My Five 2017 Summer Flicks

To say that I am excited about the casting news today that Tom Hardy will be playing Venom would be a drastic understatement. Tom Hardy is my favorite working actor and he just got announced to play my favorite comic book character of all time. So, yeah, I’m a little excited about that news, and it has got me in the mood to talk movies. Here are the five 2017 summer releases that I am most excited about:

5. The Dark Tower (August 4) – If you have ever read a book and absolutely loved it then you know the mix of excitement and nerves you feel when a movie based on it is announced. I love the Stephen King books, but it will be hard to capture the scope of those books in a movie. The preview didn’t do anything to settle down my fears with this one, but I am a fan of Stringer Bell Idris Elba and I’m still pretty amped to see the journey to the tower come to life.

4. American Made (September 29) – For the purposes of this article the summer season is through the end of September even if summer does officially end on September 22nd. It’s my list and I will build it however I wish. I don’t know a lot about American Made, but what I do know, I like. The IMDB summary is pretty simple, “A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 80’s.” The film will reunite Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman who teamed up previously for Edge of Tomorrow a movie that I really enjoyed except for the ending. Seriously, Edge of Tomorrow would have been one of my favorite films of 2014 if Tom Cruise’s character *spoiler alert* would have died. Maybe this time around they nail the landing as well as they did the rest of the routine.

3. It Comes At Night (June 9) – I know very little about the actual premise of this one and I am trying to keep it that way. I can tell based on the little that I have read that it is a psychological and claustrophobic thriller, which is right up my alley. If you know any more details than that you can feel free to keep them to yourself. The early reviews on this are great and have me excited to see it.

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7) – The 15 minutes we got of Tom Holland as Spidey in Civil War was the best 15 minutes of big screen Spider-Man we have ever gotten. The airport scene was pure joy to watch and Spidey was finally a flying, wise cracking image of what I had envisioned him to be when I was reading the comics. Marvel knows exactly how to handle our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and now we get the full film version of it for the first time. Nothing in the MCU has really disappointed me yet and I don’t expect my favorite Marvel character to start that trend.

1. Dunkirk (July 21) – Tom Hardy starring in a movie is likely to top this kind of list for me any year. Christopher Nolan releasing a movie is likely to top this kind of list any year. On July 21st I get a Nolan movie starring Tom Hardy. I don’t need any more details than that…I’m all in. Throw in that it’s a World War II film about the evacuation of Dunkirk which is one of the more incredible story from a war full of incredible stories and I am beyond hyped. The preview is incredible. Nobody is making movies as big as Nolan is and relying so heavily on practical effects. They feel real because he really is building a rig so that the actors are fighting in a rotating hallway in Inception and a big rig really is being flipped in The Dark Knight and he really did drop a plane in The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan movies are an experience and I can’t wait until July 21st when I am sitting in the IMAX and experiencing his latest endeavor.

What did I miss? What are you looking forward to watching this summer? Like. Comment. Share. Discuss.