Coming to the end of the year now and we have had a very good year of films with the likes of Catching Fire, Man Of Steel, Star Trek, Iron Man to name a few.
However, can next year live up to this years popular flicks? I think it most certainly can. Enough babbling bring on the list! (not in any particular order)
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – 18th July
With Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes being a surprise smash after many reluctant views on the reboot, Dawn has a lot to live up to.
Set in an dystopian aftermath of an outbreak, Caesar’s thin allegiance with the remaining human population is threatened when certain members of both sides don’t seem to like the idea of a peaceful multi-species society. The film has bought back none other than the CGI star Andy Serkis as Ceasar and Judy Greer stars as Cornelia. Gary Oldman is also casted as a character named Dreyfus. I am extremely excited for this film can’t wait to see the final product.
Mockingjay Part 1 – November 21st
Catching Fire is already a huge success at the cinema with director Francis Lawrence being praised for making a faithful yet screen friendly adaptation of Suzanne Collins novel. Lawrence of course is already directing both parts of Mockingjay that is eagerly anticipated.
Mockingjay Part 1 takes us to the mysterious District 13 where they have officially declared war on the Capitol. With Peeta in the custody of the Capitol, Katniss reluctantly is given the role of the ‘Mockingjay’ – a symbol and a spokesperson for the rebels however she feels an internal conflict with her newfound allies. Julianne Moore is casted for President Coin, the current leader of District 13 with the rest of the usual cast in their current roles. I’m not overly impressed that it is in two parts, having read the book I don’t see why they bothered. Oh… Money, now I see why.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 2nd May
The Amazing Spider-Man reboot was a master piece compared to Sam Raimi’s mediocre version of the masked hero.
Spider-man 2 takes place when Peter Parker is forced take on two new foes The Rhino and Electro when he uncovers OsCorps dark secrets. All the usual cast is back along with Jamie Foxx as Electro (AWESOME!!) and Paul Giamatti as Rhino. Chronicles apex predator Dane DeHaan is casted for Harry Osborn.
Robocop – February 7th
Starring Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop. Alex Murphy is critically injured and close to death. An organization see’s a way to save him by making him a prototype for a part-machine part-man Cop. However not everything is kept within the company’s plans. I remember as a kid watching bits of RoboCop so I don’t know much about it. After seeing the trailer it looks to be pretty exciting!
X-Men: Days Of Future Past – May 23rd
After watching ‘The Wolverine’ I was a little bit annoyed considering how much I loved First Class. Alas, I still have high hopes, it will be nice to see all of the X-Men cast back on the screen together again and the trailer has definitely got me excited.
An older Professor X and Magneto send Wolverine to the past to try and deter an event that threatens both humans and mutants in the future.
Godzilla – 16th May
This project has been kept well under wraps with only little hints here and there. We obviously all know the general story. A giant radioactive lizard is on the loose. Apart from that we don’t know anything and of course that’s gotten a lot of people excited. Maybe we can forget that cheesy Emmerich remake even existed.
Other films that I might go to the cinema to see:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4th
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
(More of a Thor man myself).
Transformers: Age Of Extinction – June 27th
A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them.
(Starting to lose interest in Transformers or anything Michael Bay related for that matter)
Divergent – March 21st
In a future Chicago the inhabitants from a young age choose a faction based on what they virtue the most. When Tris takes a test that tells her she’s ‘Divergent’ and fits into more than one faction she is told to keep herself under the radar but that’s harder than it seems.
(Read the book wasn’t completely taken by it’s story or hype – but it does have Kate Winslet as the villain. Could be interesting as a film.)