I love movies. And I’ve taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I’m going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I’m not made of money. So there’s a good chance I’ll miss a good bit of them until they hit Netflix or Hulu. But the following list is made up of 10 movies that I will go out of my way to see when they’re released.
10. The Fate of the Furious
A movie from the Fast and Furious franchise isn’t something that I used to be one to look forward to. I would never expect any of these things to win any awards, but I do enjoy an action movie and these things are entertaining. And the trailer for this one is incredibly intriguing. What could possibly convince Vin Diesel to turn on his “family”? How could he find himself in a position to be making out with Charlize Theron at the end of the trailer? No, really, I’m asking. How does one find oneself in a position to make out with Charlize Theron?
9. Pitch Perfect 3
So I don’t know anything about this movie. And I honestly wasn’t incredibly impressed with Pitch Perfect 2. But I’m still excited about this sequel based on riding the wave of the first one.
8. Justice League
You’d think this one would be higher on my particular list. Seeing as how it’s likely to feature Superman in some capacity. Well, my faith in Zack Snyder is not what it once was. I am excited about seeing the Justice League on the big screen. But I’m not looking forward to the public and the critics (which I’m convinced all skew Marvel anyway) tearing the movie apart before it’s even released. Because we all know that’s exactly what will happen.
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Another Spider-Man reboot? Yeah. But Tom Holland made a pretty strong debut in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. I’m interested to see how it all plays out. I’ll be okay with it as long as we don’t see Uncle Ben get shot again. It’s like Batman’s origin. We get it, okay?
The final Wolverine movie for Hugh Jackman. Maybe there should be a question mark on the end of that. I keep hearing that he’s said this is his last outing as Wolverine. But I have a feeling Fox would be willing to dig deep into their pockets to bring him back. Judging by the trailer, though, this will tell the last Wolverine story. The X-Men franchise has been hit or miss over the years. I’m hoping this is one of the good ones.
5. Beauty and the Beast
This is my favorite of Disney’s animated movies. I’ve never seen the Broadway adaptation. A live-action film may be the closest I’ll ever get to that very thing. And who’s not excited about Emma Watson as Belle?
4. The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Movie was incredible. The trailer for this Lego movie looks hilarious. I think I heard someone say that this might be the best Batman movie ever. I don’t think it’ll top The Dark Knight. But as they go, I think it’ll be a great movie.
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
All you have to do is watch the first Guardians of the Galaxy to be convinced that this will be worth seeing. Until recently, Guardians of the Galaxy was the only Marvel movie I had seen multiple times outside the theater. It’s just a fun, entertaining film. I have no doubt that the sequel will be just as entertaining. Also, Baby Groot.
2. Wonder Woman
Have you seen the trailer for this movie? This might just be the DC movie that shuts everyone up with their constant barrage of negative reviews. You know what, don’t watch the trailer. Just look at the GIF here. Tell me she’s not awesome.
1. Star Wars: Episode VIII
Of course this is number one. There were so many questions left unanswered after The Force Awakens. Knowing that Episode IX is coming, I’m sure that not all of those questions will be answered with VIII, but just to have some of them revealed will be satisfying. And, like so many others, I’m curious as to how the story will play out after the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher. Again, something we probably won’t know until Episode IX is in production (or even released), but it sure will be nice to see her as Leia one last time.
So those are my picks. Some honorable mentions are: Thor: Ragnarok, The Dark Tower, It, War for the Planet of the Apes, Alien: Covenant, and Split. And these are just the ones I know about. I’m sure there will be some indie films that are released that I’ll regret not even hearing about until others have seen them and become indignant when they find out I haven’t seen them yet. I’m a big geek. I know. What movies are you looking forward to?