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058: Summer Movie Preview 2017

Maximilian Rivera May 2, 2017
By Max Rivera | @MaxRiveraFilm

Last summer, we did our first annual Summer Movie Preview. While we were a little wacky in our predictions, we had so much fun that we came back with more predictions!


​King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, May 12th
Directed by Guy Ritchie, we are all excited to see how this turns out. If one thing was certain, we were glad it embraces the magical aspects of the mythos and also has Ritchie’s frenetic style.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 62%, Max: 70%, Kara: 62%

Alien: Covenant, May 19th
While we have reservations after Prometheus let us down, we were all on board to see this film. I mean, let’s face it — if James Franco gets taken out by a xenomorph (or one of its cousins), we’re gonna be pretty satisfied. 

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 75%, Max: 79%, Kara: 68%

Baywatch, May 24th
Are hopes aren’t high for this one, but we acknowledge that there is a chance that Dwayne Johnson and Zack Efron can bring something to the table. At least it’s Rated R, right?

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 44%, Max: 53%, Kara: 25%

Wonder Woman, June 2nd
As DC has yet to hit a critical darling, we’re hoping Wonder Woman wows both audiences and critics. It’s hard to tell from the trailers how this movie will be received, but we were all way off on our Suicide Squad expectations last summer.  It does feel rather quiet on the marketing front, though.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 55%, Max: 68%, Kara: 75%

The Mummy, June 9th
Dubbed Mummy Impossible by —everybody—, this film has the ingredients of a summer hit. We just don’t know what to make out of that trailer. Some of us were INCENSED that Jake Johnson looked serious in the trailer, too.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 62%, Max: 60%, Kara: 65%

Baby Driver, June 28th
Look, this might not blow up any theater records, but we’re all pretty stoked about it. Watch the trailer right now and you’ll probably agree with us.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 95%, Max: 90%, Kara: 85%

Spider-Man: Homecoming, July 7th
Everyone loved Spider-Man in Civil War, so there was no question he’d have a movie ready to go by the following year. We’re all down with more Spider-Man, but a few of us have some small nitpicks. We’re also wondering if Michael Keaton keeps birds at a zoo, and how far he will go to protect them.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 90%, Max: 88%, Kara: 78%

War for the Planet of the Apes, July 14th
This series has improved with every new entry, and we’re pretty into this trailer. I don’t think anybody predicted these being as good as they are, but we’re hoping this third film knocks it out of the park also.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 88%, Max: 88%, Kara: 89%

Dunkirk, July 21st
“Christopher Nolan does World War II” should tell you enough. With a stellar cast, and a high-tension story, Dunkirk looks like it could be Nolan’s strongest work yet.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 87%, Max: 92%, Kara: 90%

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, July 21st
From Legendary Director Luc Besson — who also directed Leon, The Fifth Element, and Lucy — Valerian looks pretty weird. When you focus on only Besson’s good works, this looks like it could be crazy fun. Just don’t pay any attention to his stinkers.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 44%, Max: 37%, Kara: 39%

Atomic Blonde, July 28th
With the good credit earned by the Wick series, Atomic Blonde looks to expand into high octane action films by supplanting Charlize Theron in the driver’s seat. It looks like a creative action film, so we’re hoping this one is a hit, too.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 78%, Max: 60%, Kara: 88%

The Emoji Movie, July 28th
We think kids love emojis, but we’re not really sure. Here’s a trailer.

Rotten Tomatoes Predictions
Scott: 12%, Max: 14%, Kara: 17%

Do you have any predictions for this summer? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below!

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.