Richard Bellis

5 films to look forward to in February 2019

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1) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

After the success of the original Lego Movie and the Batman spin off, Lego has decided to treat us to a sequel. With many of the characters returning, the film promises to resolve the cliffhanger of the Duplo invasion and take us on a new adventure across the Lego universe. Chris Miller and Phil Lord are back writing the screenplay but the film will be directed by Mike Mitchell who directed the Spongebob movie Sponge out of Water back in 2015.

The film hits cinemas on February 9.

2) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The third instalment of the franchise follows on from the previous movies, with the hero, Hiccup, dreaming of finding a safe haven for dragons; as the island of Berk is becoming overcrowded, the search for the mythical ‘hidden world’ becomes his next quest. Dean DeBlois returns to direct.

The film is released on February 1.

3) Happy Death Day 2U

The Groundhog Day of Horror films! Tree Gelbman is stuck in a time loop and must die over and over again. The concept was well executed in the first film and the sequel promises to develop it further with a more complex plot. The film is directed by Christopher Landon, who directed the previous instalment, and it sees a return of many of the original cast.

The film is released on February 14 (for Valentines day!)

4) All Is True

Taking place in 1613, Shakespeare is at the top but disaster strikes after the Globe Theatre burns down. He returns to his home town of Stratford and must face his neglected family as he tries to mend the relationship with his wife and daughters. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the film as Shakespeare. Branagh has made many of Shakespeare’s plays into films, including Henry V and Hamlet. The film also stars legendary actors Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench.

The film’s release is February 8

5) Green Book

The Green Book is based on a true story, following African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on tour in a time of segregation in the US; Viggo Mortensen plays his white bodyguard. The film is directed by Peter Farrelly, who directed films such as Dumb and Dumber.

The film arrives in UK cinemas on February 1