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Top Action Films of 2017

Updated on December 20, 2017

Logan

Logan, starring Hugh Jackman (Logan), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Dafne Keen (X-23/Laura Kinney), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce) and others, set in 2029, is about an aged and exhausted Wolverine taking care of an ill Professor X near the Mexican border. Logan is now a limo driver and runs into Donald Pierce on the job, who threatens him with Xavier, knowing he is still alive. He then runs into Laura and her guardian who pays him to take her to Canada. Throughout the film and along their journey, the emotional ride takes us to finding out who Laura is and the dystopian, mutantless future this world is set in. Logan is a fantastic action thriller with great filming, acting and directing that is great for any X-Men lover from their late teens as it has strong bloody violence and profanity throughout with some upsetting scenes. I loved it and it was an amazing way to exit the character of Wolverine after 17 years of Jackman playing him.

Atomic Blonde

Set in the cold war, starring Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella and James McAvoy, Atomic Blonde is an action thriller about an agent spy in MI6 Lorraine Broughton (Theron) who is sent out to Berlin as the wall is set to fall down in 1989 to take down a ruthless espionage ring and to find a list of double agents trying to be smuggled into the West. The film is highly praised by critics on the performances of Theron and McAvoy and praised on the action sequences in the film and also the soundtrack. Based on the book, 'The Coldest City' and directed by David Leitch. This film is rated 15+ for strong sex references, strong violence and very strong language.

Dunkirk

Directed by the incredible Christopher Nolan and with an all-star ensemble cast including Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, James D'Arcy and newcomers Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Aneurin Barnard. This war-epic is set in 1940 and is about the miracle evacuation that took place on the Dunkirk beaches involving British citizens who sailed their own boats over the English Channel to help out. The films shows you the events over 3 different perspectives and timelines, the air that involved two pilots (Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden), the sea that involved operation dynamo and centres around Mr Dawson (Mark Rylance), his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and George (Barry Keoghan) who helped rescue a soldier along the way (Cillian Murphy), and finally the land that shows us the viewpoint of the soldiers (Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh) on the Dunkirk beach and along the mole awaiting their rescue. This thriller war action film is full of suspense and will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Rated 12A in the UK for moderate violence and some strong language.

Kingsman: The Golden Cirlce

Starring Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Colin Firth as Harry Hart, Channing Tatum as Tequila, Mark Strong as Merlin and features actors such as Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges, Elton John, Hallie Berry and Julianne Moore. Eggsy is back with a sequel taking place after the Kingsman HQ gets destroyed and the world is held hostage. Eggsy and his crew team up with new found allies called Statesman to save the day from an international drugs kingpin. Great action adventure thats also very comedic. Rated 15 for strong violence, language, sex references and drugs misuse.

Wonder Woman

The story behind one of the most famous comic book heroines, from DC Comices, Wonder Woman takes a look at a girl growing up a princess trained to be a warrior and how she turned into a warrior fighting for her people. Starring Gal Gadot as the title role, accompanied by Chris Pine playing an American pilot Steve Trevor, and also stars actors such as Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston and Ewan Bremmer. Rated 12A for moderate violence, this action fantasy film is perfect for any comic book lover or action lover.

Other Films

- Thor: Ragnarok

- War for the Planet of the Apes

- Spiderman: Homecoming

- Baby Driver

- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (i have done a review on this)

- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

- American Assassin

- Blade Runner 2049

- John Wick Chapter 2

Which of the 5 films is your favourite?

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© 2017 Eleanor Craig

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    • thedevilinme profile image

      Phillip 

      9 months ago from Northampton, United Kingdom

      Not seen atomic blonde. Loved JW 2.

    • eleanorcraig profile imageAUTHOR

      Eleanor Craig 

      9 months ago from Dumfries

      i've not seen that yet! is it good?

    • thedevilinme profile image

      Phillip 

      9 months ago from Northampton, United Kingdom

      Brexit film! I love it

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