The first significant blockbuster of 2018, Black Panther, was absolutely brilliant. Hopefully, that means we are in for a year of fantastic filmage. March is typically the first month of big titles but, this years line-up is special. It is rare for all five movies in these posts are of high of calibre as today. Plus, one of these flicks I have been talking about and getting excited about for a couple of years. I should also mention because all of today’s listed films are so worthy, some other movies missed the list, it’s a pretty packed month.
I Kill Giants
If you have never read the comic book, I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly; then you are in for a treat. This is a story of a girl who is all of us geeks who feel like outsiders. However, she takes her fandom a step further as she slips out of reality into a fantasy world of pixies and giants. This story is beautiful, and the lower budget film may really pay-off. Coming to limited theatres, it would be worth checking your local listings to catch this movie. I read that it may drop on digital platforms in March but, we will have to see.
Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson fans unite! This looks like it could be his strangest film yet. With a stunning cast that features Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, and of course Bill Murray, the story follows a boy looking for his dog, in Japan. Much in the style of Fantastic Mr. Fox, if you do love Anderson films than watch this one for sure.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Much like all of you I left the first Pacific Rim movie feeling ‘meh’. The idea is solid but, the execution was predictable and left much to be desired. Maybe a round two can fulfil what the first film lacked. Previews look great but, same could be said for the first. So, it really comes down to watching it, and with expectations lower, at least we can have some fun.
A Wrinkle in Time
This magical Disney adventure looks absolutely mind-blowing. The cast looks brilliant, I full-on plan on laughing and crying, and the experience looks like pure magic. Anyways, you’ve all seen the trailer; you know what I am talking about. We can only hope this is the future of Disney magic.
Ready Player One
Finally, I have been counting down since this movie was announced, and Steven Spielberg has never let me down. If you have never read the book by Ernest Cline, do yourself a favour and read it before spoiling it with the movie. It is a short read with a massive pay-off, read the book. The only thing that has let me down thus far is the contest attached to the film’s release, I have a feeling there is an Easter egg hidden behind it all.
See you at the movies.