Despite the fact that once in a while it’s nice to go back in time and watch an old movie, every year there are dozens of fantastic new productions. Some get the popularity just because of well-run PR campaigns, some are sequels that people have been waiting for but only a few will survive the test of time and become true legends.
We are not claiming to know which 2017 movies will become all-time great, but the following titles have caught our attention.
The first Trainspotting, created 20 years ago has won the hearts of millions of people around the world. Unusual. Shocking. Captivating. And here we are in 2017 with the sequel of the movie. Opinions on Trainspotting 2 are much more diverse. Some say a sequel was not needed, others think the director Danny Boyle did not do a good job and of course there are die-hard fans that loved the movie. Like it or not, Trainspotting 2 is guaranteed to be among the most-anticipated titles of 2017.
Star Wars: the Last Jedi
Hey, let’s be honest, slapping Star Wars on anything will make people want to see it. The 40-year franchise is way past the point of objective criticism. There will be people who love it, and people who hate it, but even if the sky falls down we guarantee Star Wars: The Last Jedi will again be the biggest record-breaker of the year, or even the decade.
Strangely enough, Cars have become a franchise beloved by kids as well as their parents. While the first part was a fun story with a good lesson, teaching kids the value of being humble and the power of friendship, this seems a bit different. At least what you can gather from the trailer, Cars 3 takes a slight turn towards a dark, Batman: Origins type of a story. Primary audience is still children but if you enjoyed Cars 2 as an adult, you probably going to love it even more.
Kong: Skull Island
Hollywood loves gigantic monsters destroying everything in their way. It’s hard to count all the Godzilla King Kong, dinosaur-themed movies. But this feels different. Much different. Instead of the old ‘King Kong takes on New York’ theme, the action takes place on an island in the Pacific which is riddled with a variety of never-seen before creatures. We predict that Kong: Skull Island will be among top 10 biggest movies of 2017.
Blade Runner 2049
Similarly, to Trainspotting, this is a bit of an unexpected return. The first Blade Runner (1982) was a masterpiece that won two Oscars. This year the new Blade Runner 2049 featuring a whole armada of stars (Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Harrison Ford) will try to replicate the success of the first. Let’s wait and see.
We could go on and on. This list only takes a fraction of the most anticipated movies coming out this year. What about Logan, John Wick 2, the new Pirates of the Caribbean, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kingsman, Transformers? Not to mention perhaps less-known titles that have their own die-hard fans – Death Note, Ghost in the Shell, Jumanji, It, Power Rangers. Don’t know if 2017 is better for movie enthusiasts than any other year, but it certainly is not any worse.