Happy New Year!
It's been a few weeks since our last post, but please don't be mad. It was the holidays and we took a small break. It is now time for a fresh start. Will 2014 be any better? Will it bring us more joy? We'll have wait and see. Meanwhile, let's check out the movies coming out in 2014.
Like every recent year, there will be a lot of fun films for the comicbook fans. It's not going to be as exciting as 2015 (Avengers 2, Batman vs Superman, Star Wars 7), but we'll still see some brilliant productions, which will break the box office and make some people even richer.
Comic book Films
So far we have a good first trailer, which created a lot of discussions, many photos and a few posters. We know Electro, Rhino and Harry Osborn will be the main antagonists. This will make Spidey quite busy. We saw some the equipment of Dr. Octopus and Vulture in the trailer, too. So obviously in May we'll witness the birth of Sinister Six.
I can't say if it will be good or bad, but it is certain it will be the beginning of a new saga. There are already dates for Spider-man sequels in 2016 and 2018, but there are speculations they might be spin-off movies, which will enlarge the web-crawler universe. Imagine something big as the Avengers, but with Spidey in it.
Release date: 2 May
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Probably the motion picture we've all been waiting for. A collaboration so big, it just might blow our minds. One year ago combining the universes of the old X-Men films and First Class was just a dream every comicbook fan had. Now it is becoming reality.
Twentieth Century Fox have made a huge marketing campaign and raised our curiosities even higher. With a teaser at the end of The Wolverine, the official website of Trask Industries and The Bent Bullet they brought enormous attention to the production.
Release date: 23 May
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Despite The First Avenger being the least successful Phase One Avengers movie, there are some high hopes for the second. Cap might not have Loki or Tony, but he has Black Widow. So people will go and see it for at least two reasons (#youknowhatimsayin).
Release date: 4 April
Guardians of the Galaxy
The underdog on this list. Unless you are a big Marvel fan, you most certainly have never heard of these guys. Yet, we are expecting them to be a huge summer blockbuster. Why? Numerous of reasons - brilliant cast, fun director, big budget and it has the Marvel Spirit.
Release date: 1 August
We've been waiting for this reboot for 20 years. It started with rumours and a simple poster, but now we have a trailer and less than a month for it to open in theatres. I am having really high hopes for it, but there is a small voice in the back of my head saying it will be a disappointment.
Release date: 12 February
300: Rise of an Empire
For years we've been screaming "SPARTA!" and kicking doors open. The movie 300 was a huge success. It created a massive audience and many fans, specially on the internet. It gave us funny memes, quotes and YouTube videos. And it gave us more blue screens than any other film before.
But will the sequel be as good? Will the sizzling abs be as good as Gerard Butler's? Doubt it.
Release date: 7 March
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
We've been talking about Sin City 2 for more than 3 years. It is finally here and we'll be able to watch it this summer. Is it a sequel? Not quite sure. Since the books are not in chronological order and the films have several stories in them, there isn't a straight answer. We'll see some characters return, other will stay dead. Frank Miller and Rodriguez will be directing again, and hopefully they'll make it as thrilling.
Release date: 22 August
After Pacific Rim, the Godzilla film became even more popular. There were so many rumours about the two films being connected, but unfortunately they won't be. The only common thing will be the massive Kaiju, which we all know quite well. The 1998 picture wasn't the best adaptation, but we loved it either way.
The 2014 version will look more like the original, but three times bigger.
Release date: 16 May
Transformers: Age of Extinction
You won't be seeing Shia here, nor any one from the previous crew. Mark Wahlberg is the new protagonist, Nicola Peltz will be his daughter and Jack Reynor her boyfriend. A new story, but some of the Autobots will return.
Knowing Michael Bay, I believe this will be just the next eye candy made to steal your money. But we'll see.
Date: 27 June
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
I really Rise of the Planet of the Apes and I expect the sequel to be as good. It's a different director, but that does not mean it has to be bad. Right now we've got a trailer even though there is half an year till it's release. It looks promising, but not everyone is a fan of a monkey (sorry, apes) apocalypse.
If you want to watch it, it will be out on 11 July
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
The epic conclusion of the not so epic film. The Hobbit is not as successful as Lord of The Rings, but it wasn't meant to be. Still, it's a wonderful film, and I believe the third part will be even better than the previous two. There will be some death, drama, romance and a lot of fun. There is almost a year until it's release, but we'll probably see a trailer sooner than you expect.
Date: 17 December
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
The beginning of the end. Like very other saga lately, the last books is divided in to two films. Catching Fire was a huge success and I liked it even more than the first, but Mockingjay will be the one to remember. It's sad that we'll have to wait another year to see Part 2, but what you gonna do?
Release date: 21 November
I am big Nolan fan and Interstellar is something I've been waiting for two years. There isn't a bad Nolan film, which means he won't start making them now. The cast is brilliant, the story sounds interesting. We've seen a teaser, which doesn't show much, but it grabbed my attention. Hopefully there will be a trailer after a few months, or at least some posters.
Release date: 7 November
Comedy and Animation
22 Jump Street
21 Jump street was nothing like the original series, but who cares? It was absurdly hilarious. I've seen it at least three times and it's always funny. And this is what worries me. Are they making another awesome comedy, or are they just making it for the income. I want a good laugh and a good story. Hopefully that's what they'll give us.
The Lego Movie
This is something for all ages. Don't know why no one has done such a film yet. After so many Lego games, it was about time for a motion picture. All of your favourite actors (Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman and Will Arnett) voicing all of your favourite DC characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern). I seriously doubt there will be a more amusing movie this year.
Watch it on 7 February
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The first one was a hit and it became an instant animated classic. Can't say if the second will be as good. A boy finds his mother, becomes even closer with his dragon, only they can save humankind. Sounds a bit cliché, but it has dragons, so I'll watch it.
- Night at the Museum 3 - 25 December
- Dumb and Dumber To - 14 November
- Sex Tape - 25 July
- The Grand Budapest Hotel - 7 March