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by Eve Meadows on December 1, 2020

in Film


2021 is a big year for film – with huge new titles making their debut, as well as some classic film series adding another gem to their collection, there’s a lot to be excited for. So, get comfy, get your snacks, and get ready to hear the films you should be looking out for in 2021 – it’s going to be amazing.

In the Heights

If you’re a fan of musicals, look no further – In the Heights is an adaptation of the award winning musical of the same name. Once winning over the crowds on Broadway, Universal’s exciting adaptation will make its way to our screens in April 2021, and is set to be one of the biggest hits of the year. If you’re the kind of person who’s worried about adaptations, and that they just don’t do the original justice, then you have nothing to worry about. Not only is Lin-Manuel Miranda (also famous for creating and starring in Hamilton), the original composer, star, and writer of the musical, producing and acting in the remake, but Quiara Alegría Hudes, known for writing the original play’s book, is also writing the script for the upcoming film, so the adaptation is sure to stick well to the roots of the original. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss.

The 355

Top secret agents, a deadly weapon, and a race against time to protect the world make The 355 one of the first films you’ll be wanting to see in the New Year. The film follows four female agents, all with their own specialties, in the chase around the world to track down a deadly weapon, with plenty of action along the way. Not only has this film got a killer plot, but it features a killer cast too – the four main women are played by none other than Jessica Chastain, an Oscar-nominated actress, Diane Kruger from In The Fade, and Lupita Nyong’o and Penelope Cruz, both Oscar-winning actresses, meaning the performance will be on point. You’ve also got Simon Kinberg producing the film, best known for producing Deadpool and The Martian. This film is set up to be a masterpiece in all areas – the only downside is that it comes out in January, meaning cinemas may be limited due to the pandemic; however, it’s easier than ever to watch movies on demand, so you certainly won’t miss out.

The Matrix 4

The Matrix is one of the most popular film franchises to date, so it’s understandable we’re buzzing with excitement over the announcement of their next film, and fourth in the series. Although we’ve yet to learn what the plot is about, we know we’re in for a wild ride of action, slow-motion effects, and futuristic, cyberpunk vibes. The film wouldn’t be complete without star actors once again painting the screens, including Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss bound to give us yet another incredible performance. The only downside is the wait – the release was postponed to December 2021; however, we guarantee those few months will be worth it. Besides, there’s not a more perfect way to round off the year.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

The greatly awaited sequel to the original, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, finally makes it to the big screen. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard features some of the best-known actors in the film scene, including Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson; this film is set to bring back a wild ride of speedy car chases, deadly villains, and sometimes gruesome action scenes that leave the audience wanting more. The charm of this film is of course it’s quick quips between main characters, comical moments, and witty uses of sarcasm that give the film it’s edge and makes for one of the most enjoyable viewing experiences you can find in the coming year. If you’re the kind of person that loves fast action, tense plots, all sewn together with a little wit, you’ve definitely come to the right place. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is set to release in August 2021, so it’s the perfect way to give your summer a bit of spark.

These are our four favorite films for the new year – we’re ready to take a dive into new and old classics that are bound to make next year exciting for the world of cinema and film. What’s your favorite?

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