Sunday, December 3, 2017

Movies worth watching in 2017 (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my earlier blog post (Movies worth watching in 2017:-
). Here are some more 2017 movies I have seen and feel are worth watching this year:).

Spider-Man: Homecoming:-
Spider-Man: Homecoming is another well made movie from the Marvel Universe. In this movie, Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Spiderman has been one of the most popular superheros we have had and we have already had countless movies on this superhero over the past 10-15 years. The biggest challenge the makers must have faced was how to tell the same story again without getting the audiences bored. They handled this very cleverly by focusing more on the human side of Spiderman. Showing him as a normal teenager juggling between Spiderman and Peter Parker and showing his struggles in a comic way, the makers succeeded in engaging the audience really well. The script is really good and humorous and pace of the movie keeps you engaged. Only downside to the movie was its villain, who doesn't really make that much of an impact. Overall, Spider-Man: Homecoming is very good movie which you will thoroughly enjoy.

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Director:- Jon Watts.
Stars:- Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Laura Harrier.
Bore Meter:- Very good pace and engaging throughout. Won't get bored.
My Rating:-

Wonder Woman:-
Wonder Woman is probably the first female-fronted superhero blockbuster. In this movie, when a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Over the past few years, Marvel has surpassed DC not only with quality of their superhero movies, but also in terms of box office. Whatever else Marvel may have done right, its handling of female characters has been a sore spot for a while. But DC not only took a gamble, but also executed it really well which led to Wonder Woman becoming a blockbuster. What works for the movie is its direction.Very well directed by Patty Jenkins, she manages to give the audience a number of really good goosebumps moments, where you just cheer for the leading character. This is also mainly possible because of superb performance and screen presence of its leading actress, Gal Gadot. Her portayal of Wonder Woman is really good and its her sincere performance that takes the movie to a different level. Overall, Wonder Woman is a very good movie and is a must watch for all who have been waiting for a female-fronted superhero movie.

Genre:- Action, Adventure,War.
Director:- Patty Jenkins.
Stars:- Gal Gadot, Chris Pine.
Bore Meter:- Very good pace and engaging throughout. No chance of getting bored.
My Rating:-

War for the Planet of the Apes:-
War for the Planet of the Apes is the 3rd installment in the Planet of the Apes trilogy following 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In this movie, after the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.What works for the movie is its direction. The director Matt Reeves does an amazing job of giving a nice dark tone to the movie. Along with the thrills, the movie is also compelling in terms of its drama. What also works for the movie are its performances. Almost all the actors do a really good job, especially Andy Serkis as Caesar. Andy Serkis just owns the character of Caesar, making the character feel very real. It’s a deeply affecting performance and is rich in emotion. The actor somehow manages to portray the animal with a multitude of feelings and gives the character a very distinct personality. Overall, War for the Planet of the Apes is a very well made dramatic thriller that is definitely worth your time.

Genre:- Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller.
Director:- Matt Reeves.
Stars:- Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson.
Bore Meter:- Very engaging movie. Won't get bored.
My Rating:-

Wind River:-
Wind River is a very well made chilling murder mystery thriller. In this movie, a veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy. What works for the movie is its brilliant direction and cinematography. The amazing direction gives the movie a very realistic feel. The visuals are just brilliant. Each and every scene has been brilliantly captured. Also the script and performances are really good, which make you feel for the characters shown and they all feel very real. Overall, Wind River is a very well made mystery thriller that is a very good watch for its direction, visuals and performances.

Genre:- Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- Taylor Sheridan.
Stars:- Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen.
Bore Meter:- Very realistic and thrilling movie. Won't get bored.
My Rating:-

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales:-
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the 5th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. In this movie, Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew. What works for the movie is its good pace and really good visuals. Its just a good one time fun watch especially in 3d. The movie is entertaining throughout and manages to keep the audience engaged. Overall, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a good one time entertaining watch.

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Director:- Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg.
Stars:- Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario.
Bore Meter:- Good entertaining film. Won't get bored.
My Rating:-