We have a nice mix of flicks coming to Disney+ this month, including a fairly recent blockbuster hit. Here are five of our picks for viewing in February
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
In the wake of King T’Challa’s death, the rulers of Wakanda struggle to protect their country as opportunistic world powers circle. The discovery of Namor and his undersea nation also complicates things further, as Princess Shuri struggles with moving on and rising to become the leader (and Black Panther) that Wakanda needs.
The sequel to the Black Panther movie had a lot to live up to. Beyond topping a massive movie, they also had to deal with and pay tribute to its much-beloved lead, the late Chadwick Boseman. All while being entertaining enough to stand on its own merit.
We think the Marvel movie does a good job of balancing all those aspects nicely. There are also those much-anticipated Rihanna comeback songs in there too.
Release date: February 1
Dug Days: Carl’s Date
Up remains one of Pixar Animation Studio’s most beloved classics.
In this special short, we see our favourite grumpy widower Carl Fredricksen reluctantly agree to go on a date with a lady friend. But he is long out of practice and has no idea how dating works these days. The ever-helpful Dug the dog steps up to calm Carl’s pre-date nerves and offers some tried-and-true tips for making friends – if you’re a dog.
Release date: February 10
Arranged (Season One)
The series follows three American couples from different backgrounds as they get ready for their arranged marriages and navigate life with a spouse they don’t know. An interesting watch during the month of love, as we see and learn how couples make their marital unions work and perhaps, make some of us thankful for our single status.
Release date: February 8
This film follows the life and times of the late boxer Tommy Morrison, who starred in Rocky V. His red-hot career, which included a contract for $38 million and a planned match with Mike Tyson, was derailed when he tested positive for HIV in 1996.
This National Geographic show revolves around adventurer Dwayne Fields, the first black British citizen to conquer the North Pole, and his resilience when dropped into some of the most extreme places on Earth for seven whole days where natural forces threaten to become supersized external threats. His task is to keep himself and his small film crew alive and lead them to an extraction point, revealing what NatGeo promises to be “incredible moments on Earth only a few have witnessed.”
We are keen to see what kind of challenges they go up against and imagine how we might fare (from the comfort of our sofa of course).