Year In Film 2017

year in film 2017

The last couple of years have brought some good Science Fiction/Fantasy movies to the theater after several years of drought. Not a lot of them, but some. 2015 had “The Martian,” 2016 had “Arrival,” 2017 has the excellent “Bladerunner 2049.” We also had Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and “The Last Jedi” both noteworthy films. Here are quick notes for the genre films I have seen this year:

The Space Between Us – kind of sappy, but Ok

The Lego Batman Movie – good, I liked it even though I am not a superhero/comic book fan.

Beauty and the Beast – good Disney fare.

Life – bad, really, really bad.

Ghost in the Shell – good, I liked it even though I am not a superhero/comic book fan.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – excellent round of fun.

Wonder Woman – meh.. (I really dislike superhero type movies. we have several on DVD here at the house and at other times everyone else has gone to the theater to see that I have passed on. So it is probably more of a genre thing than aspects of the movie Wonder Woman that I find boring. Guardians are more like a campy science fiction movie, so they get a pass.

Transformers: The Last Knight – not good

Despicable Me 3 – fun, but the series is going downhill.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – excellent, I don’t understand why everyone was so down on the movie. Not extremely deep, but fun by the director of Fifth Element – Luc Besson.

The Emoji Movie – ok

Blade Runner 2049 – the best science fiction movie I have seen in years.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – good addition to the Star Wars saga, maybe the third best of the series.

Bright – anew Netflix film with Will Smith.It has some flaws but I think it is worth seeing. It would be a better film if it were positioned as a piolet for a series where some of the unanswered questions in the film would be addressed during the course of the series.

About Edward Forrest Frank

My name is Edward Frank. By training I am a geologist with published research on caves found in the United States, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. I am the webmaster, BBS administrator, and run the Facebook Page for the Native Tree Society and am involved with tree research with the group. I am the author, or coauthor, of a number of tree related articles and publications available for download from the NTS website and NTS BBS. I edit the monthly magazine for the group - eNTS Magazine. I write science fiction and fantasy stories reflecting a lifelong love of the genres. Most recently I published a fantasy role playing game Knarf 4, available through Amazon Kindle. I have an extensive science fiction and fantasy library and have long enjoyed table top role-playing games. Not satisfied with commercially available games, I started creating my own game variations in the mid 1980's. Knarf 4 is latest version best version of those games. I also write non-fiction. I currently am working on a book on "The Old-Growth Forests of Cook Forest State Park, PA" targeting older children and teens. I am suave, sophisticated, funny, kind, considerate, thoughtful, brilliant, devilishly handsome, and above all modest.
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