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My Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

Another year, another potential crop of movies.   Will it be a better year for film than 2018?  One can hope.

5. The Lego Movie 2

I loved the Lego Movie in 2014.  I thought it captured the spirit of Lego and told a funny, impacting story among a creative background.  That said, I do not at all expect the sequel to live up to it.  This looks very much like a sequel and it will likely fall short.  But I still want to see it anyway.

I don’t know much about the story, but I hope they don’t deal with the Duplo idea introduced at the end of the first film.  I think that works better as a small little tease to cap off the film, and should remain as such. Then again, I also said that about the joker card at the end of Batman Begins, so what do I know?

4. Toy Story 4

Consider me among the group of people who think that the third Toy Story wrapped the story up just right, and that this sequel is entirely unnecessary.  That being said – I’m curious.  Just where the hell are they going with this?

3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

I haven’t been this excited about a Tarantino film in some time.  Django was a bit of a disappointment, and Hateful 8 was good but I didn’t really love it.  I do hope he taps back into what made Basterds work so well with this story surrounding the Charles Manson murders.  They cast certainly helps: Pitt, DiCaprio and Margot Robbie?  Excellent.

2. Avengers: End Game

Thanos’ snap created a pop culture ripple this year, even though almost everyone who saw Infinity War knew that there has to be some resolution that brings these franchise leading characters, like Spider-man and Black Panther, back into the fold.  But how? And what does the post-snap Marvel universe look like?  And how are the original Avengers going to come back together again, and what will that look like?  This is the second part of the build up of the last 10 years since Iron Man.  A lot of audience members may be using this movie as their exit from Marvel movies, but who can say?

1. Star Wars: Episode 9

The final part int he new Star Wars saga trilogy is as yet still title-less, but there is no doubt that this is the movie I am looking for ward to the most.  Its crazy that we have already come from Force Awakens to episode 9, but I guess that’s what shrinking the gap from 3 years to 2 years does.

I am incredibly excited to see where the story of Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren  goes.  I won’t lie though, I am a little apprehensive.  I am worried that Disney studios is going to get too frightened by the ridiculous Last Jedi backlash and change course too much.  I hope they keep their eyes on the prize and continue the excellent quality that both Force Awakens and Last Jedi have given us thus far.

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5 Responses to “My Most Anticipated Movies of 2019”

  1. The Irishman?

  2. A handful of suggestions: Merkel, Gates, Jobs, Obama (?), Putin, Bezos, Larry & Sergey, Zuckerberg, Bin Laden, etc. But yeah I take it back—don’t make the post because it will be too early to consider who’s influential tbh


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