The Real Awards of 2017


It is time for The Real Awards of 2017 hosted by me Hans Martin Jr. your Real Movie Critic. The Year of 2017 was a pretty good year for movies, and I really do believe some deserving movies for these awards didn’t get an award where other years they could’ve. Just remember all these awards are my opinion, and whether you agree or disagree, feel free to comment on any of my social media. Now let’s say the cliched saying, “And without further ado,” lets get on with the awards.

Funniest Movie of the Year

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I never thought I would see a Thor movie that was hilarious. I expected it to be overly dramatic but enjoyable. However, I give credit to director Taika Waititi for putting together a great and hilarious movie from beginning to end. There were moments where I was laughing out loud at some of the craziness it provides. It was also very entertaining with a story and action. Keep up the good work Marvel.

Best Animated Movie of the Year


No disrespect to Coco, but this belongs to The Lego Batman Movie. To me this was not only a fun film with plenty of satire on the character of Batman, but it is also a good family movie for everybody from kids to adults to watch without getting bored or traumatized. The voice casting was great. It also had some great taste in humor that everybody could laugh to as well. Great and fun movie is really all I can say to this, and at least I’m the award show that will give these Lego movies some love.

Best Nerd/Fanboy Movie of the Year


That belongs once again to The Lego Batman Movie. No disrespect to Wonder Woman which was also great, but this Lego movie also involves a huge comic book character. To all the fans of Batman who hasn’t seen this, I can assure you they do give the character justice, and they did their research to make a great story. It is also a lot of fun and very entertaining to soothe the harshest critic of Batman fanboys.

Best Romantic Movie of the Year


My least favorite award, but this year is a good one. The Big Sick is a very unique take on a love story. I give credit to Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon for writing a true story of their own love lives, and how tragedy can bring people even closer together. It is a pretty good romantic comedy all around.

Best Action Movie of the Year


I have to give to Kong: Skull Island. Probably this year’s best CGI special effects. It had some great action, a pretty decent story, and some good acting. I mean seeing king Kong fighting the island’s monsters is so much fun to watch with epic written all over it.

Best Oscar Nominated Movie of the Year


I have to admit, this year when it comes to Oscar nominated movies they have been pretty weak. With that said, this one really stands out. It had some great acting with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, and directed by Stephen Spielberg. With a great story about newspaper reporters putting their jobs on the line to print out the truth in The Pentagon Papers. Who knew Spielberg could make a movie about journalism thrilling.

Movie that Exceeded My Expectations of the Year


That goes to Kong: Skull Island once again. This film I was very skeptical before watching. I didn’t want to see another King Kong movie. But with the great CGI special effects, story, and acting, it turned to be a very fun and epically entertaining flick. Now I’m looking forward to seeing the future films of the MonstersVerse universe, and seeing King Kong vs Godzilla.

Most Disappointing Movie of the Year


I really thought a film featuring Tom Cruise about a Mummy was going to be ok at best. Man was I wrong. It turned out to be the worst of this year. It does look like Cruise was phoning it in, the story was just stupid, the action was subpar, and there really was no good cohesiveness of the characters whatsoever. This was to supposedly start the Dark Cinematic Universe, but right now they’re off to a terrible start that makes the DC Extended Universe look decent.

Movie That Everybody Liked, but I Didn’t


Honestly this movie was ok at best. I did enjoy the first film, but I found this one to be exhaustingly long, the sci-fi was too much, the neo noirness was overtop, and Harrison Ford and Jared Leto were barely there in a three hour film. Yes it has good cinematography and set pieces, but it was just a little too boring for my liking.

Movie Everybody Hated, but I Liked


I do enjoy these films especially Johnny Depp playing Captain Jack Sparrow. I thought the action was still fun to watch, the dialogue was witty, and the story was decent at best. Yes Javier Bardem as a villain was too campy, and the way it ended was too abrupt, but I was still entertained. I do enjoy the Pirates films for what its worth.

Weirdest Movie of the Year


Yes this film is weird. Especially when the story is an allegory that I really didn’t comprehend when watching this. Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence couldn’t tone down the weirdness. It just seems everything is escalating to the worst case scenario, and you really don’t know why. Once I figured out what director Darren Aronofsky was trying to say, it really made me hate this movie even more. Tired of atheists trying to force their views on us.

Creepiest Movie of the Year


It is creepy because of the acting of Bill Skarsgard portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Every scene he is in raises my creepiness meter. I mean when those teeth come out it really did it for me. With that said, it is a rare horror movie with a very good story.

Movie I Refused to Watch this Year


I hate sharks, I hate them, I HATE them. After reading the story of this one, I don’t think i miss much anyways.

Movie of the Year with The Best Soundtrack


No disrespect to Baby Driver and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but originality always reign supreme. I’m not a fan of musicals, but I really enjoyed the music and performances in this movie about the circus getting started. The song “This is Me” is a very powerful song that really hits close to home. Fun and entertaining is this musical.

Movie With the best Quote of the Year


I didn’t like this movie, but I do give credit to Gary Oldman portraying Winston Churchill. Especially that line he gives when arguing with his generals saying, “Will you stop interrupting while I’m interrupting you!” It was funny, appropriate, and really goes with the character in this film.

Movie that Made Me Cry


That scene in Coco when the kid starting singing “Remember Me” to his great grandmother to make her remember her father was just so emotional for me. Tears started to be shed for me, and that is rare. It just shows how good of a story this Pixar film really brings.

