What Happened? February 2019 Releases
We continue to work our way through 2019 with some noticeable sequels and debuts.
One of the holdovers from 2018’s year end, hit early in the month as Alita: Battle Angel came to fight. Everything was not nearly as awesome the second time around as The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part dropped and dealt with sibling rivalries. Taraji P. Henson got inside the head of men in What Men Want. We got in one woman’s horrible birthday again as Happy Death Day 2U had Tree revisit the nightmare scenario once more. WWE’s Paige story came to the big-screen with the help of The Rock as Fighting With My Family landed for Valentine’s Day. Finally, Tyler Perry puts his most beloved character to rest with A Madea Family Funeral.
While not a big theatrical release, but fans got a pay-off decades in the making as Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost finally resolved the plot from the early cancellation of the 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
Gamers around the world began to ask themselves “Where we dropping?” as EA stealth releases Apex Legends. On the other end of the month though, EA couldn’t get their fans to stand for Anthem, which proved to be not as successful as hoped.
Sandwiched between the EA duo though was a host of games for any tastes. Including the Advanced War-inspired, Wargroove finally hitting devices. Nintendo Switch Online got its biggest heavy-hitter to date with the release of Tetris 99. New cities were explored and destroyed in CrackDown 3, Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn and Ace Combat 7. Anime fans were given the dream of the ultimate crossover fighter with Jump Force, which proved to be more of a curse.
And what was old was once again new again as Feb saw the release of Final Fantasy 9 on the Switch and Xbox One.
Another solid month, but things were about to get a bit more Marvel-ous for the year.