Hello Readers! I've returned to compile a list of the most promising movies of 2015. The "Year of the Sequel" is upon us, and it's looking amazing. Keep in mind that this is in no particular order.
1.) Avengers: Age of Ultron
If you took part in watching the first Avengers film, then you are most likely looking forward to seeing this film. This film promises so much great stuff. Three new heroes (The Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver), possibly a cameo from a fourth (Black Panther). Cool footage of the Hulkbuster Iron Man suit. And, quite possibly the best Marvel villain yet. This one will be hard to forget, and hard not to look forward to.
Made by the same writer and director of District 9 and Elysium, two awesome science fiction blockbusters, Chappie will give us a nice mix of comedy and science fiction. It should be a fun watch.
Selma might not be full of action and audience baiting material, but it will no doubt provide us with a trying, yet triumphant cinematic experience. It's an appealing looking story of MLK's attempt to achieve equal voting rights. With a great cast consisting of David Oyelowo, Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Martin Sheen, Selma promises to deliver an entertaining and intellectually stimulating two hours of film.
Ant-Man could quite possibly be the most enjoyable comic book movie of 2015. Age of Ultron will be the most crowd pleasing because of what it is, a movie about a group of heroes, but Ant-Man will be great in it's own, special way. With Paul Rudd delivering a fun performance similar to that of Chris Pratt's and Seth Rogen's, Ant-Man is sure to be lot's of fun.
5.) In the Heart of the Sea
Based on a book of the same name, In the Heart of the Sea ensures at least a fun time, if not a masterpiece of cinema. The film boasts a great cast and a good story. Ron Howard is a great director, and will probably do wonders with the story. I expect to see this film at the Oscars in 2016.
6.) Jurassic World
One of the year's most anticipated sequels, Jurassic World is bound to be one of the most memorable films of the year. With a combination of one of Hollywood's brightest stars, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Parks and Recreation), and rampaging dinosaurs, Jurassic World is going to be a perfect mix of action and comedy.
7.) The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino's next film, the Hateful Eight, will be... interesting. Interesting in a good way, that is. Tarantino is one Hollywood's greatest writers and directors. The Hateful Eight will cover the story of a group of eight strangers who get trapped in a confined space during a harsh storm. With great actors expected to deliver great characters, this movie is bound to be intense and fun to watch.
8.) American Sniper
Clint Eastwood's latest directorial credit, this movie has Oscars written all over it. It also looks like another shining moment for Bradley Cooper, 2015 could possibly the year he scoops up an Oscar for best actor in a leading role. This film has potential to be amazing.
9.) Spectre (Bond 24)
It's going to be hard to beat Skyfall, but I believe that this one can do it. The villain this time will be played by Cristoph Waltz, one of the worlds most talented actors, primarily famous for his villainous roles. I believe that Waltz has the potential to be the best bond villain to date, and that Spectre has potential to be the best Bond film yet.
10.) Star Wars: Episode VII
Who won't be piling into a seat at a movie theater to see Star Wars on December 18th next year? I certainly will be. I've been ready to see this since I walked out of the theater after "Revenge of The Sith". We get to see all of the actors we loved from the original trilogy as well as a great looking cast of young new comers to the Star Wars universe. Not only is this film itself exiting, but the promise of an entire trilogy sprouting from it is also incredibly exciting. With 2015, will come a largely expanded cinematic Star Wars mythos, and we should all be looking forward to it.
Day of the Triffids
Day of the Triffids probably wont be a huge blockbuster, but we should always be looking forward to see a new iteration of a classic horror film.
Thanks for reading folks. See you next time!