Rungitom picks: Movies to watch 2017
After a year of hiatus, this blog entry is back with a bang! Year 2017 is packed with great lineup of movies from January to December, be it Superhero Action, Fantasy or Romance. So my own list for movies I want to watch has greatly expanded since I first post about it in 2015. With that being said, here’s my own pick of what movies I look forward to watch in 2017,
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 26 January 2017
Wow, this movie has been around since I was in highschool! I remembered making fanart of the Resident Evil, which one of my favourite game series. The movie version does have its own story path different from the original game, but still share some similarities in key references (Umbrella Corps, zombies, character names).
Story picks up after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, and surprisingly Alice is the only survivor of that event yet again. She now have to come back to where it all started, The Hive in Racoon City, to end this once and for all.
John Wick Chapter 2, 9 February 2017
I’ve seen the first movie in HBO, and I was really impressed with the movie, the pacing and the action scenes. Keanu Reeves acting as the legendary Hitman/Assassin/Baba Yaga John Wick in this movie is top notch! So that is why I don’t want to miss this movie.
The movie picks up right after the events in the first movie, and this time he is forced to back out of retirement for one more job, because of a blood oath he made in the past. This is the job that promises his total freedom, but will he be truly free from it all?
The Lego Batman Movie, 10 February 2017
Its the usual day for Batman fighting crime in Gotham City, but one fateful event with the Joker and his gang set in motion for a big change for the lonesome vigilante.
Hacksaw Ridge, 16 February 2017
Hacksaw Ridge movie was release quite early before its official premiere in Malaysia. The world premiere of the movie happened on September 4, 2016 at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, then Australia and US, which might explains why some prefer to download illegally than wait for its showtime in Malaysia. Personally I didn’t know about this movie until early January, since I’m a sucker for war movies, especially World War II, I put this on my must watch list.
Logan, 3 March 2017
The first trailer shows audiences that there was no more mutants, and they (Logan, Professor Xavier, Caliban). All that changed when a little girl comes into their life, dealing with new enemies that came for the girl and his weakened body over the years.
This is gonna be a bittersweet farewell for Hugh Jackman for portraying Wolverine in the last 17 years.
Kong Skull Island, March 2017
I faintly remember watching an older King King movie back when I was a teen, the trailer looks promising. As the synopsis says, “This film fully immerses audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.”
Power Rangers (2017), 23 March 2017
Ah, the classic series which every kids from the 90s love to watch, that includes me. Being a fan of Power Rangers and their original counterpart in Japan, the Super Sentai, I do have high anticipation for this movie. The first movie Saban created in 1997 left me in an awe as a kid, well that didn’t happened when I saw the first trailer for the 2017 movie. Heck, even the featured Megazord and Goldar was cringeworthy.
I hope this movie doesn’t flop like M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar movie.
Ghost in the Shell (Live Action 2017), 30 March 2017
There’s been a lot of hoo-haa since Scarlett Johansson being given the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi, in this live action case, her name is “Mira”. While the visual effects are mesmerising as in the animation, I’ll keep my comments until I see the full movie.
Renegades, 6 April 2017
The trailer looks promising, coupled with my preference of military action movies (and treasure hunting!), I’m looking forward to see this in the cinema.
Fate of The Furious, 13 April 2017
After an emotional ending in the previous movie,, this franchise comes back with a new twist that will make you question the Familia. Dominic Toretto has turned his back to his own gang, why? just whyy?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 27 April 2017
Would it be another dance off this time to defeat the main antagonist? How does Rocket Raccoon handle Baby Groot antics while they are on their mission? And daym, Peter finally going to meet his father for the first time since.. I don’t know when.
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword, 11 May 2017
“Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not.”
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (a.k.a Salazar’s Revenge), 25 May 2017
The Pirates of the Caribbean is back with a new vengeful antagonist in the name of captain Armando Salazar, plotting revenge against captain Jack Sparrow. In order to defeat Salazar, Jack Sparrow now have to find the Trident of Poseidon.
This movie will also see another character coming back, Will Turner, now the captain of the Flying Dutchman.
Wonder Woman, 1 June 2017
When this entry was written, the new trailer was just dropped and the interwebs went wild. This will be the origin story telling how Wonder Women became to be before the events in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League.
The Mummy (2017 Reboot), 8 June 2017
Remember those Mummy trilogy movie? Well now the story has been rebooted and features a new hero played by Tom Cruise and the Mummy is now a woman. The original trilogy was ok, yeah just ok. Hopefully the rebooted movie can change that all.
Transformers: The Last Knight, 22 June 2017
This… is what may be the last movie of Michael Bay’s directed movie franchise. After the events of the previous movie, Humans are (still) at war with the Transformers, while Optimus Prime is already long gone in space. There is something about Transformers historical past on Earth that will/may determine the fate of all in this story.
Expect lots of damages and sky high explosives.
Spiderman: Homecoming, 6 July 2017
I was expecting a sequel of The Amazing Spiderman 2, but that all changed when Spiderman was officially brought into The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). So the story is once again rebooted for the sake of the MCU continuity.
But hey, I’m not even mad. Really looking forward for this new reboot and also spicy after credit scene.
Dunkirk, 20 July 2017
Yet another WWII movie I look forward to see in cinema this year. This movie brings you during the early stages of WWII, where the Battle of Dunkirk took place in Dunkirk/Dunkerque, France. It was the defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from 26 May – 4 June 1940.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, 20 July 2017
“In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embark on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic city where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. The ever-expanding metropolis is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind.”
Blade Runner 2049, October 2017
Thor: Ragnarok, November 2017
“Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.”
Justice League (Part 1), 16 November 2017
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Star Wars Episode IX: The Last Jedi, 15 December 2017
At the time this entry was written, only some production photos and title banner are revealed. It is set to be premiering in December 2017. Probably my most anticipated movie for 2017, can’t wait to see what in store for Rey and the fate of Luke Skywalker.
And there you have it, along list of movies I look forward to watch this year. Though, I might add more to the list because there’s new movies which aren’t being confirmed and also movie trailers shown after I made this blog entry. Well I can safely say that there’s more to come soon!
“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.” ~ Terry Pratchett