The summer blockbuster season is almost upon us, and we can’t wait! Unlike last year’s box-office bombs, 2017 looks to be a great one for movie goers….unless you’re a Ghost in the Shell fan. Even then, you still have Star Wars: The Last Jedi to look forward to in December. MHM lists its summer films we most want to see this Summer Blockbuster Season.
MHM’s Summer Blockbuster List (sorted by month)
What movies most interest you for summer 2017? Let us know in the comments below.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are back after their surprise 2014 hit. While overall sequels tend to not be as well received as the original, we are hoping this will be the “Empire Strikes Back” of the series. If this one keeps the great humor and chemistry of the first film, and combines it with another great story, it can do it. With Baby Groot as a sidekick, how can this one fail?
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (May 12)
Ever since Monty Python and the Holy Grail came out in 1975, and a few years after that Excalibur hit the big screen, we have had fond memories of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the round table. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword looks to keep that tradition going quicker than the Black Knight can say, “None shall pass.”
Alien: Covenant (May 19)
2012’s Prometheus didn’t perform as well as the studio hoped, but audiences generally liked it. It was one of our favorite films of 2012. Alien: Covenant is the sequel of Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel series with Michael Fassbender back as a synthetic android. This latest adventure should give us all the elements we love about an Alien film.
Wonder Woman (June 2)
After 2016’s lackluster performances with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, will the DC Extended Universe turn it around with Gal Gadot? Princess Diana of Themyscira gives us the best shot at it with their World War I superhero tale. Cross your Fingers!
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (June 2)
Every new summer blockbuster season brings us a new computer-animated film or seven. This year, we are a bit minioned out, and look forward to DreamWorks Animation and Captain Underpants filling our cartoon needs.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)
Sony Pictures Entertainment is giving the Spider-Man franchise another go with Tom Holland as the title character. While our hopes are high for our favorite childhood superhero, one more bad flick could put Spidey firmly in Fantastic Four territory.
War For The Planet Of The Apes (July 14)
Those damn dirty apes are back as Caesar comes to terms with his animalistic instincts. He must battle Woody Harrelson’s Colonel who is hell bent on wiping out Caesar and his tribe. Who will win the battle? We can hardly wait to find out.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (July 21)
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is a French film based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline; special agents who keep order throughout the human territories. Fans of the Fifth Element will appreciate the look and feel of this film. The film is now the most expensive French film ever made with a budget of €197.47 million ($220 million US). From the looks of it, it’s money well spent.
Atomic Blonde (July 28)
Atomic Blonde, formerly known as The Coldest City, is based on the Antony Johnston graphic novel The Coldest City. It’s sort of MI6/James Bond tale with Charlize Theron as an undercover agent investigating the murder of a fellow agent. Along the way, Charlize has sex with Sofia Boutela in a steamy scene. As Jean-Luc Godard once said, “All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.” We are all in on this one.
IT (September 8)
Pennywise is back in the first installment of a planned duology based on Steven King’s novel of the same name. The film takes place in the summer of 1989 in Derry, Maine. A group of kids discover a shape-shifting entity that may be taking children in town. What better way can we end our summer blockbuster picks?