing so bad that even the studio logos feel off.
And my least favorite film of 2017 is…
This section will likely be longer than the others cuz I was saving everything for this, but my main reason for disliking it on it’s own are simple enough. Anyone who follows me knew I’d dislike this one, and it could be possibly be number 1.
But it’s for slightly different reasons than you might be expect.
This is another in a line of taking cheesy old shows and turning it into an actual comedy. This year alone we also had Baywatch which wasn’t that good but was amazing compared to this.
Even as some one who doesn’t know much of this show, I can tell this is true to the spirit. And from I do know of the show, it seems like you would need to get more creative to create something legit good, but of course this movie is not interested in that.
21 Jump Street started this current trend and what that movie did right was be self aware of what it’s source was while still making something that anyone could enjoy. I haven’t seen the sequel yet but I assume it follows the same formula.
This has no self aware-ness as the story is everything you expect in a buddy cop movie. There’s no attempt to go beyond that and I didn’t care about anything in the plot.
But hey, usually the focus in these is the dynamic. Sadly that fails so hard it makes Ride Along 2 look like Lethal Weapon. It has the usual total lack of chemistry but here neither charioteer has that interesting of a personality.
Dax Sherppard is just kinda there. His schtick of not being able to stand up to his wife isn’t that interesting or even developed that much. Micheal Pena is a sex addict and that’s it.
He doesn’t even learn anything, at least not in a way way that I buy. They mostly bicker and there’s not much of a translation to them being friends. The actors kinda try but they don’t help make this any better.
And as for the comedy, there’s a minute long conversation about eating ass. Yeah, that’s the level we’re on. But the thing is, it’s not quite a total barrage of horrible jokes to the extent of say, Brothers Grimsby.
It’s boring bad with some bits like the eating ass thing. And that’s the main thing that puts this at number one above anything. It’s already pretty bad with it’s weak as hell writing in both story and characters, and the bad humor but in the end it’s like how Norty feels like Fifty Shades of Black.
It’s bad, but it’s not even uniquely bad. Usually that would save it but given how little good there is to begin with, that makes it all worse. It’s very typical in it’s badness but it does enough worse to make it extra bad.
Oh and for positives, there’s some decent stunts, a couple good jokes and the soundtrack is pretty good. That’s about it, sadly. It’s mostly a waste that does all the typical bad buddy cop things and does most of them worse than most.
It’s the 21 & Over of Buddy Cop movies. It’s not even close to Meet the Blacks level but even that one was a bit unique while this wasn’t.
Even if it’s not quite the worst ever, it’s qualities plus it having little reason to exist or be this bad, make it my least favorite film of 2017
Well, that last one was fun to take down. With those turds taken care of, let’s clean our plates with …
TOP 10 FILMS OF 2017:
As I said before, this year was good for movies. The main reason? Well, in 2016 we had 8 films that were Very Good or higher, and 11 that I rated Mediocre or Bad.
2017 had 3 Mediocres and a whopping 14 that were Very Good or Great. Damn. I was amazed when I totaled all that. In terms of quality, the really good’s were mostly on par with my faves at times being even better.
But even on it’s own, 2017 was really solid, even for the big blockbusters. It might because I had a bit of an attitude change when it comes to viewing movies and allowed myself to be more positive, but after viewing some 2016 movies after that change, I still think 2017 just happend to be a tad better.
But regardless of which is better, every year will give us some gems and this had a fare amount. And again,I haven’t seen certain big ones due to only just being released.
As usual, that could change depending on what I end up seeing or even after I re-visit, or re-think some of these, but this is where it stands now. Here we go!
(Oh and this is mostly based on my taste so if your list is different, I just happened to get more out of certain movies. Rankings are pretty abritrary to begin with anyway)
We start with one some might not totally know about, as this an anime film. I need to watch more of those and since I heard good things about this one, I checked it out and I am glad I did.
The basic premise is that it’s a Freaky Friday Flip with a boy and girl who happen to live far apart. And that’s all I can say because the best parts of this one are the crazy surprises.
Most of it is pretty solid for the nice releationship between the leads but about halfway through there’s a twist that changes things and that’s where it gets interesting.
