It’s the new year and time to look at whats ahead coming to the big screen.
Here is my top 20 most anticipated movie for the new year. Our lists may differ but in no way does it mean that you’re wrong. Unless it’s the upcoming animated Emoji movie. *kidding* I asked my peers on social media on what their most anticipated film would be. Their vote is included by the asterisks next to the title.
20. Justice League *
If last year’s crop of DC films didn’t bomb as much as they did, Justice League would be much higher than this.
19. The Shack **
I normally hate watching faith-based films because they are usually terrible for many reasons. Bad theology, painting anyone who isn’t a christian as evil, etc. But the book that the movie is based on is far different from the western evangelical fundamental ideals that the world has recognized Christianity to be like. And I’m hoping that it is portrayed in that in the way that it was written. We’ll see.
18. Power Rangers
I’m incredibly excited but also worried that this could be horrible. This is my childhood here. I’m still not convinced of the new looks, but at least we have Bryan Cranston as Gordon.
17. Lego Batman Movie
One of the biggest oscar snubs of recent years was Lego Movie for best animated feature. Hopefully the Academy voters will recognize this one.
16. Beauty and the Beast ***
The trailer does look pretty magical. Disney continues their successful run of animated to live action features.
15. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Luc Besson flicks are a hit (The Fifth Element) and miss (Lucy), but this movie looks incredibly stunning.
14. Pixar’s Coco
Pixar always delivers, especially when it comes to original story telling.
( No official trailer yet)
13. Blade Runner 2049*
The cinematography looks stunning as it should be with Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners, and Sicario) at the helm.
12. John Wick Chapter 2
The first movie was an incredible adrenaline rush. Keanu Reeves can make a pretty sweet action flick.
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales *
Anything with Javier Bardem as a villain is worth seeing, and now having him as a ghostly pirate hell-bent on taking down Jack Sparrow, sorry I meant Captain Jack Sparrow. Hopefully they can mend the disaster that Stranger Tides was.
10. Thor: Ragnarok *
Hulk joining Thor in what is considered to be an intergalactic buddy road trip. Fans of Marvel should be very excited, also Doctor Strange is slated to make an appearance. How involved Strange will be, only time will tell.
( No official trailer yet)
9. Wonder Woman *
It’s about time we get a female superhero who leads her own movie. Hopefully the movie is as good or better than the trailer shows, unlike last years DC films.
8. Kong: Skull Island
I couldn’t help but think of Apocalypse Now with some of the teaser shots. At least it’s not a tired rehash of the early 1900 exploration of the island and bringing Kong back to New York.
7. Logan *
Finally a rated R Wolverine movie. The Last of Us anyone?
6. War for the Planet of the Apes **
Andy Serkis is king of Mocap, and his role of Ceasar is testament.
5. Spider-man: Homecoming *****
Spidey’s back and now a part of the MCU. Don’t worry, there will be no rehashing Spidey’s origin.
Because Christopher Nolan
3. Star Wars: Episode VIII ******
Once they drop the first official trailer, I’m sure this will quickly take the number one spot.
2. Alien: Covenant *
Just look at that teaser poster!
1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 ******
Seriously, how can anyone think this movie wouldn’t be any fun. And how bout that Baby Groot?
Some other movies to check out since they have been voted in by others but didn’t make the top 20 list.
Transformers: The Last Knight
The Fate of the Furious
Puerto Ricans in Paris
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Did I miss any? What are you excited for?