My number 1 isn’t surprising but my list might be!
Trailers can be magical. They can excite people to go, get interested, or go oh hell no to a movie. I love trailers because last year two trailer which made me super giddy were the new Amazing Spider-man 2 and Godzilla trailer. God, those two movies should have just stuck to their trailer because they were pretty disappointing in my opinion. This list will be comprised of my top 10 anticipated films in 2015.
10. St. James Place
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg together, yes sign me up! St. James Place is based on James Donovan’s task of getting Francis Powers out of a Soviet prison when Power’s U-2 spy plane crashed in Russia. The movie is a historical drama, and I love historical dramas. More importantly, Tom Hank is leading actor with Steven Spielberg is directing. They have worked together before on multiple projects as has the Cohen Brothers. Personality, the movie’s star, director, and writers with the plot has my attention.
9. Child 44
Child 44 is based on a book written by Tom Rob Smith. The synopsis is a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership. Tom Hardy will play the disgraced MGB agent while Gary Oldman will probably play the villain. I love both actors because both of them bring great charisma to the screen. Gary Oldman is a great supporting actor and probably play a great villain. Tom Hardy is amazing as actor. He is probably one of the best actors in Hollywood. This movie will have mass appeal if marketed correctly because of the narrative is a spy crime drama. Child 44 will be released on April 17, 2015.
8. Spectre (Bond 24)
I love James Bond so much. The only reason this movie isn’t in my top 5 because they only the announced the cast and there is no trailer yet. The premise is a cryptic message from an unlikely source sets James Bond navigating the layers of a sinister organization known as SPECTRE. As M continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond draws closer to uncovering a hidden truth that threatens to destroy everything he has fought to protect. There is no footage like the other movies on my list. Sony is a mess but the cast and the premise will make me go see this opening night. I mean who doesn’t love James Bond!
What crazy stunt will Tom Cruise do this time! Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt always does crazy stunts. He has climbed up buildings, had a fight on top of a high speed train, and plays a damn good confident spy. Mission Impossible 4 was awesome. It is on Netflix if you want to watch it. I suggest you do. The Mission Impossible series has progressively gotten better with each film. This film will be released on Christmas day of next year. The plot is still unknown but look for a trailer in the spring.
6. Terminator Genisys
I love this trailer! It capture my attention and excitement for this film. I’m glad Arnold is back as an older terminator. I love the plot that the terminator will go back in to multiple time periods. It looks like they are going to reboot the franchise to make more films. I love the first two Terminator films because they capture the imagination. The cast is pretty good and the fact there is a T-1000 that Kyle Reese has to fight then I am all for that. Terminator Genisys will be released on July 1st, 2015.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
I love the first Avengers and adore the actors who play the Avengers. Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and now Vision that is a superhero team that I am so excited for. The reason this isn’t number 1 because I kind of know what to except from this film. The four other movies on my list are unknowns and are the first movie in a possibly new franchise. They are also underdogs compared to this film. James Spader as the voice of Ultron…hell yes. The trailer was awesome too. Joss Whedon is back at the helm as director.
4. Jurassic World
Jurassic Park 4 has been in development hell for ages. Finally Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly created a script that gave Universal Studios confidence to green light this movie. The trailer for this film went viral and spread like wildfire. I love the first Jurassic Park and thought this trailer had so many similarities to the first Jurassic Park trailer. I think Chris Pratt can do no wrong at the moment and it feels he will be the Malcolm, Jeff Goldbum’s character in the first movie, in this film. The scene with the shark and the scary looking sea dinosaur gave me chills. I’m really looking forward to this film.
The creation of this movie has faced a lot of scrutiny by the previous director, Edgar Wright, leaving and with hiring of a new screenwriter and director 2 months before filming. However, the positive spin on this film are the two main actors. Michael Douglas is in a superhero movie! This man only really goes for the serious roles now and has a lot of star power to his name. Paul Rudd is starring as the comedy bad boy hero, Scott Lang. I love Ant-man as a character. I love the scientist that Hank Pym is and the con artist who becomes a hero in Scott Lang’s case. Pym teaches Lang how to use the Ant-man suit to take back his company. I hope this means the two characters will appear in the third Avengers movie. (I added the video from the cast and director at San Diego Comic Con about Ant-man).
2. Fantastic Four
I love the Fantastic Four comic. They’re one of my favorite superhero teams. Mr. Fantastic is the smart intelligent scientist who stretch any part of his body. Mrs. Fantastic has the ability to turn invisible or put up force fields. The Human Torch yells “Flame On!” He becomes a humanoid ball of fire and has the ability to fly. The Thing is Ben Grimm who was turned into a rock monster but has a heart of gold. He yells out “It’s Clobbering Time.” The Fantastic Four also space travel and celebrities known to the media. The writer of X-Men: Days of Future Past wrote the screenplay for this film. It should bolster the faith that the fans have in this movie. The cast is my number one reason why the movie excites me so much. Miles Teller could be nominated for an Oscar this year for his role in Whiplash and he plays Mr. Fantastic. Michael B. Jordon is one of the best young actors in Hollywood with a lot of charisma. I am definitely going to see the Fantastic Four on August 7th, 2015.
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Yes, it is true! We will have a new Star Wars movie next year with the original cast coming back. I both love Star Trek and Star Wars. JJ Abrams is directing Episode VII, and from the trailer it looks like he has got the franchise back on track. This Star Wars movie will feature a younger cast which will have their own saga. I am not going to go to much more into detail, but I do know that the next trailer will come out around May before Avengers: Age of Ultron.