It gets decently emotional and it’s all really interesitng and enjoyable. It’s hard to be surprised by a film anymore but thankfully certain ones can be under the radar enough for me to not know much going in and that worked for this one.
I wish it was a bit shorter or that some other aspects were developed more, but as it’s a very good and often surprisingly emotional ride. If you haven’t seen it, I’d say check it out.
This year was surprisingly good for comic book/superhero movies, mostly because we saw more put their own spin on the genre. In this case, we have one that’s more of a high school movie.
The focus is smaller as Peter Parker goes through his own issues and Tom Holland excellent brings my new favorite Spider-Man to the screen after his role in Civil War.
While it’s not quite as great as Spider-Man 2, it manages to be more even then most Spidey outings with it’s flaws not bothering me as much. Sure there’s some shakey parts here and there but overall it’s a laid back but still very enjoyable and surprisingly funny Marvel entry.
Plus, Micheal Keaton. You can’t go wrong with him as your villain.
After Cars 3 didn’t do a ton for some people, Pixar gives another beloved gem. It’s a bit closer to Finding Dory than it is to Finding Nemo in terms of my rankings but it’s still really good.
Despite some pacing/structural issues, it’s a delight with an interesting look at Mexican Culture that has themes that will resonate with anyone. The animation is once again beautiful and the characters all mange to be likable, especially Hector.
Like the best of Pixar, it uses it’s formula well and will make you cry quite a bit especially at the end. Add in a surprisingly good use of a certain twist, and you get my favorite animated film in what was a mostly average year.
Too bad about that snowman you had to watch beforehand though
The ultimate example of how this year comic book movies really pushed the envelope of what these movies can be.. This latest Wolverine outing plays out more like a dramatic western.
It takes advantage of it’s R Rating to give us some brutal action scenes but it’s not all gore and swearing. It brings Wolverine/Logan to interesting places and Hugh Jackman gives his best performance as the character.
The little girl is used really well, and there’s at least two moments that really broke me, especially the ending.
It can be slow at times, but otherwise this is a very different and powerful film that gives solid closure for the character. I can see this one’s spot changing after repeat viewings, but for now it’s still worth putting at this spot.
6.It Comes at Night
If you follow the definition of Underrated as meaning Quality Vs Reception, then this is the most underrated movie of 2017. Critics liked it fine but audiences were split and it’s not making many best of lists.
But screw it, I kinda loved it. I’ve grown a soft spot for slow burn thrillers and while I found some recent ones I liked fine like Don’t Breath, I hadn’t seen a truly great one recently besides 10 Cloverfield lane.
And this was better, at least in terms of pure filmmaking. The film drops you into this situation and doesn’t explain much because it expects you pick up on it, in a good way.
It’s incredibly intense and you never quite know if you can trust this family that the leads have to help. The lighting uses the darkness really well and even the score is effective since the music getting louder helps the film rather than being a distraction.
Add in a great ending that leaves you a bit shook while the credits roll, and you have a pretty effective horror/thriller. It’s not for everyone but I got a lot out of it.
Even moreso than the others, there’s not much to say besides what I said in the review. Edgar Wright once again shows how good he is with this fast paced and incredibly enjoyable ride.
This movie is all about the music and editing and it does those really well. It’s just a lot of fine with a great cast of interesting characters. The story isn’t the most original ever and the 3rd act can on go too long but everything is still done really well.
It’s all simply really fun and it proves that style and substance can sometimes go hand in hand when done correctly and Baby Driver is a great ride indeed.
4.Star Wars: The Last Jedi
And over a dozen Star Wars fanboy just cried out in anger. A few weeks later and I still love this one and honestly I’ve only grown to like it more as I think about what Disney and Rian Johnson have done here.
It of course has it’s flaws, but no more than most movies do and especially Star Wars movies. I’m starting to be even more bothered by the dumber detractors.
Not the ones who have real reasons for no caring for it, I mean ones who either complain about dumb things no one cares about, or bitch about their dumb head canons being destroyed.
From where I’m standing, this is another great chapter in the Star Wars saga. It does unexpected things but in the same way they always have done since Empire.
