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The movies coming out this year will make you go insane

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The new movies coming out in 2018 will make you go insane!

While everyone’s saying new, year new me, I’m over here saying new year, new movies! So here are the top five movies in which I’m most excited for this year.

Number Five: Maze Runner: The Death Cure

After three years, the final movie of the Maze Runner trilogy is finally coming! In this thrilling final installment, Thomas and company are on a quest to finally take down the evil organization W.C.K.E.D. once and for all. To be honest, I was quite surprised when I heard that The Death Cure would be coming out.

As I said before, the last time a Maze Runner movie came out was 2015! So I had assumed that FOX had given up on the movies entirely, due to the fact that the whole young-adult-book-to-movie-adaptation trend has been dying out. In fact, it wasn’t until December that I realized a trailer for this movie even came out. So FOX isn’t really putting that much effort into advertising The Death Cure. Which might reflect in the quality of the movie itself. Like if they’re not advertising it that much, it might end up not being that good. It’s almost like FOX is trying to sweep this one under the rug.  

As a whole, I think The Maze Runner series has an interesting concept, but the movies aren’t executed that well. However, despite the flaws, I’ll make sure to see The Death Cure when it comes out on the 28 of this month.  

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Number Four: The Incredibles II

When The Incredibles initially came out in 2004, four-year-old me thought that it was the best thing in the whole world. And with the sequel set to release in June, the four-year-old in me is getting hyped! Out of all the Disney movies out there, this is probably one of the longest times they’ve waited to do a sequel. There’s a 14-year gap in between the first and second installment. The only films that rival this are Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, which have a 13-year gap. As of this point in time, there’s only a teaser trailer out for The Incredibles II. Hopefully, a full trailer is released soon, because I need more in order to hold me over until June.

Number Three: Love, Simon

Originally, I never even considered putting this movie on the list. However, when I saw the trailer and heard what it’s about, that changed everything for me. Love, Simon (based off the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) is about a gay 17-year-old named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) who wants to come out to his family and find a boyfriend. This concept is incredibly intriguing to me because it’s rare that a good LGBT movie is ever made. It also reminds me of something John Green would make. And based on how good people tell me the book is, I’ll definitely be giving this movie a look when it comes out this March.  

Number Two: Ready Player One

Like Love, Simon, I didn’t consider putting this movie the list. I mean I heard about the book, however, I never read it before. All I really knew was that it was about a virtual reality game and a dystopian future. I thought that it seemed like every other young-adult-book-to-movie-adaption out there. But after seeing the trailer, my jaw dropped to the floor.

If it wasn’t for the movie in the number one spot, this would be the movie I’m most hyped for this year. Ready Player One is about a dystopian future in which people play this game known as The Oasis to escape their terrible lives. But when the chance to win half a trillion dollars, and to take over the game, The Oasis becomes more than just a game. It becomes a life and death situation. 

The trailer alone is incredibly cool. It has a bunch of pop culture references like the DeLorean from Back to Future, the Iron Giant, and Tracer from Overwatch. If you’re a fan of video games or just pop culture in general, you need to see this movie when it comes out this March!

Honorable Mentions

  1. Deadpool 2
  2. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
  3. Black Panther
  4. Wreck it Ralph 2
  5. Jurassic World The Fallen Kingdom

Number One: Avengers Infinity War

Let’s face it, you saw this coming. I mean it’s not like Avengers Infinity War has the most viewed trailer of all time or anything.

Ever since Thanos showed up at the end of the first Avengers, I knew this movie would be coming. They’ve been hinting at it for years. And I’ve been waiting a long time for this! I’m not even lying when I say that I cried when this trailer first dropped. When the trailer came out, English teacher at Colonia High, Mrs. Abrams, played it in her creative writing class. Everyone in the class went insane!

It’s safe to say that Avengers Infinity War is the most anticipated movie of 2018. It’s the movie where everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to come together to fight Thanos and prevent him from gathering the all-powerful infinity stones. Beloved characters like the Ironman, Captain America, Black Widow, Star-Lord, and many, MANY, more will be in this movie. And the crazy part is, this is only part one! Avengers Infinity War Part Two is scheduled for 2019.

This May 4 isn’t going to be about Star Wars, it’s going to be about Infinity War! 

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DeAndre Oglesby
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DeAndre Oglesby is a 17-year-old from Colonia New Jersey. He was born on December 7, 2000 at JFK Hospital. His nationality is African Bajan American (his mother is from the island of Barbados). Oglesby is the youngest of four children. He has two sisters and one brother. Currently, he is a senior at Colonia High School. Oglesby is quite active at school. Some of the clubs that he's in are newspaper club, LGBT club, SLAC, Anime, and many more. A few of his favorite hobbies are art, photography, poetry, writing, and YouTube. Oglesby identifies as nonbinary, and wants to change his name legally to Andie J. Lewis after high school. One of his biggest dreams is to open a school for children who are more gifted in the arts rather than academics.

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