For my original reviews, click on the film’s title. I’ve only included 2017 films I’ve seen in the theater, but I will give an honorable mention to “Get Out.” I watched it at home on a laptop, but I think it could’ve been enhanced enough by seeing in on the big screen to have taken the number 5 spot.
5. War for the Planet of the Apes–Strong action and characters. The CGI and score are great. There are some nice nods to the original film. But, nothing too memorable happens.
4. It–Suspenseful, but rarely scary. Fantastic chemistry with the leads. CGI was lacking at times. Pennywise didn’t really stand out. Finale was a touch anticlimactic.
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming–A fun superhero movie. Tom Holland nails the role. Michael Keaton is a fleshed out villain. The CGI is weak in a lot of scenes. They overdo the references to the other Marvel Studio films.
2. Wonder Woman– Great performance by Gail Gadot. She embodies Wonder Woman. Strong chemistry between Gadot and Chris Pine. Fantastic action sequence and inspiring character moments are able to offset a weak villain and so-so final battle.
1. Logan–Emotional story with terrific chemistry between Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. Bloody and violent action. Mediocre villains slowly drag the movie down till the end.