This May comes loaded with new cinematographic novelties and the ones who love movies will have a difficulty to choose their favorite one. A new mission, a lot of action and fantasy, a romance and the adaptation of a classic that has given a lot of talk are some of the films that are released this month. And why choose only one when you can see all of them?
Out of all this month’s releases, these are AulaNews’ top-5 must-watch movies of May 2023:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.3
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña and Dave Bautista
Genre: Adventure / Science fiction / Action
Release date: 5th of May
The Guardians of the Galaxy continue the saga and release Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3. After the success of the last two movies, the producers of Marvel Studio have decided to bet on it once more. Eventhough it seems that everything points to a farewell that will take place in 150 minutes of action, adventure and science fiction.
After the death of Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), who Thanos sacrificed to get the Soul Stone, Peter Quill (Chris Patt) will have to reunite the team for a new mission. They will have to face the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) and the almighty Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) to save all the planets. But if they don’t manage to finish off their enemies then we’ll be talking about the end of the Guardians.
Director: James C. Strouse
Starring: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan and Celine Dion
Genre: Drama / Romantic comedy
Release date: 12th of May
They always say that love comes when you least expect it, but who would imagine that it would appear after a random text message?
After losing her fiancee, Mira Ray (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) decides to send some messages to her deceased partner’s old phone number. What she doesn’t know is that now that number belongs to Rob Burns (Sam Heughan), a journalist who also just suffered a heartbreak. Although from the beginning they feel a connection, what will really unite them is the music of Celine Dion, who will play herself in a film for the first time.
FAST & FURIOUS X
Director: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Terese Gibson
Genre: Action / Adventure
Release date: 19th of May
Fast & Furious X is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated movies of this month. After many missions in which Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have managed to defeat all his enemies, now they will have to face an opponent from the past with a thirst for revenge.
After 12 years since they took down the drug lord Hernán Reyes, his son Dante (Jason Momoa) has been planning how to make Dom pay for it. But everything will change when he realizes that the target is his eight-year-old daughter.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King and Melissa McCarthy.
Genre: Fantasy / Musical
Release date: 26th of May
It has not yet been released and has already given a lot to talk about on social networks. The new adaptation of The Little Mermaid with human characters points out that it will surprise all viewers and will take us back in time to the Disney version.
Ariel (Halle Bailey) is a mermaid who wants to know more about the outside world and in one of her escapades to the surface she falls in love with the charming Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King). The youngest of King Triton’s daughters knows that they are forbidden to maintain contact with humans, but that will not stop her and she will make a deal with Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), the evil witch.
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Starring: Gerard Butler, Ali Fazal and Navid Negahban
Genre: Action / Thriller
Release date: 26th of May
When the undercover CIA operative Tom Harris (Gerard Butler) discovers his identity has been blown, all he can do is run. Together with his translator named Mo (Navid Negahban) and with 30 hours to go to reach the Kandahar airport (Afghanistan), his only option will be to go through the desert of the Afghan city.
A difficult mission in which they will find many enemies, various threats and a serial killer named Kahil (Ali Fazal). The only way Tom and Mo could defeat them, save their lifes and not be captured will be to join force.