With the 2019 Oscars firmly wrapped up, it’s time to look to 2020 and what you should get excited to see in theaters.
What big blockbusters are hitting the big screen? What will be the year’s best sequel? Most original movie? Best picture?You name it, it’s probably on this list. So enough with the teasers, let the show begin.
James Bond: No Time to Die
I think we can all admit that Daniel Craig was more than a suitable James Bond. Maybe not as suave as Sean Connery but grittier and more believable than Pierce Brosnan. With No Time to Die, we must bid adieu to Craig as he enters his final foray as our favorite tux-trotting, suave-speaking double 00 agent.
Disney may finally get the “animated-to-live action” move right with this one. No overly CGIed genie. No incredibly realistic but entirely expressionless lions. Just a solid live-action adaptation that peaks into remarkable Chinese culture and cinema. A chunk of action, a touch of drama and a dash of comedy could make this Disney’s best picture of the year.
A Quiet Place Part II
When Jim from The Office decided he wanted to direct a horror film starring himself and his wife (Emily Blunt), I’m not gonna lie. I was skeptical, to say the least. But Halpert – the Big Tuna himself – delivered a refreshing take on the saturated horror genre. It was clever, it was intense (I mean, who saw the movie starting that way?) and it was a box office success. Hopefully, part II can pick up right where the success of the first one left off and further cement John Krasinski as not only a solid actor but a great director.
Let’s just pretend Ghostbuster (2016) never existed. That shouldn’t be too hard, right? Ghostbusters Afterlife explores a continuation of the original movies’ plot. If you haven’t seen the trailer, go watch it. It’s not really what anyone expected, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Not a whole lot is disclosed about who from the original series will be in it or what the actual story is, but we can all hope that this will this be the Ghostbusters sequel we’ve been waiting for. Fingers crossed for a Stay Puft cameo.
Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise is headed back to the big screen with all the right flight moves. What could be better? Oh, the fact that they’ve created a whole new camera rig to make the action shots in the cockpit better than ever. And real. In an era of CGI this and CGI that, it’s a refreshing take especially for a movie of this caliber. But then again, the original did it the real way and its film status is now iconic. Besides, once Kenny Loggins drops over the speakers, audiences are bound to get a wave of nostalgia for this sequel.
You never know what introspective and existential themes Christopher Nolan will stir up with his next original masterpiece. And in an age where trailers literally show you the entire movie plot, Tenet proves to go against the norm by keeping the movie what it should be – a mystery. All I know is that there are parts of the trailer that go in reverse and that alone has me intrigued.
What happens when you wake up one morning and realize you’re just a side character in a video game? Guess we’ll find out when Ryan Reynolds takes over the screen and has us laughing until our sides hurt and we’re on the edge of peeing our pants. Neither of those sound fun on the surface, but Reynolds usually makes it worth our while.
So what movie on the list are you ready to reserve your seats for?
All. Of. Them. That’s the right answer.