Movies to watch in the 2017 Christmas Break

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Emmalee Smith

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Came out Friday, Dec. 15

The “Star Wars” saga continues with the adventures of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammil) in Episode VIII.

La’a Walters, a freshman studying business management from Kailua, said it looks good because of how the enemies seem to be built up. He gave the example of Kylo Ren taking off his helmet to reveal a “weird metal scar,” but Walters says the scar changes later in the trailer and looks looks like there’s hinting of him going from the dark to the light side, as well as changes in and build-up of characters.

He said from what he’s seen, the people behind the new Star Wars are doing a good job and adding a twist with new robots and characters. He said he’s excited to watch it over the break.

Dani Castro, a sophomore majoring in biomedicine from Texas, said he’s a huge fan of “Star Wars” and is excited to bring friends together and watch it with them. He said, “I’m excited to see who the last jedi is. I want to see Cary Fischer in her last movie. I want to see more black people in Star Wars.”


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Coming out Wednesday, Dec. 20

Taking a twist from the 1995 movie of a board game coming to life, the new “Jumanji” film shows high schoolers in detention getting sucked into a video game’s reality.

When asked if he was excited for it, Castro replied immediately saying, “Heck yeah I’m excited for it! It has the Rock. The Rock ‘hashtag man-crush.’ Also, Jack Black is dope and I want to see him act like a girl.”

Min Edwards, a sophomore studying exercise science from Oregon, said, “It looks funny. Just from watching the trailer I was laughing.”

Cheyanne Malstron, a junior studying social work from Wyoming, said, “I [watched] the old one a lot. You can’t really beat Robin Williams, but it has the Rock and Jack Black so we’ll see.”


Pitch Perfect 3

Coming out Friday, Dec. 22

After the Bella’s musical university success, they come back together to experience a new world of music by going on an overseas tour.

Rebecca Rodrigues, a junior studying marine biology from Iowa, said she’s excited to see the movie because she gets to see the characters she’s fallen in love with again like Fat Amy, the Lilly, and Beca. “Although there is some crude humor, I find their awkwardness and sayings hilarious.”

She said she loves acapella music, the covers in the film, and the guest celebrities. “The last movie they had the Green Packers and Pentatonix. The story also progresses each time to tackle new challenges with the same amount of hilarity.”

Castro said he’s not very excited about seeing the film, but he is excited about the album.



Came out Friday, Dec. 15

Based on the children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand,” the film is about the big-hearted Ferdinand the bull , voiced by John Cena. Ferdinand doesn’t like bull fighting but finds himself in the midst of the sport in Spain, so he goes out on an adventure to return back to his family.

Malstron said she knows the book through its short appearance in the film “The Blind Side,” when the mom reads the book to her children.


The Greatest Showman

Coming out Wednesday, Dec. 20

An original musical that tells the story behind P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), the man who started show business, according to Movie Insider.

Edwards said, “It has Hugh Jackman, and Hugh Jackman is the best. It looks so good. There’s lots of good music and attractive people, so why wouldn’t I go see it?”

Date Published: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017