Top 10 Most Anticipated of 2015

Posted: January 4, 2015 in Thoughts and Reflections

With another fantastic year of great cinema behind us, our sights are now set on 2015 and the undiscovered films that await. While I’m sure there are a number of small-but-amazing films not on this list, 2015 brings with it a host of big sequels from well-respected and established franchises. The almighty Marvel Studios continues in their unprecedented streak of instant hits; the 4th film based off of Spielberg’s Jurassic Park looks to impress; the immortal James Bond will return to the silver screen once again; and—-most exciting of all—-the first Star Wars film in 10 years (and 32 years since Return of the Jedi) will finally be realized.

#10 Pan

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It’s an origin story based off of the classic and beloved tale. Starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright, I’m sure there’s enough magic left in the story to conjure up an enjoyable film. View trailer

#9 The Fantastic Four

With a grounded cast of fresh, young stars, 20th Century Fox looks to reboot the series after two disappointing failures. Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell.

With a grounded cast of fresh, young stars, 20th Century Fox looks to reboot the series after two disappointing failures. Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell. View trailer

#8 Ant-Man

After Guardians of the Galaxy, my faith in Marvel is unwavering. They could release a movie based on Squirrel Girl (yes, that’s an actual Marvel character) and I would be content. No reason to think differently here. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas. View trailer

After Guardians of the Galaxy, my faith in Marvel is unwavering. They could release a movie based on Squirrel Girl (yes, that’s an actual Marvel character) and I would be content. No reason to think differently here. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas. View trailer

#7 Spectre

With Daniel Craig returning and Christoph Waltz expected to play the film’s baddie, the newest 007 film will surely take one of Hollywood’s largest icons to new heights.

With Daniel Craig returning and Christoph Waltz expected to play the film’s baddie, the newest 007 film will surely take one of Hollywood’s largest icons to new heights.

#6 In the Heart of the Sea

It’s based on the intrepid account of Herman Melville and his inspiration for “Moby Dick”, containing several talented actors, and directed by Ron Howard. Those combinations bear the sound of potential. View trailer

It’s based on the intrepid account of Herman Melville and his inspiration for “Moby Dick”, containing several talented actors, and directed by Ron Howard. Those combinations bear the sound of potential. View trailer

#5 Inside Out

With the exception of Monsters University, which was a very good film, Pixar Studios is looking to elevate themselves back to the golden days of Toy Story 3 and Up. This film will take you inside the mind of a young girl and the various Emotions that control her actions. It sounds promising and original, and no one does original better than Pixar. View trailer

With the exception of Monsters University, which was a very good film, Pixar Studios is looking to elevate themselves back to the golden days of Toy Story 3 and Up. This film will take you inside the mind of a young girl and the various Emotions that control her actions. It sounds promising and original, and no one does original better than Pixar. View trailer

#4 The Good Dinosaur

The 2nd Pixar film of this year is a story about a boy and a dinosaur named Arlo becoming friends despite incompatibility between their own species. Again, it’s Pixar. And this does sound ripe for a good time.

The 2nd Pixar film of this year is a story about a cave boy and a dinosaur named Arlo becoming friends despite incompatibility between their own species. Again, it’s Pixar. And this does sound ripe for a good time.

#3 Jurassic World

Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is a classic, and even its two sequels were entertaining enough. With a fresh cast including Chris Pratt and a new approach, hopefully we’ll get a film that properly exhibits what made the original so special. View trailer

Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is a classic, and even its two sequels were entertaining enough. With a fresh cast including Chris Pratt and a new approach, hopefully we’ll get a film that properly exhibits what made the original so special. View trailer

#2 Avengers: Age of Ultron

While this year Marvel brings an obscure comic book title to the light, they will also expound upon their biggest franchise ever. With Joss Whedon and all the original cast returning, and hopefully a villain somewhat reminiscent of Loki, this film should aim for higher thrills than even the first film. View trailer

While this year Marvel brings an obscure comic book title to the light, they will also expound upon their biggest franchise ever. With Joss Whedon and all the original cast returning, and hopefully a villain somewhat reminiscent of Loki, this film should aim for higher thrills than even the first film. View trailer

#1 Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

I would willingly sacrifice the viewing of every film on this list if it meant only being able to see this one. There’s no need to mention further my undying love for this franchise, and with Star Trek director J. J. Abrams in the chair, my faith in this film is unyielding. Hopefully----fingers crossed----we get a film that will contain everything that made us love these films so much. View trailer

I would willingly sacrifice the viewing of every film on this list if it meant only being able to see this one. There’s no need to mention further my undying love for this franchise, and with Star Trek director J. J. Abrams in the chair, my faith in this film is unyielding. Hopefully—-fingers crossed—-we get a film that will contain everything that made us love these films so much. View trailer

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  1. Deb Nielsen says:

    Two thumbs up, David!!!!

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