2017 has been phenomenal for movies in general but there were some that exceeded expectations in ways that audiences wouldn’t have anticipated. Without further ado, let’s get to the movies that set trends that we will see many filmmakers following for years to come.
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine had its fair share of detractors but no one could deny the fact that the actor ended it on a bloody great note. With movies like X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Wolverine getting a lot of flak from both the critics and the fans, delivering a Wolverine movie that the comic character deserved must have been a daunting task both for the actor and the director. In James Mangold’s Logan, we finally get a movie that transcends the genre lines drawn by previous comic book movies and delivers a film that’s both mature and fun to watch, very much like the character on which the film was based.
2. Baby Driver
A filmmaker who consistently delivers great content is nothing less than a miracle. And, if I was ever inclined to come up with a list of such filmmakers then writer/director Edgar Wright would be on the top of the list. If you are wondering how can I make such a bold statement then you certainly must be part of the crowd who missed out on Baby Driver. Baby Driver is not subtle
and reminds us that style over substance can be beautiful and damn entertaining if done right! Baby Driver is a cinematic experience unlike anything and it leaves you awed and amazed.
3. Get Out
Jordan Peele is one guy that is equal parts funny and an amazingly brilliant actor. But, the funny guy decided to add one more feather to his cap by directing Get Out. The movie is a horror-comedy that outperforms every other film in the genre.
Filled with great moments and twists, you are going to revere every bit of this movie. If you haven’t watched this one yet, then don’t waste any more time and watch this one without fail.
That’s the list right there, and these are the films that both defined and defied genre conventions. Not to say that there aren’t other great films to talk about. There are, but this list concerned itself with genre conventions.