2018 is almost here and that means it’s time to reflect on the year that was. We saw some interesting movies from Universal Studios in 2017. Some good (Get Out). Some not so good (The Snowman).
It certainly seems as though there are a lot of differing opinions surrounding Universal’s 2017 slate of films. Personally, I feel the good far outweighed the bad. Still, with such a wide range of films and receptions to those films, there are bound to be some differences on your list.
Here are my picks for the top Universal movies of 2017:
5. The Fate of the Furious
Release Date: April 14
Total Domestic Gross: $225 million
I am personally not a big fan of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. However, having worked together over seven previous films, the cast has developed quite a bit of chemistry to go along with the over-the-top action. It all makes for a fairly entertaining movie.
4. Despicable Me 3
Release Date: June 30
Total Domestic Gross: $264 million
The third “Despicable Me” film wasn’t much in the way of a cohesive story, but the comedy spread throughout the film rarely missed. Trey Parker’s villainous Balthazar Bratt was one of the best and funniest animated characters of the year.
Read our review here.
3. Happy Death Day
Release Date: October 13
Total Domestic Gross: $55 million
If you went into the theaters expecting to see yet another Blumhouse horror film that would keep you up at night, “Happy Death Day” probably didn’t give you what you were looking for. What it did deliver however, was a fresh, original and fun movie that kept me on the edge of my seat with suspense and laughing out loud with comedy.
Read our review here.
2. Get Out
Release Date: February 24
Total Domestic Gross: $175 million
One of the most talked about films of 2017, “Get Out” was a truly fantastic and unique film. The chemistry between the cast is so perfect and the movie does an incredible job of making you feel uncomfortable, as if you are actually in the situation with the characters. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about “Get Out” once we get into award season.
Release Date: January 20
Total Domestic Gross: $138 million
Like I said, there are bound to be some differences in our lists. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but “Split” was one of my favorite films of the year. James McAvoy’s performance was amazing and the story was suspenseful. Not to mention, it featured an unbelievable post credits scene that connects it to another film. I’m excited to see how this plays out.
Universal certainly created some fantastic films in 2017, and that gets us excited for what they have in store for 2018!
What was your favorite Universal movie in 2017? Let us know in the comments below!