Summer 2015 looks like it will be a good one for movies. It seems like there is something for everyone to enjoy. As such, expectations are running high. These are the films that we’re most excited to see.
Check back with us throughout the next few months to see if they make the grade.
Jurassic World – The original Jurassic Park film has had a tremendous impact on my life, helping to spark my love of the film industry, and one of the leading factors into me getting into post-production in school. While the franchise has had it’s ups and downs, I still love the JP films and feel like I’ve been waiting forever to see it return to the big screen. I’ve enjoyed what we’ve seen so far of Jurassic World and I’m crossing my fingers that it lives up to the hype.
Mad Max: Fury Road – When I was younger, I remember watching The Road Warrior far more often than I probably should have…yet I couldn’t help myself. The bleak post-apocalyptic world that’d been created was engrossing, and the silent but strong protagonist offered up a different sort of “hero” to follow.
Perhaps my attachment to Road Warrior is why Fury Road holds so much appeal to me. It looks more in line with the themes and tone of that film than the other Mad Max films…not to mention it looks freaking GORGEOUS. If it has a solid enough story to match what we’ve seen so far, this could be one of the biggest films of the year.
Tomorrowland – There’s a lot we don’t know about Brad Bird’s upcoming movie and that’s one of the primary reasons I’m so interested in seeing it. The footage for the film so far has been intriguing although not too revealing. Between the science fiction concepts and fantasy elements, this film has perhaps the most potential to surprise and engross fans with something they haven’t seen before.
There are so many others on my list of “must-see” movies this Summer (Terminator: Genisys, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, Pixels, The Man from UNCLE), but these three are the ones I have to most hope for being amazing. I could be wrong, but I’m desperately hoping I’m not.
Mad Max Fury Road – I like cars. I like science fiction. I like Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult as actors. This movie combines all of those things, which makes me positively ecstatic. The trailers have been the best trailers of any movie in a long time, and the film really looks great. I loved the craziness of the last two films in the franchise, and it looks like George Miller will continue that trend here. Did I mention that it has lots of awesome looking cars in it?
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – I have always been a huge fan of the Mission: Impossible films, and even though the last installment wasn’t the most intelligent, it was a lot of fun to watch. Proper summer movies should not abandon all intelligence in order to create memorable moments, and the last two films accomplished this. This next film looks like more of the same, and I’m OK with that. I’m looking forward to incredible stunts, a fast-paced story, witty dialogue, and Tom Cruise doing what Tom Cruise does best.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – Ok, so I wasn’t much of a fan of the last few Guy Ritchie films, and I’m too young to know anything about the original television series, but this movie has me excited. The premise seems very fitting for Guy Ritchie and I can’t wait to see what he does with it. Up-and-coming actors Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill have a great opportunity to show what they can do, and I really think these roles will be a perfect fit for them. Finally, the 60’s espionage setting is going to be really interesting and different than anything else we’ve seen in a big-budget movie.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Because the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just amazing
Jurassic World – Because Chris Pratt and dinosaurs
Fantastic Four – Because I will be comparing them to the Impossible family from The Venture Bros. the entire time.
Oh yeah. I’m with Linda on The Avengers: Age of Ultron because the Marvel Cinematic Universe is absolutely amazing. What else can I say? I love superheroes. And I can’t get enough of the Avengers storyline. It’s almost too much amazingness for me to take.
I’m super excited to see Jurassic World since it’s another movie where I can just feel like a kid again and be very afraid of some killer dinosaurs. And watch other people do the running. I also think Chris Pratt is one of the funniest actors and he really commands the screen. I mean, do you remember him in Guardians of the Galaxy? And who doesn’t like giant dinosaurs?
