Time for 2014

2013 is now in the books and its time to see what 2014 has in store. This year doesn't seem quite as jam-packed with big films as last year, but there are certainly quite a few I'm looking forward to seeing. Here's the top ten that I'm most anticipating for 2014.

10. 22 Jumpstreet - 21 Jumpstreet was surprisingly hilarious and surprisingly well-received. I'm excited about a sequel...I just hope it's nearly as funny as the first.

9. Noah - Darren Aronofsky is either love him (Black Swan) or hate him (The Fountain,) so this movie depicting the story of the prophet Noah, certainly could go either way. The trailer was stunning and the talent is certainly there to make this an unforgettable film. If nothing else, perhaps this story can see the big screen glory that it certainly can be capable of.

8. The Giver - This was one of my favorite books I've ever had to read for school and I'm pretty excited that a film is finally being made from it. Plus Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges give me confidence that this adaptation is going to be taken seriously. What doesn't give me confidence? Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes both having roles. Guess we'll have to wait and see if the film is good despite them!

7. Godzilla - I was pretty (and remain somewhat) skeptical when I heard this was being rebooted again. But I must admit the teaser trailer definitely piqued my interest. Plus the cast is quite excellent and I would hope that an excellent script is what attracted them to the project.

6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - As I've said, this isn't a franchise I crave to visit...but the ending of Catching Fire definitely makes you anticipate the story to come.

5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Another sequel to look forward to! Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of the most unexpected delights when it came out and now expectations will be high for a sequel. I'm a little sad that so much time has passed and would prefer the sequel to take place right after the events of the first film, but I'm still looking forward to what the sequel has in store.

4. X-men Days of Future Past - I'm really not sure how to feel about this film. I'm excited, but incredibly worried at the same time. I fear that too much is trying to be done. And as excited as I am to see a lot of the original X-men cast back, I kinda would have preferred a straight sequel to X-men First Class. I'm just afraid that worlds are colliding here! But that said, this is certainly one of the biggest films of the year, and it's cool that X-men is back in the (positive) spotlight again.

3. The Amazing Spider-man 2 - This, like X-men, is likely trying to tackle wayyyy too many things at once. But the difference is, that this trailer makes me feel slightly more confident that the gamble will pay off. It blows me away when I see it and I'm excited to take another spin in this universe.

2. The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Haters gonna hate, but I've thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and I can't wait to see its resolution. Plus more Smaug can't be a bad thing AT ALL.

1. Interstellar - Details about Christopher Nolan's follow-up after finishing the Dark Knight trilogy are incredibly vague right now....but with a fabulous cast and that man at the helm, it's sure to be one of the year's best films. Plus as great as those Batman films are, I think I slightly prefer what he does with really fresh ideas. They take shape in an unforgettable way, and so Interstellar couldn't be more welcome as far as I'm concerned!

Agree? Disagree? Did I miss anything?


Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun movie year coming up! Now to catch up on what I missed in 2013. :)

Johanna said...

Give me some indy films!

Emily said...

Well just wait for my Sundance preview then!