In 2016, one of the most popular fantasy movies was the WarCraft movie but the year 2017 brings at least ten new fantasy movies that you really have to watch.
Let’s take a look at ten of then, movies that you shouldn’t miss if you like the genre.
A Monster Calls
Based on the novel written by Patrick Ness, “A Monster Calls” is the story of a boy dealing with the serious illness of her mother ( Felicity Jones ) and with the nocturnal visits of an old monster. Liam Neeson an Sigourney Weaver also star in this movie.
The director of “A Monster Calls” is J.A. Bayona, the same person who’s gonna direct the Untitled Jurassic World Sequel ( 2018 ) and World War Z 2 ( 2017 ).
In “A Monster Calls”, we see Conor ( Lewis McDougall ) going to sleep every night hoping that he will have a peaceful sleep. However, soon after midnight, he has the same nightmare: a visit from a terrifying monster.
With the help of the monster, Conor will learn about compassion, love and he also gets a few reliable allies.
Kong: Skull Island
The producers of the “GodZilla” blockbuster reinvent the story of one of the most powerful monsters in movie history: King Kong. The movie depicts the expedition of a team of scientists on an Island in the Pacific Ocean. The movie’s cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly to name a few.
Without modern technology, the group faces the home world of King Kong, thus entering the supreme confrontation between man and nature. The island is not safe and the team has to use everything they know in order to survive. This is a must see fantasy movie especially if you’re a King Kong fan.
Beauty and the Beast
The cast of the movie includes Emma Watson ( Belle ), Dan Stevens ( Beast ) and Luke Evans ( Gaston ). Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen borrowed their voices to items in the Castle while Kevin Kline plays Belle’s father, Maurice.
Belle ( Emma Watson ) is a young woman who is taken prisoner by the Beast in his castle, in return for the freedom of her father, Maurice. Despite her fears, she befriends the Beast and learns to look beyond the Beast’s looks but a hunter named Gaston is determined to get Belle for himself and to hunt the beast at any cost. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie has every chance of becoming a new box office hit.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The cast of this new King Arthur movie includes Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana, Jude Law. The movie tells the story of a young Arthur ( Charlie Hunnam ) who grows up on the street to become the leader of a street gang, unaware of what life has in store for him until he makes contact with the Excalibur sword.
Helped by the Resistance of by a woman named Guinevere, Arthur learns to handle the power of the sword and to face his fears. He also manages to stand up to Vorigern, the man who stole his throne and killed his parents in order to become King.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Caught in a new adventure, Captain Jack Sparrow sees more bad luck when ghost pirates lead by his old enemy Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s triangle and are determined to kill every pirate. Jack Sparrow’s only hope is finding a powerful artifact that will give him power and control over the sea.
Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom are the stars of this new episode of the famous franchise.
This summer we’re getting a hot super hero: Wonder Woman ( played by Gal Gadot ). The movie about the famous DC Comic superhero is directed by Patty Jenkins.
The movie depicts the story of Diana, the immortal Amazon princess.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy follows a powerful Ancient queen ( played by Sofia Boutella ) who rises from her tomb in the 21thcentury, animated by a spectacular force with an even plan.
The cast of this fantasy movie includes Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallies, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance.
The Dark Tower
This is the beginning of a journey to an unique world, a world Stephen King describes as being a world that has the magic and adventure of the Tolkien universe on the background of the “Il buono, il bruto, il cattivo” western.
Gunslinger Roland Deschain ( Idris Elba ) embarks on a journey to reach the Dark Tower and he has to face many dangers on his journey.
Thor is trapped at the edge of the universe without his powerful hammer and he finds himself in a race against time: he has to return to Asgard to avoid Ragnarok ( the destruction of his work and the Asgard civilization ). Everything is threatened by a new and dangerous force: the ruthless Hela.
But first, he has to survive a deadly confrontation with his former ally: the incredible Hulk!
This new Jumanji movie starring Dwayne Johnson in the leading role is a sequel and not a reboot of the old movie. The original Jumanji movie was based on the Chris Van Allsburg novel and was one of the most popular family movies of the 1990’s.
The story focused on Alan Parrish, a boy who discovers a mysterious game named Jumanj. When Alan plays the game with his friend, Sarah, weird things start to happen and Alan is transported to another world where he remains a prisoner for 26 years.
There you have it, the 10 fantasy movies you really, really have to watch in 2017.
Which one are you expecting the most ?