I don’t think any regular movie-goer will disagree that things have been pretty slow at the theatres for a couple of months. Yes, there was true excitement with Deadpool, http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool a movie that took its own creators by surprise at how big a hit it turned out to be. I’ve never seen a movie theatre add screenings, one after the other, on opening night as it sold out, and that’s what happened with Deadpool.
But there was also Norm of the North http://www.normofthenorth.movie, and The 5th Wave http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/the5thwave/, and The Choice http://www.thechoice.movie/ and a bunch of other critical and box office losers.
But now comes March, and things are looking up! The movie I’m excited about is Batman v. Superman http://batmanvsuperman.dccomics.com/ - how can you not wonder who’s going to win this epic comic-book fight?
Then there’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot http://www.whiskeytangofoxtrotthemovie.com/, an action-adventure-comedy starring Tina Fey; and for family fun, Zootopia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY73vFGhSVk –gotta love the slow-talking Sloth!: and the action drama London Has Fallen http://www.londonhasfallen.com –Morgan Freeman in Washington, again! All of these movies open on the same day, first weekend in March.
And the next weekend, a movie that’s won me over with its terrific trailer, which you might have seen on the Super Bowl. John Goodman stars in 10 Cloverfield Lane http://www.10cloverfieldlane.com/, opening March 11. Finally, it’s looking like a good month for the movies!