Top Ten Anticipated Movies of 2019

A montage of movies that are coming out this year.

A montage of movies that are coming out this year.

Malieka Khan, Editor

2019 seems to be the year of conclusion and rebirth for movies of all genres. From Disney movies to ten year old universes that have been created under the same companies, the resurgence and simultaneous shift of movies has began. With such change in the air, many people are highly anticipating the perfect movies they simply cannot wait to see.

Even with new movies and brands coming to life, various sequels are being added to canon franchises and just so happen to be our first most anticipated movies of this year. “Glass” (2019) is the somewhat sequel to the “Unbreakable” (2000) movies as well as a somewhat tag along to the movie “Split” (2016). It follows the life of David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) with the new edition of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) searching to reach the ultimate form of “The Beast”.

Next on the list, the sequel to a classic family movie is “How To Train Your Dragon” (2010)  is being released this year. The third installment to the now-trilogy, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (2019) follows the same main character Hiccup as he searches for the lost island of the dragons after finding out that his one of a kind species of dragon may not be so one of a kind. This would be the final movie in the series seeing if the writers choose to keep it as a solid trilogy.

A reboot that seemed to be planned since the start had come out almost twenty seven years after its original had been so successful that it warranted a sequel to the reboot. “It: Chapter Two” (2019) revolves around the lives of the children from “It” (2017) as they are now adults and living their everyday lives, yet their past still haunts them.

The final movie that branches off from an original franchise that many people are excited to see due to the original’s shockingly well received feedback is “The Lego Movie: The Second Part” (2019). Though much of it follows the similar plot of a loveable hero fighting through an adventure, the praise from the audience after the first movie gave the producers the idea of why mess with it? The masses had the same idea hence the highly hyped anticipation for the upcoming movie.

Another wave of movies that are being released this year are Disney live action productions that are adapted from the original source material of the animated classics. Such movies include “Dumbo” (2019) that many people are looking forward to. The return of the big ear elephant to the big screen is exciting many adults who remember the film from their childhood who are ready to show it to their children.

Another movie that Disney is looking to adapt into a live action movie is “Aladdin” (2019) starring starring Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as The Genie. “The Lion King” (2019) is most likely the most highly anticipated because of its iconic legacy in the Disney animated universe as seen through its influence and remembrance across a wide variety of people and their lives.

The greatest movies of the year include universes that have been building suspense for over ten years now. Most notably, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “Spiderman: Far From Home” (2019). After the shock of “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), many people are wondering where the MCU will be taking its characters next, only increasing the hype for Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) next adventure. Not to mention, the actual conclusion to the Avengers movies “Avengers: End Game” (2019) that fans have been waiting for since the release of “Iron Man” in 2008, the first MCU superhero to make it big amongst the world. “Personally, I have been waiting for the MCU’s final movie for the Avengers since I had first seen ‘Iron Man’ when I was in elementary school and loved those types of movies ever since” stated Justin Lopez (11).

Still, other universes are being expanded also like the new movie “Star Wars: Episode IX” (2019) that will be the newest edition to the Star Wars franchise. This is stated to be the last sequel in the rebooted franchise to complete the official episode trilogy that many people are hoping to close the series in an interesting and finalizing way.

The year of 2019 is looking at the conclusion and peak of several movie franchises whose audiences have been waiting for for literal decades at this point. Here’s to hoping for these movies reaching the hype they received. Little to say, this year the movie theaters will be buzzing with life and anticipated fans ready to seek out their favorite movies as they come and go.