Superheroes, science-fiction, action and comedy — March has a film for everyone.
March is the prime time to go see films. The weather slightly resembles winter and summer activities are not in full swing, yet. So seize the opportunity to take your family, friends or loved ones to see one of these five films coming out this March.
1. March 4: Zootopia
In Zootopia, animals take on human characteristics. Most of the police in Zootopia are big, tough, surly creatures such as rhinoceroses, tigers and elephants. And then there is Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), a rookie cop that happens to be a rabbit. Her first mission is to capture a con artist fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). When they both become the focus of a conspiracy theory, they have to work together to uncover who is framing them. Zootopia will be a perfect family film and has humor in it that younger audience members will comprehend.
2. March 4: London Has Fallen
Gerard Butler returns as Mike Banning, the Secret Service personnel to the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart). This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen (2013) will be just as action-packed as the first. When the prime minister of the United Kingdom dies, all of the world’s leaders congregate to mourn. London becomes the the focus of an assassination plot, which, of course, Banning uncovers before anyone else. When the conspiracists threaten to attack the political and cultural hubs of the world, Banning has to act quickly before London ends up in complete ruin.
3. March 4: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey stars as journalist Kim Barker who is sent into the thick of war in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a war correspondent. Similar to Fey’s other films, this has a comedic tone, but there is also a serious element to the film. Fey is not surrounded by a lot of other hilarious actors, so she will have more freedom to be the center of comedic attention. It steps out of Fey’s norm, which is definitely why people should go see it.
4. March 18: The Divergent Series: Allegiant
The final installment of the series based off of Veronica Roth’s best selling trilogy, The Divergent Series, is upon us. The production decided not to split the final novel into two parts, thank goodness. This time Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) and Tobias “Four” Eaton (Theo James) venture out into the mysterious world beyond the fence. They are faced with some unexpected obstacles and receive answers that they were not prepared for. I suggest watching the two previous films in the series before you head to the theater to see this one. Do not go into the film expecting to have your theories about the film confirmed because it is unpredictable. If you have read the books, you know what I’m talking about.
5. March 25: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Another superhero movie. In this one, Batman (Ben Affleck) — who should be played by Christian Bale, just saying — and Superman (Henry Cavill) are pitted against each other. Batman wants to check up on Superman and make sure he is not doing anything he is not supposed to. While the two are fighting over vapid, mundane problems, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has been creating the ultimate supervillain, Doomsday. Hopefully Batman and Superman can set their problems — and their arrogance — aside to help save humankind. This will be the first chapter to the Justice League saga.