The 7 Most Exciting Movies Of March 2018
After a slow few weeks, 2018 is getting crowded with the number of high profile releases coming out in March 2018. Everything from comic book movies, to cool adaptations of smaller franchises are getting released, and it’s everything we could’ve asked for.
Here are all the movies in March 2018 to get excited for.
‘Red Sparrow’ (March 2)
So since Marvel Studios have been dragging their feet in getting a solo Black Widow movie made, despite the character being one of the founding characters for their Cinematic Universe, someone else decided to do it first. The similarities between Jennifer Lawrence’s newest film ‘Red Sparrow’ and the Marvel Comics character are uncanny. But decide for yourself.
An international spy thriller about an assassin is exactly what we need right now, and Jennifer Lawrence looks poised to be the actress to provide it. With ‘Atomic Blonde’ being all the rage last year, female led action movies seem to be becoming more and more popular, and I’m all for it!
Lawrence looks intense, strong and brutal in the trailer, and if the movie it just as intense, then we can only expect good things from ‘Red Sparrow’. The fact that Lawrence reunites with her ‘Hunger Games’ director, Francis Lawrence (no relation) shows incredible promise, as both have great chemistry together. Joel Edgerton acts as Lawrence’s foil, and he’s a talent that elevates any movie.
‘A Wrinkle In Time’ (March 9)
Critically acclaimed director, activist and one of the most revolutionary directors today, Ava Duvarney, is doing her own version of a massive franchise film with ‘A Wrinkle In Time’. The movie sees a lot of girl power, with a story that looks incredibly intriguing, with a cast that are equally interesting.
Ava Duvarnay’s time to shine arrives with ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, as we are treated to an epic genre film, with a young female lead, and veteran actors like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon rounding out the cast. The film, based on a book, looks to be incredibly fantastical, with an interesting story that looks like a fun filled adventure for all ages.
I know I am definitely going to be checking this out in theatres!
‘Gringo’ (March 9)
Amazon Studios does it again with another original production. This time however, it’s a complete comedy, with some of the most unlikeliest actors in comedic performances, with David Oyelowo leading the way in a role never before seen from him.
Oyelowo playing a hapless corporate stooge who gets caught up in a drug crime in Mexico looks all kinds of fun. Especially when you consider the serious roles that the actor has thus far been associated with, ‘Gringo‘ looks like a lot of fun.
The film also stars Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton as immoral corporate executives, and they seem to be going to town with the sleaziness of their respective roles. ‘Gringo’ looks like a departure for all the cast involved, as it’s not something they would usually say yes to. Which gives me some credibility as to the quality of the movie as well.
‘Tomb Raider’ (March 16)
After the weird Angelina Jolie version, the successful gaming and favourite cosplay character is making her way back to the big screen with an Oscar nominated actress in ‘Tomb Raider’. The movie sees Alicia Vikander in the title role, and the trailers don’t make the movie look half bad.
Looking completely different from the Angelina Jolie ‘Tomb Raider’, this new film looks to dig down into the origins of the video game character with more depth and substance. The movie seems to choose a young girl who comes into the Tomb Raider legacy, instead of being an established bad-ass, as portrayed in the previous incarnation.
Alicia Vikander, Oscar winner, is already know for her immense talent, but she also seems to bring a physicality to this role that others may have shied away from. Also great to see Daniel Wu on he big screen after his incredible role in ‘Into The Badlands’ on AMC. Also, ‘Tomb Raider’s director is a guy named Roar Uthaug who, while hasn’t done anything noteworthy, has a name that says ‘action movie director’. So, there is that.
‘Love, Simon’ (March 16)
The creator of the hugely successful The CW superhero TV empire, Greg Berlanti, is making his way onto the big screen in a big way, with a story that has all the elements of being a massive success. ‘Love, Simon’ deals with the coming out of a gay teenager, and it’s right up Berlanti’s alley, given his success in handling emotionally moving and heartfelt stories that are featured in all his shows on The CW like ‘The Flash’ & ‘Supergirl’, to name a few.
‘Love Simon’ looks incredibly sweet and total coming of age drama for a completely new social media generation. It’s reminiscent of classic John Hughes-style storytelling that blends in the mushy, ridiculous, outrageously funny and immensely heart breaking moments.
Nick Robinson in the titular role looks amazing! It’s also great to see Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner in the supporting roles as the parents. The film, about a closeted high school boy, having to deal with the complexities of coming out and navigating teen-hood with a secret looks incredibly poignant and relevant.
‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ (March 23)
After the hugely (relatively) successful first film of giant robots fighting even giant-er monsters, the ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel ups the ante with more breathtaking shots, more robots, more fights and an incredibly amazing trailer that excites audiences for the long awaited trailer. The first film was directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The sequel however, is directed by Steven S. DeKnight, the creator of Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix, which gives an idea of what he’s bringing to the table of ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’.
As I said in my ‘Pacific Rim’ Movie Review, that this franchise and world is the closest that we can come to the world of anime mechs on a big screen, mainstream Hollywood movie, from our childhoods. The blend of massive robots fighting even bigger monsters is the mash up that we’ve always wanted and ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ expands on all of that so much more and a lot better.
With the addition of John Boyega and Scott Eastwood the movie looks to be bigger and better than the last. The world seems to be more populated and the mission seems to be have changed with more monsters and a threat from the inside that needs to be dealt with.
‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ looks another massive fun filled ride that shouldn’t disappoint on the spectacle, even if the story and critical aspects of the movie doesn’t hold up.
‘Ready Player One’ (March 30)
Steven Spielberg returns to the kind of movies that put him on the map; fun, blockbuster fantasy filled genre films that looks to excite audiences of all ages. This time around, he’s bringing to life a novel that is a mashup of all genres in every possible way, with pop culture references up the wazoo!
With a movie that combines the best of epic science fiction, video gaming and fantasy, ‘Ready Player One’ feels like a geek orgasm on the silver screen, and the trailer does not disappoint. The film looks to be something for everyone as is features cameos by popular film and pop culture icons and fictional characters.
‘Ready Player One’ looks to be an awesome story that entices everyone and is a visually stunning piece of cinema. And with Spielberg at the helm, the story shouldn’t disappoint either.
Be sure to let us know in the comments which one of these movies you’re most looking forward to watching in theatres in March 2018.