10 Reasons 2015 Is Going To Be An Epic Year For Cinema
If there’s one thing we can take away from this year, it’s that it’s been an incredible year for cinema, with some truly timeless gems gracing the silver-screen that will take their place among some of the greatest films ever made – especially blockbuster’s Intersellar (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) that have made IMDb’s top 50 greatest movies of all-time.
Now however, it’s time to look forward to 2015 which looks set to be even better, thanks to some incredibly exciting releases. So check out filmreviewuk.com‘s, Top 10 for 2015 (no particular order as they’re all awesome!).
1. Jurassic World
It’s one of the most loved film franchises on the planet, so news of a fourth installment is going to get everyone excited simply by the title alone – but add Hollywood‘s new golden boy Chris Prattto the mix, and you have a recipe for total box-office dominance.
Now, despite the plot currently remaining unknown, one thing we can pretty much guess straight away from the cast lineup, is that it’s going to be a reboot of sorts due to the absence of original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and the late and great Sir Richard Attenborough. Yes it is a shame to not see these much loved characters returns to ‘Dinoworld’, but something tells me the franchise is in very safe hands with Chris ‘Starlord’ Pratt.
Jurassic World opens it’s doors to worldwide audiences on June 12, 2015.
2. American Sniper
What better way to kick off a new year then with an edge-of-your-seat war biopic directed by Clint Eastwood and starring a beefed-up, almost unrecognizable Bradley Cooper.
Based on the incredible story of US Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle, who just so happened to record over 150 enemy kills during his years of service – something that’s almost certain to make the film a sure-fire hit…I mean just watch the trailer below and tell me you’ll still have finger nails after seeing this film when it’s released.
American Sniper will be aiming into cinemas on January 16, 2015.
With a synopsis that reads, “Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who’ve attacked New York”, as well as starring everyone’s favourite Game of Thrones star, Peter Dinklage, in a giant mullet, I’d say it’s safe to presume this will be one of 2015’s most talked about films.
Oh and did I also mention that it stars Sean Bean, who has his head well and truly back on his shoulders (Oops, massive series one GoT spoiler) – Let’s just hope he doesn’t die in this one as there’s always a first time for everything!
Pixels will be pixelating into cinemas on August 21, 2015.
4. Ted 2
He swears, he does an unscrupulous amount of drugs, and he’s hornier then a group of teenagers at the Playboy mansion…that’s right people, everyone’s favourite talking teddy bear is back.
Sadly the plot remains well and truly locked in Seth MacFarlane‘s head for now (yes a truly scary place), but what we do know is that Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis are returning, along with a few other well known individuals including Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and Morgan Freeman. Carnage is almost certainly going to ensue.
Ted 2 will be swearing it’s way into cinemas worldwide from June 26, 2015.
They’re yellow, small, and have managed to blunder their way into our hearts thanks to the two Despicable Me films – but now, they’re going solo.
Before there was Gru, the minions wandered the Earth in search of a master to follow, to give their lives meaning and purpose – so just who are they? Well, minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob will take us on a journey to answer that very question.
With the voicing talents of Michael Keaton, Sandra Bullock, and Jon Hamm (including his beard), Minions is going to be a must-see for all you Despicable Me fans.
Minions will be causing chaos in cinemas worldwide on June 26, 2015.
6. Child 44
Tom Hardy. Gary Oldman. In a film. Together. Most of us would read this and say “Yes, I’m see that” without even reading the films synopsis.
But just in case you’re wondering what the films about, the plot of the film centers around a disgraced MGB agent in the Stalin-era Soviet Union who must investigate a series of child murders that may just lead all the way to the top of this superpower’s leadership. Put simply, Child 44 is a must-see of 2015.
Child 44 will be covertly placing itself in cinemas on April 17, 2015.
7. In the Heart of the Sea
Ron Howard takes on another gripping true story that will likely result in most of us experiencing heart palpitations throughout our viewing of it – especially if it shares some similar traits with Apollo 13.
The premise – well it’s 1820, your whaling ship is made of wood, radios don’t exist yet, and there’s a very pissed off, gargantuan Sperm Whale preying on you and your crew…all in a days work for Chris ‘lightening hammer’ Hemsworth.
This tale of survival could very well end up being one of the surprise hits of 2015 especially with a man like Ron Howard at the directors-helm.
In the Heart of the Sea will be fighting for survival in cinemas worldwide from March 13, 2015.
Singers, guitarists, dancers, mathematicians…we’re used to the uplifting, against the odds, making something better of yourself films centered around an average-Joe learning and realising their potential for greatness thanks to a certain talent – but a drummer? It’s certainly a new, unexplored talent area.
Whiplash follows the story of a promising young drummer who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
The film has actually already opened in the US to rave-reviews, giving the rest of the world a glimpse at the greatness that’s soon to come, including potential awards success.
Whiplash in released in European cinemas from January 16, 2015.
The film has already claimed a certain degree of notoriety at this years New York Comic-Con event thanks to the films star George ‘finally married’ Clooney, who publicly apologized for his catastrophic outing as Batman, in 1997’s super-flop, Batman & Robin. But none-the-less this film looks set to be one of the standout hits of the year.
“What’s it about?” Well…Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
George Clooney will be joined by fellow small-screen M.D. Hugh Laurie in former animation heavyweight, Brad Bird‘s, second live-action directional film.
Tomorrowland will be unraveling our minds in cinemas from May 22, 2015.
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron
What better way to end this epic list, then with what’s certain to be the biggest film of the year, and perhaps even the most successful film of all-time (so long as it can knock Avatar off the top spot).
Avengers: Age of Ultron reunites Earth’s mighiest heroes when Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry for the Avengers, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.
There’s nothing more that can be said about this film without my head exploding from sheer excitement, so instead I’ll leave you with this cool sneak peak courtesy of those awesomely generous people over at Marvel.
Avengers: Age of Ultron smashes into cinemas worldwide on May 1, 2015.