We’re a little over halfway through 2017, so lets talk about our favorite films of the years, so far. Nicole has her list. This is mine. It is pretty much just through June but I cheated and included a July film too, because … what are you gonna do about it?
This list is not presented in a particular order, because that’s just too much damn work.
The Big Sick
I just saw this one, so it’s a bit more fresh in my mind. It was sweet and it was funny and I feel like it really earned its climax, which most movies in the romantic comedy genre (well…most movies) just don’t.
I kept hearing from some of my fellow comic nerds that this was their second favorite Spider-Man movie after Spider-Man 2. I disagree, this was overall better than all the other Spider-Man movies. There’s a lot of reasons I could list but the main one is Michael Keaton.
Nacho Vigalondo is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) filmmakers today. Small personal stories in a large context. Relatable characters. Drunk Anne Hathaway controlling a giant monster halfway around the world.
After 17 years playing the character Hugh Jackman went out on quite the high note. A comic book movie that actually follows through on the life or death stakes for the main characters? That’s pretty amazing. Also, I’m a big fan of Laura in the comics and I love how they handled her in the movie. Need a sequel with more of her nowpleasethankyou.
I like comics. I want to like the DC movies. This is the best movie based on a DC character since Batman Returns. It’s not flawless and I have issues with it, but I also have a deep appreciation for the character arc Diana goes through, from being obsessed with fighting and going to war to being confronted with the real consequences of what that means. I loved that.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I like my comic book movies. I like Kurt Russell. I like that they embraced some of Marvel’s weirder sci-fi concepts again with this movie. It was fun and it was a sequel that didn’t feel like a rehash of the first movie and actually built on it.
Vampire mermaid musical. It’s gross and beautiful and wonderfully weird.
Solid slow burn horror with just the right amount of humor to break the tension but not ruin the overall feel.