A great selection of films will delight us during the last third of 2022. In the first half of this year, there have been big box office hits like Top Gun: Maverick and Nope, blockbusters that have been streaming hits like Prey, and so much more.
Though it is still early in the year, we have compiled a list of 2022 titles that we are most excited about, from big action adventures to small independent films. All of these are worth a look. Prey As one of the biggest movies in Hulu's history, Prey instantly became a staple in the sci-fi genre and returned to form.
The performance of Amber Midthunder and Dakota Beavers as Comanche siblings stalked by the Predator in Prey is a welcome change from how other franchises approach world-building and characterization. Naru is a young woman who wants to prove herself as a warrior despite being mocked by the men in her tribe.
The Predator fits perfectly into this matchup, as it only cares about challenging the strongest foes.
Director and material are a perfect match in Thirteen Lives, the 2018 adaptation of a true story. It's hard to find inspirational stories lately - Apollo 13, Cinderella Man and Ron Howard's excellent sports drama Rush, for instance - because Howard is such a sentimental director.
In addition, Howard cannot overdo the dramatization and exaggeration in this story because it is an incredible one. Unlike other Hollywood adaptations, Thirteen Lives does not present the story as one about an underdog group of heroes (Farrell and Mortensen play eccentric cave divers).
In contrast, the film effectively conveys the idea that it was a team effort by volunteers from around the world. It would not have been possible for the divers to do what they did without the help of local villagers and volunteers from around the world.
Mortensen and Farrell also filmed their own diving sequences, which were also electrifying and tense. 2022 is quite interesting with movies, and we hope that 2023 will give us a lot more. This year gives optimism.