2015 is almost over and we'll soon be preparing ourselves for next year's hugely impressive slate of movies that includes the likes of Batman V Superman, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Deadpool, Rogue One and many more. But slow down! The year isn't over yet, meaning there's still time to embrace the fantastic year in movies that was 2015 by taking the 2015 Quick-fire Challenge.
The rules are easy and should be a lot of fun. All you have to do is create a post answering the following 5 questions, then share your post in the MP Creators group - tagging friends you'd like to take the challenge!
Your mission, if you choose to accept it...
1. Best trailer of 2015: Share a trailer released in 2015 that made the most impact on you, got you pumped for a movie and made you count down the days until the movie's release.
2. Your Favorite Movie Moment of 2015: Whether it's an incredible stunt, a great joke or heartbreaking dialogue - which movie moment was your favorite of the year?
3. Your Favorite Character of 2015 :Choose a character (preferably one that is new to the big screen) that you loved this year, and tell us why!
4. Entertainment Person of the year: In the world of entertainment, who is your 'Person of the Year' for 2015?
5. What Was Your Favorite Article (Created By You) in 2015?: This doesn't have to be the post with the highest reads. Instead, choose the one you are most proud of and share your reasons why!
BONUS Question: What are you most excited for in 2016? I'm really looking forward to all of your responses and hope you have fun creating them!
Once you're finished, share your post in the MP Creators group and tag other Creators you'd like to see take the challenge!
My 2015 Quick-Fire Challenge:
1. Best Trailer of 2015:
As a fan of Star Wars, it's hard to give this title to anything other than The Force Awakens's second trailer. However, I was already invested in the movie and was counting down the days until that movie's release with or without a trailer. This couldn't have been further from the case with Mad Max: Fury Road. I had little interest in the fourth addition to an '80s franchise beforehand, but this trailer immediately caught my attention and made me revisit the original trilogy. For its unique style, beautiful cinematography and use of music, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was my trailer of the year.
2. Your Favorite Movie Moment of 2015
Oscar Isaac may have made an impression as Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens, but my favorite movie moment of 2015 is his unexpected routine in Ex Machina. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend waiting before viewing the clip, but rest assured that this clip will take you by surprise, make you laugh and creep you out all at once.
3. Your Favorite Character of 2015
Doc - Inherent Vice: Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson teamed up to show us the inside of Doc's mind with their adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, and it's hard not to enjoy the hallucinogenic and paranoia-fueled discoveries that Doc lives throughout the movie. So much, in fact, that he became my favorite character of 2015.
4. Entertainment Person of the Year 2015
George Miller: This time last year, loyal fans of the Mad Max franchise were prepping themselves for another adventure in Miller's dystopian franchise. However, the vast majority of movie goers had long forgotten Miller's influence on the action genre, and rumors of Mad Max: Fury Road's troublesome reshoots were circling. Looking back at 2015, George Miller has reminded us all of his brilliant directorial efforts and many fans have since claimed that they would love for him to direct movies for Marvel, DC, and other beloved franchises. For 2015, George Miller is my Entertainment Person of the Year!
5. What Was Your Favorite Article (Created By You) in 2015?:
The article I'm most proud of over the past twelve months is titled Satoshi Kon's Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema. It covers how influential animation director Satoshi Kon was to modern storytelling in blockbuster movies. Check it out if you love animation and unique storytelling!
BONUS Question: What Movie Are You Most Excited For In 2016?
The Coen brothers have one of the best track records since Billy Wilder, and every movie they release will always have me counting down the days!
So, now it's your turn! Get started here.