Considering all the much-anticipated movies coming out this holiday season and early next year, it’s important not to waste time on poorly rated films.
We’ve read up on several movies with promising reviews and plots and marked them by genre so that you can see some great flicks in 2022!
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” - Action The third movie in the newest Spider-Man franchise features the reprise roles of Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Zendaya as MJ. The film, coming to theaters Dec. 17, will also star Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx as Electro and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, according to IMDB. “After Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man was exposed by Mysterio at the end of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), his life and reputation are turned upside down. Parker asks Dr. Strange to help restore his secret identity with magic, but this breaks open the multiverse, allowing supervillains from alternate realities who previously fought alternate versions of Spider-Man to arrive,” according to the plot synopsis on IMDB.
Spider-Man isn’t the only action-superhero movie to look out for next year, though. This chart, courtesy of RPK News on Twitter, shows an action film to get excited for every month of 2022!
Coming to theaters and HBO Max Dec. 22, more than two decades after the first “Matrix” film was released, “The Matrix Resurrections,” is the fourth film in this science fiction franchise, according to IMDB.
Although much of the plot of the film has been kept under wraps, the movie takes place in an alternate dimension, where the protagonist Mr. Anderson takes another leap of faith in order to find out if he himself is even real. He learns that choice is the only way to escape the Matrix, but it is more dangerous than ever before, according to the trailer from Warner Bros.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Christina Ricci, and Jessica Henwick as the main cast, “The Matrix Resurrections” also features Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris in a fourth riveting multi-dimensional escapade.
“Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time: Venus and Serena Williams,” according to the film’s page on HBO Max.
This film stars Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, and is now streaming on HBO Max through Dec. 19, according to HBO. The film currently has a 4.7/5 on Rotten Tomatoes and has received rave reviews, especially from the Williams twins themselves.
"People didn't understand [Richard] but I think that it didn't take long for people to realize that this is a guy who's for his family, for his daughters, ride or die, no matter what," Venus Williams told ABC News in an interview on Nov. 20.
This film, which was originally scheduled for release in Oct. 2021, is the first movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel “Death on the Nile,” and is coming to theaters in Feb. 2022, according to the film’s IMDB page.
Starring Armie Hammer, Annette Benning and Russell Brand, the film is a sequel to the 2017 mystery film “Murder on the Orient Express,” acccording to IMDB.
Fans of “Knives Out” and Christie’s novels will surely enjoy this murder mystery tale about passengers on a boat vacation on the Nile River who become involved in a crime scene when one of the other passengers is found dead. Similar to “Murder on the Orient Express,” the entire film takes place while passengers are in motion, trying to solve the murder before the killer strikes again, acccording to IMDB.
“The Retirement Plan” - Comedy Starring Ashley Greene, Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, this comedic action film follows the journey of a couple whose daughter gets caught up in a life-threatening crime ring, according to the film’s page on movieweb. It turns out, the only person who can help them is Ashley's estranged father, played by Cage, who has retired in the Cayman Islands.
“The Retirement Plan,” which will be coming to theaters Jan. 1, follows the shenanigans of the family trying to avoid being caught up with crime both on and off the island. After spending more time with her father, Ashley discovers that he may have had more of an exciting past than she once thought.