As you might have seen, Ruz and I have been doing a series of "end of 2017" posts, and as I am a huge fan of movies and saw quite a few AMAZING ones this year, I decided to dedicate this post to 7 drop-dead-fantastic 2017 movie releases I saw this year.
I swear to god, I tried to order them from least favorite to most favorite, but I failed. Miserably so. So while there is an order, it is IN NO WAY strict, and especially the first three movies were equally good.
I'm gonna be honest and straight out say that The Conjuring franchise shouldn't even exist to begin with. The first movie was AMAZING, but both Annabelle and The Conjuring 2 were awful, in my opinion. AND NOW THE NUN IS GETTING A MOVIE??? I mean, know when to stop, people.
So, I guess, it is no surprise that I wasn't THAT excited for Annabelle: Creation either. I mean, I did go to see it at the cinema, but only because there is a very limited amount of horror movies playing in Hungarian theaters. Imagine my surprise when Creation turned out to be actually good?? I ain't gonna say it's the best of the best, but it is a very enjoyable horror movie that does have quite a few scary scenes, and a creepy atmosphere all through it.
Are the Descendants movies cheesy? Yes. Are they of the highest quality? No. Do I enjoy the hell out of them, though? ABSOLUTELY. The songs are such bops and the acting is pretty good, as well. Also, how original is the idea to have the kids of four of the most famous Disney villains as main characters?? This is Disney's best in a hella long time, and Descendants 2 is even better than the first movie. The outfits, the songs, the moves, the characters... everything is just so damn enjoyable.
As for my problems... for one, the "scarred villain" trope should die asap. Moreover, I would have loved to see more people of color in the cast, as well as more women in the main cast. Yes, the Amazons were obviously all badass, powerful women, however, the group Diana worked with after she left the island only had ONE other woman... that is, if we can even count the secretary, who didn't really have a big role.
Before I Fall is one of my favorite contemporary novels ever, so I was obviously very excited for the movie, and it didn't let me down! The actors did such an epic job of portraying the characters, and I felt like the movie stayed true to the book. I was surprised to see how strong the MC's development was on screen, and I'll admit that I was VERY NEAR tears at various scenes.
You know a movie is absolutely fantastic when you start watching it with massive expectations, and it not only lives up to them, but exceeds them. THAT is Get Out. Honestly, everything was on point, and the actors did such a good job. Honestly, one of the most impressive movies I've ever seen, and I hope there'll be many movies centering around black characters, made by black people in the future.
BEST! THOR! MOVIE! SO! FAR! There was so much Loki, and Thor was finally not annoying?? I mean, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT that was possible? Then there were new characters such as Valkyrie and Korg, who STOLE THE SHOW. So many laugh-out-loud scenes where the whole room was laughing, so many epic moments.
Again, I must note that the acting is freaking fantastic in this one. The kids had amazing chemistry, and It become so freaking scary BECAUSE I believed that they were so disturbed by It. Somehow the movie does an amazing job of mixing realistic/heartbreaking scenes together with some scary ones AND some funny ones.
Have you seen any of these movies? What did you think? What have been your favorite 2017 movies? And least favorites? What 2018 releases are you looking forward to?