The Clumsy Idiot’s Guide: The Movies to see in 2014 (Part 1)

I have compiled 25  Movies to see for this year. Movie freaks or those who just want to view Movie Trailers, I hope you  enjoy this!

1.) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I was not interested in this film until I saw the trailer. It appeals to anyone who have spent ample time day dreaming and under achieving. It is based on Jason Thurber’s short story and is the second film adaptation. Ben Stiller plays the lead character. A big departure from his usual roles. Just watching the trailer makes me want to see this movie. It has the feel of movies like Forrest Gump, The Life of Pi and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. At least that’s what I think. We will see.

Release date: Jan. 22

2.) Robocop

The Amazing Spiderman proved that there is hope for reboots. The moment I saw the trailer, I had high hopes for it. For this Robocop reboot, my reaction was a mix of nostalgia and uncertainty.

Robocop was one of the coolest movies of my childhood and I can vividly remember how the ED-209 (Enforcement Droid 209) clumsily fell down the stairs!It was both amazing and hilarious at the same time.

Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy in this reboot and is backed by an oustanding supporting cast of Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.

The trailer looks very promising and even gives vibes of the original. My gut tells me that this might do well.

Release date: Feb. 14

3.) Non-Stop

Any movie trailer that has a Liam Neeson voice over will always get my attention. While the plot isn’t that original (Is there an original plot at all nowadays? Even fairy tales are getting rebooted left and right), Liam Neeson films rarely disappoint, so I’m looking forward to this one.

Release date: Feb. 28

4.) 300: Rise of an Empire

This is the sequel to the 2006 film, 300. The first movie ran for 117 minutes and this one is a tad shorter at 102 minutes. I am not sure if it will be long enough to tell a good story and to meet the hype and expectations of a highly-anticipted sequel that comes 8 years after the first movie was released.

I am also not sure if this sequel will overcome the expectations of fans of the original, especially fans of Leonidas.

Release date: March 6

5.) Noah

This is the first of three movies coming out this year based on Bible characters/Biblical events. It boasts of a very stellar cast with Russell Crowe playing the lead character and also stars Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife. This marks their second time being cast as husbnd and wife after A Beautiful Mind. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson.

The role of Noah was offered to Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender but both declined due to scheduling conflicts. Emma Watson’s role was first offered to Dakota Fanning but did not push through as she also had scheduling conflicts.

What’s really curious about this film is that no real animals were used in production. All the visual effects in the film was done by Industrial Light and Magic and it is reported that it’s the most complex rendering they have ever attempted. Just basing it on the trailer, it looks very promising.

Release date: March 26


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