2017 appears to be the year of the reboot, the remake, and the sequel. There are many familiar names and franchises being reintroduced and continued this year, and if you are a Marvel fan, you will be spoilt for choice. There are also a handful of new original films that will definitely make it worth visiting the big screen this year.
Beauty And The Beast
17th March 2017.
Disney have made a live-action version of another classic, starring Emma Watson as the beautiful Belle. Belle’s father is captured by the Beast, and when she takes his place and offers to be the one held captive in the castle, an unlikely love story amounts. This film is highly anticipated and sure to be well-loved, just like the original.
Ghost In The Shell
31st March 2017.
Scarlett Johansson, somewhat controversially, plays Major – a human-cyborg who stops criminals and attempts to defeat a hacker who is trying to take down an artificial intelligence company.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
28th April 2017.
Marvel’s team of Guardians return for a sequel, this time trying to discover who Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) parents are as they travel on their journey throughout the galaxy.
28th April 2017.
Emma Watson stars as Mae, a young woman who begins working at a technology company named The Circle. Tom Hanks plays the powerful creator of the company, and appears as a ‘Steve Jobs type’ figure. The dark side of advanced technology and social media is shown, as well as the negatives of having everybody watching you and letting the company have complete control.
12th May 2017.
Written by and starring comedian Amy Schumer, this is a motherdaughter adventure gone wrong. Emily (Schumer) and her mother (Goldie Hawn) are kidnapped whilst on holiday in Ecuador and have to escape from the bad guys. Set to be full of hilarity and comedic escapades, Schumer’s own-brand of humour will hopefully shine through.
19th May 2017.
This is the sequel to Prometheus, and one of the prequels to the Alien films. The crew of the Covenant ship find themselves on a dangerous planet and have to escape the threat that lives there, a threat perhaps left over from the previous film.
2nd June 2017.
Finally! Marvel has eventually given the world a super hero film about a woman, and not just any woman. She is the warrior princess of the Amazons, strong and brave, who uses her heroic powers to stop a war terrorising the world.
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