By: Adam F Manfredo
“Welcome aboard. At this time, I’d like to ask everybody to please remain seated throughout the ride, and keep your hands and arms within the vehicle at all times. Also, for the safety of our cast, and the comfort of those around you, please no flash photography or use of external video lights. Alright, now that we’ve taken care of business, let’s talk about me. My name is Adam, and I’ll be your guide during this magical journey into the movies. It’s the perfect job for me because I love the movies. So, is everyone ready! Action!”
For those of you who loved the Great Movie Ride as much as I did and still do, I figured it was a good way to start this article. Being someone who love films as much as I do; I figured I would give you all a preview of Disney owned franchises coming to theaters near you.
“Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.”
Marvel fans are ready for the third installment of Thor, and this promises to be an action packed film leading us into the Infinity Wars. The movie boasts an impressive cast including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba, among others. Fans of other Marvel films should expect to see some of their favorite super heroes popping in to lend a hand.
Release Date: 3 November 2017 (USA)
“Aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.”
I, for one, am always excited when Pixar takes a break from sequels, some of which I enjoyed, and releases and original story. Story driven films are what lifted Pixar to the level they are, and it is where they shine. Now, I know the animation world just had the fantastic film about a boy and his guitar, Kubo and His Two Strings, but Coco looks to be a film with a cultural story all of its own.
Release Date: 22 November 2017 (USA)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
“Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.”
In the eighth installment, of perhaps the biggest movie franchise in the world, you can expect to see the filmmakers push nostalgia aside and get down to the “nitty-gritty” in what is expected to be a darker film. The title gives the impression Rey could wind up being the last Jedi, but who knows. There is sure to be long waits at the box office for this winter blockbuster, and I myself cannot wait to see how the story evolves.
Release Date: 15 December 2017 (USA)