This isn't a list for everyone. These are the movies that are coming in 2015 that I am most looking forward to. And more importantly, the world is looking forward to.
Yes. 2015 will be a year of more blockbuster sequels. But 2015 is also the year sequels just got AWESOME. Each of these movies is probably also going to break at least ONE box office record. So let's get started:
Of course we begin with Disney, who in the recent years has sent out the biggest F-U to the rest of the entertainment world and started dominating the box office like a boss. We haven't been treated to a LOT of information about this upcoming film, which makes the trailer that much more intriguing. It also stars that guy that was the terrible Batman.
The follow up to one of the best James Bond films of all time has a lot to live up to. And from the looks of the latest cryptic trailer, it would seem Sam Mendez has no problem hitting his mark. I mean, we finally have an iconic Bond "villain" making an appearance since the franchise was rebooted almost TEN years ago...geez...it's been that long?
7: Crimson Peak
After Pacific Rim's rocky box office run (even though it was AWESOME), fantasy/horror master Guillermo Del Toro apparently wanted to scare the crap out of us again. He's got a knack for making virtually anything creepy or downright amazing.
So finally, he goes back to his older style a' la "The Devil's Backbone" and "Cronos" to give us some more gothic, visual greatness. I honestly don't have a clue what this movie is about, but I don't care. It's Del Toro, it's got Loki in it, and it looks insane.
6: The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino. Makes. Another. Western.
Glorious!!!! Django Unchained was the most insane modern westerns I've ever seen and I don't know how Tarantino can top that final showdown in the house that probably had a fake blood budget of about 7 million bucks...but here's to hoping his next film can. Plus I'll watch anything with a guy nicknamed "The Cow Puncher". This is more of a teaser trailer than anything but by now, if you're not excited by the mere tease of a Tarantino flick...you probably don't like American movies.
5: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Boasting one of the BEST trailers of the year and...HULK VERSUS IRON MAN. It's the sequel to the most rewarding superhero movie of all time other than The Dark Knight. That's pretty much all you need to know. And Ultron is a badass.
So yeah. I'll post TWO trailers for this one. The first, is the latest, third trailer. The second is the first, which "leaked" early but is one of the best trailers ever to hit the internet.
4: Jurassic World
I'm still a bit iffy on this one BUT Jurassic Park was one of my childhood favorite films and it is STILL one of the best movies of all time and its 1993 CGI still holds up to movies in 2015. It truly is a timeless film. That makes returning to this world after the not-as-great Jurassic Park 3 even better, since it looks like the crew was able to blend the best elements of all three of the original films: Spectacle, creepiness, awe-inspiring dinosaur special effects and finally...more T-Rex (hopefully).
And what greedy moron decided, after ALL THAT'S HAPPENED, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED, THAT A PARK FULL OF PISSED OFF PREHISTORIC MONSTERS CAN STILL WORK?! Also, Star Lord trained effin' raptors to run with him. I'd watch the movie just for that.
3: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ok this one isn't out til next year but I don't give a crap I'm too happy about it.
I'm one of the few people who actually saw that Superman DID NOT wreak havoc on Metropolis in Man of Steel. It was General Zod that caused it all and Cal El did everything he could to stop it.
Enough about that; now we are treated to this shiny new trailer that FINALLY lets Zack Snyder do what he was born to do, and create a live action verison of Frank Miller's "Dark Knight". Superman will be more badass. Batman will be badasser. Also this is the film that kicks off the run up to "Justice League", which successfully made Aqua-Man not look like an idiot. Who should also be in this film.
2: Mad Max: Fury Road
Why would I put this in front of Batman V Superman, which I've been uber-excited for for years? Um...this trailer is probably the best use of cinematic insanity I have ever witnessed. And the film will probably be twenty times as much. So...safe to say...It's going to be great. Also, super tornado.
Oh, what a lovely day.
The end of the list. Some of you are scratching your heads. Some of you know what's coming. Because there's one particular already record breaking movie that hasn't popped up yet...
1: STAR WARS: The Force Awakens
DUH. This has been 30 years in the making!! I actually do like the prequel trilogy, because I love Star Wars. Well, more like certain moments in the trilogy but overall it DID suck and they should have kept Darth Maul around because holy bujezus was he cool. But, thanks to Disney's awesomeness once again...they finally relieved George Lucas of duty and did what they knew was right.
They got the gang back on board and started shooting. Han Solo, Leia, Luke, Chewie, R2-D2, C3PO...they're all back. THIRTY. YEARS. LATER.
J.J. Abrams is a frikkin genius and we all know he is a Star Wars kid. When he was on for Star Trek I was like "meh". But now...he's in a galaxy far, far away and it will be AMAZING.
The trailer that debuted a few days ago hit a record 88 million views in only 24 hours. Imagine what kind of money this will rake in when it releases. Not only that, imagine the tears of joy Star Wars fans will cry.
Everything Disney touches turns to gold so...what does an already golden franchise turn into? Again...two trailers because they both compliment each other. The first, a teaser, narrated by the Sith. The second, narrated by (YAAAYYYY!!!) presumably, Luke Skywalker himself.
X-WINGS!!!! TIE FIGHTERS!!! WEIRD LITTLE R2-D2 PUPPY!!! NEW LIGHTSABER!!! MILLENNIUM FALCON!!!!!
DESTROYED DESTROYER!!!! LUKE SKYWALKER!!! DEAD DARTH VADER (or is he?)!!!! X-WINGS!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!! STORM TROOPERS!!!! HAN SOLO AND CHEWIE!!!!!
0: Furious 7
Ok...I know it was a list of 9 movies. And that are COMING and not already here. But I have to include this one. Because Paul Walker deserves it.
Furious 7 was filming when Walker tragically passed away (in a car...that exploded...). As ironic a death as it was, it left a hole in not only the franchise but the world. Then James Wan, who had finally made the jump to directing action blockbusters, was left with what to do with a half finished film whose main star had passed away.
In steps Vin Diesel to save the day. Working with Wan and Universal Studios, he crafted the most perfect tribute to a friend one could ever make. Using Furious 7 as the base for this tribute, he and the cast ensure that Walker had one last hoorah in this world, and departs the franchise in the best way possible.
The franchise started very small...in Los Angeles with a small story. 6 films and a LOT more cast members and some excellent character moments later...we're pretty much seeing what Mission Impossible looks like if it was all car chases.
The world watched this film more than likely to see what would happen with the character. But I think most of us were surprised by the end in which we were treated more to a Paul Walker send-off than a Brian O'Conner send off. Obviously I can't post THAT part, but I can tell you it was pretty much perfect in my opinion.
Here's the trailer to a film that hit the $1 Billion box office mark faster than any film in history.