Movie with the WTHeck Moment


I love Michael Fassbender playing the role of two androids, he was terrific. However, what is up with the scene with playing the recorder and actually kissing himself. That had me saying, “What the heck is going on here,” I just didn’t get that part whatsoever. It was just weird.

All right everyone, thanks for reading my Real Awards of 2017. There is a full ranking of all the films of 2017 below, so be sure to check it out. Like I said before, if you agree or disagree, please feel free to comment on any of my social media. Thank you once again, and until the next time, I’ll see you there!!!

Top Movies of 2017

The Lego Batman Movie 4.5 Stars
Coco 4.5 Stars
Kong: Skull Island 4.5 Stars
Wonder Woman 4.5 Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 4.5 Stars
War for the Planet of the Apes 4.5 Stars
Detroit 4.5 Stars
Logan Lucky 4.5 Stars
Thor: Ragnarok 4.5 Stars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4.5 Stars
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4.5 Stars
The Post 4.5 Stars
American Made 4.5 Stars
Wind River 4.5 Stars
All the Money in the World 4.5 Stars
Only the Brave 4.5 Stars
Life 4.5 Stars
Get Out 4 Stars
Baby Driver 4 Stars
Atomic Blonde 4 Stars
Spider-Man: Homecoming 4 Stars
Logan 4 Stars
It 4 Stars
I, Tonya 4 Stars
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 4 Stars
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales 4 Stars
Dunkirk 4 Stars
Free Fire 4 Stars
The Lego Ninjago Movie 4 Stars
The Greatest Showman 4 Stars
The Disaster Artist 4 Stars
The Foreigner 4 Stars
Molly’s Game 4 Stars
The Shape of Water 4 Stars
Lady Bird 4 Stars
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4 Stars
Paddington 2 4 Stars
Marshall 4 Stars
Roman J. Israel, Esq. 4 Stars
American Assassin 4 Stars
Bright 4 Stars
Stronger 4 Stars
Sleight 4 Stars
The Mountain Between Us 4 Stars
The Case for Christ 4 Stars
Valley of Bones 4 Stars
Beauty and the Beast 4 Stars
Ferdinand 4 Stars
The Fate of the Furious 3.5 Stars
John Wick: Chapter 2 3.5 Stars
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 3.5 Stars
Murder on the Orient Express 3.5 Stars
The Big Sick 3.5 Stars
Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman 3.5 Stars
Justice League 3.5 Stars
The Hitman’s Bodyguard 3.5 Stars
Lowriders 3.5 Stars
Thank You for Your Service 3.5 Stars
Mudbound 3.5 Stars
Battle of the Sexes 3.5 Stars
Ingrid Goes West 3.5 Stars
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 3.5 Stars
Power Rangers 3.5 Stars
Megan Leavey 3.5 Stars
Gifted 3.5 Stars
All Eyez on Me 3.5 Stars
A Dog’s Purpose 3.5 Stars
Rock Dog 3.5 Stars
The Star 3.5 Stars
Blade Runner 2049 3 Stars
Transformers: The Last Knight 3 Stars
Alien: Covenant 3 Stars
Last Flag Standing 3 Stars
The Florida Project 3 Stars
Annabelle: Creation 3 Stars
The Dark Tower 3 Stars
xXx: Return of Xander Cage 3 Stars
Cars 3 3 Stars
Wakefield 3 Stars
Birth of the Dragon 3 Stars
Beatriz at Dinner 3 Stars
The Circle 3 Stars
Ghost in the Shell 3 Stars
Baywatch 3 Stars
Downsizing 3 Stars
Wonder 3 Stars
Hostiles 3 Stars
How to Be a Latin Lover 3 Stars
Girls Night 3 Stars
Despicable Me 3 3 Stars
Going in Style 3 Stars
The Shack 3 Stars
Sleepless 3 Stars
The House 3 Stars
CHiPs 3 Stars
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone 3 Stars
A Family Man 3 Stars
9/11 2.5 Stars
The Zookeepers’s Wife 2.5 Stars
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 2.5 Stars
The Great Wall 2.5 Stars
Suburbicon 2.5 Stars
Fist Fight 2.5 Stars
Mother! 2.5 Stars
Pitch Perfect 3 2.5 Stars
Flatliners 2.5 Stars
A Bad Moms Christmas 2.5 Stars
Underworld: Blood Wars 2.5 Stars
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 2.5 Stars
Leap! 2.5 Stars
The Emoji Movie 2.5 Stars
Snatched 2.5 Stars
Smurfs: The Lost Village 2.5 Stars
Geostorm 2.5 Stars
Darkest Hour 2.5 Stars
Table 19 2.5 Stars
Call Me by Your Name 2.5 Stars
Phantom Thread 2.5 Stars
Daddy’s Home 2 2.5 Stars
Monster Trucks 2.5 Stars
The Belko Experiment 2.5 Stars
Kidnap 2.5 Stars
Father Figures 2.5 Stars
The Little Hours 2.5 Stars
The Space Between Us 2.5 Stars
Unforgettable 2.5 Stars
My Little Pony: The Movie 2.5 Stars
Victoria and Abdul 2.5 Stars
The Lost City of Z 2.5 Stars
Rough Night 2 Stars
The Mummy 2 Stars
Just Getting Started 2 Stars
The Snowman 2 Stars
The Boss Baby 2 Stars
It Comes at Night 2 Stars
A Cure for Wellness 2 Stars
The Comedian 2 Stars
Everything, Everything 2 Stars
Fifty Shades Darker 2 Stars