Top 10 Upcoming Films of 2017

After taking a quick look at the films that are coming out over the next 9 months or so, I realised the huge amount of blockbusters that are still to be released. 3 Marvel films, a Justice League movie, a handful of animated movies and the cash cow that will be Fate of the Furious.
However, where should your time go?

10. War for the Planet of the Apes

I loved the first two films in this trilogy, so I’m super excited for this one. With Woody Harrelson joining the cast, this will be a summer film not to be missed.

9. Baby Driver

Edgar Wright is one of my favourite directors, and the trailer for this film makes it seem like it’s going to be up there with his best. His use of music is always on point. You can watch the international trailer (in my opinion, the better one) here.

8. Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I hope this movie continues on from the excellent work in the first, both in terms of good action scenes and a total sense of unpredictability. At this stage, we know almost nothing about the plot other than the Kingsmen will be teaming up with their American counterparts, the Statesmen; but this is all I need to know to be seeing this film very soon after release.

7. Alien: Covenant

Aliens is one of my favourite films of all time, so I immediately have a soft spot for this franchise. With a welcome return to a more ‘slasher horror-in-space’ film, Alien: Covenant should be the addition to the Alien saga that fans have been waiting for.

6. Thor: Ragnarok

The previous two Thor films have been good, but not amazing. However, with the current synopsis we have, this film definitely excites me. That, along with the fact that Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by another of my favourite directors, Taika Waititi, cements this films place on the list.

5. Dunkirk

I want Christopher Nolan’s new film to be the Saving Private Ryan of the 2010s, and the trailer is every bit as tense and beautiful as I could want.

4. It

I was scared this movie would suck. Now with the first trailer being released, I’m just scared.

3. Spider-Man: Homecoming

With Spider-Man finally getting his standalone film within the MCU, and with a trailer that ticks all the Spider-Man boxes, this is a summer film that I can’t wait for.

2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I just love Star Wars. That is all.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The first Guardians of the Galaxy  is possibly my favourite Marvel movie and I can’t wait for the sequel. It’s a film that I could watch every day and still enjoy it, and I’m hoping that the sequel will be the same.

 

Honourable Mentions

The Dark Tower – This is a film that I think could go one of two ways: it’ll be great; or it’ll suck majorly.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Once again, the trailer really hyped me up for this film. I feel as though Dane DeHaan is one well received film away from cementing his position as a leading actor, and this could be it. With this being a film that Luc Besson, director, has been wanting to make for years, it should definitely be worth keeping an eye on.

Blade Runner 2049

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Wonder Woman – This would be higher on the list, but I’m concerned it could be almost a Captain America: The First Avenger rip off. That, accompanied by DC’s fantastic track record with live action films, means that Wonder Woman will have to settle for a mention.

Justice League – Again, this film is being hampered by the past releases by DC; but the recently released trailer made me grow hopeful. You can watch it here.

 

So what do you think of my list? I know, I know, it’s very sci-fi based but what can I say? I’m a sucker for a super powered guy in spandex.
Let me know if there’s any movies you’d like to see this year, I’m sure there’s some I’ve missed entirely.

David /

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