If we are being honest, 2016 wasn’t a great year for movies, we are hoping 2017 is going to be better, but going by some of the movie sequels coming out in 2017, it might as well be 2016 all over again. This is a non-conclusive list of movies we would rather not have in 2017 and when we do get them, we hope it is the final one.
If you don’t know what movie this is, I don’t really blame you, it is the final instalment of the Divergent series. Let’s do a quick recap, this is a book adapted into a movie, the book is a trilogy, but this is the 4th movie. How? The people at Lionsgate decided to take a page out of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchise by dividing the last instalment of the book into two parts and it backfired. The last movie, Allegiant while being the least grossing movie of the entire series also had a rating of 13% on rotten tomatoes, so the expectations on this one is already pretty low… If you’re going to make a part 4, just call it Allegiant Part. 2 for Christ’s sake.
Following up to the original Pitch perfect was always going to be a tall order, but we got pitch perfect 2 and it was very decent, so the directors had a great idea, ‘why don’t we do a pitch perfect 3?’ Come on, with each movie release after the original release, it taints the legacy of the first one. That being said, I’m definitely watching it.
Yes, it is a sequel to the Fifty shades of grey movie and there is another one coming out after it. When you have a movie that is better than the book it was adapted from you know you have a problem. The fifty shades of grey movie was so bad, it is actually scandalous that they are going ahead with the sequel. The only thing good about the first movie was the soundtrack, and now we have to sit through another punishment they call sequel. Just check out how many Golden Raspberry nominations and awards it won. God help us.
The fate of the furious is what it is being called, and that’s exactly what I am, furious. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the fast and furious franchise, when it was all about the car races that got your adrenaline pumping, then they switched to making heist movies and I still managed to enjoy it and they switched again to making the intelligence community inspired type of movies, nigga please. If there was ever a time to bow out gracefully, it was after Fast 7, with Paul Walker dead and grossing over a billion, but no, they decided to punish us with more of the same overstretched story-line. Please let this be the last one.
There is no point arguing that, the last transformers is the worst one in the series so far. Yes, it grossed over $1 billion but it doesn’t take away the fact that it sucked balls. We all love the decepticons and the autobots in all their machine voice glory but if this new instalment is anything like the last one, then we are in trouble. This is the last one Michael Bay is expected to direct, so we hope a new director comes with fresh ideas and gives a new spin to the Transformers franchise.
A man goes on a rampage and kills at least 76 men because his dog was killed. Of course, this deserves a sequel. I’m not angry that there is a sequel though, I’m just putting it out there. As a matter of fact I would love to watch it, Keanu Reeves seems to have finally found a movie that showcases his considerable talents in all his glory. This one comes out February 2017, so we get to know early what we are getting.
You may never see a better terrible secret service movie that the first instalment of this movie. The action sequences were almost out of this world. But take that out and what do you have? Spy Kids for Adults.
This movie is the Paralympics version of the James Bond franchise and quite frankly would be a lot better if they exchanged all the plots for fight scenes.
There are other movie sequels coming out in 2017, but I just felt like I needed to point these ones out. Not all of the movies coming in 2017 is all doom and gloom though, there are some movies to certainly look forward to, like Star wars: Episode VIII, Thor 3, Wolverine 3 (aka Logan), Creed 2, The Equalizer 2, Frozen 2, GOTG Vol.2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to name a few.
Do you think I left a movie out, or I added one unfairly? Let me know in the comment section.