Year 2019 has produced and is still producing amazing movies and music with latest dance steps and funny skits. Here are 5 amazing and highest grossing movies of 2019 and still counting.
No. 5: Captain Marvel
Domestic Gross: $426 million
International Gross: $701 million
Worldwide Gross: $1.128 billion
Released March 8, 2019 and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, we have on the number 4 spot, with a worldwide gross of $1.128 billion, Captain Marvel.
Firstly, I didn’t enjoy the action in this movie because they portrayed her struggles as something she could overcome with great ease, in a sense undermining the true strength of a woman; who does not need her fights to be too easy. Her backstory was aforementioned in Avengers: Infinity War after the closing credits to familiarize the audience with how she got her powers and what makes her the most powerful. The fight scenes were cheesy and felt too predictable as she beat up the bad guys.
Secondly, I also had issues with how the actress playing Captain Marvel portrayed her character. I felt she could have done a better job of assuming her role, because her lack of proper enthusiasm showed in her execution. I wonder how many other Marvel Universe fans noticed the striking similarities between Jean Grey (of X-Men) and Captain Marvel. If you take the time to think about it, they were almost like two peas in a pod.
The movie itself was centered on Captain Marvel finding out who she was and what her super powers were. Living on Earth in 1995, she kept having random flashbacks of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers, while being caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. With the help of Director Nick Fury, she uncovers the secrets of her past, while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with her people and the Skrulls.
Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos/ Keller and Jude Law as Yon-Rogg.
No. 4: Spider Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Domestic Gross: $390 million
International Gross: $741 million
Worldwide Gross: $1.131 billion
Spider Man makes his way to the number 4 spot. Directed by Jon Watts and released July 2, 2019. Starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/ Mysterio and Marisa Tomei as May Parker.
After the death of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, Peter Parker is left permanently changed and seems not up to the task to live up to expectation. The primary antagonist in the movie creates optical illusions that trick his victims into seeing things that aren’t there. Frankly, I actually expected a real villain to show up and fight but we had to manage the figment of our imagination.
Parker and his classmates travel to Europe for a relaxing vacation, when Nick Fury shows up unexpectedly in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. Four massive elemental creatures: Air, Fire, Water and Earth emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker finds himself helping Fury and a fellow superhero named Mysterio to stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent; but little did he know who his real enemy was.
No. 3: Frozen II
Frozen II has definitely shown that it can go as far Frozen 1 as it made the highest grossing animated movie of 2013. Now we can see Frozen II ranking number 3 worldwide after only being released November 22. I thoroughly enjoyed the story line.
From the Academy Award winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kristen Bell as Anna, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff and Josh Gad as Olaf, Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Destiny, Alfred Molina as King Agnarr, Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Iduna, Jason Ritter as Ryder, Martha Plimpton as Yelana and Rachel Matthews as Honeymaren.
Elsa accidentally causes a magical storm in Arendelle (as she also did in Frozen I) due to the strange voices she was hearing. We then hear and see Grand Pabbie, a troll telling Elsa to find who is calling her for they may have the answers she needs. In order to save the kingdom, Elsa together with Anna (Elsa’s sister), Kristoff (Anna’s boyfriend), Olaf (the snowman) and Sven (Kristoff’s reindeer) embark on a dangerous yet adventurous journey.
No. 2: The Lion King
The Lion King
Domestic Gross: $543 million
International Gross: $1.113 billion
Worldwide Gross: $1.656 billion
I can’t fully express the joy beaming on my face as I nostalgically watched this live-action rendition of a childhood classic. I kept singing from beginning to end, and thoroughly enjoyed my first IMAX movie experience. Safe to say the ticket price was well worth it. Starring Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar.
The movie was directed and released by Jon Favreau July 19, 2019. Originally animated 1994, King Mufasa celebrates the arrival of his son, Simba, but not everyone in the kingdom is happy about the good news. Young Simba idolizes his father, who meets an untimely demise during a wildebeest stampede. Simba is presumed also dead from the stampede, but in reality has escaped with his life. Scar, Mufasa’s brother inherits the throne and rules together with the hyenas, causing the pride rock loses its symbol of peace and prosperity. With the help of a pair of newfound friends (Timon and Pumbaa) and Lara, Simba grows up to reclaim his birth right as leader of the pride; ultimately learning the truth behind his uncle’s betrayal that lead to his father’s death.
The movie also produced the popular track titled “Brown Skin Girl” featured popular artist Wizkid and other albums featuring other Nigerian artists in it.
No. 1: Avengers: Endgame
Domestic Gross: $858 million
International Gross: $1.939 billion
Worldwide Gross: $2.797 billion
Avengers takes the top spot on our 2019 movie countdown grossing a total of $2.797 billion! worldwide. Directed and released April 26, 2019 by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, this epic 3 hour feast of the eyes wonderfully summizes the avenger series. For 11 to 12 years running, we have seen the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and many more marvel blockbusters.
I was glued to my seat for all 180 minutes of this movie, avoiding all restroom breaks because to miss a moment was equivalent to missing a lifetime.
In Avengers: Endgame, you truly experience firsthand the role Captain Marvel plays. One would have thought she would be the saviour, but nahhhh, she can’t, I won’t even let her be!
After Thanos, an intergalactic warlord, disintegrates half of the universe in Avengers: Infinity war, the remaining Avengers reunite to restore balance back to the universe by going back in time to gather all the infinity stones. The battle begins and intensifies as the scenes progress, ultimately leading to a great but necessary sacrifice to reach the only viable possibility of victory; no one but Dr Strange knew what was about to happen before it all went down.
Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Benedict Wong as Wong, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Bradley Cooper as Rocket and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts.