Upcoming Blockbusters of 2017 to Watch Out For
By Therese Aseoche
2017 is looking to be a great year for cinema goers. A line-up of anticipated sequels, origin stories, and blasts from the past have us giddy with excitement. Better start saving up for weekend movie dates because these upcoming blockbusters are not to be missed!
8. Power Rangers
We are familiar with the multicolored spandex-clad heroes of our youth and their Mighty Morphin theme song, but this reboot by Dean Israelite is nothing like what we remember. Power Rangers joins the ranks of the dark and gritty reboots like Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but is still “playful” that avid fans and younger audiences won’t be completely thrown off. So yes, you can still expect to see cute little kids dressed as mini Rangers.
7. Transformers: The Last Knight
Speaking of Transformers, after three years of silence from the Autobots, Michael Bay assumes that the world needs a fifth movie (probably to redeem himself from the 2014 cinematic flop he delivered). The Last Knight looks interesting enough, though, as it explores the medieval setting and aims to shed light on the origin of the Autobots we loved. But until it shows on the big screen, we’re withholding further judgment.
6. Ghost in the Shell
Despite allegations of white-washing, nothing changes the fact that geeks everywhere are hotly anticipating the release of Ghost in the Shell in theaters. It retains the eerie visual imagery of the hit anime that we probably won’t be able to resist witnessing the live-action rendition on the big screen. Plus, it would be interesting to find out if Hollywood’s latest blockbuster sweetheart would be able to pull off the role.
5. Cars 3
The Cars 3 trailer caught everyone completely off-guard. But the preview of the mysterious wreckage is enough for those who dropped out from the fandom after the not-so amazing Cars 2 to come running back to the franchise.