Sunday, 4 January 2015

Ross Bishop's Most Anticipated Films Of 2015

2015 stood to be the biggest year in cinema history (at least in terms of expected box-office revenue) with pretty much all the major movie franchises releasing new instalment! The last time such a feat occurred was in 2012, when we saw the release of The Avengers, a Batman, a Spider-man, a James Bond film and new instalment in the Middle-Earth saga (as it’s now called). However, there have been a few noticeable films pushed back to 2016 which could stop it being quite as big as it initially expected: -

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Independence Day 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Finding Dory

But that’s no bad thing, it means we still have films to look forward to next year! Anyway back to 2015 and what films make my most anticipated list!

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Without a doubt my most anticipated film of the year, and with the hype built up now with all the previous Marvel films and how good the first instalment was I literally can’t wait.

Skyfall re-invigorated the Bond franchise, and with most of the same cast and crew returning for the 24th 007 adventure I’m hoping for great things!

3. Jurassic World
Another reboot/sequel, which has a interesting take on the premise. If it’s not a master-piece it should at least be a good couple of hours in the cinema!

4. Mad Max
I’m genuinely intrigued to see how this semi reboot/sequel turns out, and so far the trailers have all been bat-shit crazy and look very unique – so I’m excited! The fact the film was shot in 2012 also means they’ve had plenty of time to make sure this is a quality movie.

5. Ant-Man
It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out, but if Guardians of the Galaxy has taught us anything it’s that you don’t bet against Marvel.

6. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Matthew Vaughn doesn’t make bad films, they’re either very good or excellent, the fact he’s now playing in the action spy genre gets me extremely excited!

7. Fast & Furious 7
Ever since Fast Five re-ignited my passion for the series, I’ve been looking forward to the next instalment. Fast 6 wasn’t quite as good as its predecessor but it was still a fun ride, so looking forward this and hopefully in gives Paul Walker a fitting send off.

8. Inside Out / The Good Dinosaur
Pixar has lost it’s magic in recent years and they seem to focusing more and more on sequels, so a year when we get two original films from “once great” company is nothing to be scoffed at and is hopefully a return to form!

9. Mission Impossible 5
Ghost Protocol was a well-crafted and fun spy adventure – so I’m hoping for more of the same! Also, Tom Cruise doesn’t make bad films so I’m excited.

10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Look I’m not a huge Star Wars fan (I didn’t watch the originals when I was young enough to get caught up in them and the prequels are awful), but I can appreciate the gravity of a new instalment in the franchise – so that alone gets it on the list.

What are your most anticipated films of 2015?

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