10 most anticipated movies of 2017

Posted By: Patience Rutayisire - On:11/08/2017
The year has seen a number of big movies with massive budgets come out The film theatre industry is thriving in Nairobi as most of these pictures premiere on the sam eday as they do on screens abroad Summer 2017 promises mind blowing visuals and fascinating story lines with a lineup of long awaited films


Before we dive into the most awaited films of the final stretch of 2017, let’s take a quick glance at this year’s top earners so far. Without a doubt, 2017 has been a big year for the movies, raking in billions of dollars at the box office.

Movies such as The Fate of The Furious starring Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron, shattered the global opening record by grossing a whopping $1.3 billion on its debut weekend. Other notable mentions include Spiderman: Homecoming ($900million), Transformers: The Last Knight ($1.2million), Beauty and the Beast ($950million) and Wonder Woman ($775million).

 1.The Dark Tower

The film is an adaptation of the famous novel of the same name by Stephen King. Idris Elba stars as the badass hero, Roland the gunslinger. Joining him is Matthew McConaughey, playing the antagonist known as the Man in Black.

  1. Logan Lucky

A refreshingly original and unexpected film, Logan Lucky immerses us into the world big heists and high stakes. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig star as professional car thieves scheming their way to the top of the food chain.

  1. The Hit man’s Body Guard

Any concoction that has Samuel L Jackson as a key ingredient is guaranteed to be magic.

That’s exactly what he and Ryan Reynolds bring to this movie. Reynolds plays the role of a top notch security guard who is tasked with the mission of protecting Jackson, a lethal hit man. The two go through hilarious and impossible situations as they try to put aside their differences and work together.

  1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Let’s admit that at some point in our childhood we’ve all wanted to be secret agents. The sequel to 2014’s Kingsman: Secret Service promises to bring a whole new level of mind blowing action scenes and cool spy gadgets.

Fans of spy movies will particularly enjoy the idea of two elite secret organisations banding together to defeat a common enemy. This second installment stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

  1. Jumanji

If you’re a child of the 90s then you’ll definitely remember the 1995 movie Jumanji. The 1995 adaptation revolves around the story of a boy who gets trapped in a board game while playing with his best friend. Jumanji:

Welcome to the Jungle will have a different feel to it with a group of young students getting sucked into a video game where they have to face the dangers of an uninhabited jungle. The film stars Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.

  1. Justice League

Perhaps one of the most anticipated films among comic book fans, Justice League will explore the birth of the League which includes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aqua man, The Flash and Cyborg.

Following Superman’s death in Batman vs. Superman, the Justice League, led by Batman must form an alliance to battle a new enemy. Ben Affleck will reprise his role as the Batman while Gal Gadot will play Wonder woman.

  1. Geostorm

Gerard Butler stars in this environmental science fictional film as a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a catastrophic storm that is caused by malfunctioning climate controlling satellites.

Fast paced and action packed, this movies promise is to provide realistic visuals of mother earths wrath.

  1. Pitch Perfect 3

After two wildly successful movies, the Bella’s are back at it again in the third installment of the Pitch Perfect movies. After winning the world championship, the girls get back together to take part in one last singing competition but things aren’t going to be as easy as they thought.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks will reprise their original roles and a new exciting addition to the cast includes Resident Evil actress Ruby Rose.

  1. Thor: Ragnarok

Early trailers of this movie had comic book fans going wild with excitement. Based upon the marvel book character, Thor returns in this thrilling 3rd installment of the series.

This time round, the god of thunder finds himself trapped on the other side of the universe and has to fight against his former ally, the incredible Hulk, in a battle to the death. Chris Hemsworth will be returning to the screen as Thor while Cate Blanchett will play the all-powerful evil villain, Hela.

  1. Blade Runner: 2049

Finishing off the list is Blade Runner: 2049. Picking up 30 years after the first Blade Runner film, Ryan Gosling takes on the role of Officer K, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department.

He exposes a secret that could plunge the already failed futuristic society in chaos and embarks on a quest to find the only man who can help him. Set in a futuristic timeline, this movie guarantees stunning visuals and a movie experience like no other.


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