The wounds of 2016's movie slate are still very real in some parts. Though it proved to be a great year for Star Wars fans, musical fans and those who love big, brash comic book movies, it was also far too liberally dosed with disappointing blockbusters.
But that's a dangerously one-sided view of the year so far: look hard enough over the past half year and there are some truly great films that not only make those lesser 2017 releases look worse, but which can also claim to be among the legitimate elite.
The second half of the summer definitely looks to be adding even more competition for spots on the Best Of year-ending list, but there's a very good chance that some of the releases we've already seen will make it at the final reckoning. And when one of those is almost assured to be Wonder Woman, there's good reason to be proud as a film fan.