Cinema #33: Favorite Movies of 2017

 Hi Gang!

  The end of the year is really coming up fast! I can't believe it's Christmas already! Merry Christmas if you celebrate. I thought it would be fun to start the week by ranting about my favorite films of 2017. I won't go into too much detail because a lot of these movies I've talked about at some point throughout the year. Without further ado, here are my favorite films of 2017. 

 - Lupin: Castle Of Cagliostro: Even though this movie just celebrated it's 39 anniversary with a theater re-release, it was the first time I had ever seen it. It was Miyazaki's Directorial Debut, and it's completely different from the lecherous master thief that we've come to know and love. I have a whole post about it, but I loved the unique take on Lupin and the Gang, and the animation was absolutely breathtaking, and it's a classic that has survived the decades. 


- Kingsman Golden Circle: I don't think I need to go into how much I loved Golden Circle. I'm pretty sure I've been gushing about it since I went to go see it in theaters. I really do think it surpassed the original, and there are very few films I can say that about. I'm really hoping there will be a third. 

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- My Little Pony: I've written a post about why you should watch the reboot cartoon, and I've also written a post about the film. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS FILM! The animation was top notch, there were redeemable characters, Twilight Sparkle had a crisis of character and I loved every minute of it. 


- Baby Driver: I didn't really write about Baby Driver. It definitely isn't the kind of film, I would normally go see, but something about it aesthetically pulled me in, and then once I was there I was hooked. I loved the stunts, the different cars, all the awesome music, and the underlying romance of it all. Definitely, a film I want to add to the collection. 


- Wonder Woman: I didn't write about Wonder Woman either, but then again did I really need too? I felt so alive after seeing Wonder Woman on screen, and I'm honestly not even a huge fan of hers. I absolutely loved the movie and I left the theater with a new love and respect for the character. Definitely could have used more Ladies of Color (Fight me!) but I was quite a fan of Chris Pine, and once I got over the initial shock of Remus Lupin being a bad guy, I knew this film would have to join the collection. Dr. Poison was a pretty bad ass villain as well. 


- Devotion Of Suspect X: There's a whole post dedicated to this film. So I won't fangirl on you, but if you haven't seen it, go watch it. An amazingly intricate murder mystery where the villain may surprise you. Galileo definitely does not disappoint, and the film is visually stunning. Chinese Audio with English Subtitles though. You're welcome.


- Sailor Moon R: I debated about putting this film on the list, because I had seen it countless times before this year, and it wasn't a favorite then. I think it belongs on the list because of the amazing opportunity to see anime in theaters and on the big screen. Sure the film wasn't totally new, but there were some scenes that were changed, it had a new audio dub, an animated short, and an interview that wasn't there before. With the nostalgia hitting me so hard I cried through half of the film, it's no wonder it snuck its way onto this list anyhow. 

- Batman and Harley: I was very surprised by this film. I didn't think I was going to like it at all. Batman and Harley? Why would you bother? I'm not a huge fan of Harley either, but she's become pretty big news in the last year or two. I'm happy to say that I was completely wrong and absolutely loved it. I loved the art, I loved the indirect Adult Humor that flooded this film, I love that Harls and Dick have a tickle war, and Swamp Thing? Absolutely Epic. If you haven't seen it yet, Do yourself a favor. You won't regret it. 


- Spiderman: Homecoming: I know I recently wrote about my issues with the film. However, other than Amazing Spiderman, I think it may be my favorite rendition of Peter Parker. I know it's not the most popular opinion, but I really loved the diversity and the fact that it wasn't yet ANOTHER ORIGIN STORY. Everyone knows the origin story of Peter Parker, just like with Batman, you don't need to run through it again. The fact that the film started right after Civil War, probably cinches it, because Civil War is my favorite Marvel Film. 


- Thor: Ragnarok: I know I just said Civil War is my favorite Marvel Film, but this Thor comes in at a close second. I was never a fan of Thor before, mostly because I just don't get it. I mean he's a god, what's the point? I think the thing that really cinched me going to see it was Valkyrie, and once I was there, Valkyrie and Hela kept me there. I really wanted more of both, and as Hela is literally the goddess of Death, I definitely expected more, but...Baby Steps, I guess.  


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