Although February featured one of the most fulfilling comic book experiences ever in Deadpool, I’m quite happy it’s over. Why? Well that’s because, other than one or two movies, most of the time February is just an extension of January. Anyway, unlike past years, March of this year has been looked forward to for a very long time. It features a movie that has been wanted for decades, and while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will and is overshadowing every other release this month, because well duh, there are easily at least three other movies that deserve to be talked about.
Action, animation, comedy, drama, sci-fi and thriller, March features it all. So hopefully it will be the first good month of 2016, because on paper, it definitely has a chance to be that. I’ll definitely be heading to the theater each weekend as there is a movie each week that I want to see, but of course I can’t just cheat and throw them all on the list. So without any further ado, here are the four March movies I’m most excited for.
Honorable mentions: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Program and I Saw the Light.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Release date: March 11th.
For a movie that was basically just announced a little over a month ago, I’m pretty surprised to be sitting here as excited as I am for it. I’m a big fan of the original Cloverfield and to find out that an indirect sequel is here is awesome. J.J. Abrams knows this franchise better than anyone and finding out that he’s involved in this continuation is an exciting factor. Not to mention it stars two very talented names in John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
But one of the greatest things going into this movie is that we know close to nothing about it! Is it a sequel? What the hell is it even about? I felt this same feeling back in 2014 for John Wick (although I kind of knew what that was about) and we all know how that turned out. It’s safe to say that I’m very much looking forward to checking out 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Release date: March 4th.
While most were a bit iffy on the idea of Zootopia in the beginning, I was kicking back with my feet up enjoying and confident in what I was seeing from Disney’s latest animated adventure. From the get-go it felt like such a clever concept that I just couldn’t help but think Disney would not waste this opportunity. Not just that, but their track record as of late has been nothing short of amazing. Now with the movie opening this weekend, the early screenings are ending with more than happy early buzz. Disney looks to have show everyone once again why you should not doubt them. Here’s to hoping Zootopia is as charming and delightful as those who have seen it are reporting.
Release date: March 18th.
Anytime I’ve posted about Midnight Special, I haven’t done so without mentioning both Mud and Take Shelter. Those two films are all you really need to be excited for Midnight Special. What do they have in common? Jeff Nichols. The young director has made quite a solid name for himself with his last few outings, delivering on story and character and just sheer brilliance. Midnight Special looks to continue that in each and every way, and then some. It also features a cast that pretty much puts in solid performance after solid performance. And to think, this is by far the film that is flying under the radar the most this month. Pretty hard to believe with all that, right?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
It would be quite shocking if this didn’t end up number one, right? If you’ve been following us here at Apocaflix! or myself, you know that I’m a bit hesitant towards Batman v Superman. Through its run the last year or so, the more and more I learn about what this film might feature other than just the main story of Batman and Superman, I’ll be true, it scares me. Could it work? Absolutely. And I hope it does, I really do. I’m just crossing all my fingers hoping that Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder weren’t to ambitious and trying to kick-off the entire DCEU in one movie rather than take steps towards doing so.
Just as I said early in the post, this is a movie that has been wanted and looked forward to for a very long time, myself included. It features not just DC’s, but comic books two biggest superheroes of all-time, on the big screen, together, fighting. Of course there’s going to be excitement! And through all my issues and hesitance towards the film, I’ll still be there opening night hoping for one epic showing.
Now that you’ve gotten the chance to see which movies I’m most looking forward to, let’s turn the tables. Head down to the comment section and let me know which four movies you’re most excited for and why. Does it differ from mine? How much? Sound off below!