At the end of 2014, I had already written an article about my 10 Most Anticipated Movie of 2015 and although all 10 of the most movies didn't change being some of my most anticipated movies (2 of those movies I saw already, only 1 did I think was any good), there have been movie announcements and new trailers for films I didn't even know was in the works.
So I just want to go ahead and share some of the awesome trailers that were released in the that last month, especially since we are about to enter into April.
1. Mr. Holmes (June 19, 2015)
I had no idea that this movie was in the works but when I saw the trailer, I was sold. I think Sir Ian McKellen is a great actor and I'm a huge fan of his work both in the X-Men series and in The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit trilogies. I also am a fan of Sherlock Holmes (specifically Benedict Cumberbatch's modern-day series) and can't wait to see how Sir Ian McKellen brings a new twist to Sherlock Holmes as the movie will depict the greatest literature detective as an older man with one last mystery to solve.
2. Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015)
This movie just looks like too much fun. It looks playful yet, there is some underlining message to the film that almost seems to have the same feel as the required literature that most high-schools would have their students read. I love Brad Bird's work (The Incredibles) as well, he's an amazing director and for him to be working on a film like this with actor George Clooney is enough to get me excited.
3. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (July 31, 2015)
I like the Mission: Impossible movies as they are definitely full-throttled, action-packed movies that explore all the over-the-top elements of espionage films. Not so dark or gritty or grounded as the recent Bond films that have been coming out, this movie definitely looks like a good time.
4. Maggie (May 8, 2015)
I have to say that I had been hearing about this movie and knew that it was supposed to be a serious drama film but I wasn't sold on the idea right away. But once the trailer was released, I was captivated. This is an extremely different role for Arnold as it doesn't look like a typical action film that he's been or frankly like a typical zombie film that anyone's been in (maybe the closest would be 28 Days Later).
I don't know what to expect from this movie, all that I know is that my interest is peaked and I will definitely be taking the time to see this film.
5. Southpaw (July 24, 2015)
I love movies about fighters, don't know what it is, it just always ends up being a great film experience for me. I most recently watched Warrior with Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton and was nearly in tears. I'm the youngest of two children, I have an older brother, and the relationship between the two brothers in Warrior really resonated well with me. I never had any struggle with my brother like what was witnessed in Warrior, but I still could understand the both the bond and the struggle.
With Southpaw, it's a different sort of understanding. I'm a father of two children, the oldest being a girl and so the story of a father, after tragically losing his wife, having to literally fight for his daughter is something that will surely take me for an emotional ride.
6. Spectre (November 6, 2015)
Last up on my favorite trailers for the month of March would have to be Spectre, the new 007 film (or James Bond, however you choose to identify it). I know that Skyfall left a lot of people torn on how they felt about the film, some even saying that it wasn't a proper 007 film. I, however, loved Skyfall, I loved that the story of James Bond is progressing and each film isn't just another one-and-done action blockbuster. Every film has purpose and is digging deeper into Bond's past.
The trailer for Spectre just seems to resonate with all the same elements that made Skyfall (in my personal opinion) so amazing. I think Daniel Craig has been an excellent Bond and is definitely one of my favorite on-screen depictions of James Bond along with Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.
There were obviously trailers that were released this past month that were amazing, like the third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron; but I only wanted to focus on films that had their first trailers released (I know Tomorrowland had a small teaser, but I don't feel like that counts).
So what movie trailers came out this past month that got you excited? Share in the comments below and don't forget to vote in the poll.