Geeky movies are becoming more and more prominent every year, and 2015 looks to be no exception. As the budgets become bigger, along with the fan bases, here are all the movies you should be hyperventilating over this year:
“Avengers: Age of Ultron“: May 1
The sequel to the phenomenal “Avengers,” “Ultron” promises to continue the series’ trademark action with a good dose of humor.
Tony Stark, in an attempt to give his hero friends some deserved rest, creates an artificial intelligence to fight villains around the world. Once Ultron gains sentience, however, all hell breaks loose. The trailers show the Avengers breaking down and at each others’ throats as they try to fight Ultron, their biggest villain yet.
“Mad Max: Fury Road“: May 15
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron meet up in the post-apocalyptic wasteland to fight crazed cyberpunk warriors riding in scrap metal cars. If none of those things get you excited, “Antiques Roadshow” airs on PBS Mondays at 8 p.m.
“Jurassic World“: June 12
Jurassic World takes us back to the classic island that for some reason people still want to visit. Chris Pratt stars in the lead role on the tails of the hit movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and new hybrid dinosaurs look to be playing a big role. Expect plenty of dino-on-human action, with humans losing a vast majority of the time.
“Terminator Genisys“: July 1
Another restart to a franchise, Genisys sends Kyle Reese back in time to team up with Sarah Connor again. Things are different this time, however, as they now have an aged terminator on their side, presumably to help them with protection and early-bird specials.
“Ant-Man“: July 17
A B-list hero, Marvel is attaching some big names to bring lesser-known characters into the public eye. A heist movie starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, initial trailers have left audiences skeptical.
However, in interviews, the cast remains optimistic and claims that the movie will be funnier than the first look has shown. If Marvel’s track record is anything to go by, we may very well be pleasantly surprised.
“Fantastic Four“: Aug. 7
Fox is trying its hand at “Fantastic Four” again, this time rebooting the series and starting from scratch. With the previous movies receiving a lukewarm reception at best, Fox has its work cut out for it. A new trailer was shown this week, and from the first look, it seems we can lay our fears to rest if the snippet is any indication.
“The Hunger Games Mockingjay, Pt. 2“: Nov. 20
The final chapter in the fantastic “Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay, Pt. 2” shows us what happens when Jennifer Lawrence and the star-studded cast of rebels assault the Capital and give everything they have for a chance at a free life.
Expect all the action and crazy fashion that accompanied the past movies, but with the addition of the much darker and intense direction that “Mockingjay, Pt. 1” handed to us.
“Star Wars Episode VII“: Dec. 18
The newest installment in the famous movie franchise, JJ Abrams is at the helm and showing us what happens after the second Death Star is destroyed, along with Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
With the original cast on board and excited to get into their old shoes, as well as Abrams’ dynamic camera style and updated takes on the classic stormtrooper and lightsaber, “Episode VII” looks to bring the force to old and new fans alike.
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