2017 was a great year for films. There were a lot of great movies that hit our screens, as well as some shockers. We want to share a list of the best films of 2017 according to us.
There were some highly anticipated films released throughout the year with their release dividing audiences. So now in no particular order, Digital Fox presents the best films of 2017.
Hugh Jackman returned to screens as the beloved hero that helped make him a star. Logan was a much darker, bloodier tale of The Wolverine that deviated from the origin films. Arguably the best X-Men film of the lot, Logan dove deep into Jackman’s character and explored the regretful, withering man that Logan has become.
We just loved Logan and the introduction of Laura (played wonderfully by Dafne Keen) who Logan takes on as a surrogate daughter. Being set in the future, Logan avoids messing with the rest of the series canon too much. Being a bit of a call out to Old Man Logan comic series fans embraced the film. An action packed, blood fuelled spectacle, Logan was the perfect end arc to the Wolverine story.
There are plenty of bad horror films that are released each year. Fortunately, Get Out was not one of them. The seemingly innocent start gradually transitions from uneasy to morbid. Clues dropped throughout hint at the big picture but leave missing pieces for the audience to put together. Daniel Kaluuya was brilliant as Chris Washington, his trust for his girlfriend and her family lead him into trouble. He finds out too late that he should have trusted his instincts.
Directed by renowned comedian Jordan Peele, Get Out portrayed subtle political overtones of the election. Also contrasting the history of differences with race and culture in the United States. With a good balance of jump scares, eerie foreboding and blatant bloody violence Get Out has the makings of a memorable, original horror film.
For Christopher Nolan fans the release of his films are like the lead up to Christmas. Dunkirk was a well received gift worth waiting for. Based on the well known story of Dunkirk, Nolan berates audiences with a high intensity heart stopper. With The aid of master composer Hans Zimmer the audience keeps pace with the characters. The non-linear epic links three separate stories together that intersect and entwine.
Dunkirk felt as real as any war film yet didn’t go over the top with colour grading or violence for the sake of violence. Despite the non-linear time line Dunkirk still has the structure of a begging, middle and end. Another one of Nolan’s Masterpieces, some will argue that is is his best work yet.
The best DC film of the DCEU has to be Wonder Woman. Exploring the origins of the beautiful and deadly Diana, Wonder Woman was a wonderful set up for Justice Leagues heroine. Taking place in World War 1 era, Wonder Woman sees the elaborate plot of Aeris manipulating and exploiting conditions for war. The innocent and curious child like qualities of Diana are endearing and charming. But at the flick of a switch she can go beast mode and turn Demi-God.
Warner Brothers found the perfect balance of humour and action whilst creating an engaging story and building interesting characters. While it is unlikely we will be seeing Chris Pine again his role was pivotal in helping Diana discover the nature of man. A brilliant set up for this heroine, Wonder Woman was our favourite superhero film of the year.
Blade Runner 2049
Dennis Villeneuve hits the mark with the bold sequel to the 30 year old Blade Runner. The slow burning film is a masterful sci-fi/noir in its own right, worthy of the original in every way. Even sceptics were put in place with the unexpected success of the film, floored by the Oscar worthy hit. With brilliant performances on all fronts fronted by the brooding and sombre Ryan Gosling and breathtaking visuals and soundtrack, Blade Runner 2049 promises to remain a film to be remembered and re-watched.