Infact, it’s just like Empire in that way. It takes this great world it set up well in the previous film and gives us some crazy surprises that in the end add a lot to the characters.
So it’s odd that the same people who see Empire as the best also complain that this isn’t Star Wars when it totally is. You can your problems but to say that this is flat out not Star Wars feel just a bit ignorant to me.
Especially after all the crap the series has been through, it feels weird that this is suddenly your breaking point. But with all that aside, I really got into this one and feel it improved on Force Awakens in almost every way and it works on a few levels.
It’s far from perfect but for what it did right, it gets a lot of praise from me. I see the flaws some may find, but can you fanboys/girls just calm down already?
3.War for the Planet of the Apes
When they decided to reboot the Planet of the Apes franchise, no one expected it to turn out well but here we are. This trilogy has been good from the start but they hit new heights with this one.
This is another one you’ve likely heard tons of praise for (so I’ll keep it short plus I have my review up there) and it’s all true. As usual, it can be slow and some characters don’t get much to do but it’s less of a problem here due to how good the rest is.
It does a great job of both a great film on it’s own and building on what the others established. It can be understood on it’s own but it’s even better if you’ve been with Ceaser from the start.
It’s a gripping story they’ve hold here and it works so well here. The CGi is also some of the most perfect I’ve ever seen, as I did forget I was looking at motion capture creations.
I never thought I’d see an Oscar worthy film with Apes as the leads but it exists and even if I prefer others, it’s still really well done and a great cap to this trilogy.
It’s the movie that everyone and their mother loves! Except Armond White but he doesn’t count. Like most highly praised movies, I went into this almost expecting it to let me down and wonder why it’s as praised as it is.
But I ended up loving it, dang it. I sadly couldn’t miss this in theaters but after watching it I ended up getting the Blu Ray so it’s all good. This is another one where you know why it’s great but let’s go over the reasons.
Yes, it has some incredibly relevant themes about racism and the like and it tackles it from some unique angles and isn’t preachy about it. But while all this is important, all the focus on it kind of undercuts just how well done this is as a film.
While It Comes at Night is the better in terms of pure horror, this is still a really effective and intense movie. No spoilers, but one now famous fame had me on edge the whole time and it was masterfully done, especially first a first timer like Jordan Peele.
And while I wouldn’t call it a full on Horror/Comedy it still has some funny moments that rarely feel too forced. The acting is also great and they help make their characters either likable or creepy.
The script mixes all this well and creates a solid story with a lot of small details you wouldn’t notice on a first viewing. There’s subtle foreshadowing that you don’t notice the first time but takes on a different meaning when you re-visit it.
It’s like Zootopia in that is indeed relevant with it’s themes but even if you take that aside, it’s a great film on all fronts. My only nitpick would be that at first the payoff was a tad disappointing but only because I had an idea in my head that was bigger than what was realistically gonna happen.
But besides that and other minor bits you can nitpick, I think this is the best put together film of the year. And you know I don’t praise movies for simply being impressive in the moment, although that has it’s place of course, even on this list.
After this, I’m on board with anything Jordan Peele does. On every level, Get Out is simply great.
15.Brigsby Bear: I expected a dark satire but instead got a really sweet story about how some media effects us. Plus, surprise great Mark Hamil performance.
14.Blade Runner 2049: This is a taste thing because this a thoughtful and worthy follow up that is flat out beautiful, but like the original it’s sometimes too slow for my tastes. Keyword being my tastes, of course. Still quite the achievement.
13.The Big Sick: A very sweet and funny romantic comedy that proves the genre can still be really good. A bit too long though.
12.Gerald’s Game: I enjoyed IT alot but this was my favorite of the Stephen King adaptations we got in 2017. It’s a really good bottle movie that’s incredibly intense with a fantastic performance from Carla Cugino. I can see the ending turning some off though
11.The LEGO Batman Movie ( https://spongey444.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/general-review-the-lego-batman-movie/ ):One of the funniest film of the year that somehow ends up being on the most faithful versions of Batman ever put to screen. God bless Will Arnett (and also Chris McKay for directing this).
And because I’m nice,I also highly recommend Colossal, Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants, The Meyerwitz Stories, and The Lost City of Z. All are worth seeing.
