2017 Sci-Fi Movies of the Year

Written by Scott on 31 Dec 2017
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Movies I’ve Seen

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

More Lightsabers, Please

Release Date: 14 DEC 2017
Verdict: Must Watch
Scott’s Score:

This latest Star Wars release follows where Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) left off. Our protagonist, Rey, a fierce young woman who shows strong signs of the Force, discovers her new abilities with the assistance of Luke Skywalker. The movie had its funny (oftentimes campy) moments, however, it kept pace well, and was plenty entertaining throughout. At the end of the movie, I felt satisfied, however, I look forward to Abrams return to the series.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Rocket is My Favorite

Release Date: 19 APR 2017
Verdict: Watch
Scott’s Score:

Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Baby Groot are back at it again in this sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). This is one of those movies that you have to accept, and appreciate it’s humor. If you can get past this campiness, it’s really an enjoyable film to learn more about Star Lord’s heritage.


We’re Better off Alone

Release Date: 26 MAY 2017
Verdict: Watch
Scott’s Score:

Watching the International Space Station be built over the course of decades has always intrigued me. So why not enjoy a good space-based horror flick? Notably, I was shocked to see certain not-to-be-named movie stars killed off so early. However, this movie kept it’s pace, was definitely suspenseful and was thoroughly enjoyable.

Alien: Covenant

Keep an Eye on David

Release Date: 19 MAY 2017
Verdict: Maybe
Scott’s Score:

Alien: Covenant continues where Prometheus (2012) left us. Wondering how screwed-up David, our Antagonist in this movie, really is. It also leaves us wondering way too many things like what’s the true purpose of the xenomorphic eggs? What’s up with these Engineers? And more. I guess that’s Ridley Scott’s way to keep us coming back.

Transformers: The Last Knight

How Does all of this Work?

Release Date: 20 JUN 2017
Verdict: Maybe
Scott’s Score:

I like the Mark Walburg series of Transformers. He’s a welcomed substitute for Shia LaBeouf. And who doesn’t like watching Autobots?! With that in mind, I think it’s important not to expect complex story development from Michael Bay. But he does make enjoyable films and this is one of them. The small Decepticons always annoy me, but I guess some people like them.

Power Rangers

Prepare for the Long Intro

Release Date: 22 MAR 2017
Verdict: Skip
Scott’s Score:

Power Rangers is one of those films that took way too long to get off the ground. It’s not a bad story, however, I think they could have shortened the back-story side of the movie (which took up about 3/4 of the movie), and extended the fight scenes. Visually it was appealing, and I liked the idea of the submerged ancient spaceship where they learn of the origins of these “power coins” and receive their training. Once the action started, it was enjoyable, however a bit corny.

Blade Runner 2049

Bring Coffee, It’s Long

Release Date: 06 OCT 2017
Verdict: Skip
Scott’s Score:

Long, overly bloated, confusing… where do I start with this sequel to the original Blade Runner? Visually, it was sunning. The cinematography was excellent and it was beautiful throughout. The story, however, left much less to be desired. I think if it was edited-down real well in length by a third by removing overly long and confusing scenes, it would have been tolerable. The soundtrack was notably annoying as well.

Movies I Still Plan to See

Ghost in the Shell

The Space Between Us

Thor: Ragnarok


War of the Apes



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