2017 Adventure Movies

Justice League (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by the Man of Steel’s selfless act in Batman V Superman, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Evil forces have set their sights on our world, tasking the malevolent Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons with bringing Earth under the control of Darkseid, ruler of the planet Apokolips. In response, Batman and Wonder Woman unite a team of metahuman heroes including The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman to protect humanity as the Justice League.

The Justice League first appeared in March 1960 in issue #28 of The Brave and the Bold. In the fifty years since the heroes first united, the team has welcomed various members of DC comic book canon: Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Shazam, among others. Recently rebooted as part of DC Rebirth, the current comic iteration of the team includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, two Green Lanterns (Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz), Aquaman, Barry Allen, as well as Cyborg.

It remains to be seen which new heroes might join the DCEU movie universe – especially with Justice League 2 already slated for a summer 2019 release date.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

The character of Wonder Woman first appeared in DC’s All-Star Comics #8, published in 1941. More than seven decades later, she is one of the company’s most popular and recognizable characters, considered by fans to be one of the Trinity (along with Batman and Superman). Wonder Woman has appeared in several forms of media since her debut, including video games, animated series, and live-action. Lynda Carter famously portrayed Diana in a television series that aired in the 1970s. Warner Bros. had spent years trying to get a feature film version off the ground, before Gadot co-starred in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Wonder Woman will return in the Justice League movie to be released in November 2017. It is unknown at this point if she will receive a solo sequel or not.

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Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, but The Last Jedi is the sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens and picks up moments after Episode VII. Rey has travelled to Ahch-to with Chewbacca and R2-D2 to find the exiled Luke Skywalker and begin her formal Force training. However, the Luke Rey meets is not necessarily what she imagined, as Skywalker believes it is time for the Jedi to end. Meanwhile, the war between the Resistance and First Order rages on, with both sides looking for whatever upper hand they can get. General Leia Organa regroups with trusted allies Poe Dameron and Finn, while Supreme Leader Snoke looks to complete Kylo Ren’s training.

The Last Jedi is the eighth episode of the famous Skywalker saga that began with the original Star Wars film in 1977 and serves as the middle chapter of the sequel trilogy. It is arriving in theaters in time to commemorate the franchise’s 40th anniversary and promises to be more ominous in tone when compared to its predecessor. In addition to the returning characters from The Force AwakensLast Jedi introduces the likes of Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose and mystery characters played by Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern to the series.

Star Wars: Episode IX, the followup to Last Jedi, has been scheduled for a May 2019 premiere. At this point, Lucasfilm is unsure if the saga will continue beyond that point or end with director Colin Trevorrow’s film.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Spider-Man’s first appearance was in Amazing Fantasy #16 in August 1962 and the web head is now arguably Marvel’s most popular character. Originally created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man has several comics titles of his own, including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Ultimate Spider-Man. Your Friendly Neighborhood has been featured in several forms of media such as video games and an animated television show. Spider-Man’s first live-action film was released in 2002 and launched a trilogy that ended in 2007. Sony rebooted the property in 2012 and had plans for an Amazing Spider-Man shared universe, but poor reception to the 2014 sequel killed the franchise. Sony then struck a deal with Marvel Studios and Tom Holland portrayed the character in a small role for Captain America: Civil War.

Spider-Man will also be in Avengers: Infinity War. A Homecoming sequel is eyeing a July 2019 release date.

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

Alien: Covenant is the latest installment of the Alien film franchise, which started with the original film in 1979 (also directed by Ridley Scott). The success of the movie, which was praised for its horror tone and iconic imagery, led to multiple sequels – most notably, James Cameron’s Aliens. After the disappointing Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, plus two underwhelming Alien vs. Predator crossovers, Scott returned behind the camera to helm the prequel PrometheusCovenant is a sequel to Prometheus, and is the second entry in a planned trilogy.

Scott hopes to film the Covenant sequel soon.

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Transformers 5/Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.

The Transformers films are based on the toy line originally created by Hasbro and Takara Tomy in 1984. It revolved around the conflict between the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons and their ongoing struggle. When it was first launched, Transformers was a comic book series and animated TV show, and the franchise continued to expand from there. Michael Bay helmed the first live-action movie, which was released in 2007. He has since directed all of the installments released to date: Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight.

In keeping with the new Hollywood business model, Paramount is looking to create a shared cinematic universe for Transformers by alternating between entries in the main storyline and various spinoffs.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

When the villainous Captain Salazar (Bardem) and his army of deadly ghost pirates and threaten to kill every living pirate, Jack Sparrow (Depp) must go on an adventure to find the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that gives its possessor complete control over the seas.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which began with The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003. Based on a Disney World theme park attraction, the series has turned into one of the studio’s most lucrative properties, bringing in nearly $4 billion at the worldwide box office. Pirates was a breakout starring vehicle for Depp, who earned a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the original film. Trailers and TV spots for Dead Men Tell No Tales have billed this one as the “final adventure,” so it remains to be seen if the franchise will continue beyond this point.

Orlando Bloom, who portrayed protagonist Will Turner in the first three movies, returns after a 10 year absence.

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

The Mummy (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

The Mummy is a reboot of Universal’s famous monster franchise. It was originally created back in 1932 as part of the studio’s monster film series. It gained popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s with a trilogy starring Brendan Fraser, which also spawned the Scorpion King spinoff series. Universal is positioning this new version with Tom Cruise as the first installment of a potential shared universe and have several other reboots for monster characters planned, including Frankenstein, Dracula, the Invisible Man, and others. Russell Crowe is appearing in The Mummy as Dr. Jeckyll to serve as connective tissue.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a stupid and girl crazy jock (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge becomes a tiny Einstein (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the Planet Earth with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

The Great Wall (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.

Cars 3 (2017)

  • Rating: G
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017)

  • Rating: T
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, War

Star Wars Battlefront II takes place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, briding the gap between the original trilogy and The Force Awakens with an in-canon single-player story campaign featuring Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire. Players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. Multiplayer adds progression to playable heroes (which now include Yoda and Darth Maul) and spans all Star Wars eras while also introducing dogfights in space. DICE, EA Motive (story), and Criterion (vehicle gameplay) are all working together on the sequel.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

  • Genre: Adventure, Animation

Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens, struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

Coco (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.

 

The Lost City of Z (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.

A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

The Space Between Us (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.

Okja (2017)

  • Rating: Not Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.

Guardians (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

During the Cold War, an organization called “Patriot” created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017) Video Game News

  • Rating: T
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Horizon: Zero Dawn is the all-new PlayStation 4 exclusive action role-playing game developed by the Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation’s Killzone franchise. Players step into the battle-hardened boots of main protagonist Aloy, an outcast and hunter, to explore a mysterious and vast open-world inhabited by mechanized creatures and unique cultures of people.