Topic: Films you're looking forward to in 2017
I'll be honest and say that I haven't even thought much about this until today. I dunno why, but I only got out to the theater four times in 2016: Deadpool, Triple 9, Criminal and Green Room. That's it. And half of them were crap.
So I resolved to go to see more movies this year, and as a result I'm going to actually make a calendar and plan things out from the beginning. I want to see at least a couple of movies each month, and ideally at least one film a week.
So I started going through movies that are going to be coming out in 2017 and came up with a list of some of them that look the most interesting to me. I'll be seeing a lot more than this, but these are things that I am at least mildly excited about:
John Wick 2 - The first one was decent enough to make me interested in a sequel. I like it when Keanu Reeves shoots people, so more movies where he's shooting people is a good thing.
Mother - Darren Aronofsky's next flick. Doesn't have a release date yet, as far as I know, but it's supposed to be out this year. One of the few remaining directors whose flicks I will see without even seeing the trailer.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - One of the few 'fanboy' flicks I'm interested in this year. I couldn't give a rat's ass about Justice League, Spider Man or whatever half-dozen Avengers / X-Men / DC movies get released. This one interests me, mainly because the first one was super-fun and not trying to do anything more than just be a fun adventure film with interesting and likable characters that all had their own weird-o quirks and shit. The trailers look good so far.
Free Fire - A24 release. Ensemble cast in a period action/comedy about a gun deal in a warehouse that goes south and everyone just starts killing each other. Looks like it'll be fun. I don't think it has a release date, either. Some time in 2017.
Dunkirk - New Chris Nolan flick. No need to say any more than that. Guy's flicks are always very watchable, even if they're not without their various flaws.
War for the Planet of the Apes - The first two were both surprisingly good. Better than I expected either of them to be, honestly. So I have high hopes for this one as well. I hope it doesn't disappoint.
Logan Lucky - Soderbergh's new flick. I have no idea what it's even about, but the cast looks great, and It's a Steven Soderbergh flick. A comedy, apparently. He's one of those directors whose stuff I will always check out. He's less consistent than the other directors on my little list of 'must-see' directors, but he's a power-hitter. When he manages to get a solid hit, the ball goes out of the park.
Star Wars 8 - There are like 5 different reasons I'm excited about this movie, and the fact that it's Star Wars is probably the least important of them. I've got two theories about this movie, and I'm interested in seeing if they pan out or not. I'm also interested to see what Rian Johnson's take on a SW flick will look like.
And, yeah. There are some others that look mildly interesting or have interesting casts, but those are the ones that I will most definitely see as soon as possible.
Last edited by Squiggly_P (2016-12-25 23:36:19)