2020: What Awaits the Cinephile

With the biggest releases of the year already done, having Avengers: Endgame breaking a record which was supposed to be there for a long time, we are almost there at the end of the year as far as big Hollywood movies are concerned. The year 2019 will be known for having the highest grossing movie of all-time, as Avengers finally did what was considered to be impossible except for Avatar‘s own sequel which is to come two years later. Well, we have had another interesting year for the movie lovers, and Hollywood has played its part – now, we can see what is to be expected from the next year.

The Grudge: There is the need to begin well, whether it is related to a battle, a trip or a course – the same is the case of an year of movies, as this movie returns to bring the horror of our past yet again, as just like The Ring, this one has that kind of an impact which is there to stay, and another movie with the same theme can set things right in January 2020 itself. The return of the vengeful spirit will make sure that there is more movement under the bed and on the walls leading to the roof, along with a lot of hair. When the bathroom itself gets the worst of it, the need for a shower might not be that much.

Wonder Woman 1984: We have had Gal Gadot as the Wonder Woman whom we loved, and the movie had set DC Universe back in motion earlier, and DC has been just holding on these days, thanks to some occasional wonderful movies like Aquaman. So, this sequel to Wonder Woman attempts to repeat the same success story, and with Cheetah as the villain, things are only going to get better. This antagonist can be a heavy improvement from the first movie, and also from Justice League, which had a villain which was too weak in the end, something which Marvel’s Avengers would never have. So, we have another movie to take DC back.

Godzilla vs Kong: One day after my birthday next year, this movie is going to be released. I don’t find a better way to celebrate my next birthday, as these two monsters coming right out of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island are going to be too big for the screens, with a lot of action expected. The strength of the two monsters is already established, and when these two would finally collide, there is going to be more. This is the path which was not meant to be crossed, but when they do cross, we can be sure about the best which is to follow in the coming days. The monster battle is going to go a long way here.

The Conjuring 3: A few years ago, The Conjuring redefined the horror genre once again, and brought the falling genre back to life. It was the time of those horror movies which didn’t mind coming up with some low level work even though it was not going to be appreciated. From there, The Conjuring lifted the horror world to a level which brought some of the more creative and innovative horror movies like Don’t Breathe, Lights Out and It Follows, lighting the terror with grace. The eighth installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise will be arriving next year, and we can be sure about the darkness which is to be unleashed here.

Gretel and Hansel: This is another horror movie which comes early next year, and the elements of fantasy are there to be taken, as it is once again based on the German folklore tale of Hansel and Gretel. We had another movie with the same name with the kids getting older, and with witch-hunting all around. The trailer surely gives the feeling that this is going to be dark and different, more divergent than any other versions which have come before. We are never short of love for some dark fairy-tale, and Maleficent was just one of those which used only some part of the dark power.

Halloween Kills: Here is another slasher horror movie coming back to us, and with none of the slashers really making it to the theatres here, one can expect this to be here. Supposed to release just before Halloween, this film can set the mood right for next year’s Halloween. It will be followed by a sequel Halloween Ends, exactly one year after that. Well, Halloween, My Bloody Valentine, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street are the kind of slashers that we never want to end. So, lets hope for another fine slasher with Halloween Kills, and the genre needs the same these days.

*Special mention for the Margot Robbie starrer superhero movie from DC, Birds of Prey. It is the one unpredictable flick which I can’t afford to miss, but is also something I have my doubts about – there is certain chaotic beauty which can go either way.

*All images used here are from the Facebook Pages of these movies.

TeNy

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