The Clumsy Idiot’s Guide: The Movies to see in 2014 (Part 2)
I have compiled a list of 25 Movies to see for this year. Movie freaks or those who just want to view Movie Trailers, enjoy! This is part 2 of 5.
6.) Captain America: Winter Soldier
The trend of this year being the year of sequels and reboots continues with Captain America: Winter Soldier. Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America and is joined by the Black Widow played again by Scarlett Johansson.
The movie revolves around the Winter Soldier, who happens to be Steve Rogers’ bestfriend Bucky, brainwashed into a ruthless assassin. The movie will also introduce another Marvel character, The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie.
Release date: April 4
I am willing to bet that this will end Johnny’s streak of horrible movies the past few years and erase all the gripes about Dark Shadows and most recently, the Lone Ranger. Any movie produced by Christopher Nolan is worth checking out, even with first time Director Wally Pfister manning the helm and written by fellow newcomer Jack Paglen.
The plot is very ambitious and original. The film also stars Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Paul Bettany (A Knight’s Tale, Wimbledon. He also voiced J.A.R.V.I.S in the Iron Man trilogy)
Release date: April 18
8.) The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The decision to reboot this franchise made me very happy and the casting of Andrew Garfield as the new web crawler was spot-on. The first movie grossed $752 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing reboot of ll-time. There are two more sequels to be released after this one.
Marc Webb (500 days of Summer) did a wonderful job considering 500 days of Summer was his directorial debut. The sequel is said to further delve into Peter’s life as an orphan, someone who searches for his identity and aims to further showcase how hard his life is as both Spider-Man and Peter Parker
Release date: April 30
I had high hopes for the first Godzilla film, even watched it in the theaters with a couple of friends. I found it quite okay. The rest of the world didn’t seem to agree. Hence, no sequel.
This year, being the year of reboots, Godzilla is given another chance. This after 4 years struggling to be given another chance. The script changed hands several times, and finally Frank Darabont (writer-director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Walking Dead) finished the film script.
After Breaking Bad ended and left a huge void, I am excited to see Bryan Cranston on the big screen. It also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick Ass), Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and Ken Watanabe.
Release date: May 15
10.) X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Past meets the Present in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Heroes 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 in order to save their future.
This is the second film in a trilogy for the X-Men reboot. If you have seen the mid-credits scene from the Wolverine, it was tied to the plot for this movie. If you have not seen that, I suggest you do so and then watch the trailer for this film. Not much information on the story but I hope that the reboot continues the same path as the first movie, X-Men: First Class. Keep your fingers crossed.
Release date: May 23, 2014