From the Resident Evil to Logan, the world has seen the best of quality cinema in just two months of 2017.
Whether it is watching Alice, saving the last flickers of life on Earth to that moment when we bid a poignant goodbye to Wolverine, we are as high on euphoria as we are drunk with love.
Here, we have rounded up 10 best Hollywood movies in 2017. Check whether you’ve watched all of them or not!
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
Director: James Mangold
Wolverine dies, and an era ends!
As tough as it might seem, the iconic character played by Hugh Jackman, whose most prominent weapons are the razor-shaped metal claws, has kicked the bucket, leaving a 17-year old strong legacy, and breaking hearts of millions of fans everywhere.
Hugh Jackman pulled off his character with such sublimity that you will take him out of the theatre with you. He is an old, gaunt, whiskered man with no zeal at all. Looks like, he doesn’t want to give a fight to the goons, who beat him up in a car sequence.
Now, he is a cab driver by profession, and pays for Xavier’s medicines. High-power action burst in when a group of mercenaries launches an attack on Logan’s hideout, in order to catch hold of a mysterious girl, Laura.
Logan ferries the girl, from one place to another, to keep her safe, and also takes care of Xavier.
If you are a true Wolverine fan, his end may evoke a deep sense of sadness, and you may end up fighting your tears.
Resident Evil : The Final Chapter
Cast: Milia Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Milia Jovovich walks her way like a destructive force, who eliminates everything and everyone, trying to cull her coterie. This movie attempts to answer questions that were left unanswered in the previous instalments. You get to clap your eyes on a double dose of action, and lots of promising encounters.
Alice, in a last-ditch effort to save the last survivors from the deadly T-virus, takes a firm step by returning to the Hive of the Raccoon City – the Hub of the Umbrella Corporation, and the very place where the infection spread hell broke loose.
The Umbrella Corporation braces up well to face Alice by accumulating forces and launching a strike that may wipe out the last hint of life on the planet Earth.
The Lego Batman Movie
Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson
Director: Chris McKay
The Lego Batman Movie is a total departure from the bland and brooding batman flicks lately that lacked the flavour. The movie will make you break into peals of laughter with well-spread episodes of humour and fun. It is ripe with quips and witty remarks that are sure to give you belly laugh.
Just so you know, the dark, thoughtful Batman character has been done to death, and is proving slightly repellent to audiences. But, this Batman has a lot of goofiness to it, which makes for a fun watch.
Bruce Wayne is facing the double whammy this time; protecting the Gotham city, and fostering a boy, adopted by him.
xXx : Return of Xander Cage
Cast: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Ruby Rose
Director: D.J Caruso
Pandora Box is one hell of an entity that can make any revolving artificial satellite crash on to the Earth’s surface. But, sadly enough, it is in wrong hands and a mishappening is just waiting to happen.
So, the Xander Cage, played by Vin Diesel, and his team of brawny stalwarts, are the ultimate saviours, needed to build a rescue for Earth and millions of its inhabitants from the Pandora Box’s strikes.
Diesel, with the assistance of his teammates, goes undercover to procure key information about the evil plans, and saves the day.
Fifty Shades Darker
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson
Director: James Foley
Insane lust, extreme passion, raunchy bed scenes, erotic fantasies, and what not! Fifty Shades Darker is a temptation for an insatiable heart, but still an old wine served in a new bottle.
A wounded Christian Grey woos Ana Steele back into his life, assuring that things will go smooth. Ana, as a condition, asks Grey to create a new agreement. However, things go for a toss when Grey’s past emerges and starts haunting the couple’s little paradise. The hopes for a better, lovable tomorrow, lie flat.
But, Christian and Ana pass the test of time, and our guy proposes to the leading lady at the boathouse with a ‘yes’ in response.
Kung Fu Yoga
Cast: Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur
Director: Stanley Tong
The flick is a platter for those who crave for Jackie Chan’s breath-taking Kung Fu moves. And, of course, a couple of Indian actors, who managed to grab eyeballs against the stupendous charm of Chan.
Jack, a globally famous archaeology professor, along with his team, is on a magnificent quest for finding an ancient treasure, and saving it from Randall. He, by applying its terrific knowledge about history and Kung Fu, scalps his opponents, and saves the treasure from falling into the wrong hands of mercenaries.
The movie went on to make a riveting record of earning over 940 crores in China only during the first week of its release. The factor, that it was released during the New Year weekend in China, worked like a cheery on a well-baked cake.
The Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Cast: Bei-Er Bao, Mengke Bateer, Sihan Cheng
Director: Tsui Hark
Tang Monk travels the West, together with his three disciples. The collaboration looked easy from the outset, but as the plot progresses, and the layers strip off, tensions in the equations become much apparent than before.
On the voyage, they face a series of pulsating encounters with demons and other creatures, which helps them find a solution to their inner conflict.
Towards the end, Monk and his disciples move full-force as a well-accomplished demon-exorcising team.
Before I Fall
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Kian Lawley, Halston Sage, Logan Miller.
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Samantha Kingston is a happy girl, journey justified and destiny defined. She has everything that a regular girl can ever ask for – a popularity, an adoring boyfriend, and a brilliant future to pursue.
When she wakes up in the morning of February 12, thinking of it as just another day in her life, little did she know that this day would end with a car crash, claiming her life.
But, things were thrown in a turmoil when she inexplicably wakes up to find herself alive and relive the same day, trying to unravel the mystery behind the occurrence and discovering the secrets of her closest ones, all through this day.
This is indeed a unique take on fascinating the fantasies, and looking beyond the supernatural. Sam lives every moment twice, but with a fresh color, something that can only be done by the experienced direction of Ry Russo-Young.
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor, Betty Buckley
Director: M. Night Shayamalan
Kevin suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and switches between 23 personalities at a second’s glance. He just doesn’t have that stability of moods, and soundness of thoughts, which you expect from a person.
He kidnaps three girls and keeps them in the basement for the reason not even known to him, thanks to his multiple personalities. Girls, who are terrorised by Kevin’s unpredictable temperament, faces a tough time to identify that one personality, which would help them escape.
Dr. Fletcher, who is Kevin’s psychiatrist, has already observed his many shades, but fears, that there remains one more personality to emerge, which will be the strongest and will take over the rest of the 23.
This is Shyamalan’s most spectacular deliverable so far, with the performances that resonate with power and emotion. McAvoy is the ultimate God of the movie, making such a seamless switch from one character to another, which will make your eyes pop. We wonder, why Oscars nomination had eluded him.
Cast: Eddie Peng, Deng Chao, Zanilia Zhao Li Ying
Director: Han Han
Can the father-son bromance ever come back? Duckweed, the movie, asks and answers.
A son tries to restore his relationship with his estranged father, but fails. The turn of events creates an opportunity where he can transport himself back to the past, to his much younger father, so as to uncover his life details.
The golden aspect of the movie is the sombre plot of the movie, peppered with some amazing levels of hilarity. This is an entertaining movie, but at times, you will feel a dire lack of good content.