Quezon City, Philippines (February 13) – For movie fans, movie buffs, and movie enthusiasts out there, the new year also means a new list of must-see films! And 2017 promises to be a good year for moviegoers as many anticipated films are slated to be shown in the big screen this year!
We gather here the nine of the must-see movies of 2017!
1. Alien Covenant by Ridley Scott. The sequel of the 2012 movie Prometheus. The film was originally titled Prometheus 2 and was scheduled to hit the big screen on August 4. However along with the title change, the movie’s premier was also moved earlier to May 19, 2017 – a welcome development for the fans of the Alien franchise. The story starts where the first movie left off wherein the one of the two survivors – David (portrayed by Michael Fassbender) – is still trapped on the strange planet. Fans would be looking forward to unanswered questions left by the Prometheus.
2. Dunkirk which was written, directed and co-produced by Christopher Nolan. Taking a break from his usual movie fare – Batman and Interstellar – Dunkirk is a war-drama history movie that will be released on July 31st. The movie stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and many others. Many fans are abuzzed about Dunkirk because this is the first time former One Direction member, Harry Styles will play a supporting role.
3. War for the Planet of the Apes. Capitalizing on the success of Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise directed by Matt Reeves will make its big-screen debut on July 14. It is about a war between the genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (once again portrayed by Andy Serkis) and the army of humans lead by the character portrayed by Woody Harrelson. It promises to be an epic feud between the life of the apes and the future of humans.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Many are excited for baby Groot’s theatrical comeback and Marvel will surely not disappoint as the 2nd installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy will be released this May. Many moviegoers are left wanting for more and now we can once again follow the Guardians – Starlord, Rocket, Drax, Gamora and yes, baby Groot! – in this movie that promises to give us an amazing soundtrack!
5. Beauty and the Beast. Who wants to see a tale that is old as time? Disney brings us one of its most beloved classic, Beauty and the Beast. Many are excited to see Emma Watson – of Hermione Granger fame – as she portrays our heroine, Belle. Also much anticipated is how the enchanted items of Beast’s castle will come to life in this live-action film. The movie also stars Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Ian McKellen. Beauty and the Beast will be on Cinemas on May 17.
6. Justice League. One can never have enough superhero movies. With the success of Marvel’s Avengers franchise, DC promises to follow up with its own Justice League. For the first time, we’ll see on the big screen Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) at the same time. As enemies of justice rise, our new silver screen heroes will come together to save us.
7. Spiderman: Homecoming. Everyone is excited to see Tom Holland portray Peter Parker. This movie is about the struggle of young Spiderman as he takes on the challenges of his high school life. And as if that is not enough, he has to come to terms with his super-powers. Spiderman: Homecoming will be swinging to the big screen on July 7, 2017
8. Logan. Slated as Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film, Logan promises to be one of the biggest film this year. Details are still scant but the film is said to be about the time when Charles Xavier and Logan were the only known mutants in the world.
9. Star Wars: Episode VIII. Finally, the Force is with the Star Wars fans as the eighth installment of the epic franchise is slated to be released on December 2017. Expect epic lightsaber fights.
All in all, 2017 promises to be an epic year for movie lovers.
(written by Job Catama, edited by Jay Paul Carlos, additional research by Vince Alvin Villarin)