Are you searching for the must-watch movies set to hit theatres in April 2023? Well, this article is for you.
April 2023 is all set to be an exciting month with some blockbuster movies lined up for release. From action-packed thrillers to heart-warming comedies, there is something for everyone. Get ready to transport yourself into a world of adventure, laughter, and excitement as we count down the days to the release of these highly anticipated films.
Take a sneak peek into what’s coming up, mark your calendars, and well … wait. 😊
Get Ready for the 5 Must-Watch Movies in April 2023
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (April 7)
After years of anticipation, Nintendo’s iconic mascot – Super Mario, is returning to the big screen in animated form in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Courtesy of Illumination Entertainment – the brilliant minds behind hit movies such as Despicable Me, Minions, and Sing, their latest venture is set to hit the theaters on April 7.
Despite the initial backlash over the casting of non-Italian actor Chris Pratt as Mario, fans have embraced the trailers, clips, and images released so far. The star-studded voice cast includes Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.
The film is shaping up to be a fan-pleasing tribute. It features iconic elements such as Rainbow Roads, Thwomps, and Warp Zones that will satisfy long-time fans and new viewers. Amidst a crowded field of animated films, The Super Mario Bros. Movie stands out and is poised to become one of the biggest releases of 2023.
Air (April 5)
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon collaborate to recreate a true story in the upcoming movie Air. Affleck plays Phil Knight, while Damon takes on the role of Sonny Vaccaro. The film also features a star-studded cast, including Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans, and Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, the mother of basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Directed by Affleck, Air is about how Nike ventured into the basketball division by taking a chance on a rookie Michael Jordan and ultimately transformed the sports industry with the Air Jordan brand. This daring partnership risked everything and altered the game forever. Air will release in the theaters on April 5 and on Amazon Prime Video later.
Renfield (April 14)
Nicolas Cage playing Count Dracula is the highlight of the much-awaited Renfield. The film takes a comic approach to the mistreatment of Dracula’s primary assistant. Nicholas Hoult of The Great (2020) fame, plays the title role and Awkwafina comes in as a sceptical police officer.
Cage is renowned for his over-the-top performances, and the role of Dracula demands nothing less. Renfield’s trailer, which blends horror and humour, has already sparked significant excitement among fans.
Evil Dead Rise (April 14)
The 2013 Evil Dead reboot, helmed by Fede Alvarez, proved to be a pleasant surprise with its clever reinterpretation of the original while still paying homage to Raimi’s film and presenting a fresh perspective for the franchise.
The sequel Evil Dead Rise is slated for release in April and has already garnered a positive response at SXSW, suggesting that it has maintained Raimi’s signature blend of grotesque violence and humour. While its plot about a dysfunctional family dealing with their zombie mother deviates from the previous Evil Dead films, it still captures the same high-stakes horror and hilarity that made Raimi’s original trilogy and the reboot enjoyable.
Peter Pan & Wendy (April 28)
Peter Pan & Wendy is all set to premiere on Disney+ on April 28. Alexander Molony plays the role of Peter Pan, portraying a young boy who refuses to age. Ever Gabo Anderson is cast as Wendy and Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell as they join Peter on an adventure to the enchanted world of Neverland.
Along the way, they encounter the notorious Captain Hook, played by Jude Law. It will be intriguing to see how this retelling differs from the original tale.