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It’s Freebie Tuesday this week and since we’ve talked a lot about anticipated books in 2o17 already we thought it would be a good opportunity to let the books rest for one week and talk about movies instead, so here are ten upcoming movies we’re looking forward to watch this year! (Click on the movie title to get to the movie’s IMDB page and watch the trailer)
A Monster Calls
Maraia: I can’t wait to finally see this, even though it will mean bawling my eyes out in public. A Monster Calls is one of my favorite books, and even though I’m usually wary of movie adaptations of my favorites, I have high expectations for this one.
Sebastian: A Monster Calls was my first ever book by Patrick Ness and I loved it to pieces, so I absolutely can’t wait to see the movie, especially after watching the amazing trailer(s). Also Liam Neeson’s voice is just incredible and he seems to be the perfect choice for the monster.
Lego Batman Movie
Maraia: I saw the trailer for this a couple weeks ago and immediately added it to my list. If it’s even half as funny as the trailer, I know I’ll love it.
Sebastian: I had a lot of fun watching the first Lego Movie and Batman is my favorite superhero, so this can only be good – the movie trailer is definitely hilarious already.
Kong: Skull Island
Maraia: I hadn’t even heard of this until the trailer played before Rogue One, but it looks like an enjoyable action movie. I also love the movie poster.
Sebastian: This is by far my most anticipated movie this year. I’ve watched Peter Jackson’s King Kong movie so many times already and loved the setting, the atmosphere and the monsters (obviously) and the trailer for the sequel/prequel/whatever is just awesome, so I really hope „Skull Island“ can live up to my expectations.
Maraia: This is based off of one of the few YA contemporary books Sebastian has recommended to me, so of course I want to see it. After I finally read the book. 😛
Sebastian: It’s been a while already since I read R.J. Palacio’s novel but I am still excited for the movie version, especially because Jacob Tremblay gets to play August.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Maraia: I have to admit that, aside from Groot, I didn’t love the first movie. Still, the trailer won me over with adorable Baby Groot.
Sebastian: Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely one of my top 3 favorite Marvel Movies so it’s no surprise that I’m already dying to watch the sequel. The trailer was great and I really hope that the Vol. 2 soundtrack will be as amazing as the first one.
The Dark Tower
Maraia: I really don’t want to read this series, but the movie has Idris Elba in it. Enough said.
Sebastian: I have to admit that while I’m a huge Stephen King fan I never made it to the second book of his Dark Tower series because the first one was boring as fuck. BUT Idris Elba is playing the leading role in the movie version and since he’s one of my favorite actors I don’t think I’ll be able to ignore the Dark Tower movie.
The Great Wall
Maraia: Sebastian wants to watch this movie, and it looks like another enjoyable action movie, so why not? I just hope that, in a movie set in China with a Chinese director, the white/American actors don’t overshadow the Chinese actors.
Sebastian: I just can’t deny that I am a sucker for monster movies and the trailer for The Great Wall is just epic. I loved the atmosphere, the setting is interesting, the movie seems to be visually stunning and I like Matt Damon, so this is quite a must-see for me.
Maraia: I haven’t actually seen the trailer for this yet, but the blurb sounds really interesting. I’m always up for a good psychological thriller!
Sebastian: My thriller movie watchlist for 2017 is quite empty yet so I’m glad that „Split“ seems to be a possible genre highlight this year. I find the multiple personalities concept really interesting and James McAvoy was already creepy as fuck in the trailer, so I really don’t want to miss this one.
Maraia: I still need to see the second Thor movie, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to watch this one. And it’s only 75% because of Idris Elba. 😉
Sebastian: Robert Downey Jr.’s „Iron Man“ is still my favorite Marvel hero but Chris Hemsworth’s „Thor“ comes right after that, so I’m glad that he will return for a 3rd Thor movie this year. I’m still a bit sad that Natalie Portman won’t be in it but I’m sure this is still going to be a lot of fun (also: Idris Elba again! :D)
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Maraia: STAR WARS. \o/ I grew up with it, I love it, and I can’t get enough. I’m quite attached to the new characters from The Force Awakens, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of their story.
Sebastian: If a new Star Wars movie isn’t on your must-see watchlist then I’m not sure we can be friends (anymore) 😛