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is next on my list. I have been a fan of the Mission Impossible franchise since I was a kid and it was on TV. The music itself is just so iconic. I’ve seen all the Mission Impossible films and I am also a diehard Tom Cruise fan. He’s just so much fun to watch. As Ethan Hunt I can’t wait to see what he’s up against next. Jeremy Renner is awesome, Simon Pegg is hilarious and Rebecca Ferguson is one of the most exciting and interesting actresses I’ve seen in a long time. I love her choice in roles and everything she’s in is just stellar. She is absolutely riveting to watch on screen. Yep, this movie is all good and I can’t wait to see
All of the above. 🙂
Pitch Perfect 2 – Yes, I know I’ll probably receive a relentless amount of teasing from my peers for this selection; but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. Rebel Wilson is a genuine star and Anna Kendrick’s smart ass attitude in the first film is calling me once again to my high school glory days as a Balladier – the elite glee club of my choir program. That’s right, pitches – the geeks are back. “Aca-awesome!”
Jurassic World – C’mon! It’s a new Jurassic Park movie! What more needs to be said? OK, ok… maybe the less said the better about the 2 sequels to the original masterpiece. But my adoration has yet to wane for the original blockbuster and I can only wait in anticipation for another ‘Newman gets eaten by a velociraptor’ moment to haunt my childhood dreams of ever working the IT department of an amusement park. Or getting caught in the rain without some major artillery for protection against those cute baby dinos. Chilling. Plus – this new film has Chris Pratt who I’ve slowly been falling in love with since “Parks and Recreation” and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Tomorrowland – I know nothing about this film except that it stars George Clooney. The trailer is a brilliant piece of tease and should act as a lesson to future marketing campaigns on the virtues of ‘not giving the whole damn movie away.’ There is a genuine sense of mystery that has been driving me nuts surrounding this film. Oh yeah, Brad Bird is a genius. WALL-E, duh!
Ratchet And Clank – This movie is totally flying under radar even though it is hovering out there somewhere. They have been doing test screenings of it for months now, so who knows how that is turning out. According to the studio itself the tests are great, but if they are good then why is it still not being shown off that much? That being said I absolutely love Ratchet and Clank and always felt it’d make a good movie with a good animation studio behind it. This is the beginning of several movies too as Sly Cooper is also in the works at the same studio. To top things off, we also get a Ratchet and Clank video game reboot from Insomniac when the movie does eventually release. Hopefully this becomes a great summer movie, it was already delayed from the beginning of this year as-is. This will probably be one of the few movies I see as soon as the doors open, don’t let me down!
Minions – I think Despicable Me is one of the most under looked animated movies out there. The first two movies were great, and I was pretty scared of the Minions spin-off, but come on it’s the Minions! The little guys are humorous and the trailers overall have shown potential in every way. I’m really hoping this is another well done movie and not just a cash grab!
Inside Out – Pixar was absent last year and lucky us we got a bunch of great animation in their place. The Book of Life and How To Train Your Dragon 2 to name a few, but Pixar is back with something totally unique in their own right! Inside Out is diving in your head (literally) and bringing us what looks to be like a new classic from Disney. I’m so glad it is a whole new story and not another sequel! This is when Pixar truly shines and it comes out right before my birthday!
I think it’s fair to say I’m of course looking forward to movies like Avengers, Star Wars, and you name it, but I wanted to highlight animation since it’s something I really love! You don’t need kids to see these movies, a lot of them are great films to take your partner to enjoy and watch as whole new worlds come to life! It’s also fair to say I’ll find myself in a theater to watch Pitch Perfect 2 as well!
Mad Max: Fury Road – This is the only film I’m looking forward to this Summer. The rest of it’s mostly a clutter of spin/offs and sequels to franchises that I grew exhausted of long ago. But enough of my pessimism, George Miller’s return looks glorious. The burnt gold steam-punk landscape and ‘splosions look from the original has been amped up to the level of a sustained eyegasm. Those trailers are sensory overload. It also looks silly, and I won’t have to watch Manhattan skyscrapers plummet to the ground again. So I’m really looking forward to this one, and we don’t have to wait too long; it’s coming in at the early end of Summer. How spoiled I feel.
Even with some films getting delayed or pushed back, this Summer is still totally jam-packed with exciting looking films. It’s hard to narrow our lists down, but here you have our team’s most anticipated…Now it’s time to share yours! We want to know which films you can’t wait to see in the Summer of 2015.