New year, new movies. After neglecting this category in the past year – well, there weren’t many good movies anyway – I picked out some things that might interest you in the following months.
Passengers // In this Sci-Fi Movie Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) and Jim (Chris Pratt) are on a ship that should bring them to their new life on a new planet. But something goes horribly wrong and they awake 90 years too early from their space slumber. Their budding romance may come to a sudden end when the ship’s systems start failing. They are the only people who can save it. // Honestly, everything with Chris Pratt in it will turn up on my „to watch“ list. But after reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet I am all in for the outer space stories.
A Monster Calls // I am a huge fan of Patrick Ness‘ Chaos Walking Trilogy (The Knife of Never Letting Go Review) and this novel has also been on my wishlist for quite a while. It’s about Conor (Lewis MacDougall) and the monster that visits him every day seven minutes after midnight. The monster is no nightmare but something old and powerful and the only thing that can help the boy deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness. // Everyone who read it seems immensly touched by the story and the cgi looks amazing in the trailer. A fairy tale for adults and children both.
Logan // It’s been years since the X-Men existed. Only Logan and Professor Xavier are left. While Logan has to deal with his healing abilities slowly fading away, Professor Xavier has fallen victim to a villain he can’t defeat: Alzheimer’s. Their last assignment is to save Laura, a young girl with similar powers to Logan who is hunted by dangerous people. // The trailer has been so unlike any other X-Men and superhero comic adaptation I’ve seen that I was immediately intrigued. Finally, we’ll find out what happens to superheroes after they retire.
Beauty and the Beast // There has already been so much talk about the few things we have seen from this real life adaptation of the famous Disney movie that I just want it to hit the screens so everybody can make up their minds. I’m sure it will be equally visually stunning as Cinderella but honestly, can it every reach the nostalgic admiration I have for the original? Probably not but let’s wait and see.