So the blog assignment is winding down, so I wanted to give a bit of a preview of a few films that are coming out this year that I’m really excited about.
It Follows (March, 13)
I heard about this through a friend, but from what I understand it’s been making the circuits of film festivals. Apparently, it’s scary as hell. The plotline is a somewhat of a classic one, teens have sex, bad things happen. The filmmakers have actually linked the two this time though, cutting out the Michael/Jason/Freddy middleman and going for the throat. I’m thinking this might have a light sleeper-hit quality about it, but time will tell.
Furious 7 (April, 3)
So, here we go again. It’s strikes me as a little unusual that these films have become such a huge franchise. I have to imagine that when the first, The Fast and the Furious was created the filmmakers could hardly imagine that there would be six progeny. But, they’ve come to occupy a soft spot in my heart, and I’m sure that, I–and hundreds of other people–will be there for its release.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May, 1)
This is the big one, summer blockbusters are officially starting in May now. But realistically, everyone’s excited for this after the first one was such a big success. Personally, I think this one is going to upset a few people, Director Joss Whedon has already described it more personal and painful. But it may be the first film of the year that everyone I know is truly looking forward too.
Jurassic World (June, 12)
I’m completely, out of my gourd, excited for this film. The first Jurassic Park was and still is one of my favorite films of all time. And this is one of the few reboots I’ve actually been excited for. This story revolves around a now existing and functioning dinosaur preserve. And, what do you know, a dinosaur gets out and things get very bad for all the humans involved.