The newest film in the Marvel movie line up introduces the character of Stephen Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch, a surgeon-turned-sorcerer after looking all over the world to find someone who can repair his damaged hands. Doctor Strange is shaping up to be an exciting foray into the Marvel universe as it will focus on exploring the mystical side of it.
The movie is looking to be the most visually exciting film of the franchise by including some trippy, world bending effects. Once again, Marvel brings a star studded cast, with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen. Knowing Marvel’s track record, Doctor Strange will likely be a fun and enjoyable movie that will bring unique twist to the superhero genre.
Released: September 27
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
After almost 6 years, the Harry Potter franchise is returning to big screen with a new movie; however, it is not a sequel but rather a spin-off movie. The film will not include any past characters, instead focusing on Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, a wizard tasked with stopping magical creatures wreaking havoc in the muggle world of 1910s New York.
The movie is bringing out a brand new story that not even dedicated fans will know of. It will still hold the magic and charm of the older films while introducing new elements. This is the perfect movie to entertain any new audience while still satisfying any Potter fans craving for more.
Deepwater Horizon is based on a true story about Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg), a father who leaves behind his family to work at an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico. With a series of unfortunate events, the rig is engulfed in flames, leaving Mike and his colleagues trapped in a burning platform in the middle of the sea. Anyone familiar with the movie “Lone Survivor” (directed by the same person as Deepwater Horizon: Peter Berg) will be familiar with this movie’s style of having non stop suspenseful and action-filled scenes. Deepwater Horizon will be the perfect movie for people wanting to watch a serious and climactic movie.
Released: November 24
A movie starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood – that’s enough to guarantee an amazing movie. Sully retells the events and the aftermath of “the Miracle on the Hudson” where pilot Sully Sullenberger successfully landed a plane on the Hudson River after an engine failure, saving all 155 passengers in the process.
The film looks to have another great performance by the phenomenal Tom Hanks and reviews are already praising it. Sully looks to be a must see movie and one of the best of the year.
Released: December 1
Once again, another Star Wars movie is the most anticipated movie of the year; however, it’s not a sequel to last years’ The Force Awaken, but instead a stand-alone movie that takes place all the way back during the original Star Wars film.
The story follows Jyn Erso (Felicity jones) and her makeshift group of rebels tasked in stealing the plans for the infamous Death Star. The movie’s tone seems to be much darker than the past films and is planning to emphasising on the “Wars” part of Star Wars.
The movie is described as a war movie taking place in the Star Wars universe. This is another must-see film that will have cinemas jam packed and will hopefully satisfy the many fans.
Release: December 15
Based on the massively popular video game franchise, Assassin’s creed will follow a very similar story to the games as Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is taken in by Abstergo and forced into the Animus where he can experience the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th century Spain, the time of the Spanish Inquisition.
Aguilar is part of the society of assassins that vow to protect the world from the Templars. The movie looks like a fun action-packed movie that explores the history of the past in creative ways. A fan of the games or not this movie is shaping up to be a fun and entertaining ride.
Release: December 27
Written by: Simon Ordonez (’20)
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