The Odysseys 2017: 2017 Retrospective

As we begin to get things underway for our annual awards event, The Odysseys, we’ve created a little something to remind you of just some of the films to grace our cinema screens this year, and also a possible look at films you’ll likely see mentioned in this year’s awards show.

Please feel free to share, leave feedback, and enjoy our 2017 retrospective!

More details about The Odysseys, including public nominations and upload date, will be available soon… 

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Kong: Skull Island Trailer

Kong has some uninvited guests and he’s not a happy ape! 

Kong: Skull Island takes place in 1971 and focuses on a team of explorers who find more than they bargained for on an uncharted island in the Pacific. From the trailer, we learn the explorers are sent to the island under false pretence, but quickly discover the island’s secrets. Kong boasts a strong cast line-up which includes the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson, who are sure to draw in big numbers at the box office.

This new film takes place in what is being called the ‘Godzilla-Kong Universe’, which means eventually we will see the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ go toe-to-toe with Godzilla, who we met in the 2014 reboot directed by Gareth Edwards. There are next to no details about Godzilla vs Kong, other than it’s set to release in 2020 but we can probably expect the film to be nicely set up during Godzilla 2, which will be hitting cinema screens in 2019.

With the crazy amount of teasers that were posted by Warner Brothers in the run up to the trailer, we can probably expect a lot of marketing for Kong from now until the film hits the big screen at the beginning of next year.

What are your thoughts on the trailer? Are you looking forward to Kong’s return to the big screen? Let us know. 

‘Kong: Skull Island’ hits UK cinemas on 10th March 2017

Written by Tom Sheffield

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

Thanks to San Diego Comic Con, we were treated to a whole bunch of new trailers, and hidden amongst the superhero madness was this first peak at ‘Kong: Skull Island’. Starring Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, this trailer seemed more focused on the humans rather than the king himself, and I was okay with that; it’s always good to keep the main attraction under wraps. However, the words “from the producers of Godzilla” left me feeling indifferent. I initially liked ‘Godzilla’, but as time goes by, I find myself more and more on the fence. I just hope ‘Kong: Skull Island’ shows Kong for more than ten minutes. I also really, really liked that last shot in this trailer – tantalising!

‘Kong: Skull Island’ hits UK cinemas 10th March 2017
Written by Dalton Brown

Godzilla And King Kong To Do Battle

Warner Bros. have announced that two of cinema’s biggest monsters are set to do battle in 2020. The worlds of ‘Godzilla’ and ‘King Kong’ are going to collide as their respective film franchises are combined to create a new series of films. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson) is set for release in 2017 and will be followed by a second ‘Godzilla’ film in 2018, which in turn will be followed by ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’. 

The studio behind this monster-mashup said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “all-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla, and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases”. So not only will Kong and Godzilla be gracing our screens, it sounds like there may well be other super monsters joining the party in 2020. Whilst I’m not completely sure how this will work logistically (Godzilla was huge in the 2014 film, so Kong will have to be equally massive), there’s sure to be no better cinematic spectacle than seeing two of film’s greatest beasts do battle. 

Written by Nick Deal