I love movies – I would definitely say that movie watching is one of my hobbies. Over the Christmas period, the kids and I are hoping to watch both Paddington and the new Tinker Bell movie, but what are the best picks for the upcoming year? Well first of all, I want to start off by actually seeing Mockingjay (Part 1) as I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet. I also believe Into the Woods is due to be released soon and I’ll be first in line for that one. After those though, Big Hero 6 is definitely top of the list!
Already released in the USA, Big Hero 6 is apparently out here on 30th January. That said, there is a preview showing on 4th January and fingers crossed we might be going to that! This will probably be the first movie of 2015, that I actually made an effort to see. It is Disney, after all!
Taken 3 is also on my January list, though I’m yet to see Taken or Taken 2. More than likely, it will be a DVD job, catching up on all three at the same time. February is looking pretty bleak, with only Fifty Shades of Grey, catching my interest. I have to admit that I found the books dire and I imagine the movie with be the same, but just like Magic Mike – there is definite curiosity.
With March comes Cinderella – Disney again. I quite enjoyed the Maleficent movie, which was obviously a live action rather than an animation. While I wouldn’t say I’m expecting great things, I am interested to see what they’ll do with it.
Also in March is the second part in the Divergent trilogy – Insurgent. I’ve already read the book so I’m eager to see the movie. Sadly, April doesn’t bring much interest for me. I can’t really see anything that I’m interested in, though of course trailers nearer the time, might prove differently!
May looks like it might be a good month though. Not only is it my birthday, but Pitch Perfect 2 AND The Avengers: Age of Ultron are both being released. When looking up 2015 movies, I also saw Far From a Madding Crowd (a Thomas Hardy novel that I love) and Tomorrowland (another Disney movie). I’ve not really seen much about either, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for them.
June brings with it, Jurassic World, which in all honesty, I’m not sure about. There is also Ted 2, which if the first one was anything to go by, I’ll be giving that a miss. In July there is Terminator: Genisys, which I’ve heard nothing about. Having looked into it, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in… so god only knows what the plot is. Also in July is the Minions movie, which I feel sure we’ll see. There is also Ant-Man which I know Chris wants to see and Pan – presumably something about Peter Pan. Believe it or not, there is a Magic Mike XXL, which I can’t even bring myself to look into. I have no idea how that’s become a sequel.
In August there is a Fantastic Four reboot, called The Fantastic Four. I’m not really so sure about this, as reboots don’t always work out. I guess it can’t be much worse than the original movies, but I did like Chris Evans as the Human Torch. I suppose it goes without saying that it would require a reboot, especially when Chris Evans then became Captain America.
September has the second movie in The Maze Runner series, Scorch Trials. I really enjoyed the first movie and have since bought the books to read. I’m looking forward to seeing the second movie, hopefully after reading the full set of books. Also in September is Hotel Transylvania 2 and since the first one was pretty good, we’ll probably see that in time for Halloween.
There are a few interesting looking movies in October, but the only one that really stands out is The Jungle Book. Another live action instead of an animation and while The Jungle Book is far from my favourite, I’m always interested to see what Disney turn out. There is also a Jem and the Holograms movie… but, yeah.
November brings the third (well really fourth) installment of Hunger Games, in the form of Mockingjay (Part 2). Hopefully I will have seen Part 1 by then and will be rushing to the cinema in November to see it. I really enjoy the Hunger Games books/movies so this is one of my top picks for the year. Sadly that’s all that really interests me in November and December isn’t looking much better either. I’m sure plenty of people will be holding out for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, but I’m honestly not interested. I’ve said before that I’m not really a Star Wars fan, so this movie doesn’t even rank in my 2015 movies. That said, I’m sure that Chris will want to see it and since I’ve seen all the others, no doubt we’ll be heading to the movies in December to see it.
What are you looking forward to seeing this year and what will you be giving a miss to?