Spring 2019 Movie Lineup Filled with Familiar Faces



Nakia Harmon, Opinions Editor

The blockbusters of 2018 are long gone, and the whirlwind of 2019 blockbusters are now on the horizon. Finding a movie to watch shouldn’t even be a problem this year, but whether or not the tickets are sold out should be.  A variety of movies are hitting the big screen this year.

One of the hard-hitting blockbusters hitting the theaters this year is Avengers: Endgame which will be released on Apr. 29. According to Variety, the trailer of Avengers: Endgame was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours being released setting a new record for most views. In Avengers: Endgame, the remaining Avengers left after being colossally defeated by Thanos which includes Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner must conjure up a way to revive their fellow fallen Avengers in order to defeat Thanos in order to restore balance and order back to the universe, and amongst this as shown in the trailer Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts while he’s aimlessly drifting off in space as his oxygen supply begins to decrease. The Marvel Cinematic Universe hits us with another whammy which is Captain Marvel that is released prior to Avengers: Endgame on Mar. 8th. According to Comicbook, the Captain Marvel trailer was viewed over 109 million times in 24 hours. Captain Marvel is a new superhero being introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe about an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers whose DNA becomes intertwined with the DNA of an alien during an accident which gives her the superpowers of strength, energy, and flight. As seen in the trailer, Samuel L. Jackson appears as a younger Nick Fury since Captain Marvel is set in 1995. Since the buzz about those two blockbusters has been put out there, seeing people camped outside movie theaters on March 8th and April 29th shouldn’t appear to you as a surprise.

This year some very familiar faces from your childhood are reappearing on the big screen. Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the entire toy story crew are finally back for Toy Story 4 with a few new editions and is set to be released in theaters on June 21. The movie’s trailer shows the entire toy story crew is holding hands with each other which includes Hamm the Piggy Bank, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex the Dinosaur, Slinky the Dog, and of course the original duo Woody and Buzz while Judy Collins’ cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” plays until an unexpected character who appears as a humanlike spork named Forky comes into view yelling, “I don’t belong here!” The plot of Toy Story 4 is  about Bonnie who is Woody’s owner adding Forky who was a spork that became a craft project to her toy collection. The plot has also been set to be about the gang of toys embarking on an adventure in a carnival, but who knows what type of antics the toys might get into this time. Another movie coming out this year that Hollywood can’t “let it go” is Frozen 2 which is set to be released in theaters on Nov. 22. In Frozen 2, Elsa the Snow Queen, and Anna, her sister, set off on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. 

This year Disney is transforming some of its most classic animations into live action adaptations. One of Disney’s first live-action adaptations being released in theaters this year is Dumbo which hasn’t been on the big screen since 1941 and is set to be released on Mar. 29. Dumbo will be about the owner of a struggling circus enlisting a man and his two children to care for a newborn elephant that can fly who is referred to as Dumbo, and this movie will be heavily influenced by its director which is Tim Burton. Another one of Disney’s live-action adaptations coming out this year that will take moviegoers to “a whole new world” is Aladdin which is set to be released in theaters on May 24. Aladdin will be a romantic musical based off the animated adaptation about a poor young man named Aladdin who ventures through the fictional city of Agrabah until he finds a lamp and frees the genie in the lamp who grants his wishes. He soon learns that the lamp leads to trouble as he falls in love with Princess Jasmine who only knows Aladdin as his privileged self due to his wishes granted by the genie. 

Grab a red pen along with a calendar and start saving the dates. Put on your game face and get ready to hold down your spot in the ticket admissions line and step up your game at concessions. The year of cinema is upon us and is full of a wide selection of movies to choose from. Now, wouldn’t be the perfect time to zone out because no one ever knows what celebrity might just pop up in a movie here and there. As mentioned earlier, there is an entire line-up of movies coming out this year, so grab your squad and take a trip to the movie theater.