The 2014 movie review: Saying farewell to a legend and welcoming a big 2015*Image credit Guardians of the Galaxy © Marvel 2015
It seems as though the movie franchise approach is as healthy as ever. When they sell tickets at the door and full seats in the cinema, the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” comes into play.
The system is clearly churning out the Dollars. The Lego Movie provided some sizzle in 2014, but it didn’t quite entertain as expected. Having said that though, it was still pretty cool. We’ll skim past the latest Spider Man instalment and focus on the much hyped Guardians of the Galaxy. The film was fun, entertaining and it cemented Chris Pratt as a new champion in Hollywood. However, it wasn’t the movie that stole the show. Whilst Damon Wayans Jr. reignited the Buddy Cop genre with Let's Be Cops. Dracula Untold raised some interest for future instalments while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned with the Michael Bay formula.
And somehow Peter Jackson made the Hobbit into three films. Three.
However, it was Gone Girl that made every married man look twice at their wife... and himself for that matter. The film scared the beans out of single men wanting to get married. And this is only because David Fincher took Batman (Ben Affleck) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and broke them in half. Ouch...
The capabilities of Rosamund Pike were also showcased on the world stage.
Then Hilen Mirren starred in The Hundred-Foot Journey, while Jon Favreau provided a rather refreshing production titled Chef. Interstellar returned Christopher Nolan to where he belongs, making things awesome, while Fury reminded us that Shia LaBeouf is still, well, Shia LaBeouf. Whilst Michael Keaton added his name to the Hollywood awards buzz with Birdman!
Sadly though, 2014 saw us lose two Hollywood legends. The passing of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams left a dark cloud over an otherwise upbeat and glamorous industry.
2015: A year of movie expectations.
The latest James Bond adventure is on its way in 2015 Image Credit: Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures Entertainment announce the 24th James Bond adventure
Jennifer Aniston is already providing Oscar gossip with her performance in Cake. However, the big events being pushed by Hollywood include the return of James Bond in Spectre, the dinosaur adventure Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
Avengers: Age of Ultron © Marvel 2015
In the true spirit of FirstStep.me it looks like 2014’s Hollywood inspired super careers would see galactic chef guardians that might very well be afraid of garlic. Those taking the lead from 2015, could land up working as light sabre wielding spies who deal with sporadic dinosaur issues. Talk about fun, adventure filled careers.
*Image credit Guardians of the Galaxy © Marvel 2015
**Image Credit: Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures Entertainment announce the 24th James Bond adventure " SPECTRE. " Pictured: (L to R) Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz. ©2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved. Photo Credit: David Dettmann
***Avengers: Age of Ultron © Marvel 2015