Top 10 Movies Coming Out in 2021

As you may already know, 2020 was one of the worst years in human history which gave us the Coronavirus pandemic. One of the worst things about the pandemic was the fact that many movie cinemas had to close temporarily to prevent the spread of the virus. However, although the Coronavirus pandemic may have prevented many movie cinemas from opening to full capacity, it still wasn’t going to stop 2021 from giving us some of the best movies of all time. So, without further ado, here’s a list of the Top 10 Movies Coming Out In 2021.

  1. Black Widow (2021)

Black Widow (2021)
Directed by:
 Cate Shortland
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz
Opening on: May 7, 2021 (formerly November 6, 2020)

“Black Widow” is the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. “Black Widow” follows Natasha Romanoff as she confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

  1. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Directed by: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Ray Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons
Opening on: March 18, 2021 on HBO Max

A remake of 2017’s “Justice League”, Zack Snyder’s version of “Justice League” intends to show the true vision the director had for the movie before stepping down as a result of his daughter passing away in 2017. This version of “Justice League” will be four (4) hours long and features new villains, Darkseid and Jared Leto’s Joker

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina
Opening on: July 9, 2021 (formerly May 7, 2021)

”Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the twenty-fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the second film of Phase Four, starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi. In this movie, Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization – the same terror group who’s behind Tony Stark’s kidnapping in Iron Man.

  1. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Directed by: Adam Wingard
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry
Opening on: March 31, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO Max

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is a science fiction monster film and the fourth movie in the “MonsterVerse” following the movies “Godzilla”, “King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Skull Island”. In this movie, Fearsome monsters Godzilla and King Kong square off in an epic battle for the ages, while humanity looks to wipe out both of the creatures and take back the planet once and for all.

  1. Fast and Furious 9 (2021)

Directed by: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Lucas Black
Opening on: May 28, 2021 (formerly April 2, 2021)

‘Fast & Furious 9″, known by its official title “F9”, is the ninth movie of the “Fast & Furious” series and the tenth overall, including “Hobbs & Shaw”. The new entry will bring the family back together to face off against a new villain (played by John Cena) who also happens to be Dom Toretto’s brother.

  1. Mortal Kombat (2021)

Directed by: Simon McQuoid
Starring: Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin, Mechad Brooks, Lewis Tan, Elissa Cadwell, Ng Chin Han, Max Huang, Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sisi Stringer
Opening on: April 16, 2021 (formerly January 15, 2021), with simultaneous release on HBO Max

In this latest installment of the “Mortal Kombat franchise”, MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro
Opening on: July 2, 2021

After 31 years since the release of the first “Top Gun” movie, Tom Cruise returns as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in “Top Gun: Maverick”, training a new squad of graduates for a dangerous mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice.

  1. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Directed by: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa
Starring: Awkwafina, Kelly Marie Tran, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra Oh
Opening on: March 5, 2021 (formerly March 12, 2021)

In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon in order to bring peace to her land.

  1. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)

Directed by: Will Gluck
Starring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki
Opening on: June 11, 2021 (formerly April 2, 2021)

James Corden once again lends his voice as Peter Rabbit in this sequel to 2018’s “Peter Rabbit”. In this movie, Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family

  1. Cruella (2021)

Directed by: Alex Timbers and Craig Gillespie
Starring: Emma Stone, Joel Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Emma Thompson
Opening on: May 28, 2021

Starring Emma Stone as Cruella, this live-action prequel feature film focuses on a young Cruella de Vil and how she became obsessed with Dalmation fur

Everything Wrong With Grown-ish

In case you’ve never seen an episode of Grown-ish, Grown-ish is basically a spin-off of the hit TV show Black-ish, which focuses on the journey of Zoey Johnson (played by Yara Shahidi) through college and her transition to adulthood. Grown-ish bears some similarities to the hit TV show A Different World, a spin-off of The Cosby Show, which also follows Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) through college and her transition to adulthood.

Before the release of “Grown-ish”, many young people were excited about the possibility of being represented on the big screen and being able to relate to issues they experience in college. Unfortunately however, the show turned out to be a disappointment and was far from the realistic college experience many young people had. This is why we at Viral News have come up with a list of “Everything Wrong with Grown-ish”.

  1. Drug Abuse

Although drug abuse often occurs on many University campuses, it’s however unlikely that they occur as rampantly as the show makes it out to be. Throughout the series, there seems to be an excessive pattern of students openly doing drugs wherever and whenever they please. An example of this, is when Vivek (played by Jordan Buhat)dealt drugs in a Faculty building with other students and staff walking by.

In as much as drug abuse often occurs on University campuses, most colleges have strict policies against drug abuse. In fact, you could get kicked out of College indefinitely without the possibility of being able to apply for the same program or even a different program in the future. Worse of all, you could have a record on file which could affect any future aspirations you may have.

2. Too Shallow

We all know that when University students aren’t busy with schoolwork, they can be found going to parties, getting into relationships and hanging out at bars. However, throughout the show, there seemed to be excessive focus on these activities and hardly any focus on school-related work. The main characters in the show can be seen going to parties almost everyday without hardly doing any schoolwork

Even when the characters are shown attending class, it’s usually just a night business class taught by Charlie Telphy from Black-ish (played by Deon Cole) – who probably doesn’t even have the right credentials to teach a University course.

To make matters worse, Charlie hardly teaches anything related to the course. Instead, he spends most of his teaching-time engaging in unnecessary conversation and activities.

To be very honest, it’s very likely that if the main characters were enrolled in real colleges, they could find themselves getting kicked out of their programs or even out of their schools as a result of poor grades.

  1. Blind to Real College Issues

In attempting to entertain audiences by showing the glamourous side of College, “Grown-ish” hardly pays attention to other real issues some College students experience such as depression, sexual assault, suicide, etc. To be fair, Grown-ish does equally show light on other issues which take place on College campuses. However, it does not portray those issues in a manner that resembles that of a real College.

  1. Corny Jokes

“Grown-ish” also tries too hard to pull of jokes, usually at the expense of certain groups of people. It usually does this through the excessive use of stereotypes and discriminatory remarks which are always in poor taste. An example of a scene which does this, is when Zoey made the remark “white girl drunk” which seemed to imply being heavily intoxicated.

  1. Bad Acting

Finally, the acting in “Grown-ish” also seems to be very poor and carried out by people with little to no acting experience. To be very honest, it almost feels like the casting directors were aiming for a more popular cast, rather than the talent of a more experienced cast.