Today I’m not reviewing any movies so I thought as 2017 is literally over a week away I would speak about the top 5 films I’m excited for in 2017. Now I’ve already seen an early film through another advance screening – xXx The return of Xandar Cage – but I’ve been review embargoed so that review is coming next year, all ill say is its an experience…
Anyway on with the list, its in order of excitement starting with 5 down to my top pick. I will go over why I’m excited for these films in brief detail too! Choosing this list was bloody difficult to say the list. I even surprised myself with the choices! So here goes! Let me know if you agree or not!
5 – Blade Runner 2049
Now this one came at quite a shock for me, mainly because of the fact I haven’t actually seen the first blade runner movie, so when the news of the new film was released I wasn’t excited nor was I unexcited.
Then the trailer came out…
Now this trailer looks stunning, the whole aesthetic of it, the looks, the details is just stunning. From the moment I started the trailer I was hooked. It contained mystery and left me intrigued throughout. Not to mention the cast list for this film is also spectacular.
On the films main billing we have Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K and Harrison Ford reprising his role of Deckard. Also in the film is the likes of Jared Leto and Dave Bautista.
Overall this first initial teaser for the film has given me high hopes and expectations. The look of the film is great and by the cast I hope it will be a successful movie. With a director such as Denis Villeneuve at the helm, who directed one of m favorite films of this year Arrival (Read my review on this blog!) Blade Runner 2049 is taking my 5th spot. Now I better go watch the first one!
Watch the trailer below:
Blade Runner 2049 is released October 6th 2017
4 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Now where do I start with this film. Guardians 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2017 and rightly so. After the first smash hit in 2014, the second film is one all of us are looking forward too!
For me the first film is one of my favorites of all time so the second has high expectations for me. From the look of the trailers we have had so far, its looking like it could possibly be better than any of us anticipate and hopefully so.
James Gunn (Director) knows exactly what he is doing with these characters that we love. The cast is superb, we have the likes of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and even Vin Diesel as its main cast. This movie looks to capture everything we loved about the first one. I really hope this film is good, it is by far one of marvels biggest successes and hopefully it continues with this highly anticipated film.
Watch the trailer below:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released May 5TH 2017
3 – Dunkirk
Now taking 3rd place is Dunkirk. The new film directed by Christopher Nolan.
Now hearing a film is to be directed by Christopher Nolan excites me enough. He is (In my opinion) one of the greatest directors ever. His previous films such as The dark knight trilogy, Interstellar and not to forget Inception are truly exceptional.
Dunkirk is set during world war two and focuses on the allied soldiers from Britain, France and Belgium as they are surrounded by German soldiers. Now I recently got to preview 5 minutes’ worth of footage from this film (Review on YouTube soon) and by god was it good. Nolan knows how to make a great visual film and this one is looking to be no exception. The fact it is based on a true story aswell is a new area for Nolan to explore which again is excited.
Not to forget the film stars Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, James D’arcy, Mark Rylance and also Harry Styles. Now a lot of people are unsure of Harry styles in this movie, all I will say is this. Give him a chance. Nolan has faith in him so I shall too. After all he did expand his role due to liking his acting ability. However, I will say if you are a diehard harry styles fan and go to see the film next year with the intent to scream every time he appears. Don’t. As you will regret it, I promise you.
Anyway here’s the trailer!
Dunkirk is released 21st July 2017
2 – Star Wars Episode 8
Now for most people this would be number 1 on their list! However, for me it just narrowly misses out mainly because we just don’t know a lot about it yet.
Now for me I love Star Wars, especially the force awakens I thought that was incredible, meaning my excitement for this movie is at an all time high, I’m super hyped for this movie. Yet we just haven’t been able to see a trailer or even a teaser or a poster yet, that and the fact it is just under a year away means It narrowly misses out on the top spot but don’t get me wrong I’m super excited to see where Ryan Johnson takes this franchise next.
Now I have so many questions about this film that I’m super excited about being answered especially questions about Rey, who are her parents? How is Finn doing? What is Luke actually going to say? I mean for me this film is up there as super hyped but its too far away yet, there’s one more film that just took the top spot for this.
Now as I mentioned there is no trailer for this yet, we apparently are not getting one till spring (Boo!) so instead below is my personal favorite trailer for The Force Awakens. Give it a watch and make sure to watch all the Star Wars films including rogue one (Which I have reviewed) before Episode 8 is released.
Star Wars Episode 8 is released December 15th 2017
1 – Logan
Now here is my top pick for the film I’m most excited about next year. It is the one film that pretty much everyone I’ve spoken too is extremely excited about. The film that marks the end of an era. It is of course Logan.
Directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman returning as the Clawed hero for the last time we see Logan like we have never seen him before. He’s in pain, his healing factor is failing and he is one of the last mutants alive. Himself along with Charles Xavier have to protect a young girl named Laura who have powers much like Wolverine as they are being hunted down by sinister forces.
Now this film will be a monumentous occasion, it is the last time we are going to see hugh Hackman play this character. It could also be the last time we see this character on screen for a while. Now after the trailer was released a couple of months back people went nuts. Everything about the trailer and look of the film is perfect. The music that accompanies the trailer (Hurt By Johnny Cash) truly represents Logan in the film. Not to mention the fact this is going to be our first R-Rated wolverine movie, I really desperately hope it’s a good one. Wolverine and Hugh Jackman deserve to go out on a high.
Watch the trailer to my biggest anticipated film of 2017 below:
Logan is released March 3rd 2017
Well there you have it, those are my top 5 films im most excited for next year!
Let me know what you think! Do you agree? What are your most anticipated films for next year! Let me know below!
Thanks for reading guys!
Next time: I start my doctor who reviews!