2015 has been a year of fabulous events on-screen. There were a number of entertaining, exciting films along with some classy ones. Some were a pleasant experience, while some of them were clearly a let down. Most of them gave hope of being a sure entertainer, even though it wasn't the case when they arrived on theaters. Still, this year bought us the blood-boiling sequel to the Mad Max series, a near-perfect Pixar classic and the most-awaited movie event of a fandom awaited. Since the year has got an end, it's customary to provide a review about it, and thanks to David, I'll be doing in the form of a challenge. The details are given below, and I'll be listing my picks after that.
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!
1. Best Trailer of 2015:
Movie trailers are an integral part of its promotion. They should be engaging and should make the viewers want more. Their thirst should take them to the theaters. it should never be so much revealing, that might end up giving integral plot devices. 2015 had it's share of gorgeous trailers. Some of them were so good, like the ones for BVS and Suicide Squad. Then there were some which desperately tried to impress us and ended up giving more than we bargained. From them, one stands out as my favorite, for it's theme, visuals and the energy that it carried. It was the Rocky franchises newest entry, the son of Apollo, Creed. With a nostalgic throwback to the past, and a track enough to make us wear a track suit and keep running. This was a solid start for the movie, and it ended up quite well, making a mark of it's own being a brilliant film.
2. Favorite moment from 2015:
Need I write anything more? After a long wait, Star Wars made a strong comeback, with the horde of fans celebrated like it's their own birthday. For me it was entertaining, even though the second act was a bit bumpy. I can forget all of it, if I could have a finale like I had here. What a mind-blowing way to end the movie! Too bad I didn't had a video clip. Don't worry, I'm not spoiling anything. Still, it's awesome. Gave me the goosebumps of the year.
3. Favorite character of 2015:
Remember Ellen Ripley, Sarah Conner and many other like that. Well, you can add imperator Furiosa to that list of bad-ass women. Charlize Theron, who is famous for her versatility, strikes a big one with Furiosa, the guardian angel on a post-apocalyptic world. She even managed to outshine the title character on the majority of the movie and easily became an iconic character. For her heroic deeds and a strong performance from Theron to back up, Furiosa is easily the best character I've seen this year on screen.
4. Entertainment person of the year 2015:
Now, I haven't seen every single movie that was released on 2015 and most of them have strong lead performances. But,as far as I've seen, there are no replacement for the stellar performance given by Matt Damon in The Martian. It's a hard job to carry a movie by someone's own, even though there is a strong supporting cast. The Martian, similar to Gravity, has a story that revolve around the lead character. Despite its flaws, Martian is a well-directed entertainer, thanks to Matt Damon's witty, genius portrayal of Mark Watney. For that, I consider him to be the best entertainer of 2015.
5. What was your favorite article (created by you) in 2015?:
It's one of my earliest article on Moviepilot, even before I've started classes on MPU. It had a poor format, a not-so-catchy title. But,I cherish the mythology that I was trying to connect and Interstellar was a mind-blowing film. Even though it wasn't a well received article, even though it didn't had many reads and shares, Interstellar and Voyage of Bran: Where Mythology Meets Science Fiction was one of the most thought-provoking articles I've ever written.
Bonus Question: What Are You Most Excited For In 2016?:
There is a long watchlist I've prepared for the next year. It has a lot of action-packed comic book movies, some feel-good nostalgic pieces and some probable classics. From them, I've picked three films that might create a rumble in the box office. They are:
1. Shane Black's The Nice Guys
2. Martin Scorsese's Silence
3. Bryan Singer's X-Men:Apocalypse.
A perfect blend of action, comedy and sheer talent. I hope 2016 will be an improvement over every single aspect of my life, most importantly, the money I'll spending in the theaters...