If you thought 2018 was a big year for movies, then you’d better prepare your wallets for 2019. This year boasts a hefty line-up of blockbusters; some bound to get people racing against spoilers to get to the theatres. (Pro tip: Install a keyword blacklist plug-in on your browser, you’ll thank us later!)
But as they say, bigger isn’t always better and this may be the case for 2019. To put things into perspective, 60% of the list below is made up of sequels and reboots, with 3 of the 6 total reboots being live-action reboots from Disney alone.
While we’re still unsure whether that’s cause for joy or concern, it won’t stop us from watching them all anyway. That being said, check out THE MAGIC RAIN’s movie picks for 2019 below!
1. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (January 31)
In what might be the final instalment of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise, a new enemy threatens to wipe out all the dragons residing on Berk. In an attempt to save them, Hiccup and his trusty partner Toothless take to the skies again to find the mythical hidden world.
2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (February 8)
Everything is awesome! Except this time, it’s not really. The LEGO Movie sequel picks up five years after the events of the first movie when a fleet of space invaders begin terrorising Bricksburg. Sounds like a clear dig against apocalypse movies, which is all the more reason to love it.
3. Alita: Battle Angel (February 14)
Initially scheduled for release last summer, this CGI live-action crossover is finally seeing the light of day this Valentine’s Day. Its plot follows the story of Alita, a cyborg girl who has to face her past after being saved by a scientist from a scrap heap.
4. Chaos Walking (March 1)
Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars) star in this upcoming science fiction blockbuster based on the novel of the same title by Patrick Ness. The movie takes place in a universe “where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.”
5. Captain Marvel (March 8)
In the first ever female-led origin story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson plays the role of Carol Denvers, an Air Force pilot in the 1990s who becomes Captain Marvel after getting caught up in an intergalactic war betw