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Film criticism isn't the simplest process in the world. It takes a keen eye and an in-depth understanding of the medium to do it right. That said, it looks like the folks over at the fast food chain Wendy's seem to have a knack for it. In fact, when asked to pick some of the year's best films on social media, the fast food empire delivered some hefty praise for 2017 flicks like Logan and many more. Specifically, the folks at Wendy's wrote:
Lady Bird was pretty great. Also, enjoyed The Big Sick and Get Out, and Logan remains surprisingly high on the list. Also, Blade Runner was visually stunning.
So, it looks like the Wendy's fast food chain excels at more than just square-shaped hamburgers. We don't know who is working that social media account, but he or she is channeling the late, great Roger Ebert. Some clear awards contenders like Lady Bird and Get Out obviously made the cut, and despite debuting all the way back in March, Logan seems to remain a favorite -- which is something that CinemaBlend's five-star review will undoubtedly support.
Following this initial blast of film criticism, A24 reached out to Wendy's and asked for more specifics on its Lady Bird praise. In the face of this question, Wendy's wrote:
This is all happening so fast. A great example of the confusion found while coming of age, great dynamic between Lady Bird and her mother, and a fascinating look at class differences and their affect on the mentality of youth.
Of course, this A+ film criticism eventually caught the eye of review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which subsequently led to what can arguably be referred to as one of the top five (at a minimum) burger puns of the day with its next Twitter post.
Still, the year isn't over yet. As we enter December, there are several significant releases still on the horizon that have the potential to break into our (and Wendy's) lists of favorite films of the year. Among these imminent debuts include the release of James Franco's The Disaster Artist, as well as Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. In the blockbuster world, we also still have the December 15 debut of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi to look forward to. Logan, The Big Sick, Lady Bird, and Blade Runner 2049 are all great films deserving of Wendy's praise, but it's also clear that the fight to become 2017's best movie is far from over.
With 2017 now drawing to a close, the time has come for all of us to start thinking about the films that left a serious impression on us over the course of the last year. Wendy's has some pretty great options to choose from, but make sure to let us know what films you loved this year in the comments and check out our 2018 movie premiere guide to get a better sense of what the next year has in store!