Summer Movie's I'm Looking Forward To - 2017 Edition

We now live in walking distance to two movie theaters so we have no excuse not to see movies when they come out. Although my list for Summer 2017 is light, there are some real stand out movies that I cannot wait to see over the summer, that is if I can drag Jenn along to see them with me. 


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May 5)

I like everyone else was shocked with how good Guardians of the Galaxy really was. Marvel has quite the pedigree but never did I think they would pull it off with Guardians. But they did and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is easily one of my most anticipated movies of the summer. 

Wonder Woman (June 2)

I'm cautiously optimistic about Wonder Woman. Even though Jenn says she "refuses" to see another DC movie, I think I will be able to drag her to see Wonder Woman just for the feminist in her. I really really really really hope this movie is good. 

Spider-Man Homecoming (July 7)

I might be alone on this but I really enjoyed both of the Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man movies. But those didn't come close to the pure joy I had seeing Spider-Man in last year's Avengers movie. I'm so excited for Homecoming and hope it is the Spider-Man movie that brings Spider-Man back on the map. 

War of the Planet of the Apes (July 14)

I grew up watching Planet of the Apes with my Dad and so they've always held a special place in my heart. I'm really excited to see where this rebooted franchise goes in the third movie, War of the Planet of the Apes. By the third and fourth movie of the original series the movies started to go off the rails. 

Dunkirk (July 21)

Had any other name but Chris Nolan's been attached to Dunkirk there is probably no way it would land on my list. I'm not a big war movie guy but if Chris Nolan is directing a movie I'm going to see it, if just for the visual spectacle. 

The Dark Tower (August 4)

I haven't read The Dark Tower, but I've heard great things. And with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey attached to the movie, I feel like those two alone could carry it. I do plan to try and read the book before seeing the movie and am interested to see how they adapt this one. 

Detroit (August 4)

Kathryn Bigelow is one of the best directors around right now and from the trailers, Detroit looks like yet another gut wrenching movie. I didn't even know there were riots in Detroit to this magnitude so I'm looking forward to learning more about them.