2015 Movies That Will Likely Kick Butt
November 26, 2014 30 Comments
A friend of mine mentioned that we need to take advantage of $5 movie nights more often, so that got me wondering what all’s coming out next year. Here’s a list of 2015 movies I’m super excited about and will gladly spend $5 or more to see in theaters. These are listed in order of release. (Click on the titles to be taken to the trailer.)
Ron Howard, one of the greatest directors of all time in my opinion, returns to what he’s best at doing in this story about a crew of whale hunters who set out to find the real Moby Dick.
Brad Bird, a Toy family favorite (Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, M:I – Ghost Protocol) returns to Disney and directs a movie that is sure to garner reinterst in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.
I have to be honest. I don’t care if this turns out to be as bad as the second Jurassic movie. The point is, it’s dinosaurs. And they’re chasing people. It comes out on Father’s Day and I told my wife that’s what I’d like to do that Sunday. She didn’t like that idea. I mean, I’ve been waiting 65 million years for this, amiright?
It will have been two years with no new Pixar movie. I’m going to need this. As, I’m sure, every other Pixar fan in the world will as well.
There have been some great Peter Pan movies in the past (Hook, Finding Neverland) and others that have fallen flat. But when I stumbled across this trailer, I’ve got to say, I can see this as being added to our growing Peter Pan collection.
With the exception of Reign Over Me, I have not been a fan of Adam Sandler since I became a grown-up (pun semi-intended). But this one actually looks promising with a pretty heavy strong emotional pull. To be honest, as a writer, I was pretty frustrated that I didn’t come up with this idea myself.
Good news!! Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, The Polar Express) is actually filming another live-action movie!! Hopefully he’s done with those ugly motion-sencored animated movies for good and sticks with what he’s actually good at.
They had me at Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
I can get on board with this as long as they don’t try to make it all hip and modern.
Good news about having to wait until Part I comes on video next year is that my wife and I won’t have to wait too terribly long to see this one. We just have to find a babysitter by then.
What’s the only thing that can possibly be better than two Pixar movies in one year? A Pixar movie about dinosaurs, of course! (I’m gonna need a little boy in the family so I can have someone to share my dinosaur enthusiasm with.)
I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, per say, but I don’t hate the franchise, either (okay, the acting is consistently bad throughout). But with Disney and J.J. Abrams pairing up, I am 100% excited about this movie. I can’t see how it can possibly be bad.
Hated the first two Mission:Impossible movies, but 3 and 4 rocked my world (this coming from a guy who doesn’t like action movies). Bring it.