Best Movies of 2017, so far

Ashley Callery

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Movie favourites from 2017, so far!

 

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Prepare to binge watch.

 

  1. Baby Driver

 

 

 Edgar Wright is renowned for fast-paced movies but Baby Driver is one of his best. It is one of the most entertaining and exhilarating movies that has been shown on the big screen this year, it is a very unique and fresh! To quote Jamie Foxx “That’s some Oscar shit right there.”  Baby (Ansel Elgort) is the getaway driver for Doc (Kevin Spacey) and his crew. Baby was in a car accident that killed his parents when he was a kid and he was left with tinnitus ( “hum in the drum” as Doc dubs it). To drown out the ringing, Baby devotes his life to listening to music on his multiple iPods, he listens to music all the time, including during high-speed getaway chases so he can move to the sound of the beat.

However, It isn’t all about automobiles in his downtime, Baby later romances Debora (Lily James) a diner waitress, the movies portray a great love story and a remarkable storyline and something that these two things combine together to allow us to see a storyline and movie that we’ve never really before. The originality of the story, the music and the fantastic cast will make you fall in love with this story from the very beginning. Buckle up and enjoy the ride because this is a great flick!

 

 

  1. Wonder Woman

 

After smashing opening-weekend box office records in June, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in second-weekend sales and becoming the biggest live-action film directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins’s ‘Wonder Woman’ is something the Hollywood world has needed for a long time. It has even surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become the highest-grossing movie of the summer at the domestic box office, taking in almost 390 million in ticket sales.  

Wonder Woman unfolds on Themyscira, a protected utopia populated entirely by female warriors. We get introduced to DC’s female counterpart to Superman as Ares, the god of war, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)  it also has very surreal moments and is a great movie to introduce DC’s Wonder Woman to your screen. This is quite simply one of the best superhero films ever made and one of the best DC films. I think it comes close to The Dark Knight which is one of my favourite DC movies, albeit for clearly different reasons.  Most movies these days revolve around chauvinism and sexual domination, Wonder Woman stands adamant, showing women can be just as empowering in the media as. The greatest moment of this picture comes when our heroes are walking through the trenches of No Man’s Land, this battle scene will remain one of my favourite superhero scenes in history. It is truly one of the best movies, I’ve seen in a long time. I would highly recommend this -exceptional new take on a World War I trench battle. I mean it’s not every day you see someone deflect bullets and mortar fire with a shield is it?

 

  1. IT

 

Stephen King’s IT is back and it is greater than ever. When children start to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids must encounter their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise. Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) has a  history of murder and violence that dates back for centuries. The new adaption really did surprise me, it had a new edge to it but it captured the same terror of the original version. You will be yearning for more as the second instalment will focus on the teens lives in the future as adults, the young losers club will be back for the second chapter release on September 6, 2019. You will only have to wait 2 years to see it!

 

*cries in excitement*

 

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2

 

Let me guess you’re probably thinking, ugh not another sequel, will all the hype be a letdown? Guardians of the Galaxy really does live up to its previous movie standards and gives us a great storyline, soundtrack (seriously you need to check this out) and cast. After a magnificent introduction; elevated by the extreme tenderness of Groot’s youth like the version to the Electric Light Orchestra rhythm. The problems begin when Rocket steals the batteries he defended, making the Sovereigns the crew’s new enemies.  This unleashes series of personal conflicts that will cause a break in the Guardians of the Galaxy family. The film builds on the characters and will definitely allow them to face future battles together easier with their strong bond. The soundtrack and movie will definitely put you in a feel-good mood. Also, Baby Groot will give you life. 

 

Moral of the story: If a movie has a soundtrack with timeless classics like these, it’s bound to be perfect. #TheChain

5. Spider-Man Homecoming

 

I personally feel this is best spiderman movie to-date. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was great as Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War, and he’s just as great as him here. His mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) must keep a watchful eye on  Parker as he starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man, Peter being antsy, waits patiently for a daredevil mission trying and persisting to get into the game, however, it doesn’t take long for Peter the new version of the friendly neighbourhood web-slinger, to finally meet his antagonist Adrian Toomes, aka Vulture. Homecoming isn’t your average superhero movie, even with obligatory and great action scenes involving Coney Island and the Washington Monument road trip. I was really surprised finding myself falling in love with the movie and new spider-man figure. It’s packed full of action scenes and will you in awe.

6. La La Land

 

When La La Land came to cinemas in January,  everyone was very excited to watch it! You’re probably tired of hearing about La La Land now but it is most definitely a must watch! It’s not just the chemistry between Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) that is amazing, it is the portrayal of an actual love story between the characters whilst holding onto their quest to succeed in their careers that are really exciting. Yeah, okay we get it the soundtrack from La La Land has been slightly overplayed but the way the movie portrays the story with the tunes is remarkable. The amalgam of the love story and music really bodes well to create a great movie. I still can’t get ‘City Of Stars’ and ‘Another Day of Sun’ out of my head. It was really original and the two stars were perfect together in the movies as the duo fit perfectly together in the film. Love me or hate me this was one of the highlights of the many movies that have been released this year. 

 

 

Deeply sorry if this soundtrack gets stuck in your head but it’s a masterpiece.

 

I’ll be back with more movies to come!

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Ashley Callery

  • Emma Whittaker

    I haven’t seen any of these, so thank you for the list! Now I’ve got some binge watching to do 🙂

    • Ashley Marie Callery

      Enjoy!

  • Ashley Marie Callery

    Agreed! Make sure you check out the rest 🙂