2022 Movies in Review

As the new year begins, WSS discusses the top blockbuster movies of 2022.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

After the death of the previous Black Panther, the country of Wakanda is left without a protector. When outside forces attempt to threaten Wakanda, Shuri (previous Black Panther’s younger sister) must defend her nation with the help of CIA agent Everett Ross and Okoye (a warrior).

“It was so good. I love that it was a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, but there was definitely a void without the original Black Panther. However, they were able to continue the plot really well and it’s honestly one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.” – Layan Ahmed ’25


“Everything Everywhere All At Once”

When a rupture in reality wreaks havoc, Evelyn Wang who is an aging Chinese immigrant must unlock her newfound powers to fight the dangers of the multiverse. EEAAO also addresses generational trauma through metaphors for life in a sci-fi manner. 

“I think EEAAO did such a good job of combining anticipation with the awe factor to create one of the coolest movies ever.” – Zach Barton ’23


“Top Gun: Maverick”

After spending more than 30 years as the Navy’s top aviator, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returns to the academy. He must train an elite group of Top Gun graduates for a dangerous assignment that includes destroying an unsanctioned uranium enrichment plant. 

“It was a really interesting movie since there are not many aviator movies and it had historical context which was nice. I also really liked the relationships the characters had with each other.” – Sabrina Du ‘25


“Jurassic World: Dominion”

After the destruction of Isla Nublar, an island with near-extinct dinosaurs, humans and dinosaurs are forced to live together. When locusts start destroying crops, the Dinosaur Protection Group aims to expose Biosyn, a genetics company, for putting the population at risk. 

“It was cool how all the different characters came together. It talked about the bioengineering of the girl and I thought that [concept] was pretty good. I liked it; it was good.”  – Hayden Dillon ’23