After a less than stellar January, there are a handful of movies that look like they can make some money coming out in February. From there, a few movies that I am actually looking forward to seeing.
First off, the releases:
The Space Between Us
Fifty Shades Darker
The LEGO Batman Movie
John Wick 2
A Cure For Wellness
The Great Wall
I couldn’t pick 5 movies that I want to see out of the 12, that puts February at a 24% success rate from the start.
The LEGO Batman Movie
In first spin-off from Warner Brother’s wildly succesful The LEGO Movie, Batman (Will Arnett) has to take care of his adopted ward, who eventually becomes Robin (Michael Cera). All the while dealing with several villains led by the Joker (Zach Galifianakis).
It looks to keep the same light hearted feel and LEGO related humor, that isn’t even counting the cast of funny people brought in for good measure.
John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced to return back to his old ways to repay an old debt.
As big of a Keanu Reeves fan I am, I somehow missed the first John Wick in theatres. When I finally watched it on a plane, it became one of my favorite action movies by mixing a sense of realism and a straight forward revenge story together. John Wick: Chapter 2 is easily my most anticpated movie of February, even if it looks like they are starting to move from more realistic to more all out action.
A mild mannered teacher (Charlie Day) ends up getting another teacher fired (Ice Cube), who then challenges him to a fight after school.
Out of the movies I am looking forward to, this one is the one I am hesitant about watching. The trailers look ridiculous and hilarious, but this style movie can easily stretch too long and get very boring. Here’s to hoping that does not happen!
A young African-American goes to visit his girlfriend’s parents. He starts to uncover some mysterious happenings before falling victim to the mysteries himself.
Jordan Peele’s first foray into directing splits from comedy as most people expect and goes in more of a horror direction. This is the one that everyone responds with “huh … that seems … interesting” after seeing the trailer.