Flicks for fall


Ren Lloyd

The COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay inside and watch movies from home. However, as vaccines continue to produce positive results, movie theaters open back up. This fall people can expect to see tons of movies to enjoy with family and friends.

Ren Lloyd, Reporter

After nearly a year of watching movies at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic,   local theaters finally begin to release again. From Marvel to Disney, these movies will provide a great experience for everyone this fall. People can also continue watching new movie releases from the comfort of their own homes on platforms such as Netflix and Disney Plus. 

A Marvel fan favorite expects to debut in theaters this year. “Spiderman: No Way Home” headlines and reaches theaters on December 17, 2021. In the 2019 film, Spiderman: Far From Home, the supervillian Mysterio leaks Spiderman’s true identity as Peter Parker. When he consults with Dr. Strange to turn back time, he faces a question that will threaten his entire identity.  Fans speculate that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of Spiderman will play a part in this film. However, Marvel did not confirm this.

The movie “Eternals”, tells the story of a group of immortal deities that shaped the entirety of Earth and its evolution. After the events in “Avengers: Endgame”, these deities must come together and battle their biggest enemy, the Deviants. This Marvel film releases on November 5th, and hopes to hit mainstream markets. 

For the die-hard horror fans, “Halloween Kills”, a continuation of the popular slasher series Halloween, airs in theaters on October 8. Halloween fans can expect Michael Myers back in theaters as well as main characters Laurie Strode, Karen Strode, and Allyson Strode, who previously appeared in former films. Director David Green also plans on releasing “Halloween Ends”, the final part of the sequel sometime during October 2022. 

The classic romance movie, “West Side Story” will show up on the big screen on December 10. This Steven Spielberg film will replicate the 1957 stage play and the 1961 film. However, in the new edition of this series, casting directors only chose actors with Hispanic backgrounds to play the Hispanic characters in the movie. 

Releasing November 19, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” fast forwards years later to tell the story of a woman and her kids who discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters. Once they uncover the mysteries from the past, they must take matters into their own hands. This movie will also feature three of the original Ghostbusters including Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing the new Ghostbusters movie the most! The old one was a classic, but I’m looking forward to not only seeing the new and old monsters but the new cast as well. That and the fact that they’re bringing back three old ghostbusters? I’m excited!” said magnet sophomore Nalia Vokhiwa.

When “Venom” released in 2018, it quickly became a blockbuster film, reaching 856 million dollars worldwide. On October 1, the sequel to this film, “Venom: Let there Be Carnage”, launched in theaters. In this sequel, the main character Eddie Brock attempts to revive his journalistic career but must unleash his alien counterpart, Venom in order to fight a much more powerful creature named Carnage.

For those who prefer to watch movies from home, the new “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movie will release on Netflix sometime during this year. When a young girl and her sister travel to Texas for a business trip, they end up fighting for their lives against the 60-year-old Leatherface. This movie will also take place 40 years after the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre film.

Lastly, Disney will release an animated fantasy film on November 24. Mirabel, a 15-year-old Colombian girl, finds out that she does not possess a special gift like her family members. However, she discovers that the magic surrounding the special gift will cause danger to her family and she must figure out a way to stop it. 

Hopefully, these movies will revive the movie industry and allow it to bounce back. So far, movies such as “A Quiet Place 2” and “Cruella” did exceptionally well at the box office. “Godzilla vs. Kong” also reached 48.5 million only a week prior to its release, so perhaps the movies to come will do the same.