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Big Screen Picks: Summer 2017

by Scott Jeffery 30 Mar 2017 0 comments

Planet of the Apes

There’s nothing quite like a summer blockbuster. As the years go by and the world around us continues to evolve in ways previously thought unimaginable, there is one constant. That constant is the summer blockbuster.

In this spirit, let’s have a quick look at some of the summers most anticipated releases.

The Mummy

Surely most of can recall the movies from the late 90’s/early 00’s of the same name? You know the ones, with Rachael Weisz and Brendan Fraser? Well it turns out that was a reboot of an older franchise – as this is.

Featuring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and a certain Mr Russell Crowe, the reboot looks to be a little more adult-oriented than its predecessor. We’re excited!


War for the Planet of the Apes

I doubt there’s a soul on earth who isn’t closely familiar with the premise of the Planet of the Apes franchise. As one of the most popular science fiction universes of all time (and let’s be fair, that really is saying something!), the series shows no sign of slowing as we look ahead WFTPOTA.

The title doesn’t leave much room for guess work. Humans invade Apes planet intent of wiping them all out, a bloody war ensues. Oh, and Woody Harrelson plays commander of the human forces. Sign us up right now.


Transformers: The Last Knight

There are two kinds of people in the world; those who immensely enjoy Transformers movies and those who pretend they don’t. Sure, they haven’t been the most consistent since the reboot a-la LaBeouf back in 2007, but there’s no denying Michael Bays panache for intense action in this format.

The Last Knight looks like it may just be the biggest and most explosive chapter yet. A direct sequel to 2014’s Age of Extinction, it sees Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles once again.


The title arguably causing the most excitement and anticipation in our office, as we head ever closer to summer, is Dunkirk. Written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan (you know, the dude behind the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception & Interstellar) it tells three separate fictional stories centred upon the notorious and very non-fictional Dunkirk evacuation in 1939.

Featuring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, James D’Acry and, erm, Harry Styles – Dunkirk is in every way a British affair. It commemorates a significant period in modern British history and what’s more - looks absolutely mega.

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