Movies Not to Miss: May 2017

Which of these are you going to watch?

While the first rays of summer are slowly coming, the summer blockbusters are not waiting to fully blast over the release schedule of May.

May starts off with some expected high budget action pieces to put you in your seat, but also has a fine selection that is not just about mindless CGI explosions and set pieces.

So with fewer excuses on why you shouldn't be at the cinemas, here are the movies not to miss this May!

Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game

After suffering from a crushing defeat at the hands of an American team, the Jabberwock, five members from the Generation of Miracles are assembled together to form the Vorpal Swords; a team to get revenge from the Jabberwock. A sequel film to the famed anime series and adaptation of the Extra Game manga, Shunsuke Tada directs the returning cast for a blood-boiling match for the fan(girl)s, with most of the talent from Production I.G expanding from their episodic run to a feature length.

General Release Date: 4 May

Alien: Covenant

After some ups and down since "Prometheus", Ridley Scott is ready to bring us once again into the prequel series of the revered Alien franchise. This time the fate of a colony crew onboard a ship called the Covenant would be the ones to discover a new breed of the Xenomorph. Echoing the tradition of "Prometheus", the cast of the crew is a lineup of fine actors starting with returning stars Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Michael Fassbender (now pulling double duty), as well new entrants James Franco, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Katherine Waterson. If you felt "Life" was a little lackluster, then it's time to enter into the "Alien: Covenant" to restore your faith in the sci-fi horror genre.

General Release Date: 10 May

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

After spinning a fairly successful franchise out from the most famous Victorian detective, director Guy Ritchie is going all the way back to medieval times to start a new one. Starting with an origin story of Charlie Hunnam as England's legendary king, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" is set to start a series that could run up to 6 films. That being said, this is Guy Ritchie we are talking about and the trailers have shown that he has added his own strange sensibilities to an otherwise medieval setting, which has been described as King Arthur meets "Snatch". So whether we would want to see more of that will depend on how much we would like to see a devilishly devious Jude Law getting kicked off his throne.

General Release Date: 18 May

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

After making little progress with his other ventures, Johnny Depp is back for another of his biggest adventures on the high seas that had set his career sailing in the first place. No one was expecting there to be a fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" since 2011's "On Stranger Tides" was announced to be the last of the franchise, but it looks like Disney is willing to spend more expenses to make this franchise (and hopefully Depp's career) work again. This time bringing in the director duo of the Oscar-nominated "Kon-Tiki" from Norway, Jack Sparrow is hunted by a Spanish mariner, played by Javier Bardem, who was tricked into the Devil's Triangle when Sparrow was a younger sailor. Only with the Trident of Poseidon can Sparrow put an end to Salazar's pursuits. Apart from the new faces (and Depp's young face) that will be in "Salazar's Revenge", it would also be a major reunion of characters from past films in the series, including Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, Orlando Bloom's Will Turner and Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swann, who hasn't been seen since the first "Pirates of the Caribbean".

General Release Date: 25 May

Related Movies:
Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (Japanese) (04 May 2017)
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (18 May 2017)
Alien: Covenant (10 May 2017)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (25 May 2017)

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