2015 Is shaping up to be quite possibly one of the most exciting years in cinema history. With that said, how could I not make a list of which films I’m looking forward to? One thing that I should point out is that although the films on this list are the ones i’m looking forward to most, there are still plenty of honourable mentions that look good to me as well (Such as Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, Tomorowland, Pixles, Mad Max: Fury Road, Hotel Transylvania 2, Minions, and more) With that out of the way, let’s take a look at my top ten most anticipated films of 2015!!
Number 10: Godzilla: Heritage
This is technically a fan-made film, but hey, it’s my list, and I’m looking forward to this movie enough for it to earn the number ten spot on my list. Godzilla Heritage is an ambitious project that has potential to be one of the greatest fan films ever made. The filmmakers are building their own Kaiju suits, animatronics, and extensive miniature sets to capture the look and feel of the original Toho films (with only a small portion of CGI involved) The story centres around a young relative of reporter Steve Martin (The main protagonist of Godzilla: King of the Monsters) as he struggles to embrace his heritage and report the awakening of Godzilla, who has reappeared after a 30 year absence, along with several other Kaiju. With an intriguing story and a promising Kickstarter campaign, this is one film I’ll be keeping an eye on.
Number 9: Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
I remember back in early 2013 when I saw a leaked image of the first Equestrian Girls movie. I thought to myself, “Is this a joke?” Thankfully, while the Equestria Girls films don’t quite measure up to the fantastic MLP television series, they’ve proven to be fun in their own weird way. the first movie was a fun cute little experiment, the second film was an improvement (and sported one of the best soundtracks of 2014) while this next one, entitled “Friendship games”, looks like it may be the conclusion to a trilogy(?) of EG films. Although there’s currently little information on the film, fans can expect three things: More catchy songs, more character development, and more great animation.
Number 8: Pixar’s Inside out/ The Good Dinosaur
Out of the two Pixar flicks coming out this year, I decided to include both at the number 8 spot, because while I’m more interested in “The Good Dinosaur” as a concept, there’s simply not enough information on the project for me to get as excited for it as some of the other films on this list. However, despite not being impressed with the first trailer for Inside Out, the second trailer made the film look more interesting to me. Being Pixar, It’s likely that Both films will end up being among the year’s best. (though some would say that these films are going to be a “return to form” for the studio, I’d have to disagree, as I was a big fan of 2013’s “Monsters University.”)
Number 7: Shaun the Sheep
I just have one question…WHEN WILL THIS MOVIE GET A THEATRICAL RELEASE IN CANADA!?!? As a big fan of Aardman (the creative team behind Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, The Pirates: Band of Misfits and more), I’ve been eagerly anticipating their feature length adaptation of the “Shaun the Sheep” television series ever since it was announced. The trailers look great, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the film since it’s been released over in the UK, but when are we going to see it? Hopefully soon, because it looks like a ton of fun.
Number 6: Spectre
I wouldn’t call myself a big James Bond fan. I just haven’t seen enough of the series. Having said that, Skyfall was one of my favourite movies of 2012, thanks to it’s stunning action, memorable villain, beautiful cinematography and intriguing story. I’m definitely looking forward to it’s sequel, Spectre. The main reason this film is so high on the list is due to the fact that I really loved Skyfall, and if this sequel lives up to the previous film, we’re in for yet another stupendous spy thriller.
Part 2 coming soon!!