The heady heights of cinema in 2016 with its uber-successful superhero movies, critically acclaimed Disney outings and food sex orgies is sadly now behind us. But fear not: if these blisteringly brilliant trailers are anything to go by, there are plenty of great films to look forward to in 2017 too.
A couple of Marvel and DC movies are sure to satisfy the comic book movie geeks but there’s plenty of movie fodder for fans of sci-fi, wartime dramas, action flicks and comedy too. And let’s just say that if you’re a fan of supersized or super-clever apes, or just still grieving over the loss of Harambe last year, then 2017 certainly won’t disappoint.
We’re still in dump month territory at the moment so there’s a little while to wait before the majority of good movies come rolling in but these trailers should tantalize your cinematic taste buds in the meantime.
15. The Lego Batman Movie
Release Date: 10 February (UK/USA)
Warner Brothers and DC haven’t exactly held back when it comes to marketing the new Lego Batman Movie. In fact, this latest trailer is the fourth (and final) before the film’s much-anticipated release next month.
We’ve already been introduced to Robin (voiced by Michael Cera), the orphan child Bruce Wayne (a returning Will Arnett) adopted and forgot about for years, in previous trailers and here we’re treated to even more characters including an emotional Joker (Zach Galifianakis), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson) and none other than Mariah Carey as the mayor of Lego Gotham.
While the storyline – Batman learns about the importance of teamwork, friendship and presumably raising long-forgotten adopted kids – sounds kind of cheesy but in the hands of this franchise, it’s bound to be delivered hilariously. Plus, considering the glut of superhero movies released this year that have a tendency to take themselves a little too seriously The Lego Batman Movie should be the comic antidote we all need.