2019 is almost over and there have been numerous blockbusters which hit theatres and either excelled, or bombed. However, the year is not over and there are plenty of movies to keep the fans excited. Even in 2020, there are some excellent movies to look forward to, if the movie trailers are any proof.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Studios have to contend with a lot of fan backlash, often for the wrong reasons. But this is one of the instances where the studio was truly out of touch — the original Sonic design was, without question, off-putting and bizarre. This week, we finally got a look at the redesigned character, and hey, it looks like Sonic! Now we just have to deal with the rest of the film. It comes out on, um, Valentine’s Day?
DC is making a Harley Quinn show for its DC Universe streaming service, as if the live-action Birds of Prey movie (also starring Harley Quinn) was not enough. The first few seconds of this trailer are a boring reminder that Batman and other famous characters are going to show up, but after that the trailer gives a much better sense of how this character is being updated for 2019, with, for instance, a very unexpected yet responsible HPV joke from Bane. The show comes out November 29th.
THE INVISIBLE MAN
The Invisible Man was originally supposed to be part of Universal’s obviously doomed “Dark Universe” of interconnected classic monster movies. However, after the failure of the Mummy, the studio scaled that effort way back. That’s led The Invisible Man to a less flashy and likely better place. So, the movie has turned into something of a psychological horror film about abuse and failure to believe women, with Elisabeth Moss as the star. The movie comes out February 28th.
The film has no great revelations, though none are necessary. It is a searing experience simply to watch Busby, his face creased with pain in close-up, describing the way his wife, Jean, told him which of his young players had died in the Munich Disaster. Not long out of unconsciousness himself after suffering unspeakable injuries, Busby resorted to naming the players, one-by-one. If they had survived, his wife was to nod. If not, she would shake her head.
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world.