We know that Hollywood has a knack of coming up with great blockbusters movies every year. Basically, it’s a trend, to be noted. Besides blockbusters, they also come with great independent cinema, as well. As a passionate film goer I would like to see a blend of both, frankly speaking. I would like to have a blast watching a typical popcorn film and I would also like to sit at the edge of my seat while watching a compelling drama. Now, I believe that you are tired of reading this and would like to know the awesome Hollywood movies that are coming in 2014. So, here are the top 10 awesome movies that one must look forward to in 2014:
10. The Amazing Spider Man 2
The Amazing Spider Man 2
The reboot had a mixed reaction; actually, it developed polar opposite reactions among critics and fans. Some loved while others preferred Sam Raimi’s version better. Still, it mad $752 million worldwide and Sony Picture gave a green light for its sequel. Marc Webb returns to helm the director chair with Andrew Garfield returning as your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman. What makes the sequel worth watching? Well, it has three villains in the form of Rhino, Goblin and Electro. It teases about Spidey’s most vicious challenge ever, The Sinister Six, as per comics and the very talented Dane DeHaan playing his best friend Harry Osborn. Plus, the movie will tell more about Spiderman’s origin story about his parents and it will be fun watching Andrew Garfield take on Peter Parker again as a high school geek with special powers. So, do go witness as Spidey’s greatest battle begins.
So, why should you go for Fury? Well, it is being directed by David Ayer, who has written taut thrillers like Training Day, S.W.A.T and The Fast and The Furious. Last year, He made the spectacular Indie drama, End of Watch, which was both a critical and financial success. Fury is a WW2 action drama about the final days of battle in Europe. Brad Pitt is playing a tank commander in a helpless situation behind the enemy lines. He’s supported by a talented cast of Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena. Now, if you have a brilliant writer/director supported with an astounding cast, then, there is no reason to miss Fury when it hits the theatres.
8. Gone Girl
A David Fincher film has to be there in the must see films of any year. Having made films like Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; you simply can’t ignore his films when it hits the theatres. Gone Girl is an adaptation of the novel of the same name. Ben Affleck is playing the pivotal role of Nick Dunne. It has a strong supporting cast, namely, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris. This is Fincher’s tenth film coming this year and is going back to his territory of making unconventional thrillers.
7. The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
It has a variety of DC Comics Characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern as Lego toys. But, the main focus of this comic caper is Emmet, a common man, voiced by the talented Chris Pratt, who is recruited to save the universe, unwittingly. It is being helmed by the talented duo of Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Their credentials include comic classics like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street. And if The Lego Film follows their similar pattern then you will leave the theatre laughing your lungs out.
In 2010, on a miniscule budget, Gareth Edwards made a tantalizing Sci-Fi drama called Monsters. After the success of this independent venture of his, Hollywood approached him and gifted Godzilla. After the release of its recent teaser, great visuals supported with an ominous soundtrack, it looks like to be a film to look out for. With support of quality technicians this film has a stellar cast. It has Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe and David Strathairn are just the few prominent names. There are signs that Gareth Edwards is following the classic 1958 version of Godzilla and that is a mighty bonus, I say.
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Great Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel is another odd venture by the talented Wes Anderson. His last venture Moonrise Kingdom fetched him a best picture nod. Now, let’s have a look at the cast of this film. It has Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson are the notable few of this huge pool of extremely talented cast. The premise is an enticing plot of family rivalries over inheritance, the theft of a priceless renaissance painting and murder. With such a plot, I believe, Anderson will give each cast member ample time to shine and leave a lasting impression.
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2
So, if you’re huge fan of animation films then How to Train Your Dragon 2 has to be your obvious choice, mate. The first part was a home run for DreamWorks studios and after many years they are coming back with its sequel. In the sequel, five years has passed by and hiccups now finds himself in a new conflict between humans and the dragons. The voice over consists of talented people like Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett and many more. One of the co-directors Dean DeBlois is returning to helm this animation adventure, so, expect similar sense of extravaganza as experienced in the first part.
Wally Pfister has been the Cinematographer of Christopher Nolan’s film since Memento and even won an academy award for Inception. Transcendence marks Pfister’s first project as a director and the premise makes it an even promising first project. Its set in a future where scientists are on the cusp of creating computer intelligence superior to our own, and a terrorist organisation is doing its best to prevent a technological singularity from occurring. Johnny Depp stars as a computer scientist whose consciousness is uploaded to the internet, and Rebecca Hall joins him as his wife and scientific colleague. It has a talented supporting cast, namely, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany and Kate Mara.
2. X-Men Days of the Future Past
X-Men Days of the Future Past
X-Men Days of the Future Past incorporates Bryan Singer’s and Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men universe together. Based on the 1981 comic of the same title, it ties two timelines of the X-Men universe. We have James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart playing Professor X and Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen playing Magneto. The premise of Days of the Future Past is such: the X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in a battle that must change the past – to save their future. And yes, Hugh Jackman returns as the famous mutant The Wolverine.
After the end of his famous Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan comes with a space voyage called Interstellar. Nolan is famously known for his secrecy and no one has any particular idea what Interstellar is about? Interstellar cast ensembles Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine. Nolan combined his idea with an existing script written by his brother Jonathan Nolan. The only synopsis available is that a team of space travellers travels through a wormhole. Nolan is at his best when he works on his original idea and yes, expect huge things from interstellar as Nolan will do anything to surprise the audience and leave them in awe at the end of the film.