Movies have become an amazing medium for storytelling, from stories about real-life human experiences to amazing sci-fi action stories; there is little the medium can’t offer. Action movies, for instance, are usually just pure adrenaline and fun and make you forget about your own life for a while. In this article, we have listed out some of the best action movies of 2017.
1: JOHN WICK:
John Wick was a beautifully crafted action thriller that puts the action in the forefront and was on everyone’s watch list. The sequel also by the same director picks off where the first movie left off, or rather the consequences of the first movie. John realizes a large bounty has been placed on his head, and his plans to lead a subtle and civilised life ahead are shattered when Italian Gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up at his door and compels him to repay some past favours. Forced by the kingpin of the secret assassin society The Continental, Wick decides to embark on the assignment of travelling to Rome and taking out D’ Antonio’s sister Gianna so that he can take her place at the ‘High Table’ a council comprised of some high-level crime lords.
2: KONG: SKULL ISLAND:
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong- Skull Island stars actors of the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Johnson etc. and is a gripping and exciting thriller. It starts off with a monster chaser convincing the US government to fund a trip to Skull Island, an unexplored and detached land set in the South Pacific, completely cut off from any human life. Led by scientist Bill Randa, a research team travels to the island which is supposedly home to some monstrous creatures. Their mission is quickly complicated by the appearance of Kong, the mighty gorilla that rules over and protects the island and destroys half their crew and helicopters. The team’s mission of discovery soon turns into that of survival as they fight to escape the clutches of the Kong and save their lives.
3: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE:
The movie starts off with the Kings men’s headquarters and other homes blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams who killed many in the process. The only two surviving agents embark on a secret mission to Kentucky where they meet with another such secret organisation of the name ‘Statesmen’. The movie progresses with both the agencies joining forces and working together to take down the so-called ‘Golden Circle’.
4: BLADE RUNNER 2049:
Around thirty years after the events that unfolded in the first movie, Blade Runner 2049 has a new blade runner Officer K of the LAPD whose discovery of a secret well hidden for years and can effortlessly plunge a whole society into chaos. Once K puts all the pieces together he realises that the key element binding everything is the retired blade runner Rick Deckard who has either gone underground or disappeared and who he must be sought to find. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Blade Runner 2049 is a thriller that will leave you glued to your screen.
5: WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES:
Post the first movie, Caesar the ape decides to settle with his own kind in a spot across the desert and soon finds himself a family. However, the apes are attacked by a ruthless Colonel and his men who kill many of them including Caesar’s wife and child. Filled with fury, the movie progresses with Caesar going forth with his quest for revenge against the Colonel. As both are finally pitted against each other, the movie will leave you gripping on to your seat as an epic battle commences between Caesar and the Colonel that can determine the fates of both their species. The movie is directed by Matt Reeves.