It’s been a while since films have been discussed on this ol’ blog, but as it’s the end of the year, it seems apt to delve into the somewhat small number of films that I did get to see at the cinema this year. I will admit right now that the list is considerably smaller than the previous year, but as music has taken over as the main focus of the site then I can also admit I have slacked in other entertainment environments. This list may be small, but there have been some total crackers from 2017 to still celebrate. (Based on UK release dates)
14. Murder on the Orient Express
13. Hidden Figures
12. The Lego Batman Movie
11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
10. Hacksaw Ridge
8. Get Out
7. Spiderman: Homecoming
6. Baby Driver
5. Free Fire
4. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
3. La La Land
I’ve already spoken wonders about this musical delight. It caught the hearts and attention of everyone and there was good reason for it too. It’s not your typical love story, which is a refreshing change of tone. It takes you to a whole new world of retro glam and classic love of music. It is unique and a joy to watch, even on it’s fourth viewing.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Obviously. After the wonderful first adventure from the unlikely team of kick-butt superheroes, I was bound to fall in love with the sequel and anything else they may throw at us. The opening scene was pure joy and of course the adorable Baby Groot stole the show. Every character was developed in the best way, with Drax getting more of humorous speech every now and again and Yondou stealing everyone’s heart for his increasing role in the action. Magical, wonderful, musically brilliant just a hoot.
I have so much I could say about how much I adore this film. There is so much grit, action and emotion that keeps you on the edge of your seat and reaching for the tissues all at once. For someone that could usually take or leave the X-Men universe, I am truly looking at them in a different light after this. Let’s be honest, Wolverine is typically everyone’s favourite X-Men. Brilliantly portrayed by Hugh Jackman since his Wolfie debut back in 2000, this final frontier is the most perfect send off a superhero actor could ever have. Even the trailer is beautiful and makes you want to wipe those pesky tears from your eyes.