Wow, I can’t believe 2016 is almost over (FINALLY!!) This has certainly been an interesting year (for a number of reasons). But as far as movies go, I can’t remember the last time so many films fell flat. Hopefully 2017 will be a much better year. And it should be, because there’s so much to look forward to! But before I get into next years films that I’m looking forward to, here’s what’s coming up the rest of this month that I will (hopefully) see at some point:
ROGUE ONE!!!! : The great day is nearly here! I’ve got my ticket to see the film on Thursday night!!!! Of course there will be a full and complete review given just as soon as I process everything I see 🙂
Assassin’s Creed: I’m actually surprised I put this one on my list because initially I wasn’t thrilled at the idea of another video game adapted to film (also I suck at playing Assassin’s Creed) but having seen all the trailers, I’ve really grown curious about this story and it looks really good. Maybe they’ve finally hit on the right formula for this type of adaptation?
Passengers: This film looks so beautiful (I’m a sucker for science fiction) and the story intrigues me, though I’m fairly certain I’ve got the plot narrowed down to two possibilities: the ship has been boarded by aliens (thus sending it careening out of control) or the AI that runs the ship (because of course there’s an AI that runs the ship) is running amuck and that’s why the ship is out of control. Regardless, I can’t wait to watch this film and find out what is going on!
And now for 2017:
The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10th): I loved The LEGO Movie, therefore I will love this film, it’s as simple as that.
Logan (March 3rd): Given that this is the last time Hugh Jackman will be Wolverine, I probably need to go see this one.
Kong: Skull Island (March 10th): I’ll watch it (because it has Tom Hiddleston in it) but the 1933 film will always be the best Kong film, though this one does look interesting.
Beauty and the Beast (March 17th): I was totally against this when it was first announced, but after seeing all the trailers, I’m already in love. If they somehow screw this up though, I will NEVER forgive Disney!! (But I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it!)
Ghost in the Shell (March 31st): I’d be way more excited about this film if I hadn’t seen the animated original and knew that it was originally a Japanese film. It may still be interesting, but the original will always be superior.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5th): Please let this one be as good as the first one!!
Alien: Covenant (May 19th): If someone had told me ten years ago that I would be eagerly anticipating an Alien film, I’d have said they were nuts. And yet here I am, counting the months until I can see what happened after the events of Prometheus. And there will be xenomorphs!!
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7th): If you saw the recent trailer for this film then you know exactly why I need to see this next summer (Hint: Iron Man and Spider-Man flying together!!!)
Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets (July 21st): This movie just looks cool and I really hope it doesn’t suck (no offense, but this IS the guy who directed Lucy, and we all know how that turned out).
Blade Runner 2049 (October 6th): I can’t believe this is really happening. I’m still fairly certain I’ll disown this film as soon as I’ve seen it, but I NEED to see it just in case it’s really good (even though I like the ending of the first Blade Runner).
Thor: Ragnarok (November 3rd): After several years I’ll finally get to see Loki again! You should know he’s the sole reason I watch the Thor films 🙂
Star Wars: Episode VIII (December 15th): Still one year and three days until the next saga film drops. Remember how the Internet exploded when we got the first teaser for The Force Awakens? It’s going to freaking MELTDOWN when we finally get a trailer for Episode VIII. Yea, we’re all excited for this one 🙂
What am I NOT looking forward to:
Underworld: Blood Wars (January 6th): They’re still making these?
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (January 27th): I know it’s the last one, but shouldn’t they have stopped several sequels ago?
Fifty Shades Darker (February 1oth): NO!!
The Great Wall (February 17th): I’d have liked this film if Matt Damon wasn’t in it, Matt Damon does not belong in ancient China.
Power Rangers (March 24th): No, no, just NO!!
World War Z 2 (June 9th): SERIOUSLY???!!???
The Mummy (June 9th): Abomination….
Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23rd): I’m not even sure how many Transformer films there are at this point, but please make it stop!! No one cares anymore!
Friday the 13th (October 13th): Admittedly I’ve never seen this film series but must they remake everything? I have to assume this yet another remake (or reboot, or both, or something like that).
Saw: Legacy (October 27th): Didn’t they conclusively END the SAW series several years ago??
Justice League (November 17th): I just don’t care, all the marketing in the world couldn’t make me care about this film (no offense to the actors in it).
I could keep going and going but…you get the idea. What films are you looking forward to (or dreading) in the coming year? Let me know! -Becky
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