With that out of the way, here are some of the best movies I watched in 2017 (in no particular order!)
Before watching this film, I had no idea what atrocities took place at SeaWorld. Orcas are meant to be in the wild, and while habilitation is humane and I encourage it, keeping whales in pools for their whole lives and expecting them to be okay with it, is proposterious. Out of the six I'm mentioning today, Blackfish is my favorite movie of the year and made a huge impact on me. Here is my review.
Colossal took me by surprise. I watched this movie with my sister on a whim; we were bored, and decided to go to a local discounted movie theater. I was blown away by how well thought out this film is. While the plot is weird - Gloria, played by Anne Hathaway, realizes she can control a monster that is terrorizing Seoul and a lot of shit ensues - the movie was fantastic. This and Get Out (which I'll talk about soon) were two of the most inventive films I've seen. Here is my review.
Unlike Colossal, I heard amazing things about Baby Driver before I watched the film, and I wasn't let down. While it's not my favorite of favorites, Baby Driver was a great movie. The performances, especially that of Jamie Foxx and Ansel Elgort, were amazing and the soundtrack flowed so well with the movie. If you're looking for a fun time, watch Baby Driver. If you are looking for a movie that questions morals, then this is the one for you too! Here is my review.
I can't believe I didn't watch Split when it was in theaters, and I completely regret it! I watched Split twice in the span of a month - it was that good. Split, like Get Out, is one of those movies you can watch again and again and pick up new things every time. Hopefully I'll get to watch this again soon. Also, James McAvoy's performance is spectacular. He plays a man with dissociative identity disorder, and all of the personalities were distinct and so well done. Here is my review.
Get Out such an important film to watch, no matter where you live. Though it is especially relevant in America, Get Out can apply anywhere. Get Out isn't just a movie, it's a message for change, showing how ingrained racism is and it is constantly perpetuated, whether you are aware of it or not. And yet, the movie also has some laughs. Yes, the subject matter is serious, but I had such a good time watching this film between laughing at the jokes and trying to figure out the mystery of it all.
The last movie I'll be mentioning is Tower, a documentary film about the mass shooting at University of Texas at Austin in 1966. Mass shootings are a growing epidemic in America, and with the media every day talking about shooters, I become desensitized. Tower refreshed my horror, as well as enlightened me on an event I had no idea existed. Politics aside about gun control and university police, Tower was a heartbreaking documentary that paid respect to the victims. Here is my review.
Those are my favorite films of 2017! Have you watched any of these? What were some of your favorites?
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Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!
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