Wondering what to watch this year? Here are some movies to be on the lookout for this semester that you won’t want to miss!

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March 17, 2023)

Former Disney stars Asher Angel and Zachary Levi return as Shazam in the second movie of the series, along with the rest of the talented cast from the first movie. Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be premiering this coming March. The Shazam gang takes on the villainous Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the Greek titan Atlas.  

Personally, I loved the first movie and found it entertaining, action-packed, and funny. I’ll definitely be seeing this one in theaters next month!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (April 7, 2023)

Nintendo has made a movie that follows the Super Mario Bros. franchise, which will be released this coming April, with the famous voices of Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser. The movie is similar to the Super Mario Bros. video game, but with a twist: originally, Bowser, the overgrown turtle with spikes, captures Princess Peach, but in the movie, Bowser and his goons instead capture Mario’s twin brother Luigi. Mario travels through galaxies with the help of Toad and Princess Peach to put an end to Bowser’s reign. If you grew up playing Nintendo’s Mario games including Super Mario Bros., this is a movie you should definitely check out!  

Junior Victoria Van Cleave said, “I am only going to see the movie for Luigi. They better do Luigi justice, or else I will riot. I will Twitter cancel them so fast.”

The Little Mermaid (May 26, 2023)

If you loved The Little Mermaid classic, be prepared to witness the remake that will be premiering this May, with Halle Bailey from Grown-ish as Ariel and Daveed Diggs from the musical Hamilton as Sebastian. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel, is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land.   

Freshman Jovi Wong said, “I grew up with the original and loved The Little Mermaid, so I’m intrigued to see it live action. I feel like live action can either be total garbage and really different from the original, the way live action Mulan was, or really cool to watch when it stays true to the original but adds subtle changes that make it better. I also saw the teaser and the visuals look really cool!”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (June 2, 2023)

Miles Morales returns in this film as Spider-Man and reunites with Gwen Stacy, also known as Spider-Gwen. Gwen and Miles travel to the Multiverse, where they encounter a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on handling a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Senior Justine Ochoa said, “I’m looking forward to seeing this movie because we’ll get to see the different Spider-Mans. I was freaking out with my cousin because he’s obsessed with Spider-Man, so it’s going to be lit.”  

Shakira Spencer is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. She wants to spread awareness in the community. She enjoys singing, and hanging out with friends.

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