Its looking like 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year at the multiplexes. There are some remakes, some sequels, and a few original takes that I’m sure we’ll all excited to see. Below, in no particular order, you’ll find a list of my 11 most anticipated movies of 2014. This isn’t to say that there aren’t other movies that I’m excited to see, 300: Rise of an Empire, Deliver Us from Evil, and Resident Evil 6 are just a few that didn’t make the list. Sound off below on what your most anticipated movies are.
I’ve been hearing a lot of negative chatter about this one and that is disheartening to me. Yes, the original Robocop is a great movie, the sequel is also pretty good, but to a lesser extent, and based on the two trailers this new one is looking to stand pretty tall. I don’t understand the backlash because no one has seen the movie yet. How can you pass judgment on movie you haven’t seen? I think people forget there was a horrible third entry and four, that’s right, four even terribler TV movies.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson has become my guilty little pleasure. It’s not like a Uwe Boll guilty pleasure, but a lot of people like his movies and I’ve always been one to steer away from most things when people unequivocally like something. I still go in to every one of his movies with a little bit of reserve and I’m always impressed. He has a very distinct style of filmmaking that is very charming and this one is looking to be no different, and that’s ok.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I think I mostly liked the original because of the time period, but I’m interested to see how, in more detail, they deal with his fast forward to present time. I’m also digging who the Winter Soldier actually is and Cap’s new suit. Should be fun.
If you were wondering why Wally Pfister isn’t shooting Christopher Nolan’s new movie it’s because he directed this bad boy right here. Although I was a little sketchy on its details at first the trailer seems to imply it’s an updated version of Lawnmower Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
I liked the original a lot. I think there was some missed opportunities and a little fumbling with the story, but in the grand scheme of things it was pretty good and I love the whole mystery surrounding his father and OsCorp. I’m always a little nervous when sequels are rushed out so quickly, but Spider-Man 2 came out in the same time frame and I personally think it’s one of the best superhero movies ever made.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love giant things smashing through cities. I grew up on Godzilla and I believe we had all of the original movies on VHS. I’m also not ashamed to say that I am a fan of the 1998 Matthew Broderick movie, I watch it all the time. The only thing I’m concerned about with this one is the fact that he looks like he’s 4,000 feet tall.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The X-men franchise has a rare distinct opportunity to feature one of the best superhero movies and, well, two of the worst. DOFP looks like it could be the perfect storm to blend the two storylines into one super-superhero movie that will obliterate all. Probably not, but it still looks pretty cool. Also, Michael Fassbender.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Everyone is so quick to bash Michael Bay, I personally like his movies a lot, and they are just as quick to be the first in line to the next Transformers movie. Granted the last two were not stellar by any means, but they were fun and they feature giant things smashing cities so I can’t complain. We haven’t seen any footage, but I’m sure there will be plenty of robots and explosions.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was the surprise movie of whatever year that came out in, I didn’t feel like verifying, but I think it was 2011. I’m always a little bummed when they don’t bring back the original director, but I’m a fan of Matt Reeves’ other movies and this one looks pretty stylish and it appears they took it down the right path. From the trailer it looks like zombie movies could learn a thing or two about how to portray the downfall of western civilization.
I’ve heard very little about this movie other than my man, David Fincher, is directing and future Batman, Ben Affleck, is starring. Fincher could slap his name on The Hangover Part 4 and I would be excited, enough said.
As per yoozh, Nolan and company are tight lipped on the details of upcoming space flick, and the underwhelming teaser trailer did little to raise to my interest, but how can you not be excited about a Christopher Nolan movie?