It’s 2018, and like all good film fans, we’re looking to the future of the medium. Recently, David and I had an in-depth discussion of our 10 most anticipated films of the year, but sometimes it’s good to take a moment and reflect on the films that hit in the year passed.
One YouTube user, Zack Edison, decided to edit together a music video montage of trailers from big 2017 films in his video, “2017: A Year in Film.”
While 2017 did see an overall decrease in the domestic box office, it still was home to fantastic films that include The Disaster Artist, Beauty and the Beast, Get Out, Logan, The Shape of Water, Wonder Woman, Coco, John Wick: Chapter 2, and three separate Marvel films.
Also of note is that the 2017 box office saw the top three films with female leads, on the domestic front. With films like Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominating, it’s become clear that old rules of Hollywood regarding gender need not apply as a rule any longer.
“Women truly emerged as the giants of cinema this year,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior comScore analyst.
Of course, this year also saw some pretty low lows. The Mummy pretty much tanked, and as of this writing, we’re still not sure if the Dark Universe will continue on, despite Universal’s ambitious goals. 2017 also saw films like Fifty Shades Darker, Flatliners, and The Emoji Movie stinking up theaters.
What did you think of 2017? let us know down below!
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SOURCE: Zack Edison, NY Times