In real life, war may not be good for much, but in films it is good for everything : tension, character development, visual effects, catharsis. No crucible is better suited to testing our heroes, forging our bad guys, and remembering that life isn't so bad when we sit in a cozy movie theater with a sweater and a cup of Starbucks that we smuggled into . (Apart from the fact that there may not be a lot of cinema this year.)
In 2019 moviegoers traveled to England to make an haunting Shakespeare adaptation of Timothée Chalamet with The King . It led us into the trenches and then out of the trenches and then back into the trenches with Sam Mendes & # 39; epic from the First World War 1917 . And it somehow did something with Midway; We are not sure about that.
In 2020 there were more battle-proven heroes and enough pyrotechnics to keep Tom Cruise in the sprint. Here are the best and most anticipated war films of 2020. (Remember: release dates, like all pandemic things, can change these days.)
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The Last Full Measure ( January 24)
Featuring Men's Health Title star Sebastian Stan, this film is based on the real story of Honorary Medalist and Air Force pararescueman William H. Pitsenbarger, who saved over sixty men in 1966.
You can now rent The Last Full Measure from Amazon Prime Video.
Mulan (Juy 24)
I bet you didn't see this coming. What we could see from the trailer were surprising combat choreography, cinematography, reminiscent of Zhang Yimou ( Hero House of Flying Daggers ) and Frickin Donnie Yen and Jet Li. What else do you need?? This may be the first Disney live action that actually takes risks and deviates from the cartoon original in favor of the historical original. Oh, and there's no romantic lead role, so Mulan can kick in the ass all by himself. Maybe they should really make a woman out of everyone.
The King & # 39; s Man (September 18)
Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn returns with the third episode of the series, something of a prequel . You know the story. Evil international organization trying to wipe out the world through war. An extremely neat spy fraction fights back. There will be umbrellas. And manners.
Tom Clancy's No Regret (September 18)
Director Stefano Sollima ( Sicario 2 ) will adapt Tom Clancy's novel about a Navy SEAL that included the murder of his wife avenges. Actor Michael B. Jordan.
Top Gun: Maverick (December 23)
It was more than 30 years ago that the original Top Gun debuted in 1986. Now the aging pilot (played by the timeless Tom Cruise) probably still has one mission left. Or something like that. Who cares what it's about. Cruise actually piloted a jet for this film. That is all you need to know.
World News (December 25)
Paul Greengrass ( The Bourn Supremacy, Green Zone, July 22 ) shoots at the American Western, the border war genre. With Tom Hanks News of the World will follow a Texan who is on the way to rescue a kidnapped girl. Look for Greengrass & # 39; signature handheld camera work that should distinguish the gunslinger from what you saw before.
Tom Hanks returns to the WWII genre with this Merchant Marine drama with German submarines and a hero skipper. Basically Captain Phillips but with Nazis.
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