The box office is expected to show a variety of great movies this year. In essence, if you are like the movie theatre experience, you will treasure this year because this when the major releases are coming out. For some reason, studios have invested a lot in getting people to go the movies. In essence, the movie goer is spoilt for choice in regard to the movies that they are likely to see. Below is a brief dissection of the highly anticipated movies of the year.
1. Captain America: Civil War
What happens when a ‘bromance’ goes wrong? When your best friend from the past shows up just when things with your new best friend start going good? What if you gave one guy an impenetrable robot suit and another a serum that makes him not only super strong, but agile as well? Civil War that’s what. Marvel Studios have come up with a third instalment of the Captain America franchise. In a nutshell, billionaire genius inventor and all round incorrigible Tony Stark go head to head with the likeable Steve Rodgers and Bucky Barnes. Who will emerge victorious? Guess we have to wait until May 5th this year to find out.
2. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
The battle between the icons of justice is predicted to be epic. Zack Snyder has put out all the stops to ensure that we have an unforgettable cinematic experience. ‘The Last Son of Krypton’ goes toe to toe with ‘The Dark Knight’. Two interesting questions will be finally answered: Does a god bleed and whether Ben Affleck will fit or even exceed the large shoes left by Christian Bale. Zack Snyder has done as much as he can to ensure that the movie is similar to the comics.
3. Hail Caesar
The Coen Brothers (Fargo) are directing this golden age story. They direct a star studded cast of Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. With those many stars in one movie, what could go wrong?
4. Dead pool
We saw him in Wolverine origins: an uninspired, loud-mouthed killing machine whose lips were sewn shut because he talked too much. The Marvel Universe has a lot of characters but Deadpool hasn’t been represented in the way that most people know him from comics. However, this year, they get another bite at the cherry with this movie but will dazzle as the other X-men franchises and Spiderman?
5. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
After almost shattering Box office records set by James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, the ‘Star Wars’ franchise is aim for another bite of the cherry. Felicity Jones is set to reprise her role in this movie. However, the icing on the cake has to be the villain that will be played by Mads Mikkelsen, the titular character in the cancelled NBC series Hannibal.
6. Assassin’s Creed
There has been no shortage of the video game to screen failures, there are always those franchises that have waiting with bated breath. Assassin’s Creed is expected to be one of the latter. A high power cast is expected to feature with Michael Fassbender leading the charge.
7. Steve Jobs
While Ashton Kutcher’s spin on this brilliant IT icon was okay, it is expected that Danny Boyle will bring Michael Fassbender’s Jobs to life on screen. However, seeing is believing and most of us expect that this spin will shed more insight about the man. You should expect to see it on screens on February 4.
The uncovering of the Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal a few years back by a dedicated team of The Boston Globe sent tongues wagging. Tom McCarthy directs a stellar ensemble case of Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton in this much anticipated flick. It is expected to hit cinemas on January 28.
9. Finding Dory
Pixar are awesome at animations and everything they touch simply turns into gold. This movie is expected to be a very huge hit as Ellen DeGeneres voicing Dory. Other cast members are Idris Elba, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill and Ty Burell.
10. Fantastic beasts and where to find them
Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling has come up with the screenplay of her adaptation of her 2001 book. This is a first in many slated to come. Oscar Award winner, Eddie Redmayne is the leading man, Newt Scamander. Will the lady who gave us the amazing Harry Potter series deliver?