The movie year that is 2019, is (roughly) half way done, and I have seen pretty much all the films I was wanting to see this year; so there is barely anything else for me to see! I was looking forward to seeing The New Mutants; but that has of course been moved to next year (again)!
Anyway, with the other 4 of the Top 5 films I was looking forward to this year now gone; it comes down to other films I may/was looking forward to earlier in the year, as well as a bunch of films I may go and see. So I thought I would do a list of the other films I may go see later in the year. I have listed the following films in order that they are due to be released, not in an order of favourites I am looking forward to (5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 6), or most likely to go see in all probability (5, 4, 3, 1, 2, 6), just the order of which is sooner. There may be other films I might go see during the year of course, but these are the ones I was able to pick out from the release schedule on Wikipedia; anyway, here are the 6 eye grabbing films I might go and see this year.
1. Ad Astra – Never heard of this film until just a couple of weeks ago when I saw a trailer for it whilst going to see Dark Phoenix. The trailer looked pretty cool. and it has a good stellar cast with stars including Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland. It looks pretty impressive from the trailer alone and could be one of the more standout independent movies of the year that isn’t a live action remake of an animated classic, or something else produced by Disney.
2. Joker – Again, this is one that I might go see. It doesn’t really appeal to me much as of now although the trailer isn’t too bad. Starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, the film follows a failed stand up comic who eventually becomes the legendary antagonist to Batman. The trailer is pretty good and it will be interesting to see how it turns out in the end.
3. Jojo Rabbit – Since watching Thor: Ragnarok, I have come to further enjoy the works of director Taika Waititi, and it’s through my research that I discovered this rather unusual film. Both Directed by and Starring Waititi; Jojo Rabbit is based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens and film follows a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl. With only the help of his imaginary friend, whom happens to take the form of Hitler (Waititi), the young boy has to come to terms with his blind nationalism. It could be a pretty weird film, but I just fancy seeing it mostly to see how it comes across and also just to see more films directed by Waititi.
4. Midway – Starring Luke Evans, Ed Skrein and Tadanobu Asano, Midway takes place during the events of the Battle of Midway during World War Two. My main interest in seeing this film is due to it being directed by one of my favourite filmmakers: Roland Emmerich. Not sure what to expect from this film other than what I have read and watched, but it takes my fancy due to Emmerich directing it.
5. Jumanji 3 – Coming hot off the heels of the incredible comedy hit of 2017, Jumanji 3 is set to star the comedically brilliant team of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan; reprising their roles from the previous entry in the series. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was an incredible film, and one that could not stop me from laughing my head off as to how funny it was. With the promised return of the stars who made the last one so enjoyable, I am hopeful that this one is just as good, and just as funny.
6. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Much like I said at the start of the blog, these are films I might go and see. With this one I probably will go see it, but I am not expecting much. Force Awakens was dreadful and easily one of the biggest waste of times of any film I have ever seen. Last Jedi was pretty good; not the best film in the series, but way better than Force Awakens which was just a frame for frame remake of A New Hope. Well, I am not expecting much this time around, due to the return of J.J. Abrams who I am assuming will just make a frame for frame remake of Return of the Jedi, I’m assuming. It’s like I said:I might go and see it; alternatively I might stay at home and watch Return of the Jedi; both are viable options.
What other films are you looking forward to this year?