2017 in review - March and April: Beauty and the Beast, Nor'easter, Fate of the Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, March for Science and more
In our second episode of 2017 in review, we had February: Romanians Fight Corruption, Ridley “Alien” Scott Honored, Tensions in Rio de Janeiro, and More That Shaped Our World.
Once March came about, things were starting to slow down a bit, at least so it seemed.
Beauty and the Beast, the Disney live action film that followed the original animation in detail, opened on March 2 with a Los Angeles premiere attended by the film's stars and not only. It went on to become the highest grossing film of the year, although it can still be surpassed by the second film in the newest Star Wars trilogy, The Last Jedi.
Every year thousands of proud Tibetans take to streets of the capital Lhasa (and in major cities around the world) in remembrance of the Uprising Day of 1959 when the people protested against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
Nor'easter was especially strong in 2017 bringing a huge amount of snow and creating traffic chaos in Northeastern United States, New England and Canada dumping 3 feet of snow in its path.
Music legend, Chuck Berry, passed away on March 17 at his home in Missouri. He will forever be remembered as one of the founding fathers of rock'n roll. He was also one of the first singers inducted in the Rock'n roll hall of fame. In this particular image, he is joined by daughter Ingrid Berry at a Rock and Roll Spectacular at the foot of Navy Pier during Chicagofest, on August 5, 1979.
Closing up a stormy March was a colorful as ever Saint Patrick's Day with parades and festivals in several major cities. The Irish original fest always makes people smile and forget about their worries for a day, a green one.
April started on a high octane note, and we literally mean that because you could not have missed the premiere of the latest installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise: Fate of the Furious.The statuesque Charlize Theron portrays the main antagonist, Cypher. Spoiler alert, there's a submarine chase, yes, for real.
The Constitutional Referendum of Turkey passed with a majority of 51.41%, while the country was in state of emergency following the earlier attempted coup and ongoing political turmoil. The whole campaign and vote were marred with accusations on both sides and high controversy as the "yes" result gave a lot more executive power directly to the president.
Everyone was looking forward to this, because it's set in the future, and there's a walkman and a baby tree in it, and it's awesome fun. Guardians of the Galaxy: vol2 premiered and we absolutely loved Kurt Russel's character, Ego.
The March for Science was a movement that emerged on Earth Day 2017. It aimed to encourage people to do their research, trust scientific discoveries against what is widely known as broscience and protest against what was perceived as hostility to science of the current political administration. Global attendance was estimated at 1.07 million people.
On the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster the new Safe Confinement was ready and is now holding the remains of reactor number 4 and the residual radiation remaining after the 1986 accident.
Check out what happened in May and June in our newest 2017 in review blog post.