As today marks the official world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War who really cares what is coming out next month? Well, too bad. The biggest movie of the decade is bound to overshadow a few films this year, and it looks like Hollywood has given the Marvel masterpiece a couple weeks of breathing room. However, May will end in a big way of its own, and there still are a few flicks worth talking about. Let’s have a look at the five must-see movies in May:
Life of the Party
Melissa McCarthy is arguably slipping from the top of her game. Her greatest work in the last few years was easily 2016’s Ghostbusters remake. Life of the Party is a chance for McCarthy to show off her ridiculous comedy once more, and hopefully rekindle her career. Putting the comedian in a college setting has the opportunity to go either way; this could be a top-tier comedy or just another flop.
Post-apocalyptic Australia sounds great. Throw in Bilbo Baggins Martin Freeman, and I think we have a movie worth watching. Cargo is a Netflix Original which means that I have already paid for it, so why wouldn’t I watch it? I am hoping to see a heartfelt version of The Road, but with Freeman’s brilliant acting to take it all the way. Considering Netflix doesn’t plan on dropping any binge-worthy shows to fill up my month, this is bound to be put on at some point.
Mad Max with robots… sure. Everything about this trailer screams Mad Max, and it seems like a blatant rip-off. Good thing Mad Max is awesome. James Franco seems completely out of place in this dark action film, but he has pulled off just about every role he’s ever attempted, and I like the actor as a villain. Milla Jovovich is also an underappreciated star in my eyes. I appreciate that this movie isn’t spending all their money on marketing, it’s like they are trying to avoid conflict with the bigger titles this spring and could quietly be a hit film.
How can you not love the merc with a mouth? I don’t think I am alone in hoping this sequel pushes the boundaries of humour that the inaugural film initiated. The most exciting thing about the second Deadpool movie will be the introduction to a slew of comic characters onto the big screen. Cable is coming! That is kind of a huge deal for anyone who loved Marvel comics as much as I did in the 90’s.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Is the Star Wars hype wearing off? The last few years all anybody could talk about was the next Star Wars film. Suddenly nobody cares about the Han Solo origin story? Sure, making a young Han is a total cash grab, but let’s not forget about Chewy. And, Donald Glover as a young Lando looks like pure magic. Whether the Star Wars mania is running thin for you or not, any film from a galaxy far far away is a must see.