Oh my god, the screaming and the yelling. The crackling and banging. Fortunately, the new years-festivities only comes around once a year. And it did. And it’s over. So let’s watch some movies, for Chris’s sake! And I have to say that, even if 2013 looked great when it came to movies, 2014 is looking even better. So let’s kick it off with some anticipations, some thoughts about this years upcoming blockbusters….
First up, the Robocop-reboot. This is one that I feel can both mess my life up completely, OR…. give it some real meaning again. I grew up with (the Real) Robocop, so when I watch this movie, I’ll know what to look for, in comparison to the original. This is also the one that will be placed the most seriously under the microscope, just because I have grown up with the title. But my predictions about the film is, that it will do slightly better than the original at the box office, thus spawning its own line of sequels and toys.
Next up, we have a sequel, 22 Jump Street. As I saw the first one as a complete thunder-success, I don’t see why this one shouldn’t work. Hill and Tatum are fantastic together and I’m having a hard time thinking about a movie that made me laugh so hard, as the high-scene from 21 Jump. Sure, most of the pressure on this one lies on Channing Tatum, but I think he can relate some of it to both Jonah Hill and Ice Cube. At least here and there. So my predictions, funny as hell movie, but it won’t do as good at the box office as its prequel. This won’t be a trilogy.
And another sequel, the Apes-franchise continues. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a direct-sequel to Rise of the Planets of the Apes, where we saw the magnificent portrayal of an ape growing smart by Andy Serkis. With an all new human cast for this sequel, I’m not quite sure what to expect and as we haven’t seen very much about the film, predictions are pretty hard. But I’d say that it will at least be as entertaining as the last one, if not slightly more so. As long as we’re given some more of the that ape’tastic action, we’re in for a fantastic ride!