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1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell and it is the sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which began 20th Century Foxs reboot of the original Planet of the Apes series. It was also a box office success, having grossed over $710 million worldwide, a third installment, titled War for the Planet of the Apes, is set to be released on July 14,2017. Ten years after the pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus, or Simian Flu. Apes with genetically enhanced intelligence, caused by the same ALZ-113, have started to build a civilization of their own, Caesar is the chimpanzee leader of an ape colony in the Muir Woods near San Francisco. Caesars son Blue Eyes and his friend Ash encounter a man named Carver in the woods, carvers party, led by Malcolm, arrive while a number of apes join Blue Eyes and Ash. Caesar orders the humans to leave, and they flee to their community in San Francisco and he demands that the humans stay in their territory. Malcolm meets with Caesar, who allows the humans to work on the generator on the condition that they surrender their guns, as Malcolm, his wife Ellie, and son Alexander work, they bond with the apes. Mutual distrust of both sides gradually subsides until Caesar discovers a gun Carver had hidden and orders the humans to leave and he later allows the humans one extra day to work on the dam after Ellie uses medicine to save Caesars wife, Cornelia. Dreyfus is distrustful of the apes, arming his community from an armory, Koba is distrustful of the humans, discovering the armory and later confronting Caesar, accusing him of loving humans more than apes. In response, Caesar severely beats Koba, but refrains from killing him, Koba returns to the armory, where he takes an assault rifle and kills two guards. Returning home, he secretly kills Carver, the generator is repaired, restoring power to the city. During the celebration, Koba sets fire to the home then, unseen to anyone else, shoots Caesar. In the subsequent panic, Koba takes charge, implicating Carver in the shooting and convincing the apes to attack the humans and he leads them into San Francisco, where they plunder the armory and charge the tower. The apes breach the building and imprison the humans as Dreyfus flees underground, when Ash refuses Kobas orders to kill unarmed humans, citing Caesars teachings, Koba kills Ash and imprisons any ape still loyal to Caesar. Malcolms family finds Caesar barely alive and transport him to his house in San Francisco. Caesar reveals that Koba shot him, realizing that apes can be as corrupt, when Malcolm sneaks into the settlement to find medical supplies for Caesar, he encounters Blue Eyes, who spares him before learning that his father is still alive. After reconciling with Caesar, Blue Eyes returns to the tower and frees the imprisoned humans, Caesar confronts Koba at the top of the tower, but as they fight, Dreyfus, at the cost of his own life detonates C-4 charges that destabilize the tower
2. Doctor Strange (2016 film) – Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Doctor Strange, surgeon Stephen Strange learns the arts from the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident. Various incarnations of a Doctor Strange film had been in development since the mid-1980s, until Paramount Pictures acquired the rights in April 2005. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were brought on board in June 2010 to write a screenplay, in June 2014, Derrickson and Spaihts were hired to direct and re-write the film, respectively. Cumberbatch was chosen for the role in December 2014, necessitating a schedule change to work around his other commitments. This gave Derrickson time to work on the script himself, for which he brought Cargill on to help, the film began principal photography in November 2015 in Nepal, before moving to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and concluding in New York City in April 2016. Doctor Strange held its premiere in Hong Kong on October 13,2016. The film has grossed over $677 million worldwide, and was met with reviews from critics. It also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects, in Kathmandu, Nepal, the sorcerer Kaecilius and his zealots enter the secret compound Kamar-Taj and behead its librarian. They steal a ritual from an ancient and mystical text belonging to the Ancient One, the Ancient One pursues the traitors, but Kaecilius and his followers escape. In New York City, Stephen Strange, an acclaimed but arrogant neurosurgeon, fellow surgeon and former lover Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but Strange vainly pursues experimental surgeries. Strange eventually seeks out Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously regained the use of his legs, Pangborn directs Strange to Kamar-Taj, where he is taken in by Mordo, a sorcerer under the Ancient One. The Ancient One demonstrates her power to Strange, revealing the astral plane and she agrees to train Strange, despite his arrogance, which reminds her of Kaecilius. Strange studies under the Ancient One and