Shelby’s Top of 2017

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It was an awesome year for movies. It may be more accurate to say that was an awesome year for me to watch movies. That’s because I have had the time to do so, and there have been some awesome, money saving deals to allow me to see more in theaters than I normally ever do – Moviepass and TicketTwosdays by AT&T.

Any way, regardless of the reasons why, (but if you’re interested check it out), I watched a lot this year, and I want to highlight my favs. Some reviews are still pending.

What I saw this year (chronological, in theaters):

So that’s 25 visits to the theater, plus another four if we include repeat viewings (I couldn’t get enough of Blade Runner 2049 and The Last Jedi). Pretty impressive. Now the hard part is picking my favorites out of that selection – and I’m just gonna take five.

Shelby’s Top Picks of 2017 (in no particular order):

  • Get Out
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • IT
  • Baby Driver
  • Shape of Water
  • Wonder Woman

Most Disappointing:

  • Kong: Skull Island

Most Depressing:

  • Logan

Greatest Cinematic Achievement:

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Shape of Water

Unexpected Surprises:

  • Get Out
  • The Big Sick
  • Wonder Woman (totally bails out the disaster that is the DC universe right now)

Best Action Movies:

  • Baby Driver
  • Atomic Blonde

Most Misunderstood:

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Dark Tower
  • Ghost in the Shell

Potential to ruin childhood memories:

  • Power Rangers
  • Jumanji: Into the Jungle
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • IT

Other thoughts & remarks:

I’m also not a huge fan of the constant churning out of superhero movies, but I will say that Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok are very comedic, campy, colorful, and fun. True comic book endeavors with awesome ensemble casts. I am incredibly excited for the upcoming Black Panther, which will be another, different and awesome superhero flick.

Overall, I really enjoyed my cinematic adventures this year. By far I think my favorite movie was Blade Runner 2049, but there are so many good options. Here’s to watching even more in 2018!


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