2017 Redux

We’ll be doing our most anticipated films of the coming year in an upcoming post/Cinecast. But I was doing a cursory look through and noticed quite the trend: sequels (or off-shoots from something else). Not that this is anything new, people have been complaining about this for years. But it looks to me like 2017 takes the proverbial cake; likely crushing the 2011 record for sequels being released in a year. Have a look at what I’ve got so far; what am I missing?

• Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales
• Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II
• Wonder Woman
(a sort-of sequel to BvS and certainly not an original property)
• Fate of the Furious
• Beauty and the Beast
• Underworld: Blood Wars
• Fifty Shades Darker
• Star Wars: Episode VIII
• Justice League
• Despicable Me 3
• World War Z 2
• Lego Batman
• War for the Planet of the Apes
• Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
(yeah right, final my ass)
• Logan
• Cars 3
• Jumanji
• Pacific Rim 2
• Alien: Covenant
• John Wick 2
• Blade Runner 2
• Kong: Skull Island
• Amityville: The Awakening
• XXX: The Return of Xander Cage
• The Equalizer 2
• Baywatch
• Transformers: The Last Knight
• Rings
• Ghost in the Shell
• The Mummy
• Spider-Man: Homecoming
• Trainspotting 2

Now let me be clear. I’m not necessarily complaining. A lot of these titles I’m really looking forward to. A couple of them I am really really looking forward to. I just thought it interesting that 2017 is clearly going to be the year of sequels. Maybe Probably the biggest year for sequels of all time.


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Another bad year for movies… sequels, sequels, sequels and re-makes and super hero movies… is Hollywoods trust in original material really that shattered???
I don’t mind STAR WARS Ep. VIII though 😉