For a lover of epic movies, there’s never been a better time to be alive! Year after year record-breaking, big-budget movies made a mark and more grounded, story-intensive movies also found their audience.
But if you think that 2017 can’t possibly live up to that billing, then you’re definitely in for a surprise. This year just might be even more entertaining than the last one, so it’s best to start saving up right now because we’re probably going to be visiting the cinema pretty often.
An M. Night Shyamalan movie, Spilt takes us to a creepy world of Kevin (played by a scary James McAvoy), a person suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. This one’s got to be on the list simply because of the famous “Shyamalan twist ending.” Don’t miss this one! It is one of the best epic movies in 2017.
Talking about the epic movies in 2017, how can we miss LEGO Batman! This one is poised to be the animated movie of the year if the trailers are anything to go by. Will Arnett reprises his role as the caped crusader with a funny bone who hilariously struggles with integrating Robin into his life. So suit up in your best black (or very, very dark grey) for this one!
Hugh Jackman’s last go as the world’s most famous mutant is going to be violent, sad, sombre and triumphant. And we get all of that just from that awesome, Johnny Cash-powered trailer. The story follows an older Logan, whose healing powers are dwindling, on one last mission as an X-man.
In 2016, Disney gave us The Jungle Book, which pretty much set new boundaries regarding what CGI can do and brought one of the most loved children’s books to life. Now, we have got another favourite, the story of Beauty and the Beast with a legendary, ensemble cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson to name a few.
The continuation of the longest running franchise in movie history, the eighth instalment will show the concept of the family pushed to the limits because Dom now turns against his people. Charlize Theron will be playing the baddie this time around, and the movie is said to have a prison-break scene featuring The Rock himself, that will be remembered. This is a must entry in the list of epic movies in 2017.
The horror/thriller movie to watch out for in 2017, Alien: Covenant is set to continue the Alien prequel saga that was started with Prometheus. Director Ridley Scott has promised us unending chills that will leave us craving for more. You should probably take a friend along for this one!
2017 will be the year when we finally get a female-led superhero movie and that too with DC Legend Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot gave us a glimpse in Batman vs Superman but this will the first time we see the Amazonian superhero’s full story.
Our newest wall-crawler made his debut in Captain America: Civil War and this year he’s getting his movie. It’s going to be filled with awkward high school situations, web-slinging, Tony Stark, crazy villains and spidey-jokes. What’s not to love?
A World War II epic was written and directed by a modern great – Christopher Nolan. Is there another reason necessary to watch this one? Dunkirk is about a group of soldiers stuck behind enemy lines without too many resources. And their efforts to get home.
A sequel to the original Blade Runner released in 1982; this one takes us back to the futuristic world filled with secrets and cool gadgets. Also, it has Ryan Gosling sharing the screen with a grizzled Harrison Ford. Now that’s a combination to look forward to.
It’s hard not to be excited for Justice League. This will be the first time these superheroes will come together on screen as the DCEU will take significant steps to establish a cinematic world of its own. It will also be the first movie in the franchise to have the approval of DC Chief Geoff Johns.
Closing out the year will be the continuing story of Rey, Fin, Luke Skywalker and the rest of the gang. With the recent passing of Carrie Fisher, it will also be a tribute to her work done with the franchise. Episode VIII is being promoted as a very different Star Wars film that will take this franchise to new grounds.
With so many awesome movies, it’s not difficult to see why 2017 is going to be great. So, which is the movie you’re most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!