And my favorite movie of 2017 is…
1.Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I was gonna start with a spiel to quickly say exactly why this got to this spot…but I think Norty put it best.
“When I think: What was my favorite movie of the year, I don’t really think: What had the best stuff in it, or what had the least amount of problems. I think what gave me the best overall experience? What did I have the most fun watching What made me forget about all of my problems throughout it’s entire run time?”
He nailed it right there. If I was going by the objective full on best, Get Out would be number one. But after thinking about it, I decided this was my full on favorite cinematic experience of the year
It’s one of those movies that was made for me. It takes characters I already love and takes them to new places while keeping their distinct traits intact. It’s really funny and just plain fun while also being really sweet, sometimes at the same time.
It has all the best qualities of the MCU and doesn’t have some of their flaws, as even the villain is pretty good here. The movie really does juggle the funny and the sweet really well.
That Mary Poppins line is a perfect example, as it funny and fits for the characters but is really sweet as well. That kind of thing is all over this movie.
The same off beat tone from the first is back full force and it results in a fun time with some great and enjoyable action. But it really is the heart that makes this movie.
It uses a story I was starting to get sick of and uses it to good effect, all leading up to an ending that destroyed me. Everything in this film simply works and appeals to me big time.
Sure, not every joke lands and it can feel a bit long but when I look back on the year, this is the film I simply enjoyed watching the most. It made laugh, and feel during most of it’s runtime and left me satisfied.
The first one is about on par with this one but this does impress me a bit more, as it easily could have coasted on the style but instead they built on everything. From start to finish, this movie was simply a ton of fun with also a ton of heart.
It doesn’t have a cynical bone in it’s body and James Gunn really made something special yet again.
It might not be as deep was War for the Planet of Apes, as crazy orginal as Baby Driver or well rounded as Get Out but through it’s style, humor and heart, Marvel has created my personal favorite film of 2017.
And those were my favorite and least favorite films of the year. I had more passion this year so I went on for a bit more on these sections. Hopefully 2018 can be the same.
2017 was a really good year for film as it brought us all these gems, even if we had to get through a few bad ones. It was fun to share these films with all of you.
As I said in the Last Jedi review, there will be far less general reviews in 2018 due to money but I will see what I can and the latter half should have more. I will try to watch as many as I can when certain ones come out on DVD, in the very least.
Speaking of 2018, just like last time I’ll go over my most anticipated film for each month: Note that I don’t have time to research every single movie coming out so I’m going with what catches my eye right away.
January: Proud Mary. My only choice, honestly. Looks like a fun Blacksplotation homage, and hopefully it will be,
February: Tie with Black Panther and Early Man. Marvel and Aardman? Bring it on! …Wait, there’s a YA movie with Debby Ryan in it this month? Nevermind, screw those other movies.
March: A Wrinkle in Time, but also Isle of Dogs and Ready Player One.
April: The New Mutant, the horror vibe seems interesting. Plus, the next Cloverfied-verse movie, hopefully.
May: Gee, will I go with the Avengers movie? Nah, I pick the Mellisa McCarthy comedy with Debby Ryan. …Wait, two Debby Ryan movie in one year? Whoa.
June: Incredibles 2 and Deadpool 2, of course
July: Alita Battle Angel, cuz it looks unique and cool. And of course that Ant-Man sequel…and honestly, I’m hoping the Teen Titans Go Movie is good.
August: Hmmm…The Happytime Murders? It’s basically Roger Rabbit with Puppets. Sign me up.
September: Smallfoot. Another only option, but it should be fun.
October: Mowgli, Andy Serkis take on Jungle Book. It’ll be cool to get a Non-Disney take on this property.
November: Creed 2. Haven’t seen any Rock movie but I hear they are mostly good but this one should be good too. Also, Wreck it Ralph 2 of course.
December: Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse. Seriously Sony, I’m rooting for you on this one!
Hopefully these are all quality films. That should be about it for this post. See you all for what should be an interesting year for me. Tons of post coming your way.
Pay attention to my social medias, to see if any 2017 films I see later creep into these lists at all. Until then…