Mordo, and from ancient books in the library that is now presided over by the master Wong, the sorcerers task is to protect the Sanctums, though Pangborn had forgone this responsibility to instead channel mystical energy into walking again. Strange progresses quickly, and he reads the text from which Kaecilius stole pages. Mordo and Wong warn Strange against breaking the laws of nature, Kaecilius uses the stolen pages to summon the powerful Dormammu of the Dark Dimension, where time is non-existent. Kaecilius destroys the London Sanctum to weaken Earths protection, and sends Strange from Kamar-Taj to the New York Sanctum, the zealots begin to attack the New York Sanctum, but Strange holds them off with the mystical Cloak of Levitation until Mordo and the Ancient One arrive
3. The Incredibles – The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film follows a family of superheroes who is forced to hide their powers, Mr. Bird, who was Pixars first outside director, developed the film as an extension of 1960s comic books and spy films from his boyhood and personal family life. He pitched the film to Pixar after the box office disappointment of his first feature, The Iron Giant, the animation team was tasked with animating an all-human cast, which required creating new technology to animate detailed human anatomy, clothing and realistic skin and hair. Michael Giacchino composed the orchestral score. The film premiered on October 27,2004, at the BFI London Film Festival and had its release in the United States on November 5,2004. The film performed well at the box office, grossing $633 million worldwide during its theatrical run. The Incredibles was met with critical acclaim, garnering high marks from professional critics. The film received the 2004 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature and it became the first entirely animated film to win the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. A sequel, The Incredibles 2, is scheduled for release on June 15,2018, public opinion turns against humans with superpowers – called Supers – due to peripheral damage caused by their crime-fighting activities. After several lawsuits, they are forced into civilian relocation programs by the government, fifteen years later, Bob and Helen Parr, formerly known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, and their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack live as a suburban family. Bob is dissatisfied with life and his white-collar job, longing for the glory days. Sometimes, Bob and his old friend Lucius Best – formerly known as Frozone – perform vigilante work without their wives knowledge during the night, one day, Bob loses his temper because his supervisor refuses to let him stop a mugging, causing him to be dismissed. Arriving on Nomanisan, Bob is able to find and destroy the Omnidroid by tricking it into ripping out its own power source. Bob is rejuvenated by being able to use his powers freely, improving his attitude and relationship with his family, he begins rigorous training while waiting for more work from Mirage. Discovering a tear in his suit, Bob visits superhero costume designer Edna Mode, who decides to make him and his whole family suits, unbeknownst to Helen and the kids. Leaving for Nomanisan once again, Bob discovers that Mirage is working for Buddy Pine, Bob sneaks into Syndromes island base and finds his computer. He discovers that Syndrome has lured countless retired superheroes to their deaths, meanwhile, Helen visits Edna, learns what Bob has been up to, and activates a homing beacon Edna built into the suits to find him, inadvertently causing Bob to be discovered and captured. Helen borrows an airplane to head for Nomanisan, but finds Violet and Dash have stowed away wearing their own suits, Syndrome picks up Helens radio transmissions and shoots down the plane
4. Inside Out (2015 film) – Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated satirical comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Docter first began developing Inside Out in 2009, after noticing changes in his daughters personality as she grew older. After premiering at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, Inside Out was released in North America on June 19,2015, accompanied by the short film Lava. Critics praised the concept, screenplay, subject matter, Michael Giacchinos musical score and the vocal performances, particularly of Poehler, Smith. The film grossed $90.4 million in its first weekend and it accumulated over $857 million in worldwide box office revenue. The film received awards, including a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Critics Choice Award, Annie Award, Satellite Award. In 2016, the film was named as the 41st best film of the 21st century, as she grows up, her experiences become memories, stored in colored orbs, which are sent into long-term memory each night. Her five most important core memories are housed in a hub that each power an aspect of her personality which take the form of floating islands, at the age of eleven, Riley and her parents move to San Francisco for her fathers new