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We count down the 25 biggest and most anticipated movies coming out in 2015!
It's time to ring in the New Year! And while 2014 has been a great year for a variety of entertainments--be it anything from silly Guardians of the Galaxy to profound Boyhood, from epic Interstellar to tiny Whiplash--2015 may promise even more in the widest range of entertainments for movie goers who are already tired of humming Auld Lang Syne.
And why not? Next year’s line-up of movies could potentially be excellent (or at the very least, avenging). Hence, we have compiled a list of the 25 Hollywood movies that you’ll most likely need to see in 2015. Without further ado, here are the 25 Must See Movies of 2015!
Don’t let either its February release or lackluster trailer fool you, Kingsman: The Secret Service has plenty going for it due to the talent both in front of and behind the camera. From Layer Cake director Matthew Vaughn and his longtime scripting co-writer Jane Goldman comes the next project from a collaboration that includes Stardust, Kick-Ass, and X-Men: First Class. It’s even based on another comic book property, this time from the bottomless “big idea” machine that is Mark Millar.
However, there is more to Kingsman than its behind-the-scenes talent: in front of the camera fans will get to see Colin Firth in a role he always seemed like a perfect fit for, James Bond 007 a British secret agent named Harry Hart. And being unencumbered by franchise restrictions, this film about a good old boys club that also includes Michael Caine in an “M” style role and Samuel L. Jackson as the villain has too much potential to not at least check out and see if there is another hidden popcorn colonel to treasure like this creative team’s last two comic book-inspired sugar rushes.
If you’re like us, then you absolutely adored District 9. But if you’re also like us, then you were crushingly disappointed with writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up, the forgettable tale of two sci-fi clichés, Elysium. Nevertheless, that love for that original feature effort more than makes Chappie appointment science fiction come next March. Starring Sharlto Copley in a role that may finally take advantage of his untapped talent in the titular role, Chappie is about a robot—a robot stolen by Hugh Jackman and raised in a dysfunctional family. Add in a supporting cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Hollywood science fiction’s seal of quality, and Dev Patel, and we’ll be there opening day.
On our list last year, Fast & Furious 7 was one of the most anticipated movies of 2014 until the tragic passing of Paul Walker. Vin Diesel might be the franchise’s American muscle car build, but Walker was the engine that powered it through its greatest heights (namely Fast Five). Now, Fast & Furious 7 stands as a final tribute to the greatly missed movie star, and one last hurrah for the whole intact gang.
Plus, director James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) has taken over the franchise’s steering wheel for his first cruise outside of the horror genre in nearly a decade. It’s good to see someone with that much talent, at least in unapologetic pulp, get outside his comfort zone. Throw in a true introduction of Jason Statham as a big, mean heavy—and thus hopefully the first good one in seven films—and we’re all shouting “shotgun” at the sight of this ride.
Likely destined to be the biggest movie of 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron kicks the summer movie season of 2015 off in earnest with a picture that countless fans have been yearning for since May 2012. And with Joss Whedon at the helm, it might actually live up to the hype! Picking up on the tail-end of the mixed bag that was “Phase Two” (which saved its best two entries for last), Avengers: Age of Ultron examines what the super-team does when they get a little too complacent post-SHIELD. In a plot development that would do Sam Raimi proud, the heroes aren’t sure they want to be doing this full-time, so faster than you can say HAL 9000, they create an A.I. being to do their crime-busting for them: Ultron (James Spader). Clearly Tony Stark is not up on his Kubrick…or Scott…or the Wachowskis…or…
When Ultron decides to take over the world and kill us all with kindness in a plot that Whedon promises is a “touch” apocalyptic, the heroes are all tested in profound ways. Also, there is Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). And did we mention the Hulkbuster?
Reboots are a tricky business in general. Essentially trying to remake the thrills of a proven classic with few of those original elements, it has to appeal to old fans while gaining new ones. Multiply that challenge by a thousand when attempting to bring back the grandeur and joy of Steven Spielberg’s last unapologetic popcorn classic, 1993’s Jurassic Park. But there is still reason to be optimistic beyond Spielberg lending it his name as executive producer. For starters, Colin Trevorrow, the immensely promising director behind Safety Not Guaranteed, is spearheading the production. Secondly, it actually takes place on an Isla Nublar (the island from the first movie) that has become a successful theme park.
Offering the chance for dinosaurs to tear into tourists like a dysfunctional Mickey Mouse returns to the attraction of author Michael Crichton’s first foray into filmic theme park terror, Westworld. Jurassic Park also boasts a talented young cast including Safety’s Jake Johnson, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Chris Pratt in his post-Guardians of the Galaxy movie star glow. Like a T-Rex in a visitor’s center, you’re just going to have to bite in.
Okay, get the snickering out right here and inset your own pun about the silly title. Terminator: Genysis, in addition to being a spell-check editor’s worst nightmare, could very well be the first Terminator movie since 1991 worth watching. For starters, this reboot/quasi-sequel has cast very wisely from Jason Clarke as John Connor, the savior of all humanity, to Jai Courtney as the new Kyle Reese. But most intriguing is Matt Smith in a mystery role that has yet to be revealed, though we suspect it will be chillingly cold in a synthetic sort of way.
And to help guide this cast is Alan Taylor who has shown an aptitude in the past for handling large ensembles well, whether it be on HBO’s Rome, Boardwalk Empire, or especially Game of Thrones. His first transition film back to features, Thor: The Dark World, might cause pause for Terminator, but his casting of Emilia Clarke, the Mother of Dragons, as Sarah Connor, the Mother of Humanity, is a good omen that this could be closer to his earlier work. If they can sneak in a few dragons too, our hopes can only increase. Anything but that last trailer...
So, there are 6 must-see movies from 2015. Did we get everything you wanted to see? Did we miss something far more important? Let us know in the comment section below!