Upcoming Movies in 2017

Featuring everything from sequels of previously loved movies to brand new storylines, 2017 summer movies include something for everyone.

On May 5, the sequel to the beloved “Guardians of the Galaxy” comes into theaters. The movie follows the team of intergalactic super heroes: Peter Quill, also known as Star Lord, Groot, Gamora, Drax and Rocket as they try to solve the mystery of Peter Quill’s parentage.

“The first Guardians of the Galaxy was fantastic, so I cannot wait for the second movie. Chris Pratt is one of my favorite actors, and I love to see all of his work, I am excited for the soundtrack considering how awesome the first one was.”

–Tyra Lamoreaux

“Wonder Woman” premieres on June 2, which tells the story of Princess Diana of Themyscira as she meets an American pilot and faces the threats of Man’s World.

“Cars 3” hits theaters on June 16. Lightning McQueen is becoming one of the older cars on the race track, and he gets help from a friend to prove he is still the best.

“Transformer: The Last Night” premieres as the fifth movie in the Transformer series on June 16. In the movie, Optimus Prime has gone bad and returns to his home planet to find it a wasteland and believes that he can restore it with an artifact.

“I am excited to see that there will be Nemesis Prime and that he uses his full strength against his team,” sophomore Luke Chatham said. “I keep coming back to this series because it is just something I feel that I have to do. I love these kinds of movies and even if they are not very good, I feel like I have an obligation to myself to continue to watch them.”

The “Despicable Me” series becomes a trilogy on June 30. This movie introduces sibling rivalry between Gru and his long lost identical brother, Dru. It also introduces a new villain, Balthazar Bratt, a former eighties child star that has held a grudge against the world since he hit puberty and his show was cancelled.

“I am pretty stoked that there will be a new ‘Despicable Me movie,’” Chatham said. “The thing that draws me back is all the great, cheesy humor. I think they keep making these movies because they are funny and make people happy.”

“Spiderman: Homecoming” premieres as the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3, following “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” This movie will not be an origin story of Spiderman, but instead a coming-of-age high school story, with Spiderman being 15, a much younger age than the previous Spiderman.

“Spiderman Homecoming is different from the others because it will not explain the backstory of Peter Parker. We have already seen that twice, so they won’t make us watch it a third time,” Lamoreaux said. “Spiderman has always been my favorite superhero from the very beginning. I love everything he’s in. The movies are interesting to me because I love Peter Parker as a person. He is so dorky and adorable.”

Many other movies of various genres are also coming out this summer. To find information on these movies and more, visit http://www.harkinstheatres.com/ or your local movie theater.

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