business. When Sadness begins touching Rileys happy memories, turning them sad, on Rileys first day at her new school, Sadness accidentally causes Riley to cry in front of her class, creating a sad core memory. Joy, panicking, tries to dispose of it, but accidentally knocks the other core memories loose during a struggle with Sadness, Joy, Sadness, and the core memories are sucked out of Headquarters, and taken to the maze-like storage area of long-term memory. The other emotions try to maintain Rileys happiness in Joys absence with disastrous results, distancing her from her parents, friends and hobbies. As a result, her personality islands gradually begin to crumble and fall, one by one, into the Memory Dump, an abyss where memories are forgotten. In desperation, Anger inserts an idea into the console prompting Riley to run away, Joy and Sadness encounter Bing Bong, Rileys childhood imaginary friend, who suggests riding the train of thought back to Headquarters. The three eventually catch the train, but it is halted when Riley falls asleep and they succeed in manipulating Rileys dreams to wake her and restart the train, but it is derailed when the Honesty Island collapses. But as she takes off, the ground below the tube collapses, breaking the tube and plunging Joy, at the bottom, Joy then begins to lose hope, but discovers a sad memory of a hockey game that became happy when Rileys parents and friends comforted her. Joy realizes that Sadness serves an important purpose, to create empathy in others when Riley is emotionally overwhelmed, Joy reunites with a despondent Sadness and manages to get them to Headquarters, only to discover that Angers idea has disabled the console, rendering Riley apathetic. To the surprise of the others, Joy hands control of the console to Sadness, as Sadness reinstalls the core memories, turning them sad, Riley arrives home to her parents and breaks down in tears, confessing that she misses Minnesota. A year later, Riley has adapted to her new home, made new friends, returned to her old hobbies, inside Headquarters, her emotions all work together on a new expanded console with room for them all, enabling Riley to lead a more emotionally complex life
5. Jurassic World – Jurassic World is a 2015 American science-fiction adventure film and the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series. The film was directed and co-written by Colin Trevorrow, produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, the production companies were Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, also responsible for the rest of the Jurassic Park franchise, and Thomas Tulls Legendary Pictures. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically created dinosaur breaks loose, following a suggestion from Spielberg, writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver explored the idea of a functional dinosaur park. Once Trevorrow was hired as director in 2013, he followed the idea while developing a whole new script with Derek Connolly. Principal photography rolled from April to August 2014, primarily in Louisiana while also using the original Jurassic Park filming locations in Hawaii, Jurassic World was released on June 12,2015, in over 60 countries. After a record-breaking opening weekend where it grossed $500 million worldwide, a sequel is scheduled for release on June 22,2018. Following the demise of dinosaur-themed Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, a new resort opened in its place in Isla Nublar years later, has become a successful tourist destination. The Masrani Global Corporation – owner of the genetics company InGen that creates the dinosaurs – has been operating the park on the island for the past ten years. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell visit Jurassic World to see their aunt Claire Dearing, Claire, a busy workaholic, assigns her assistant Zara to be their guide, but the boys evade her and explore the resort on their own. Owen Grady, a Navy veteran, has been researching the intelligence of the parks Velociraptors, InGen security chief Vic Hoskins believes the raptors should be trained for military use despite Owens objections. Park owner Simon Masrani has Owen evaluate the paddock of the new hybrid dinosaur, Indominus rex. Owen warns Claire about the danger of raising Indominus in isolation, when the staff learns that the Indominus appears to have escaped its paddock, Owen and two others enter the enclosure. Able to camouflage itself and mask its heat signature, the Indominus suddenly appears and devours Owens companions before escaping into the islands interior, Owen orders the Indominus to be killed, but Masrani instead sends a specialized unit to capture it. When most of the unit is killed, Claire orders the evacuation of the northern sector. While exploring in a ride, Zach and Gray enter a restricted area. The nearby Indominus attacks and destroys their sphere, but both manage to escape to the ruins of the original Jurassic Park visitor center and they repair an old Jeep Wrangler and drive back to the park resort. While Claire and Owen are searching for the boys, they encounter the Indominus, the pterosaurs then attack the resort itself, and in the chaos, Zara falls into the nearby lake and is devoured by a Mosasaurus. Gray and Zach eventually find Owen and Claire at the resort as armed personnel subdue the pterosaurs with tranquilizers, assuming command, Hoskins orders that the raptors be used to track the Indominus, Owen is forced to accept Hoskins plan and lead the raptors
