By Sophie Kane
Release date: It’s already out!
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Based off the book titled “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” (which I have yet to read but everybody loves) this feel-good coming-of-age story has been getting a lot of buzz. When seventeen year old Simon Spier– who has yet to tell his friends and family he’s gay– falls in love with an anonymous classmate via the internet his life gets a little complicated.
“It features the main characters who is a gay teenage boy and a lot of coming of age movies don’t have queer characters, especially as the main character, so it’s really nice to see media taking that step forward to show that kind of thing… and it really is important. You can see it even in the people who worked on the movie because since the movie has been made one of the supporting cast came out as gay and the younger brother of the main actor came out as gay. Seeing yourself represented in media is really important and helps people and I don’t think people realize how important it is until they’re not represented in something.”
Joel Kriegbaum, Grade 10
Avengers: Infinity War
Release date: April 26th (BRAZIL)
This movie has been ten years in the making and spans the entire Marvel-verse. The Avengers and Superheroes are teaming up to take down Thanos before he…you know… destroys the universe.
I guess I’m just excited about a new movie from Marvel in general. You know, it’s Avengers so it’s basically like a big mash-up of all the Marvel characters.
Wenhao Fan, Grade 11
Infinity War is a movie that the Marvel universe has been building up for ten years. Usually in Marvel you get to see some [of the superheroes] but not all of them, but this time you get to see all of them, which is a major thing. And somebody will die. Usually nobody dies in a Marvel movie, but somebody’s going to die in this movie. Well, that’s what it looks like from all the trailers.
Ashika Das, Grade 11
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release date: May 24th (BRAZIL)
We don’t really know what to expect from this new Star Wars prequel, but based on how much we’ve loved the recent stream of Stars Wars films, we have high expectations. This story follows a young Han Solo who we get to see navigate through the criminal underworld of the galaxy, meet Chewbacca for the first time, and run into the infamous Lando Calrissian. Of course it all takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
I’m excited because I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was young and I really love Hans Solo’s personality. And honestly he’s the one who makes the movies really entertaining and fun to watch.
Sherlynn Chew, Grade 11
The Incredibles 2
Release date: June 14th (BRAZIL)
This long-awaited Disney Pixar movie is finally coming to the big screen! This time Helen is in the spotlight leaving Bob to the household heroics and shenanigans, made difficult by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging powers. Meanwhile a new villain is up to no good…
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release date: November 15th (BRAZIL)
Calling all Harry Potter fans! The second installment in the to-be five film franchise is coming to you this November with a star-studded cast including Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, and Zoë Kravitz. This screenplay has also been written by J.K. Rowling so it’s sure to deliver. We of course will be reuniting with the foursome from the first movie, but Rowling fans have been especially excited about the appearance of a young Dumbledore in the film. Stay tuned…
Mary Poppins Returns
Release date: December 20th (BRAZIL)
Disney is returning to the world of Mary Poppins starring Emily Blunt in the leading role and none other than the creator of the musical Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film introduces three new Banks children and is set in 1930s depression-era London.
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