Phil’s Top 5… 2017’s Most Anticipated Films
Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: 2017’s most anticipated films
Close but no cigar: Justice League, The Dark Tower, Blade Runner 2049, Baby Driver
5 – Spiderman: Homecoming
With two good Spiderman films, two average and one pretty poor, Marvel’s not at the reigns and with Downey Jnr’s Iron man onboard as mentor and Tom Holland knocking it out the part in Civil War could be finally get a version of Spiderman that’s faithful to the comic book.
4 – Dunkirk
Nolan’s last film was divisive as the backlash against his success started to creep in. Dunkirk promises more of his visual lead direction with epic set pieces (never a strength of Nolan previously) and an impressive cast.
3 – War For The Planet of The Apes
The two Apes movies (Rise & Dawn) have been impressive. The third chapter looks to take the concept and run with it with. You had me at Ape on horseback with a gun to be honest.
2 – IT (2017)
That trailer. IT was a good mini series back in the 90’s but it suffered from a small budget, a strange ending and slow pace. This version promises to correct those flaws whilst making a truly memorable Pennywise that could (maybe) top Curry’s iconic performance. Maybe.
1 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Come on! It’s Star Wars! The 8th part of the Skywalker saga promises to be darker and tread a different path to The Force Awakens and the recent trailer seems to hint at just that. End of the Jedi? Just maybe…