2014 is going to be an above average year for the movie industry. It won't be quite as memorable as 2015 will be, but I think it can hold it's own. I am going to be making absolute guesses on a few of these. I'm hoping I can get fairly close on the majority.
- #13 Dumb and Dumber To
I think this one has great potential. Both of these actors are getting up there in age, so it really needs to feel relevant. It has to appeal to a young audience as well as the more mature moviegoers. If it turns out to be mediocre, or bad I will really be surprised. I don't think Carey or Daniels would even consider making this movie if they didn't have confidence in it.
- # 12 Noah
I'm really looking forward to this one! I would like to place it higher on the list, but being a biblical movie, it has already excluded a large number of viewers. Still, I'm betting that it does very well. If the film is as good as it's poster, there's nothing to worry about!
- #11 Godzilla
With Pacific Rim suffering as badly as it did in the States, I can only hope the original Kaiju can do better. Placing it number eleven on my list is a bit optimistic I know, but this is such a great genre I have to be optimistic! It will make much more money in China, and Japan, and that's a shame really.
This one will make a lot of money just because of the subject matter, but I'm not expecting it to be much of a movie. I don't trust Michael Bay. That man can take a golden opportunity to make something great and turn it into one giant fireball. I hope I'm proven wrong.
- #9 Interstellar
I will admit that I don't know much about this movie. It involves an astronaut and a wormhole, and that is the extent of my knowledge. My prediction is being made almost solely on Christopher Nolan's track record. I don't think he is capable of making a bad film.
- #8 Divergent
You can't go wrong betting on another book to film adaptation. That is not a bad thing though. I greatly enjoy the eerily similar Hunger Games franchise. This movie will do well despite the fact that it has Shailene Woodley in the lead role. (Maybe she can pull it off.)
The Winter Soldier - From now on Marvel will never release a movie that does not make the top box office lists. Captain America The Winter Soldier is no exception. Ol' Steve Rogers is a character that I have never particularly cared for, but I would never bet against him!
As with all Michael Bay movies I am skeptical. It will make a boatload of money just because of it's predecessors. I just hope that it has the story to go with it. It has Mark Wahlberg, so that's a plus! The short superbowl trailer did look pretty awesome, I have to admit.
Man, this one looks fun! Can you assemble a better voice cast? Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Channing Tatum, and Nick Offerman. I really don't think you can!
Yes, I am placing this fourth on my list. Many people think this one will be the one that conquers all others, but I have my doubts. I believe the Marvel universe is heading in the Avengers direction, not the X-Men one. Just compare last years Iron Man 3 to The Wolverine. The X-Men are missing the one thing they need to put them over the top; the appeal to small children. Parents are much more willing to take their kids to a PG-13 movie if it looks like Captain America and The Hulk, not Mystique and Magneto.
He's back and he has everyone after him, which actually may not be a good thing. I desperately hope that TASM2 does not make the same mistake that Spiderman 3 did. TOO MANY VILLAINS! From what I've seen of the trailer it looks as if the movie makers are aware of the folly of Spiderman 3. I hope we get good back stories of each character. I don't want to see bad guys just for the sake of having more bad guys! Spidey can top X-Men, but I don't think he will be able to swing past the next group of heroes on the list.
This one is where I'm putting my money. I really believe this film will surprise everyone. I don't think it will be as popular as The Avengers, but the second Guardians movie will. Once the world has been introduced to this motley group of space navigators we will fall in love, I'm sure of it.
If The Hunger Games took down Marvel last year, they can do it again this year. There will be even more people flocking to see Katniss Everdeen, and Peeta Mellark thanks in part to the incredible cliff hanger at the end of Catching Fire. I don't think it's a risk AT ALL to pick this as the number one movie of 2014.