5 December Movies to Look Forward To This Month


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MJ (Zendaya) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) jump off a bridge in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

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With movie theaters reopening for full capacity for the first times since the COVID-19 pandemic, people are rushing to buy tickets and see films on the full screen again. November gave us great movies, like Eternals, House of Gucci, and more, but it’s time we move onto the next films that will appear on the big screen and Netflix in December.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Dec. 17)

When Spider-Man’s (Tom Holland) identity was revealed in the previous movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, he was no longer able to separate his hero persona and Peter Parker from the whole world. Peter Parker asks for Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help, which makes things difficult and challenging for our well known, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The Spider-Man franchise continues with its third movie being released this month. Marvel fans (including myself), are extremely excited and have been waiting for this movie’s release day ever since the film was set to actually happen. Fans were so thrilled to get tickets that were released on Nov. 29 that the website ended up crashing (I know, crazy). I too am beyond excited for this movie’s release, considering that it’ll give us a taste of the multiverse correlation in phase 4 of the MCU.

Don’t Look Up (Dec. 10)

Two not very well known astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) discover a comet that is approaching Earth and is about to kill us all. The only thing is, nobody believes them when they are trying to warn them. I feel like we should definitely be excited for the film because we can see a lot of comedy from just the trailer. This movie is directed by Adam McKay and stars many people such as Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, Chris Evans, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, and more. I think this movie is definitely something to look forward to, considering there hasn’t been too much marketing for it, which makes it a surprise.

West Side Story (Dec. 10)

This movie takes place in the 50’s in New York City, where two teenagers (Ansel Elgort and Rachel) with different ethnic backgrounds fall in love. West Side Story is a musical by Arthur Laurents that has been around since the late 1950s. This movie is directed by Steven Spielberg, who has directed classics like Jaws, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and more. I personally can’t wait for this movie to come out, because the soundtrack is very well known and something I have listened to for a while. If you are looking for a musical drama type of film, this is definitely a movie to look forward to this month.

The Matrix Resurrections (Dec. 22)

Since the ending of the last Matrix movie in 2003, the fourth movie is set to come out this month. I recently just watched all the Matrix movies again and needless to say, I am thrilled for this new movie. After 18 years, Matrix fans will finally see what happens next. In this film, we will see Neo (Keanu Reeves) hit an unexpected turn when he is back inside the Matrix.

Sing 2 (Dec. 22)

After five years since the first movie’s release, Sing 2 is finally coming to the big screen this month. I always found the first animated movie super entertaining and funny, so we should be expecting the same thing from the second film. ​​In this movie, Buster Moon and his all-star ensemble of animal performers are preparing to debut a stage extravaganza. The only thing is, he has to find and persuade the world’s most secretive rock star to join them. What starts out as Buster’s dream of big-time success quickly transforms into a reminder that the emotion in music has the ability to heal even the most wounded hearts. I think this concept for this movie is super cool, and I can’t wait to see the characters some very well known actors, actresses, and singers Sing 2 features, such as Scarlett Johansson, Bono, and Halsey.