Spring is finally in full swing in Southern California; warm breezes are pleasantly blowing through the air, students have begun excitedly counting the days till summer, and most importantly, numerous highly anticipated movies are hitting the theaters. From anxiously awaited sequels to action-packed sci-fi adventures, this spring is jam-packed with films to suit every movie-goer’s taste. So, grab your popcorn and get comfortable. Here are a few upcoming spring movies that you will not want to miss:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ever since The Avengers made cinematic history in 2012, Hulk-smashing box office records and thrilling audiences worldwide, fans have been thirsty for more. On May 1, Marvel fanatics’ prayers will finally be answered with the release of the second installment of The Avengers franchise. With forecasts predicting the sequel to earn over $217 million during its opening weekend, it is safe to say that this movie will be just as, if not more, awesome as its predecessor (Bloomberg.com). Joining the ranks of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye, this film will feature two new heroes: Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen). Be sure to catch this “Marvelous” superhero flick coming to theaters on May 1.
Pitch Perfect 2
It is almost unbelievable to think that it has already been three years since Pitch Perfect-fever first swept across the nation, introducing a capella singing into mainstream culture and spawning countless “Cup Song” imitations. Finally, the Barden Bellas are returning to the big screen for Pitch Perfect 2. The sure to be “a ca-awesome” sequel features the collegiate a cappella group’s exploits as they enter an international competition. With Into the Woods actress Anna Kendrick reprising her role as main character Beca, and new stars such as Hailee Steinfeld joining the cast, the film will definitely not disappoint. Pitch Perfect 2 sings its way into theaters on May 15.
– Rachel Baldauf