The First 25 Movies of 2017, Graded | Movie Hot Take
It took 16 days longer to reach 25 movies in 2017 than in 2016. I'm blaming the flu. Per previous milestones, it's now time to reveal the grades (from 0 to 5 stars) for the first batch of movies watched in 2017. Last year, there were 3 movies -- Zootopia, The Witch and Deadpool -- with 4 stars or more but only 1 -- Logan -- in 2017. Only 7 films received a Thumbs Up last year, though. This year 10 movies graded out to a Thumbs Up and none (not even Rings) received 0 stars. Here are the first batch of grades of 2017: The "Thumbs Up" Group Logan REVIEW More than a superhero popcorn flick, Logan was a moving tribute to a beloved character served Western-style and with enough emotional heft to require tissues for some. John Wick: Chapter 2 REVIEW Kedi REVIEW Beauty and the Beast REVIEW A sequel that was arguably better than the original, a compelling documentary about cats and a live action update of an animated Disney classic all had one thing in common: They delivered! Split REVIEW