I have always kept my blog about movies and avoided anything political, but we are in strange times. Britain elected to leave Europe without a plan or idea what so called Brexit looks like. America has elected a clown who somewhat appropriately has a name that is slang for flatulence. The war in Syria has spiralled out of all control and creating a refugee crisis that we in the west have failed to help with. The deadliest mass shooting in US history took place. France, Germany and Belgium have suffered terrible terrorist attacks.
While movies can’t save the world, they can remind us that it can be saved. They remind us of the one thing that will save us, hope. If they do nothing else, movies can remind us of this hope, whether it be the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) in one of last year’s best movies, Mad Max: Fury Road.
Lets hope for a better 2017, happy new year.