6. Let Me In (film) – Let Me In is a 2010 American-British romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In and it tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a female vampire child in Los Alamos, New Mexico in the early 1980s. Interest in producing an English version of Let the Right One In began in 2007 shortly before it was released to audiences. In 2008, Hammer Films acquired the rights for the English adaptation and initially offered Tomas Alfredson, the director of the Swedish film, the opportunity to direct, Reeves was then signed to direct and write the screenplay. Reeves made several changes for the English version such as altering the setting from Stockholm to New Mexico, the films producers stated that their intent was to keep the plot similar to the original, yet make it more accessible to a wider audience. Principal photography began in early November 2009, and concluded in January 2010, the films budget was estimated to be $20 million. Let Me In premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13,2010, the film was placed on several critics top-ten list. Many critics noted it as a rare Hollywood remake which stayed true to the original, the film earned $24 million in box office revenue worldwide, of which $12 million was earned in the United States and Canada. Moretz won several awards for her performance with critics praising the chemistry with her co-star. Let Me In was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America on February 1,2011, an official comic book miniseries prequel titled Let Me In, Crossroads was released after the film which establishes the back-story of Abby and ends where the theatrical film begins. In March 1983, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a man is taken to the hospital. An unnamed police detective tries to him about a recent murder. The detective is called to a phone and told that the daughter was just downstairs. While he is on the phone, the man out of the window. Owen meets Abby one night and asks if she is cold upon seeing no footwear on her feet, Abby states that she doesnt get cold. Owen and Abby become close friends and start communicating by Morse code through the walls of their apartments. At school, a bully named Kenny and two of his friends, Donald and Mark, constantly terrorize Owen, who lies to his mother about it, Thomas murders a man and collects the blood, but accidentally spills it. Hungry, Abby attacks a concerned neighbor named Jack to drink his blood, on another night, Thomas hides in the back of a teenagers car, murders the passenger, and tries to flee, but crashes the car and becomes trapped inside
7. Ratatouille (film) – Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios and released by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. It is the film produced by Pixar and was co-written and directed by Brad Bird. The title refers to a French dish, ratatouille, which is served at the end of the film and is also a play on words about the species of the main character. The plot follows Remy, who dreams of becoming a chef, development of Ratatouille began in 2000 when Pinkava wrote the original concepts of the film. In 2005, Bird was approached to direct the film and revise the story, Bird and some of the films crew members also visited Paris for inspiration. To create the animation used in the film, the crew consulted chefs from both France and the United States. Bird also interned at Thomas Kellers French Laundry restaurant, where Keller developed the confit byaldi, Ratatouille premiered on June 22,2007, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, with its general release June 29,2007, in the United States. The film grossed US$620.7 million at the box office, the film later won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, among other honors. Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste, inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old French woman discovers Remys colony in her house and attempts to exterminate them, they are forced to flee and he ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteaus restaurant. As Remy watches through the window, a man named Alfredo Linguini is hired as a garbage boy by Skinner. When Linguini spills a pot of soup and attempts to recreate it, Remy recognizes that he is ruining it instead, Linguini catches Remy but hides him when he is then confronted by Skinner for tampering with the soup. As the two argue, the soup is served and proves to be a success. Colette Tatou, the only female chef, convinces Skinner to retain Linguini. When Skinner catches Remy trying to escape, he orders Linguini to kill the rat, Remy discovers the evidence of Linguinis inheritance and, after eluding Skinner, gives it to Linguini, who deposes Skinner as owner. The restaurant continues to thrive, and Linguini and Colette develop a budding romance, leaving Remy feeling left out. Remy finds that his clan has come to Paris as well, and is taken to their new lair, frances top restaurant critic, Anton Ego, whose previous negative review cost Gusteaus one of its stars, announces he will be re-reviewing the restaurant the following evening. After a disagreement with Linguini, Remy leads his clan to raid the restaurants pantries in retaliation, having now discovered Remys skills, Skinner captures him in an attempt to use him to create a new line of frozen foods
