By Abigail Sokolsky || Layout Assistant
Our first film is The Incredibles. The first of its saga, The Incredibles was originally released in 2004 and quickly became a major success. This cartoon film followed the lives of a family of undercover superheroes battling both super villains and the obstacles of suburban life, a humorous combination which appealed to both kids as well as parents in the audience. Featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L. Jackson, fans found themselves clamoring for a sequel. Despite the film’s resounding success, however, there was no announcement of an upcoming sequel, much to the disappointment of families everywhere. Fans were ecstatic to learn years later that there would in fact be an Incredibles 2 coming on June 15, 2018, fourteen years after the release of the first movie. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L. Jackson are signed on once again to play Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Frozone respectively, a combination which is sure to maintain the film’s original humor.
Next on our list of upcoming movies to see in 2018 is Tomb Raider, a remake of the original Lara Croft: Tomb Raider released in 2001 which was based on the 1996 video game Tomb Raider. This action-adventure film originally starred actress Angelina Jolie as character Lara Croft, a strong young woman who travels the world to protect it from those who seek to use something called the Triangle to traverse time and space at the cost of humanity’s well being. This new take on Lara Croft’s story, directed by Roar Uthaug and starring Alicia Vikander, promises to maintain the appeal of Lara Croft- the fierce and empowering idea of a female adventurer, the Indiana Jones of her sex. Following clues left by her father, the trailer promises an adventure filled quest to find both him and the secret which he sought to keep out of a group called Trinity’s hands lest they use it to start a worldwide genesis.
Our final movie to look out for in 2018 is A Wrinkle in Time. Directed by Ava DuVernay, this film will star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine, and Reese Witherspoon as Dr. Kate Murry, Dr. Alex Murry, and Mrs. Whatsit respectively. This film is based upon the speculative fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time by author Madeleine L’Engle published in 1962. In the novel, the main character, thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, travels through the universe with the help of several magic beings. Meg continues her exploration of the universe in the hope of discovering the whereabouts of her father, who has since disappeared. This film seeks to blend together genres, being equal parts adventure, fantasy, and science-fiction. A family friendly film, A Wrinkle in Time promises to be both thrilling and magical.
Junior Abigail Sokolsky is a Layout Assistant. Her email is email@example.com.