2014 is set to be a big year for movies. With countless blockbusters roaring through theaters in the coming months, it is high time that you start to get yourself pumped up.
Here are the most anticipated movies of 2014!
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
Although there are a number of comic-adapted films coming out in 2014 (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: Winter Soldier, etc.), this is the first of its kind, and as such, should be given close attention. Disney released the following synopsis to tease the film before it hits theaters:
“An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Bringing the biblical flood to the big screen, Noah is one movie that you won’t want to miss. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), the film will look at the darker side of the tale, delving into what Aronofsky calls, "a dark, complicated character" who experiences "real survivor's guilt."Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Ray Winstone, Noah is likely to be a powerful film that shows the biblical story in a new light.
Release Date: March 28, 2014
3. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
After the huge roaring box office success of The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again is likely to drag in even more record-breaking sums. Set as the third and final installment of the new Tolkien-adapted trilogy, There and Back Again will continue the fight against the destructive dragon, Smaug. Although the second film was criticized for its lack of adherence to the book for the sake of length, Jackson has demonstrated in the past that if there is one thing that he knows how to do, it is end a trilogy properly (see The Return of the King for proof).
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Although viewers have seen quite a few televised and online spin-offs of the How to Train Your Dragon world, this film will see Hiccup, his trusty dragon Toothless, and their friends take on a new and darker opponent. Now noticeably older, the characters will be forced to confront ghosts from their past, as well as a new villain who threatens to destroy all that they have built in the last five years.
Release Date: June 13, 2014
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Already declared by Fandango to be the most anticipated film of 2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 should be a thrilling addition to the successful series. While the second film was criticized for its lack of accessibility in some areas, there is no denying that it was a commercial and critical hit. Furthermore, although the trend of splitting the final movie into two halves may have caught on a bit too much in recent years (thanks a lot Harry Potter), the book seems to lend itself quite well to this, allowing the two films to have complete and worthy identities.
Release Date: November 21, 2014
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