At first glance, David Leitch‘s latest action flick looked like a female version of his very successful John Wick franchise. It had the same style, similar leading character, and from the trailers, a similar story. If it were the case, Atomic Blonde would have stopped the progression done to women in film instead of riding with the tide. Therefore, I am happy to announce to you that Atomic Blonde isn’t an exact copy of John Wick, and while it isn’t as good, there are still excellent elements that help redeem this spy thriller.
As we reach the halfway point of 2017, here’s a look at the best movies of the year
I’ll be the first to admit: this year hasn’t been great for movies so far. Nothing has completely blown me away yet and that’s no surprise considering releases like Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy or Rings. With titles like these together it’s an easy reminder that 2017’s movie season hasn’t been all that great. Still, I will keep my hope that after the summer there will be that Arrival or Moonlight just waiting to blow my mind away.
For now, though, it’s time to celebrate the movies that weren’t a shit show. And while there wasn’t that stand out movie, just yet, I’m going to highlight 7 movies (each in alphabetical order) that caught my attention during the first part of the year.
The canine-loving Boogeyman is back, and it has never looked this good
The first John Wick impressively took a rather far-fetched plot and made it work. Never in a million years would I have thought that a guy who goes on a murderous rampage because his dog got kill would make such a compelling and beautiful movie. John Wick: Chapter 2 takes a far-fetched plot and builds a far-fetched world where everyone kills everyone and surprisingly, it still works. All of it still works perfectly.