The year is almost over as we are well into the back half of 2017. So far we’ve had great blockbuster movies including Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and much much more. But the year isn’t over yet and it’s just getting good! Am I right? Here at Nerd(col)lab, we are anticipating some great movies to end the year off right. Here’s our picks!
Jason T’s pick:
I have two anticipated movies: Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While I’m expecting to be of the same quality of Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman gave me a bit of hope that DC can turn the ship around and do the Justice League right. The Last Jedi will continue Rey’s story and follow her trainings with Luke (presumably). Of course adventure will happen, with space battles, and a lightsaber duel in the third act. It’ll be awesome!
I only planned on watching one movie this year in theaters. Let me preface, that I do not go to the movies that often as I did in my youth. I use to go to a probably a movie a month but after marrying my wife who is not a movie goer, the number of times I do attend have steadily and drastically declined. So, my quota for the year is usually just the one movie. I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago on opening day. I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last year. And, this year, it seems that I will be doubling my quota with my visits to the movie theaters. I had already planned on watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi during opening weekend in December and I actually got to see Spider-man: Homecoming the night before opening night a few months back because Spidey is my favorite Marvel superhero.
So you can probably deduce, the most anticipated movie I want to see this year is the next installment of the Star Wars Saga opening at the end of the year. There are so many questions that I have from the last movie which I hope are somewhat or all the way answered, but also with Carrie Fisher’s death a few months ago right after finishing her scenes for the movie, I wonder how they will portray her with the knowledge she will not be able to reprise her role as our beloved Princess Leia. You don’t really need to convince me to pay the ticket price though as long as Star Wars is in the title, so even if it turns out bad with horrible reviews from the critics, I will still be watching this movie in theaters. I’ve seen all the Star Wars movies that have been released in my lifetime starting in the 1980s from the prequels to the present. But, my first taste of Star Wars was watching my dad’s Original Trilogy on VHS. I can proudly say that I have seen the three prequels, Episode 7 and the first non-Skywalker Saga movie with Rogue One.
With all the rumors and teaser trailers out there, I have ignored all the news regarding The Last Jedi since I get too hyped up about the movie it is still 3-4 months away, I’d be too crazy excited in anticipation of opening night. I plan to call in sick or find someone to cover me at work just so I can wait in line early (depending if there isn’t assigned seating available) and enjoy the movie without rushing back to work.
You guys, there’s only one movie and that’s The Last Jedi. The only question is to do 3D or not.
Kind of biased but I’m anticipating Star Wars: The Last Jedi! I’m really enjoying the yearly Star Wars movie releases and it’s starting to be a holiday tradition for me. I’m super excited for this movie to feature Luke Skywalker and to be able to continue to piece the story together of Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke, and Rey. I’ve been staying away from any spoilers but it’s tough when I religiously watch the Star Wars Show on YouTube but it just keeps getting me pumped each week for the saga to continue!
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