Moving on to our second half of the best trailers of June 2015, I have nine more trailers that impressed me. It's been an awesome month for getting hyped about different films. We are starting to even get into that time of year where we catch a glimpse at what's due to come out in the following year (in this case, 2016).
There are a ton of great films that are going to be coming out in the Fall-Winter of 2015 as well as the beginning of 2016.
Be sure to check out the nine other trailers that impressed me this past month:
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (November 20, 2015)
I like The Hunger Games franchise. I think that this is one of the better YA movies and isn't as typical. The cast of the movie is great, with actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, etc. With a cast full of actors/actresses with their specific caliber of acting, it's bound to be one great series.
Now, I think that this last installment in the franchise looks amazing, however, I still haven't seen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 yet. Now that may seem ridiculous to some, but for me, it's not so bad. Often times, like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2, the story often is much more enjoyable when you watch them back to back. I've heard people express disappointment over the first half of this last set of films, but, I think that it's just better to wait and check them out all at once, which is what I'll be doing. I can't wait. Hopefully this last movie wraps up everything well. It's not every year that a franchise concludes where it wants to and even if it does, sometimes it loses its footing. But I don't think that'll be the case with The Hunger Games.
2. Regression (August 28, 2015)
I love a good thriller. I was a fan of movies like Se7en and Shutter Island (I know the latter was supposed to be a "horror" film but it wasn't really) for their deep storylines with all sorts of twists and turns involving their characters. This movie looks to be an intense roller coaster of thrilling mystery and horrific intrigue. I think everyone in this movie is going to do well and I'm interested in seeing how this movie does when it's released. The director, Alejandro Amenabar, was the mastermind behind The Others starring Nicole Kidman, which, even at a young age, I thought was very good. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on Regression though.
3. Zootopia (March 6, 2016)
Now, there isn't much actual footage to this, it's mostly just a sneak-peak at what Disney Animated Studios are currently working on. The reason I add it here is because I love Jason Batman who will be voicing Nick Wilde (the fox) and I like Ginnifer Goodwin who will be doing the voice of Judy Hopps (the bunny). Both are great at what they do and can be very funny.
Another reason this announcement is exciting is because Disney Animated Studios have been pumping out hit after hit starting with Tangled all the way to last years' Big Hero 6. Disney went through a dark period where their animated films were not making the cut like they did back when The Lion King and Aladdin were such big hits. In my opinion, with Illumination Studios having success with their Despicable Me movies, Dream Works getting their game together with great movies like How to Train Your Dragon 2 and other films coming out, and Pixar being ever-so-great as always, having Disney Animated Studios rejoining the cartooning industry in a positive way just means that it's a great time to be a kid if you are one.
4. Captive (September 18, 2015)
I love it when I, as a Christian man, can find a movie that really speaks to me. Yeah, there are movies out there that I enjoy but not all of them have a spiritual under-lining, or at least not deliberately. And yeah, there are Christian films out there, but hardly any of them carry any kind of good, big-budget quality.
Now, Captive isn't a "Christian" movie or a "faith-based" film, but it is a movie about one woman's remarkable true story of how she was able talk her way out of the hands of her captive. What got her through this terrifying ordeal? Her faith. This movie looks very inspiring and looks as though it could turn out to be a fantastic watch. It's also got two great leads in Kate Mara and David Oyelowo.
This, for me, is a must-see.
5. The Secret Life of Pets (July 8, 2016)
Illumination have been doing great work with their Despicable Me properties and there is a lot of hype circling their newest upcoming film, Minions, which is a movie that I'll definitely be taking my children to see.
But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing so it is nice to know that Illumination are not going to keep throwing the same stuff at us over and over again. Next year's The Secret Life of Pets movie looks to be a whole new kind of animated fun. We already know that the minds at Illumination are brilliant and know how to make us laugh and this trailer, although has minimal talking, is definitely a hilarious trailer to check out.
Looks like me and the kids will have another fun movie to go see together next year.
6. Sicario (September 18, 2015)
Sicario looks like a truly scary movie. It's not a horror film by any means, it's just scary with having so many gears moving within and against different law enforcement agencies.
This is sure to be a film that will have you tensed up the entire time time and you may not even know it till the very end. With the director from Prisoners coming on board to helm this film and having a wonderful list of award-winning actors, this is for sure going to be a must-see movie.
You never know how these movies are going to end and there's no telling exactly how intense this movie will be until it's seen. It almost looks to have a sort of No Country for Old Men atmosphere to it. It's obviously a lot more action in this film, but it looks very, very bleak and for some reason that always draws my attention.
It's great to see Emily Blunt leading the film in another very serious role as she used to be more known for comedic performances.
7. Kung Fu Panda 3 (January 29, 2016)
I can't believe I have so many animated features on here so far, this movie alone is the fourth one mentioned, who knows if there'll be more to come.
But I am excited for Kung Fu Panda 3, I loved the first two movies. They were one of the franchises from Dreamworks that helped steer their movies in a better direction (the other franchise was How to Train Your Dragon). The first two installments were definitely a lot of fun with a great lead voice provided by the amazing Jack Black.
Not too much is shown in the trailer beyond that Po gets to meet his father for the first time in the series. The small exchange between the two and the surrounding peoples' reaction is pretty funny. I just hope that it doesn't lose itself and become too predictable. Now this is an animated feature, predictability is more common, but I just hope that it sets itself apart.
But I am excited to see and the trailer made me laugh so that's more than enough reason not to doubt right now.
8. Daddy's Home (December 25, 2015)
Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg proved to be a funny team in The Other Guys a few years back and this Christmas, it looks like the two actors who always seemed unlikely to share a screen together in the first place, are going to do it again.
This time around, the comedy is derived from the inevitable tensions that can build up between a step-father and his step-children's biological father. The whole trailer was pretty funny to watch and I think that this story basis is one that is not too often explored anymore and it looks like fun seeing how these two actors' characters are going to come to blows with each other.
I will say that often times, Will Farrell movies can be hit and miss for me, but this one looks sure to be a hit.
9. Creed (November 25, 2015)
The Rocky series has been one that many hold dear. Sure, there were was one or two movies that might have been considered a miss, but the franchise's popularity has never really dwindled. "Eye of the Tiger" still makes us think of the beloved 1982 series threequel, Rocky III. We all still want to run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art whenever we visit. Numerous movies both animated and live-action movies have referenced different highlights from the franchise.
With that being said, when a series is as classic as Rocky, it makes you cringe a little when you hear that they are going to be making a sequel or a spin-off decades later, it's even been almost ten years since the series' sixth film, Rocky Balboa.
The 2006 film wasn't bad but didn't seem like there were a lot of options to explore in the series going forwards. Well, someone behind the scenes figured there was another way to further the franchise and so now we're getting the spin-off Creed, which will focus on the son of Apollo Creed, who died in Rocky IV.
I think that what makes this trailer so amazing is the star power that Michael B. Jordan gives off. You know that man is going to continue to rise rapidly in Hollywood and is going to go on to become a great success, especially if this Creed movie goes on to receive a handful of sequels. But the other thing that makes this trailer so amazing is the fact that it doesn't try to redo everything great about the first films, it's completely its own film, it has a new story to tell, a different atmosphere.
I think Creed is going to be a hit, and I can't wait to see this film. Dare I say it, I think this looks better than Southpaw.
I'm stoked for the line up of movies that June showed us for the first time. This next year and a half looks like it might just be a very busy time at the theaters.
If you haven't checked out the first half of my Best of June Trailers article, then be sure to click on the link below to check out other awesome movies are due to come out soon.
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