I love writing this series. Mostly because I can get myself hyped up for all the great movies coming out. I started this series back in September last year and it feels like every month there is more and more amazing movies. I don’t know about you but I don’t remember there being this many great films as a kid. March is a big roll off into the season. Last year two of the years biggest films were released in, Batman v. Superman, and Zootopia. Suddenly, it’s not just spring we have to look forward to, but movie season. Let’s get into the 5 must see movies this March, which is actually 6 because this month looks that good!
6. Power Rangers
I am surprised with a couple things about this movie so far. First, I can’t believe it took them this long to cash in on this money train. It would have made much more sense to make this film in the 90’s during the height of Power Rangers popularity. Second, the preview actually makes this movie look decent. We have been fooled by previews before, they’re getting better at previews than movies sometimes. Like a few years ago when I originally thought they released a Power Rangers movie called, Pacific Rim. This can’t be a good movie for real, can it? Can it!?!
5. Kong: Skull Island
Oh, the movie magic of King Kong. A rich history like this masterpiece deserves revisits. Will they be able to catch our imaginations in the modern era of big, bigger, and biggest? An all star cast featuring Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Brie Larson, and John C. Reilly, is a pretty good indication that they wanted to do this film proper.
4. Boss Baby
I mentioned earlier that last year March saw the release of Zootopia. Well, March has quite the history of successful children’s films. Out of the top 25 box office money makers in March history, 13 of them have been aimed at younger audiences. 3 of the top 5! So, with Alec Baldwin being the rage of comedy for his recent stints on SNL, it’s hard to see this movie failing, whether it is good or not.
3. Ghost in the Shell
Yeah, I have not been sure about this movie since they announced it. The 1995 anime was one of the biggest things when I was in middle school. When they cast Scarlet Johansson as Motoko I rolled my eyes with everyone else, as much as I love the actress. I just recently saw the preview for Ghost in the Shell and suddenly I am very excited. It looks artistic, and unique, as long as they can keep to the quality storyline, they may actually pull this one off.
2. Beauty and the Beast
These live-action remakes have been pretty successful for Disney thus far. And with some of the recent announcements on future projects, it looks to be a successful project for a while. There is an amazing story to be told here, plus Belle is one of the greatest booknerds in fiction. If Jungle Book was any indication, Beauty and the Beast will bring back the Disney magic we felt as kids.
By now we have all learned to keep our expectations down with the X-Men movie franchise. Even Deadpool failed to woo me the way it did for plenty others. But, with 71 reviews in, Logan currently sits at an impressive 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Being praised for its storyline and earning its R rating. All signs are pointing to this being the Wolverine movie we’ve been waiting for. Plus, look at that poster, that is a thing of beauty.
Thanks booknerds, and filmgeeks.