By Amrita Jhooty
Whether you are a die-hard Marvel fan or someone who loves Disney films, there is probably a movie coming out this month that you’ll want to watch. So, here is a short list of movies that’ll hit theaters in the next few weeks.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Release date: December 14
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is arguably the most anticipated movie coming out this month. It features Miles Morales, a thirteen-year-old teenager who is bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway. Soon after developing his spider-like powers, Miles meets a man who shares the same abilities, Peter Parker. Miles realizes that there are other spider-men and spider-women that exist within other dimensions and realities. Miles, alongside with his spider-like counterparts teams up to fight Kingpin, a madman who poses a threat to life in all dimensions. At this point, critics and fans seem to be really enjoying this new edition to the Marvel franchise. Molly Freeman from Screen Rant called it a “funny, heartwarming and fresh superhero origin story with gorgeously executed comic-style animation.” So if you are a loyal Spiderman fan or just someone looking for a good movie, I highly recommend watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse when it hits theaters on December 14.
Mary Poppins Returns
Release date: December 19
Many have been eagerly waiting to watch Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the original/musical. In this film, Mary Poppins returns to London during the depression era. Mary visits Jane and Michael in hopes to restore their joy after they have suffered a loss. The cast is packed with well-known actors including Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. If you are looking to watch a heartwarming family film that features some of your favorite stars, I highly recommend seeing Mary Poppins Returns.
Release date: December 21
Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, returns to Atlantis after his half-brother decides to declare war on the surface world. In order to prevent this impending war, Aquaman must return to the sea world and challenge his brother for the throne. Aquaman is yet another superhero film that has garnered mainly positive reviews. Erik Davis from Fandango called it “the most ambitious DC movie to date — a big, sprawling visual spectacle that is gorgeous, crazy, stuffed with terrific action, and a lot of fun to watch.” If you are someone looking for a “crazy, “gorgeous,” and action filled movie, this is the one for you.
Release date: December 21
Bumblebee is actually a prequel to the Transformers movie franchise. It follows the Autobot Bumblebee, who settles down in a junkyard, broken and battered. Soon, Charlie, an 18-year-old girl, finds Bumblebee and restores the Autobot to its original form. Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight, who is known for his work with Kubo and the Two Strings as well as The Boxtrolls. Whether you are a fan of his, Hailee Steinfeld’s, and/or John Cena’s work, this blockbuster may be worth watching.