Top Must Watch Movies of 2020
Unlike the last entry of the top movies to avoid, we’re focused on the movies in 2020 that show the most promise and deserve your money. Admittedly, this list is going to be far more controversial than the last, but I am confident in my choices of what you should be watching over the next 12 months.
Birds of Prey (Feb 07)
Okay, so we’re going to start with the hardest pill I’ve ever had to swallow. Suicide Squad is the biggest pile of trash that’s ever been made with no redeeming qualities. The only thing that ever came out of that 120 minutes long deluge of feces was some smart casting choices. Namely, Margot Robbie as one Harley Quinn.
I’ve made it no secret that I think the WB has handled the DC films with what is tantamount to the single biggest debacle I’ve seen in Hollywood, maybe ever. So, with disdain, I watched the trailer for Birds of Prey and I ruefully will say my opinion changed. ‘Cause this movie looks great. Solid one liners from Harley, chaos abounding, violence, mayhem, flashy costumes, and Ewan McGregor as the villain. Also, no Jared Leto as Joker, thank god.
This is very hard for me to say, but everything about this trailer is very appealing. Add in its R rating and its attempt to capitalize on the Valentine’s Day market like Deadpool did; I think Birds of Prey is going to be not just a smash box office hit but also a pretty solid movie overall. Don’t make me regret my words, WB/ DC.
Onward (March 6)
In my books, Pixar can (almost) do no wrong. The less we say about The Good Dinosaur, the better. The latest entry into the Pixar lexicon looks pretty damn awesome if I do say so myself.
Blending the fantasy world with modern suburbia in a way only Pixar can, this one offers up jokes, action, and definitely an emotional one-two just to keep you on your toes. Couple that with Spider-Man and Star Lord on voice-over duties while Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues her career resurgence, everything about this one points to Pixar knocking it out of the park yet again. Very much looking forward to this one.
A Quiet Place II (March 20)
A Quiet Place broke out as a surprise smash hit that also showed that Jim could still give deep and meaningful gazes across large distances outside of The Office ,as well as have a magnificent beard. While it seemed like it finished with a pretty conclusive ending, that sweet, sweet, box office take made it so that a sequel was inevitable.
Luckily, Emily Blunt is back to hold things down and we all know she needs no accompaniment to carry a film and the teaser shows just that. Remember that bad ass end shot of the first one where Blunt cocks the shotgun and is ready to slay the aliens? Well, the teaser is just as quiet as you’d expect but she still has that ‘slay everything’ look about her that you would expect to see after years of monster killing following your husband’s death. The worry, of course, is that this will suffer from sequelitis and be a boring rehash of the movie we’ve already seen. I have faith that John Krasinski won’t do that to us and he’ll deliver a sequel that is a worthy follow up.