Welcome back to part 2 of my most anticipated movies of the year. if you haven’t read part 1, you can check it out here. Let’s move on to number 5!!
Number 5: Ant-Man
I was pretty disappointed when edger wright left Ant-Man. So much so that after I heard the news I didn’t have nearly as much interest in the movie. It also didn’t help that Ant-Man isn’t particularly high on my favourite Marvel Characters list. But I’d be lying if I said that the last few trailers we’ve gotten for this movie didn’t rock my socks off. This movie looks like it could potentially end up being one of my favourite Marvel films thanks to a great sense of humour, a terrific suit for the hero, and some inventive action sequences. One of which taking place on a miniature Thomas the Tank Engine train set….it must be seen to be believed.
Number 4: Goosebumps
If one were to ask me what some of my favourite childhood books are, chances are quite a few of them would be Goosebumps books. While I’m not as big a fan of the series as I was when I was younger, I still think R.L Stine is a great writer and I have many fond memories of reading the books and watching the Goosebumps TV show. So Naturally, i’m very excited to see how this feature length adaptation of the series turns out. (I’m still having a hard time picturing Jack Black as R.L Stine though…I’m sure a good trailer will convince me otherwise.) One aspect that has me very intrigued is that they are bringing back nearly every ghoul and monster from the books and TV show into this movie, including The Scarecrow that walks at midnight, The haunted mask, and of course, Slappy the Dummy.
Number 3: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Numbers 3 through 1 on this list could easily be interchangeable. I’m looking forward to all three of these movies on a pretty equal level, but here’s the order I managed to come up with in any case. I’ve really been loving what Marvel has done since 2008’s Iron Man, and the first Avengers became one of my favourite films . I become more excited each new trailer, clip and tv spot. Ultron himself looks like he could end up being one of the years best villains. Make mine a Marvel.
Number 2: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
After a decade long absence, Star Wars finally returns to the big screen. (if one doesn’t count The Clone Wars or when The Phantom Menace was re-released in theatres in 2012. ) The footage released promises fans that this is the film they’ve been waiting for, keeping true to the essence of what made the original trilogy so endearing. What else can I say? It’s Star Wars. A new Star Wars movie. Coming out THIS year. If that’s not enough to excite you, then I don’t know what is.
Number 1: Jurassic World
Out of all the films being released this year, jurassic World is one of the most personal for me. The original Jurassic Park is probably my favourite movie of all time, and I’ve spent so many years wishing and hoping for Jurassic Park 4 to be released. I’ve heard all the rumours, the false release dates and plots, and for a short period of time, I thought the film would never come out. Yet here we are, at long last, just one month away from the finished product, and I’m so thrilled that the much fabled Jurassic Park 4 (Now titled “Jurassic World”) Is a reality.
What movies are you guys looking forward to the most? Tell me your lists in the comments! Here’s to a great year in cinema!