Sabina Saktaganova Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
As you may already know, all schools in the UAE are going to close for four weeks and switch to remote learning due to the Coronavirus. Fortunately, there are a lot of interesting movies coming out this month that you can watch in your free time!
- The Way Back (March 5th)
The Way Back is a sports drama starring Ben Affleck as Jack Cunningham, a widowed former basketball star who struggles with addiction. When the local high school team needs a new coach, Cunningham attempts to comeback by becoming the coach. Despite the team’s poor record, he discovers the boys’ hidden talents while also starting to overcome his personal demons. The movie may seem pessimistic, but it also has positive messages, such as the importance of teamwork and determination.
- Onward (March 5th)
Onward, a new computer-animated fantasy by Pixar, is a pure perfect film with warmth and whip-smart humor. Tom Holland and Chris Pratt provide the voices of two elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who go on a magical quest to see if there is still magic left to bring their father back from death.
- Misbehaviour (March 12th)
Misbehaviour is a throwback to the Miss World beauty contest that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1970. The story talks about the contest when a team of feminist activists hatches a plan to disrupt the event. All the beauty contests may seem anachronic, but the drama is what makes it so interesting to watch!
- A Quiet Place Part II (March 18th)
A Quiet Place was the most adored and successful horror movie in recent years. This year the Abbott family must face the terrors of the outside world as the world had been taken over by sightless alien monsters with hyper-acute hearing. If they heard you, they would tear you to pieces. Forced to fight in silence and set out into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
A Quiet Place is a practically silent film. Fans of the first movie have high hopes for the sequel as the main characters are going through hell again, but now with their numbers diminished.
- Mulan (March 25th)
Mulan, another remake of classic Disney cartoon, is completely different from Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. It is based on the Chinese legend of a girl (Liu Yifei) who pretends to be a man so that she can join the Imperial Army and save her elderly father from battling northern invaders in China. However, the new interpretation of the legend doesn’t have any of the songs or Mushu, a wise-cracking dragon, from the 1998 cartoon. Instead, it includes dramatic battle scenes and higher accuracy to the original legends.