8. Speed Racer (film) – Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action-comedy film written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers, note based on the 1960s Japanese anime and manga series of the same name. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Benno Fürmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rain, the plot revolves around Speed Racer, an 18-year-old automobile racer who follows his apparently deceased brothers career. His choice to remain loyal to his family and their company Racer Motors causes difficulties after he refuses a contract offered by E. P, arnold Royalton, the owner of Royalton Industries. Speed Racer was shot between early June and late August 2007 in and around Potsdam and Berlin, at a budget of $120 million. The film score was composed by Michael Giacchino, and the films soundtrack, Speed Racer premiered on April 26,2008 at the Nokia Theater, and was released in regular theaters in North America on May 9,2008. Although it grossed over $93 million, it was considered a box office due to its production cost. It was subsequently nominated in multiple categories at the Teen Choice Awards, the film was criticized for its storyline, characters and dialogue but received praise for its capacity to entertain the target audience and the performance of its cast. Speed Racer also divided critics over its use of special effects, the film received mostly negative reviews by the time of its release. Years later, however, commentators called it a cult and underrated film, Speed Racer is an 18-year-old whose life and love has always been automobile racing. His parents Pops and Mom run the independent Racer Motors, in which his brother Spritle, mechanic Sparky, as a child Speed idolized his record-setting older brother, Rex Racer, who was killed while racing in the Casa Cristo 5000, a deadly cross-country racing rally. Arnold Royalton, owner of conglomerate Royalton Industries, offers Speed an astoundingly luxurious lifestyle in exchange for signing to race with him, Speed is tempted but declines due to his fathers distrust of power-hungry corporations. Angered, Royalton reveals that for years the key races have been fixed by corporate interests, including Royalton himself. Royalton takes out his anger on Speed by having his drivers force Speed into a crash that destroys the Mach 6, Speed gets an opportunity to retaliate through Inspector Detector, head of a corporate crimes division. Racer Taejo Togokahn says that he has evidence that could indict Royalton but will offer it up if Speed. Taejo says that a win could substantially raise the price of his familys racing business. Speed agrees but keeps his secret from his family. After they drive together and work naturally as a team, Speed begins to suspect that Racer X is actually his brother Rex in disguise and his family discovers that he has entered the race and agree to support him. With the help of his family and Trixie, Speed defeats many brutal racers who have been bribed by fixer Cruncher Block to stop him, and overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to win the race
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming – It will be the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by Jonathan M, in Spider-Man, Homecoming, Peter Parker tries to balance being the hero Spider-Man with his high school life as he deals with the threat of the Vulture. In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal to share the rights of Spider-Man. The following June, Holland was cast as the character, while Watts was hired to direct, followed shortly after by the casting of Tomei. In April 2016, the title was revealed, along with additional castings including Downey. Principal photography began in June 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, during filming, Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers were revealed as additional screenwriters, and more cast members were confirmed. Spider-Man, Homecoming is scheduled to be released on July 7,2017, in the United States in 3D, IMAX, a sequel is scheduled to be released on July 5,2019. Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, A 15-year-old who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider. Producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal were impressed by Hollands performances in The Impossible, Wolf Hall, and In the Heart of the Sea, as well as his numerous screen tests for the role. Holland elaborated, This is a different side to Spider-Man because youre going to see a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15-year-old deals with as well as trying to save the city. Hes conflicted because of what it is hes trying to do, obviously after we still dont really know whats happening and hes in the middle of that world. So thats very exciting to explore that and also just to see a kid in high school figure out what to do with his powers is really fun. Holland attended The Bronx High School of Science in The Bronx for a few days to prepare for the role. While there, he told a few of the students he would be portraying Spider-Man, who did not believe him, since it confirmed Parker as the web-slinger would be a hard sell. It took Holland between 25 and 45 minutes to get into costume, depending on if he had to wear a harness for stunts underneath the suit and he is signed for three films, not including his Captain America, Civil War appearance. Holland later expanded, saying he was signed for three Spider-Man movies and three solo movies, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture, A man with criminal tendencies who runs a New York salvaging company and has a suit consisting of mechanical wings. Keaton stated that Toomes was interesting to play and would not be completely villainous, saying theres parts of him that you go, You know what. Co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll likened Toomes to becoming the dark Tony Stark, noting, He thinks once he has money and power
10. Star Trek (film) – Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Kirk and Spock aboard USS Enterprise as they combat Nero, a Romulan from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets, the story takes place in an alternate reality because of time travel by both Nero and the original Spock. The alternate timeline was created in an attempt to free the film, the idea for a prequel film which would follow the Star Trek characters during their time in Starfleet Academy was discussed by series creator Gene Roddenberry in 1968. After the separation between Viacom and CBS Corporation, former Paramount president Gail Berman convinced CBS to allow Paramount to produce a feature film, Orci and Kurtzman, both fans of the Star Trek series, were approached to write the film and Abrams was approached to direct it. Kurtzman and Orci used inspiration from novels and graduate school dissertations as well as the series itself, principal photography commenced on November 7,2007 and ended on March 27,2008. The film was shot in locations around California and Utah. Abrams wanted to avoid using bluescreen and greenscreen, opting to use sets, heavy secrecy surrounded the films production and was under the fake working title Corporate Headquarters. Industrial Light & Magic used digital ships for the film, as opposed to the films in the franchise. Production for the film concluded by the end of 2008 and it was released in the United States and Canada on May 8,2009, to critical acclaim. Critics praised the development as well as the storyline in the film. Star Trek became a box office success, grossing over $385.7 million worldwide against its budget of $150 million. The DVD and Blu-ray for the film were released on October 19,2010, the film is followed by two sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond with a fourth having been announced. In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is investigating a storm in space. A Romulan ship, Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks Kelvin, naradas first officer, Ayel, demands that Kelvins Captain Robau come aboard to negotiate a truce. Robau is questioned about the current stardate and an Ambassador Spock, naradas commander, Nero, kills him, and resumes attacking Kelvin. George Kirk, Kelvins first officer, orders the ships personnel, including his pregnant wife Winona, Kirk sacrifices his life to ensure Winonas survival as she gives birth to James T. Kirk. Seventeen years later on the planet Vulcan, a young Spock is accepted to join the Vulcan Science Academy, realizing that the Academy views his human mother Amanda as a disadvantage, he joins Starfleet instead. On Earth, Kirk becomes a reckless but intelligent young adult, three years later, Commander Spock accuses Kirk of cheating during the Kobayashi Maru simulation
11. Up (2009 film) – Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on a widower named Carl Fredricksen. By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his dream to see the wilds of South America and complete a promise made to his late wife, the film was co-directed by Bob Peterson, with music composed by Michael Giacchino. Docter began working on the story in 2004, which was based on fantasies of escaping from life when it becomes too irritating and he and eleven other Pixar artists spent three days in Venezuela gathering research and inspiration. The designs of the characters were caricatured and stylized considerably, the floating house is attached by a varying number between 10,000 and 20,000 balloons in the films sequences. Up was Pixars first film to be presented in Disney Digital 3-D, up was released on May 29,2009, and opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film to do so. The film became a financial success, accumulating over $735 million in its theatrical release. Up received universal acclaim, with most reviewers commending the humor, edward Asner was praised for his portrayal of Carl, and a montage of Carl and his wife Ellie aging together was widely lauded. