The movies of 2017 are now upon us! Click through to see which ones I’m itching to see the most
A fresh year for movies has now begun! And boy does it look like this could be a good one. We have Sequels! Superheros! Unique Directors! Nostalgia! And many more!
While there are bound to be some surprises and disappointments this year I can’t help but get excited for a choice few. I’ve put those down below along with a few reasons why you should be excited too!
This year we finally get a female-led superhero movie in ‘Wonder Woman‘ followed closely by the big DC team of ‘Justice League‘. I am cautiously optimistic on both of these. DC doesn’t have the best track record right now with their movies and all the behind the scenes drama that has come to light doesn’t instill confidence to the audience. But, shit man. It’s fucking Wonder Woman and Batman and Superman! How do I not get excited about seeing my favorite heroes on the big screen?! I want these movies to succeed SO bad because I want them to continue making more. We’ll just have to wait and see if Warner Bros has learned from their past mistakes.
Marvel Studios. Thank you for your service. In 2017 they are bringing THREE movies to the big screen. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2‘, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘, and ‘Thor Ragnarok‘. These movies sell themselves at this point and I know these were already on your list to see as well. I look forward to every single one and will be there opening night.
Logan (March 3rd)
This could be the most interesting superhero movie of the year. We finally get an R-rated Wolverine. And it seems they will be adapting the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics which is Wolverines best story. Everything I’ve heard about this movie is that this could very well be a game changer. Much like ‘The Dark Knight‘, this movie might just be a great film that just so happens to have a superhero as its main character.
Kong: Skull Island (March 10th)
A monster movie that isn’t drained of color and will put the beast front and center from the beginning of the movie instead of hiding it from us until the third act. That is what the director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, has promised us. I look forward to some fun B-movie type action that will hopefully knock my socks off. This version of King Kong will be squaring off against the Godzilla we me just a few years ago in an upcoming movie, as well.
Power Rangers (March 24th)
This movie had me at hello. Since I could remember all I wanted to be when I grew up was a Power Ranger. And when they announced they were going to reboot the franchise on the big screen, I was in. I didn’t need to see a trailer, a cast list, a photo, nothing. I was in. But, everything they’ve revealed so far does make me very excited. I will be pushing small children out of the way on opening to see my Rangers on screen.
War of the Planet of the Apes (July 14th)
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ is one of the best sequels I’ve ever seen. It was a completely different than the one prior, but still stayed true to what was established. We got the same cast and crew coming back for this one and the trailer looks like it’s ramping up the stakes again while still keeping it very personal. Plus, anything with Andy Serkis is pretty much awesome by default.
Dunkirk (July 21)
Christopher Nolan is my favorite director right now. He has made some of my favorite films and always brings a distinct style to everything he does. Put that style in World War II setting and you have the makings of what could be something epic. The fact that he likes to do everything practically could possibly make this the most visceral WWII movie since ‘Saving Private Ryan‘. Hopefully, this movie doesn’t shy away from the horrors of war just to get a PG-13 rating and make more money.
Baby Driver (August 11th)
Edgar Wright. If you haven’t seen one of his movies do yourself a favor and watch one now. His first movie since ‘The World’s End‘ which was one of my favorite movies of 2013. I’m seeing this movie in theaters no matter what just because he has such a unique way of telling a story in his movies that is so refreshing to see.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (October 6th)
The first movie was such a surprise hit when it came to theaters in 2014. An R-rated British spy movie that isn’t Bond and in facts mocks it at times. And holy shit that Church scene. They already had me sold on a sequel when the credits began to roll. While they haven’t released an official trailer of photos of anything yet I’m still very excited to see how they build off the world they created in the first. Manners. Maketh. Man.
Blade Runner 2049 (October 6th)
This movie is on my list only because of the caliber of people working on it. Denis Villeneuve is in the directors chair. The greatest cinematographer working right now in Roger Deakins. A score composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson. And a cast consisting of Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, and Robin Wright. That is A-list. Can they pull it off? We’ll have to wait and see. But, with this kind of talent I can’t imagine it not being something special.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15th)
Rian Johnson is writer/director this time around. Everyone from Episode 7 is back. A new Star Wars movie. I’m already standing in line for tickets.