This list took some thinking outside the top 3. The top 3 I am super excited for, especially number one. After number 6 though, I had to think long and hard to find stuff to fill in 7-10. This year is nothing like last where I could have named 15 movies off the top of my head to at least consider.
#10- Mad Max: Fury
I have no idea what this movie is. I have no idea who Mad Max is. But, all my trusted websites keep talking about it as if it should be awesome so… there it is! Looks like its some heavy action at the worst so, might catch my attention.
I am not really a Bond fan. I have only seen a couple of them ever and was generally bored by them. I thought Skyfall was crazy overrated but, due to a weak year, this movie makes the list.
If this movie is as good as the first, this will be a criminally low placing. However, if it is as bad/average as the second one, it belongs no where on this list. I am hedging my bets a little bit, but Iike the next two movies on my list, I am scared more than anticipating it.
#7- Terminator: Genisys
Talk about scared. I was scared about this movie before I saw the trailer… the trailer then scared the living shit out of me. The trailer makes this movie look TERRIBLE. This movie is this high on the list due to T1 and T2 alone (and I didn’t mind Salvation honestly). This is a hopeful rating more than anything.
#6- Fantastic 4
This is only here because it is a comic book movie. We have gotten nothing so far in regards to promotion. Only a couple of leaked images (one awesome, one terrible), horrid rumors (found footage? Doom a blogger?), and me being scared shitless. The best thing about Fantastic Four is their villains (Doom, Galactus) and Doom sounds terrible right now. It seems like they may be going the Batman route (realistic-ish) which works for Batman because he is human. I… I just… this could get ugly.
Finally, we get to movies I am actually excited to see instead of hoping and praying it is halfway decent. This list is nothing like last years awesomeness but it is still solid and feature a couple of billion dollar franchises.
#5- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars as a whole is really cool on paper. Really cool reading about stuff on Wiki. And then I watch the movies and get really confused on why everyone nuts every time they hear the word “Star Wars.” Phantam Menance was garbage. Attack of the Clones was garbage. Revenge of the Sith has some good moments but some very, very cringe worthy moments as well and in general, makes little sense when looking at the Star Wars franchise as a whole. Then you get to the original trilogy which… is ok I guess? Hell, my favorite “Star Wars” related thing is problem the Clone Wars animated cartoon.
But despite all my criticism… like I said, on paper this should be awesome. Can it reach that potential though?
#4- The Kingsman: Secret Service
This looks fucking fun. The End.
Ant-Man… the forgotten Marvel Universe movie. Tucked behind Age of Ultron but before the start of Phase 3 with Civil War. This movie could easily be this years Guardians of the Galaxy or be… wait… Marvel doesn’t make bad movies do they? At worst they are “Iron Man 2” level? YES!
But this looks fun as well. A heist movie with a strong cast… I expect an above average Marvel flick. And for this year, that gets you number 3.
#2- Jurassic World
I don’t know why I am so excited about this honestly. Jurassic Park 2 was miserable. #3 is one of those, “if its on cable and on one of the good parts I will watch for a bit” movies.
Luckily for the franchise, the first one is epic (could be because it came out when I was in elementary school… probably explains peoples obsession with Star Wars as well huh?). Chris Pratt is epic. The trailer was bananas and we didn’t even see the mystery dinosaur that fucks people up. And somewhat controlled Raptors? Yep, sign me up!
#1- Avengers: Age of Ultron
This is number one by a LARGE LARGE margin. This movie looks absolutely EPIC. The first one was the best comic book movie ever. There is no scale to hold back my anticipation for this movie. Hell, even looking ahead years and years, this is still near the top of anticipation, only behind its own sequels and Black Panther. Ultron looks utterly terrifying in this. The seeds for Civil War will be planted. The appearance of Witch and Quicksilver. Hulkbuster armor. Rumors of T’challa. What more could you want?