BONUS | Pitching Sequels to the Movies of 2017 – Part Two
Listen to Part Two of our Year End Review episode on:
In the second instalment of our year-end special, we’re pitching quick-fire sequels to the movies we saw at the cinema between July and December 2017. This episode takes in the peak of summer blockbuster season, which featured action-packed successes like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Baby Driver, and a smattering of misguided failures like Justice League and Geostorm (which Harry actually quite enjoyed, but there’s no accounting for taste with that one…)
Along the way we also managed to work in a few early contenders for 2018 Oscar Glory – including Christopher Nolan’s triumphant Dunkirk, Kumail Nanjiani’s sweetly surprising The Big Sick and Kathryn Bigelow’s powerful but horribly depressing Detroit – which pushed our ability to pitch witty but non-offensive sequel ideas to the limit.
Our love of movies that feature ridiculous wigs and insane over-acting was rewarded with some of the more oddball mainstream releases this year, including Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express and James Franco’s The Disaster Artist.
As was the case with Part One, spoiler warnings abound for all of the movies we discuss in this episode. See below for a handy guide to which films we discuss and when, in case there’s anything you want to skip…
01.10: Baby Driver
05.40: Spider-Man: Homecoming
11.20: War for the Planet of the Apes
18.40: Atomic Blonde
21.50: The Hitman’s Bodyguard
24.20: The Big Sick
33.20: Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle
47.30: Murder on the Orient Express
51.35: Thor: Ragnarok
54.00: Justice League
59.35: The Disaster Artist
1.03.20: The Best and Worst Movies we saw in 2017
1.05.50: Episode 46 Preview
Beyond The Box Set is available on most major Podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, aCast and Podbean. Just follow the links above or search for us on your chosen app to find the show. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming from Friday 5th January, so click subscribe on your preferred Podcatcher to receive our next episode as soon as it’s available.
You can also share your thoughts on our thoughts on the movies of 2017 by connecting with us on social media – we’re available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ – or by leaving a comment underneath this blog post.