[tps_title]Allyson Johnson’s Top Ten Most Anticipated of 2015[/tps_title]
I feel like I’m missing a ton of good films and television shows and whatnot that are going to be coming out in the upcoming year, but for the immediate purposes of this list, these are the films that came to mind. If anything this shows that 2015 is going to be a HUGE year for blockbusters and science fiction.
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
This one is kind of a no-brainer. I adored the first one, have coveted each bit of information that’s come from each Marvel movie since, and the first time I watched the trailer I flipped out. The trailer was fantastic and alluding to some of the darker days ahead without making it appear like a bleak snooze fest, giving each of our characters (including new ones) ample time and using a classic Disney tune to much avail. Also, if you haven’t checked out the trailer set to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” you must. I’m going to be in the theater for this film opening night and bouncing up and down in joy because above all else, these films bring out the childhood wonder in me.
- Ex Machina
This trailer kicked my ass in just how stylistically cool it was. Also from here on out Oscar Isaac has a dedicated fan that will see any film he stars in. It’s a done deal.
- Crimson Peak
Jessica Chastain? Tom Hiddleston? Guillermo Del Torro? Gothic horror!? Yeah, count me in.
4. Mission Impossible 5
I got into this series embarrassingly late to the game and I’m simply excited to see one on the big screen. The same people from Ghost Protocol being on board certainly helps in my excitement.
I really am just a sucker for good action drama and actors such as Ben Whishaw and Andrew Scott make it more interesting.
- Victor Frankenstein
James McAvoy in my opinion is easily one of the most watchable actors out there. He’s got a devilish charm about him that makes him playing Doctor Frankenstein all the more appealing.
Amy Schumer deserves a film that launches her brand of comedy and, while I don’t always like him, Judd Apatow is as good of a launching pad as most. And the extended supporting cast is simply incredible.
This was a scenario where the film hadn’t even been on my radar until the teaser trailer was released and my attention was caught. I don’t know the entire premise, but I know Brad Bird is behind it, I know the visuals look lively and fun, and that it doesn’t resemble what I’ve seen before.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I haven’t quite forgiven J.J. Abrams yet for how he butchered Star Trek Into Darkness, but I will readily admit that my excitement was beyond what I’d imagined when the trailer hit. Mixing some wonderful nostalgia and new characters, the trailer easily attracted both old fans and new.
It’s Marvel and its Charlie Cox and it’s a character that deserves better than Ben Affleck.