2019 Most Anticipated
A new year is upon us and it's time to look ahead to some of the films that 2019 has me most excited about. So let's take a look at what we've got to look forward to!
Jordan Peele is back with another horror movie that's sure to be a hit! This time he's partnered with the very talented Lupita N'yongo who from the looks of the trailer, gets to play double duty playing two roles. The trailer looks excellent and after Get Out, my expectations couldn't be higher.
9. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Quentin Tarantino is back with an ode to 60's film and he's teaming up with the two biggest stars he could find in Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. I'm really excited to see all three working together. I don't know much about what the movie will be, but I can't wait!
8. PET SEMATARY
I really love the 1989 version of Pet Sematary, but this is the sort of movie where I feel like a remake is welcome. An updated version with an excellent cast could really freshen this tale up. This one could go either way, but if it It Chapter One proved anything, Stephen King films getting an update can be a really great thing.
7. GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS
I feel like I've been seeing this film advertised for YEARS. While I found the first film to be a bit more on the disappointing side since they basically waited til the end to show all that sweet Godzilla action, I'm hoping that now that's been established we get a full film of Godzilla fighting all the other baddies. I am cautiously optimistic they'll have figured out the right formula this time.
6. IT CHAPTER 2
I was so excited at the end reveal of It Chapter One that it was in fact a part one with a sequel on its way as opposed to a standalone adaptation of just the first half of the novel. I'm excited to see the adult counterparts in action and the conclusion of the story. I hope they nail it just like they did part one.
Shazam looks like the most joyful superhero movie in AGES. The genre has become so self serious that it's an exciting prospect to watch this Big meets the superhero origin story take on the movie. The trailer is really funny and I hope it's as refreshing as it looks.
4. WHERE DID YOU GO BERNADETTE?
This film has a lot of my favorite people involved in it! First we have Richard Linklater directing, then we have the fact that the (500) Days of Summer screenwriters have been attached to this for forever, and finally we have Cate Blanchett starring. There's no way this can't be good right?
M. Night Shyamalan continued his upswing with Split two years ago and shocked audiences with the twist that it was actually a sequel to Unbreakable. Soon after Shyamalan announced Glass, which would really bring the two films together culminating in a finale where David Dunn meets Kevin Wendell Crumb and his many identities. The trailer looks great and I really hope this marks Shyamalan's full comeback.
I'm really excited to see Joaquin's take on Batman's most notorious villain especially in an origin film that focuses on him only. The screenshot takes of Joaquin has been totally haunting and I'm sure Phoenix is gonna knock it out of the park (after all, when has he not?)
1. STAR WARS EPISODE IX
JJ Abrams has his work cut out for him trying to bring some excitement back to the franchise after The Last Jedi divided the fanbase. Not only that, but he has to find a way to conclude this meandering trilogy and make it seem like it was planned that way all along. I have hope he's learned from the lessons of the past two movies and that they can find the right balance between doing something new, bringing back nostalgia, but not polarizing the fans.