4 films to look forward to
Well, we’re already over half way into 2017. But the rest of year still has some mouth-watering content in store for film lovers. There is a lot to anticipate, a lot to delight in and definitely a lot of must-see films of this year. Here are a few of 2017’s most awaited films to look forward to.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This is the second film in the Star Wars sequence produced by Lucasfilm and will be starring Carrie Fisher (who sadly passed away in December 2016 while on her final film role with The Last Jedi), Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, John Boyega and Andy Serkis in returning roles following the critical hit that as Star Wars: The Force awakens. Debuting in this is Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio Del Toro, and Laura Dern. With the array of stars playing a part in this film, it is still noteworthy to state that Rian Johnson – the genius behind small scale projects like Looper and Brick is the brilliant director behind this big blockbuster, a definitive change for him. And with a seemingly darker tone and Luke calling for the Jedi to end, any Star Wars fan and dare I say any avid film fans curiosity is probably already peaked by now, December can’t come soon enough.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
This British-American comedy spy film following the 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service will hopefull not disappoint. The 2014 release leaves a lot to savor, with its quirky and often blunt humour, it was a manic thrill ride and showed that spy films can still be a lot of fun. The Golden Circle brings along a whole different dimension to the world of the Kingsman with Statesmen, the Kingsman American counterparts and you definitely would not want to miss this. Julianne Moore is yet another ‘super villain’. Co-writer Jane Goldman describes her performance – saying she fills the shoes of Sam Jackson perfectly without any feeling of intimidation. And with the brilliant Matthew Vaughn at the helm, you can expect yet more frenetic action, twists, turns and general excitement.
This upcoming MCU film is the third entry in Marvel’s Thor series which sees Thor the Norse god of thunder embark an some sort of interstellar journey for redemption, after his hammer – Mjolnir is destroyed by Hela and she sets off the catastrophic event called Ragnarok. Also starring again is his mischievous brother Loki – Tom Hiddleston, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Hela (Cate Blanchett) is the villain in the film while Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) is the new love interest. There is a lot to look forward to here, Thor with a new look, Thor fighting Hulk, Thor having to essentially save Asgard and defeat Hela, you name it, also the the film is directed by New Zealand’s Taika Waititi – director of super hit films – Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows so you can expect some top notch humour and a hefty amount of levity.
Upcoming comedy film scheduled to be released on August 18, 2017 is a promising delight to anticipate. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver feature as brothers and plan a raid during a NASCAR race. And if the trailer is anything to go buy, we’ll be in for some dry, deadpan humour with a fairly unique premise as far as crime heist films go, I’d probably go and see the film just to see Daniel Craig as Joe Bang to be honest as he looks like he’ll be a riot. Steven Soderbergh brings his ingenuity to the fore in directing Logan Lucky, excitedly returning from retirement after just four years and bringing his unique directorial touch.