Adesoji Adegbulu

Nine Movies I Saw at the Cinema in 2021

2021 was also a difficult year for the cinema industry. Due to the ongoing pandemic, many movie theatres (cinemas) were forced to close for several periods during the year 2021. The closures were one of the measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus and its variants (e.g., Delta and Omicron). Due to these, as a “low-end” cinephile, I was able to see just nine movies.

The Nine Movies I Saw at the Cinema in 2021

Fast & Furious 9

Dominic Toretto is forced to face the mistakes of his past in order to protect his family. This includes stopping one of the most dangerous hitmen and high-performance drivers ever. The movie stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, John Cena as Jakob Toretto, Cardi B as Leysa, and lots more.

Release date: 12th July 2021
Watched date: 12th July 2021

The Suicide Squad

The crew of supervillains is out of the Belle Reve prison on a deadly mission in order to regain their freedom. The movie stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and lots more.

Release date: 28th July 2021
Watched date: 3rd August 2021

Chaos Walking

The movie is set in a world where all the women have disappeared and the men are ravaged by a mysterious power (called “the noise”) which ensures that no thought is a secret. The movie stars Tom Holland as Todd Hewitt, Daisy Ridley as Viola, Nick Jonas as Davy Prentiss, and lots more.

Release date: 4th August 2021
Watched date: 10th August 2021

Free Guy

Guy, a non-player character (NPC) in a brutal, open-world game learns to make his own decisions rather than following the same routine every day. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Guy, Taika Waititi as Antwan, and lots more.

Release date: 11th August 2021
Watched date: 18th August 2021

After We Fell

This is the third part of the “After” series. Tessa (played by Josephine Langford) and Hardin (played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) are once again faced with a difficult choice in their relationship.

Release date: 1st September 2021
Watched date: 1st September 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi is forced to confront the past he thought he left behind while being pulled into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The movie stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Akwafina as Katy, and lots more.

Release date: 1st September 2021
Watched date: 8th September 2021

No Time to Die

James Bond’s mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist. This turns out to be far more treacherous and led Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. The movie stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Lashana Lynch as Nomi, Rami Malek as Safin, and lots more.

Release date: 30th September 2021
Watched date: 30th September 2021

West Side Story

The movie is an adaptation of the classic tale of fierce rivalry and youthful love in 1957’s New York City. The movie stars Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, and lots more.

Release date: 8th December 2021
Watched date: 8th December 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man is forced to deal with his exposure of being known as Peter Parker. The movie stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and lots more.

Release date: 15th December 2021
Watched date: 25th December 2021