My 2017 Summer Blockbuster Picks

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

SOURCE: Marvel Studios / Disney

It's almost that time of year again, summer blockbuster season. That time when all the roller coaster rides of cinematic fun come out. This year has some movies I've been really looking forward to, and some that look interesting enough for me to drag my lazy bum to the cinema. So here are my picks for what new blockbusters everyone should go and see.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
April 28 (UK & ERIE) May 5 (WW)

SOURCE: Marvel Studios / Disney [via. YouTube]

I've mentioned before how disillusioned ive become with the Marvel cinematic universe and super hero movies in general. The one place that opinion differs is with Guardians of the Galaxy. When the first movie came out way back in 2014, I had a cheek to cheek grin that whole way through. As a terminal science fiction geek this ticked all the right buttons for me, space fights, cheeky alien characters, an amazing soundtrack and a whole heap of mysteries. So needless to say I cant wait to find out what the Guardians latest adventure will be.

Alien: Covenant
May 19

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Carrying on with the sci-fi theme comes the latest in the Alien franchise, and Ridley Scott's return to the series. Set before the events of the first Alien film, Covenant follows the crew of a human colonisation ship as they land on a hopeful new home for humanity. This film follows the ill fated Prometheus that even though I enjoyed it, was almost universally hated. Alien is one of my personal all time favourite film series and this film looks like it's going to be a superb addition to the series. 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
May 12

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Directed by Guy Ritchie - the man behind the Sherlock Holmes films - comes another very British tale, this time it's the legend of King Arthur. This one I have high hopes for, all the trailers look fantastic and seem to capture the same style that was present in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes. The legend of King Arthur really does have a load to dig into and it will be nice to see it get the cinematic treatment. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming
July 7

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Even though just a few paragraphs up I moaned about how bored I was with the whole super hero genre, I'm still intrigued with this new Spider-Man film. I feel like if any super hero deserves some love its Spider-Man, especially since this will be his 3rd reboot in less then 20 years. This time however the Sony has given up the reigns of the character to Marvel Studios to work their magic. Luckily this time the new film wont be a straight up origin story since there's only so many times I can watch his uncle get shot.

Dunkirk
July 21

SOURCE: Warner Bros. [via. YouTube]

I feel like when a new Chris Nolan film comes up the question of if I'm going to watch it just becomes an inevitability. Also because I do have a kind of morbid fascination with war films this inevitability just doubled. Dunkirk follows the true story of the evacuation of Dunkirk beach after the Allied forces become surrounded. The visual style looks amazing and the true story itself is astounding and I cant wait to check it out. Also I want to see how good Harry Styles is at acting.

The Dark Tower
August 4

SOURCE: Columbia Pictures

This one is a bit awkward for me to talk about for several reasons, firstly, I haven't actually seen the trailer for this yet. One was leaked last year but was promptly shut down. Secondly I have only just started the book series that this is based on, however apparently this is a sequel to the novels. Set in Steven Kings, post-apocalyptic/sci-fi/western world the story follows "The Gunslinger" and his adventures through this damaged world. Idris Elba plays the lead and therefore must be watched. So it looks like I'll have to plough through the books pretty sharpish. 

What films are you looking forward too this year?

~Gary

1 comment :

  1. Guardians & Dark Tower are definitely on my must see list.

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