Blockbuster Movies of the Year
Story & Photo by Emma Brents – Staff Reporter
2022 has definitely been the year for movie sequels and ongoing franchises. From Marvel to new sequels from movies that came out a while ago, it is good to say there has been quite a variety and blast from the past.
Movies that came out in the 2000’s are making more movies, some including Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, a sequel for not only Harry Potter but also Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Another movie that is coming that may be a little underrated right now would be new Avatar sequels. The second one is coming out this year while the third and fourth plan to come out in 2024 and 2026.
Someone who loves movies and looking at new ones coming out tells how much he enjoyed the recent 2021 movies and how surprised he was when they were as good as they were. This year however he was extremely excited for the new Batman, The Batman, “I was looking forward to The Batman a lot, and obviously that just came out and I’ve seen it. It was really good, that was probably the main movie I was looking forward to,” Anson Pollice, senior, said.
Another movie Pollice is looking forward to is Dr. Strange and the Multitude of Madness and, of course, if students like Marvel and superheroes, it is definitely one no one will miss. However, Pollice also mentions how he believes most of the time more underrated movies and less talked movies can be some of the best.
“Generally I find that the more not well known movies end up being better,” Pollice said.
One thing that seems to be able to separate some people is whether people are ok with a lot of sequels, or if they prefer the original or new movie ideas coming out. Police thinks that some sequels (especially Marvel sequels) are perfectly fine, even though he is more on the side of original. When it comes to a variety of movies, even with bigger blockbusters coming out and shattering records, it still seems directors are able to bring different movies not only to theaters but to Netflix and Disney+. Turning Red (Disney+) and The Adams Project (Netflix) just came out and they are already hits.
It is good to say that this year will be a great year for movies and a chance for directors to be able to show that sequels can be just as good as the original, if not better. With so many great movies already out, and the ones that are just a couple weeks from their release date, everyone is excited for what is coming.