So far, I'd say the blockbusters this year are way better than last. There's been some great films and many potentially great ones to come.
I fully agree, this year is definitely better than last year so far. I haven't seen that many movies from this year yet (I'm kinda embarrassed that I haven't seen Logan & Get Out yet) so that may the reason for my disappointment. But I'm still desperately waiting for movies on the level of Fury Road, The Dark Knight or Whiplash. I just want another instant classic, maybe Logan or Get Out is one but I really hope movies like Blade Runner 2049 or Star Wars: The Last Jedi will deliver.
Duuuude, get on top of Logan. Kinda funny you brought up Dark Knight, Fury Road and Whiplash. All three of those are some of my favorites. I would say Logan is on their level for sure. I liked Get Out the first time I saw it but after watching it twice, it's quite mediocre at best. I have a itching feeling Blade Runner 2049 will be amazing and maybe I'm being optimistic, but I think Johnson is going to do great things with The Last Jedi.
"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater" - Roman Polanski
Yeah, i have a feeling the eye candy (from the females) will be pretty much the best thing about it. but outside of that... i just hope The Rock keeps it watchable as given my impression of it from the commercials it's possible i could like the movie but it could easily drop off a cliff though to. so in other words... it could be as high as a 6/10 (a mild Thumbs Up) but i would not be surprised if it's as low as a 4/10 (below average) give or take. so i am basically going into it hoping for at least a 5/10 (watchable but ultimately forgettable(Thumbs Down)).
the blockbusters of 2016 were generally just okay/disappointing
Hell, i would say 2016 as a whole is my worst overall year since 1998 as i would have to go back to 1998 to find a weaker overall year for movies.
even in terms of blockbusters, especially more super hero types of movies, i expect this year to be at least a little better than 2016 because of Wonder Woman/Thor 3 as last year only had Superman v Batman/Suicide Squad for me and given my gut feeling says ill prefer those two 2017 movies over the two 2016 movies overall as i think Wonder Woman has 6-6.5/10 potential which if that happens it will be within my Top 2 super hero movies in general (the other being Man of Steel (2013)).