The Best and Worst Films of 2017

This list may be half a year over due, but last year's was almost a full year late, so we are making some sort of progress. The reasons for this are various, but mostly boil down to not having enough time to see the same amount of films in a given year, especially enough great ones, but also terrible ones in order to form this list. Now that I have reached at least the mark of 50 films seen in a given year, I can say that the below list of best and worst is a more honest take than whatever else could have been formulated a few months back.

The Best and Worst Films of 2016

This list is being posted fairly late, but I believe from now on its best to post a list of films from best to worst, once one has seen a fair amount of films from varying genres and styles for the purpose of that given list. Naturally, I personally could never reach the crazy amount of around 500 films a year as my favorite movie critic Roger Ebert would see. As he was doing it professionally and I'm just doing it on my off time. However, if I could get myself at least to the 50-60 film mark in a year than I'm doing something right.

The Best and Worst Films of 2015

Shamefully this year, I had to post the best and worst films list rather late. As due to the factors of changing job, environment, schedule and so on, didn't make it easy to watch all the films I would have wanted and also with the same ease as before. Nevertheless, with time I accustomed to the new status quo and found different ways of getting back in tune with my love of cinema. Binge watching some of the most mediocre films of the year, going to the theater to see the occasional greatness (The Hateful Eight) and also the usual worthlessness at work. (50 Shades of Grey).

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Lack of Original Villains (for no Reason at All)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has expanded through mainly the medium of cinema and television, and has proven that it has a lot of successful stories to offer. It can be viewed as an immense palette containing a multitude of colors, and the potential combinations that can be produced are limited only by the creativity of the directors, screenwriters, artists and the rest of the staff involved with the creation of the films, TV series, shorts, as well as tie-in comic books associated with the universe. Its immense success is the product of inspiration, talent, and specific recipes which have been established as standard textbook rules that are followed by almost every film, due to their proven appeal to the audience. But is playing safe a guaranteed solution for the viability of the MCU in all cases?

Beyond Episode VII (Spoilers)

tar Wars: The Force Awakens has already smashed box office records. Currently, it is the fastest film to break the 350 million dollar barrier in the United States, in just the second week of its run. It seems that J.J. Abrams' recipe proved to be successful, with some of its ingredients being hat tips to the original trilogy, and perhaps some foreshadowing of the future that has yet to come.

Is Civil War the right story for Avengers 3?

A year ago it seemed Robert Downey Jr. was slowly exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it seems he wants back in and more to him. Reports show that Downey Jr. with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige have negotiated a way for him to have a hefty presence in "Captain America 3". A role that was initially being written for him in a smaller capacity. This script restructing has led to the comic book storyline Civil War, where Cap and Iron Man go head to head over the Superhero Registration Act. Becoming a serious possibility of being the main plot for the Avengers 3.