Logan surprised me by how good it actually was. The story revolves around the Ex X-Men Wolverine, or Logan for short, protecting a young girl who has powers similar to his own. This film isn’t afraid to pile on the bloody violence in between all the quiet moments. One of the best comic book movies ever.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
GOTG 2 somehow actually surpasses the original film. Once again we follow the Guardians once again saving the galaxy from a massive threat and doing it with the usual awesome soundtrack. In this one Peter Quill (Star Lord) meets his father, who turns out to be a living planet called Ego, and wackiness and other amazing set pieces ensue. GOTG 2 once again makes you absolutely adore Groot and will break your heart more than once in the space of 10 minutes. So far that’s 2 absolutely stellar comic book movies.
Wonder Woman is a surprise hit, Gal Gadot plays both sides of the role pretty much perfectly. She is both as tough as any other superhero but innocent went it comes to the world outside of Themyscira. The action sequence in the trenches is amazing but the final battle at the end of the film is a let down in comparison. However this is yet another amazing comic book movie this year. That makes 3, surely that must be all.
After his short stint in Captain America Civil War, Spider-man is back in the brilliantly fun movie. Under the watchful eye of Tony Stark, Peter Parker sets out protecting the citizens of New York from the evil Vulture. This film is technically not an origin story because lets face it we all know how he became Spider-man by now. However it also technically is since he’s still new to the role and learns how to be responsible in the role. Tom Holland is brilliant as Peter Parker/Spider-man and Marvel did an excellent job finding him. Four high quality comic book movies and with Thor Ragnarok look awesome from the trailers and Justice League may surprise us yet.
Alien Covenant is a sequel to the slightly better than mediocre Prometheus. It continues the story of David the Android from Prometheus as he meets the crew of the Covenant. This film is much better than Prometheus mainly because this time we get to see the Xenomorph make a lovely bloody mess. Hopefully the next film will improve things further.