Movie Rewind

This past year has been a whirlwind of movies that took the world by storm. Take a look at the most anticipated movies from each month.

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Jan. 26

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”

Main character Thomas leads the Gladers into their last, but the most dangerous mission to save their friends from being tortured in the infamous “Last City” forcing them back into the most life-threatening maze yet. As a plague takes over the world, it’s up to Thomas and his group to decide who is more important to save their friends or the world.

Box Office: $22 million according to variety.com

Feb. 16

“Black Panther”

Marvel Studios
“Black Panther” was directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.

After T’Challa’s father passed away, he inherited the throne as king of Wakanda, but his life is halted to a stop when a vigorous enemy returns causing deadly risk in his home and even the world. T’Challa must use his forces as Black Panther and with the help of his allies to protect his people and defeat his enemy, according to google.com.

“[Black Panther] was one of my favorite movies from this year because I thought it was well produced and enjoyable,” sophomore Kristin Hartbeck said.

Box Office: $1.2 Billion according to forbes.com

March 29

“Ready Player One”

“Ready Player One” was based off a book of the same name that was published in 2011.

A hopeless, lonely boy Wade Watts lives in Columbus, Ohio in 2045 without a mother or father and in a world of turmoil he finds his meaning in the virtual reality game “OASIS” which was once a fun place to play until James Halliday, the creator of “OASIS” dies and leaves a hidden easter egg for all the players to find. Whoever finds the egg first receives full control over the game and obtains $1 trillion, yes that is right $1 trillion. This once innocent game is now a full-fledged battle in and out of virtual reality.

Box Office: $500 million according to variety.com

April 27

“Avengers: Infinity War”

Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, Hulk and even the Starlord and his gang and many more come together to fight their deadly enemy, Thanos before he tries to collect all six infinity stones. The Avengers fight to save the existence of the entire world before Thanos takes over with his twisted ways, according to google.com.

Box Office: $2 Billion according to forbes.com

“I really enjoyed the new Avengers movie because I’m a huge Marvel fan, but this one made me snap,” junior Ethan Hunt said.

May 10

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

“Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission — the Millennium Falcon.” according to google.com.

Box Office: $392 million according to google.com

June 15

“Incredibles 2”

The long-awaited sequel to the first Incredibles finally arrived when the family of five continues to try and live a normal life, but is disrupted when “Elastigirl” receives a new job to bring superheroes back into the light. While Mr. Incredible is left to help the kids at home and become a stay home dad. Elastigirl begins to wrong some rights and right some wrongs, but little does she know this causes turmoil to take over the world and it is up to the family and their friends to bring justice back.

“[Incredibles 2] was a cute, family movie that I’ve been waiting for since I was little,” sophomore Reagan Parker said. “The original has and still is my all-time favorite Pixar movie.”

Box Office: $1.2 Billion according to google.com

June 22

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

“Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet,” according to google.com.

Box Office: Over $1 Billion according to forbes.com

July 20

“Mama Mia: Here We Go Again”

As the main character, Sophie becomes pregnant she begins to learn all that her mother had gone through her pregnancy with Sophie. This romantic comedy takes the audience back to Donna’s days of teenaged love and how she fell in love with three different men and could never figure out who the father of Sophie was.

“[Mama Mia 2] is one of my favorite movies now, and I listen to the soundtrack all the time,” senior Aliyah Amerin said. “I personally think Mama Mia 2 was better than the first one because it gives us more background of Donna’s background and how it impacted her actions in the first movie.”

Box Office: Over $230 million according to forbes.com

Aug. 15

“Crazy Rich Asians”

A romantic comedy between Economics professor Rachel Chu and secretly extremely wealthy, Nick Young. Young invites Chu to come to Singapore to accompany him to his friend’s wedding. Chu learns who Nick really is as his family is one of the wealthiest families in Singapore and Chu must learn to go against the odds when it comes to Nick’s stubborn mother.

Box office: Over $100 million according to boxofficemojo.com

Sept. 21

“The House with a Clock in its Walls”

“Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses,” according to google.com.

Box Office: $26.9 million according to ew.com

Oct. 5

“The Hate You Give”

“Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right,” according to google.com.

Box Office: $32.2 million according to boxofficemojo.com

Nov. 2

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Nick Delaney
“Bohemian Rhapsody” was directed by Bryan Singer and Freddie Mercury is played by Rami Malek.,

Queen brought hit after hit to the rock world in the 70s and 80s and some may wonder the story behind the music. “Bohemian Rhapsody” reenacted some of the band’s most memorable performances and problems. Freddie Mercury played by Rami Malek brings out his flamboyant dance moves and voice to capture all the band had to offer as they journey through the rock world leading up to the “Live Aid” concert in 1982.

“I liked [Bohemian Rhapsody] because of the energy that was in the theater,” senior McKay Rodabough said. “During all the musical numbers, and the performances I felt like I wanted to clap but I remembered I was at the movies, it was like I forgot that.”

Box Office: Over $700 million according to boxofficemojo.com

Dec. 19

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Emily Blunt plays charming and mysterious, Mary Poppins as she tries to bring the fun to the distressed Banks family. After the passing of Michael Banks’s wife, Poppins puts order and joy back into the family while bringing old childhood memories back with her little bit of magic.

Box Office: Over $200 million, according to boxofficemojo.com

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