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, making it the second animated film in history to such a nomination, following Beauty. In 1940, nine-year-old Carl Fredricksen idolizes famous explorer Charles F. Muntz, when Muntz is accused of fabricating the skeleton of a giant exotic bird he says he discovered at Paradise Falls, he vows not to return until he captures one alive. One day, Carl befriends a girl named Ellie, also a Muntz fan and she confides to Carl her desire to move her clubhouse—an abandoned house in the neighborhood—to a cliff overlooking Paradise Falls. Carl and Ellie grow up, get married and live in the restored house, Carl sells toy balloons at the zoo where Ellie works. After she suffers a miscarriage and they are told they cannot have a child and they save for the trip, but repeatedly have to spend the money on more pressing needs. Finally, the now elderly Carl arranges for the trip, but Ellie suddenly becomes ill, years later, Carl still lives in the house, stubbornly holding out while the neighborhood homes are torn down and replaced by skyscrapers. When he accidentally injures a construction worker, the court deems him a public menace, however, Carl comes up with a scheme to keep his promise to Ellie by turning his house into a makeshift airship, using thousands of helium balloons. Russell, a young Wilderness Explorer who visited Carl in his effort to earn his final badge, for assisting the elderly. After surviving a thunderstorm, the house lands on a tepui opposite Paradise Falls. Carl and Russell harness themselves to the still-buoyant house and begin to walk it across the mesa, Russell encounters a tall, colorful flightless bird, whom he names Kevin
12. Sky High (2005 film) – Sky High is a 2005 American superhero comedy film about an airborne school for teenage superheroes. It was directed by Mike Mitchell, and written by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, will Stronghold begins ninth grade at Sky High, a high school that exclusively teaches teenagers with superpowers. Wills parents are The Commander and Jetstream, some of the worlds most famous superheroes, Wills best friend, Layla, who happens to have a crush on him, has the power to manipulate plant life. Will is anxious about attending Sky High, located on a campus reached by a flying school bus, because, unbeknownst to his parents. Because of his lack of powers, Will is slated to enter a curriculum for Hero Support, the class is taught by The Commanders former sidekick, All American Boy. Will learns that not everybody gets powers, and there are cases of those who have two superpower parents do not get any superpowers, such as the Bus driver Ron Wilson. The Commander is unaware that his son has been relegated to Hero Support and he is particularly proud of the mysterious weapon, The Pacifier, which he took from his science-themed nemesis, Royal Pain, years ago. Unknown to either of them, Royal Pain, who had presumed dead. During a fight between the two, Will demonstrates super strength, impressing Gwen Grayson, a beautiful and popular technopath who controls machines with her mind. On the day before the dance, Gwen tricks Will into throwing a party at his house, and uses Speed to steal the Pacifier when she seduces Will into showing her the Secret Sanctum. After Gwen lies to Layla, who shows up to investigate the noise and believes the lie, Will breaks up with Gwen, refusing to attend the dance, later, he looks through his fathers old yearbook and sees a student who resembles Gwen. Believing that the student is Royal Pain and that Gwen is her daughter, at the dance party, Gwen reveals that she is actually Royal Pain. She has since waited sixteen years for revenge, with the help of Speed, Lash, and Penny, she takes over the school and uses the Pacifier to turn the faculty and students into infants. After returning to school, Will apologizes to Layla, and teams up with Warren, the sidekicks demonstrate their heroism after Royal Pain sabotages the schools anti-gravity drive and their powers come in handy restarting it. Meanwhile, Will discovers that he has Jetstreams powers of flight when he is thrown off the edge of the school grounds, Gwen and her henchmen are defeated and arrested and the faculty and students are returned to their proper ages. His super strength, inherited from his father, and his ability to fly, inherited from his mother, start as inactive, in a deleted scene, it is revealed that Steve was an investigative reporter before becoming a real estate agent. Kelly Preston as Josie DeMarco-Stronghold / Jetstream Wills mother and a real estate agent. As Jetstream, she uses the power of flight, she is also touted as being an expert in hand-to-hand combat