2018 is bring a host of new movies, as varied as Venom and even a long-lost favorite, Incredibles 2. Without further adieu, here are six movies to look forward to in the coming months.
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a reporter investigating claims that the Life foundation preys upon the poor, killing them with its experiments. He finds the lab only to accidentally get infected by the symbiote, an alien-parasite that attaches itself to the host and gives it superpowers at the price of gradual loss of control of their own mind. With a classic Dr. Hyde, Mr. Jekyll contrast, Marvel’s Venom is so savage that they opted to create a universe separate from the Avenger series, believing a rating of PG-13 would require too much watering down of Venom for them to do the character any justice. The release date is October 5.
A modern film with some eerie reminder of the 1972 classic Exorcist, after the death of her grandmother, a young girl begins to act strangely, clicking her tongue for reasons I could not understand in the trailer. She appears to be taken hostage by the spirit of the grandmother, bringing misfortune and death to those around her as a result of a family curse that has been passed down to her. The release date is June 4.
3. The First Purge
A prequel to all the other three movies in the Purge series, this movie takes us to the first time the purge was initiated as a social experiment. Paramilitary units are sent into the inner city, targeting the poor black and brown population under the guise of allowing society to release all its pent-up rage. On this day, every crime, even murder, is allowed and no emergency services can be summoned for the next 12 hours. However, the rage of the black, inner-city community is released in defiance of a government that has too long neglected them, spreading the violence beyond the community and into the rest of the city. With clear political message about class, race and state-sponsored violence against people of color and the lower classes, it is a must-see for anyone that wants to see a horror movie with a deeper message beyond gore. The release date is July 4.
4. Incredibles 2
After over 14 years, Pixar studios has finally made a sequel to the first Incredibles. Focusing on a family of superheroes in the 1950s era, which has forced many into hiding, it is the wife Helen/Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) who gets a job allowing her to go on fun adventures while her husband Bob (Craig T. Nelson) has to stay at home. The switch of gender roles is fascinating as one sees the wife enjoying the freedom and excitement of the missions her husband once had, and he has to deal with the everyday reality of being a housewife, whose priority is the children and home, even at the expense of her own freedom to pursue adventures. As Helen fights for the return of superheroes in the public sphere, her husband not only has to care for the children at a much more involved way then he is used to, but also has to battle a new villain called the Screensaver. The releasese date is June 15.
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
In a much darker, dystopian future, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs. A volcano eruption threatens to bring them into extinction. However, in their quest, they discover a new breed of dinosaurs that are more dangerous and intelligent than they expected, with one chillingly open the glass door quietly as it enters the room of its prey. They bring the dinosaurs to a sanctuary in America, but little do they know that the estate is actually auctioning off to the highest bidder, threatening to endanger the entire world in ways they could not forsee. When the most dangerous of all the dinosaurs, Indo Raptor, is released, the two must find and stop it as it threatens everyone on the estate. The release date is June 22.
6. Sicario: Day of the Solado
Mexican cartels have been sending jihadists to the U.S border, increasing the CIA’s fear of terrorism via Mexico. Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and former undercover operative Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) are given authority to curtail the spread of jihadists by any means necessary. The daughter of a drug lord, Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner), kidnaps her in order to provoke a war between the different cartels. However, the Mexican government finds out that it is CIA operatives who did it, and Graver orders the girl to be killed to cover up what they did. However, Gillick refuses and is forced to go on the run with the girl, as Graver assembles a new team to eliminate them both. The release date is June 29.