12 movies in 2017 that might be worth the theater ticket price

January 4, 2017

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There are a ton of movies coming out this year that look like they might actually be worth the price of the theater ticket, which is hard to say with the price of tickets these days. 

To help you figure out which 2017 films you might want to see on the big screen, here are the 12 I am most looking forward to this year and why:

Star Wars VIII – December 15
We are still basking in the after-glow of Rogue One, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited about the next installment of the timeline at the end of this year. Episode VIII will be the continuation of what happens to Rey, Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker after the events in The Force Awakens.

Dunkirk – July 21

Dunkirk is the new World War II flick directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Nolan staples like Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. I’m a big fan of most everything Nolan does and the trailer looks intense. Should be a good watch this summer.

T2: Trainspotting – March

The original cast of Trainspotting are all back in the sequel as Ewan McGregor returns to Scotland to make amends with his old friends. It’s pretty much a necessary watch for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the first, and the cast so far has spoken highly of the sequel.

Logan – March 3

Yeah, Hugh Jackman couldn’t play the ageless Wolverine forever, but that doesn’t mean that old-man Logan is any less badass. The plot is Logan, Professor X and a young, female mutant traveling and battling bad guys in a post-mutant world.

The Belko Experiment – March 17

To be honest, the only reason this is on the list is because you might get the chance to see Dr. Cox dressed up like Bob from Office Space cleave somebody in half. From the director that brought you Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed comes this this horror thriller…Just kidding. James Gunn did Guardians of the Galaxy as well so I won’t do him dirty like that. The Belko Experiment looks like Saw meets Battle Royale and stars Jim Harper from The Newsroom. This might be awful, but I’ll still watch it.

The Fate of the Furious – April 14
Vin Diesel vs. The Rock. That’s all you need to know about this movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 – May 5

I’m not optimistic about Baby Groot. Sure he’s cute, but this could end up being the Jar Jar Binks of Guardians of the Galaxy based off how Baby Groot-heavy the trailer was. I really hope it’s just to get the family-friendly crowd in the doors and the movie ends up as fun as the first was. Also, this movie has Vin Diesel in it, too.

Wonder Woman – June 2
Wonder Woman joins World War I after Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) crash lands on her mythical island. This movie is the origin story which sets the hero up for a big role in Justice League, which comes out five months later on November 21.

Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7
MORE SUPER HEROES! There is a traffic jam of super hero movies in 2017, but the new new new reincarnation of Spider-Man looks to be the most like the original incarnation of the comic book character. Plus, he is fully integrated into the Avengers/Marvel storyline at this point and the trailer already has a whole lot of Tony Stark/Iron Man.

The Dark Tower – July 29
Based on the Stephen King Science Fiction/Old Western/Fantasy series, The Dark Tower is a sort-of sequel to the novels. The series of eight books is a quite long (what does Stephen King write that isn’t?), universe-spanning fantasy adventure and if you want to read them before the movie drops this summer, you better start now. King regards the series as his “Magnum Opus,” and that’s coming from the guy who wrote…

It – September 8
Yes, the remake of Stephen King's It might be controversial because how are you going to beat the Tim Curry take on the shape-shifting Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the original, but I have a feeling that another version of the Stephen King novel, this time starring a much younger version of the clown in actor Bill Skarsgård, could be just as interesting.

Blade Runner 2049 – October 6

Ryan Gosling is a new Blade Runner hunting down Replicants, and he has Harrison Ford to help. I really wish Ridley Scott was returning to direct the sequel (probably too busy with Alien: Covenant) but the guy who did Arrival is directing so sci-fi blood is still at the helm.

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