2015 – An outlook to awakening forces and then some Armin Fakouhi January 1, 2015 26 The year is coming to an end, and from a movie-only perspective, I have been missing the awe of 2013 to a certain extent. Granted there were some highlights (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Nightcrawler, Gone Girl) but there was one particular big lowlight (Interstellar) but well a new year means new trailers and that means new hope… Star Wars: The Force Awakens A list of 2015 trailers would probably be a joke if it did not contain THE trailer of 2015…I have not seen or heard so much hype around only one trailer in a long long time. Basically every outlet in the world had to speak, write, blog and whatever about it. Truth to be told, I was a little disheartened after the last reboot – so my excitement was a little meh. But after watching the trailer, I have to say that I am seriously excited. It appears that the franchise needed some “De-George Lucas’ing” and some more J.J. Abrams – and a new type of light saber. Terminator: Genesys I have not been excited about the numerous Terminator franchises for a long time (well maybe I should give Terminator Salvation a chance). But it just hurt me to see one of the best movies of all times get taken apart by greedy Hollywood in numerous franchise attempts to squeeze more dollars out of it. But now seeing this trailer, I have to admit, I am actually excited for the following reasons: Jason Clarke (after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, one of the Hollywood hopes for a better future) and Emilia “Daenerys Targaryen” Clarke as Sarah Connor with a new T-1000 and a seemingly memorable Arnie return. Awesome action packed trailer and the hope that this reboot might actually work for the franchise and bring it into the new century. Get Hard This is one of those cases where the actors are obviously two of the fines comedians of our times playing roles which exactly fit their “profile”. This could lead into a really classic R-rated comedy with lots of LOLs or it could be one of those times where all the good moments have been packed into the trailers. I guess we have to see for ourselves… True Story After all the talk about canceling The Interview, it is time to look into the future and it seems that James Franco has something pretty great in the cards for us with his old buddy Jonah Hill. And it seems not to involve roasting James Franco and/or protecting his house from invading aliens. True Story seems like a thrilling movie about a very contemporary topic in the US – death penalty – while using media to make the case heard with the public. It could very well be a very interesting movie, looking forward to it. Taken 3 We see Liam Neeson be the real Chuck Norris for one last time. I honestly skipped the second installment after reading mostly terrible reviews about it, so I didn’t want to spoil the good memories I had of Taken. But since super special secret agent Brian Millam is finally saying goodbye and probably skits like these will become part of our past, I may honor him a last visit to get an idea of the special set of skills he has acquired over the years. Kill the Messenger Now this trailer looks like just my favorite kind. Based on a true story, starring Omar from the Wire and old school rock stars like Andy Garcia. And the story is all around an American conspiracy in South America where it is common wisdom that the US has been operating in some way or the other and not necessarily following the law by all means. Looks interesting, will give it a shot. While We Were Young A trailer which gives me at least one LOL is kind of worth watching. And the premise of this film seems more than interesting…the hipster generation of Girls meets Ben Stiller…and well they want to be cool, hip and wearing hats. Alright, that is all I have to say, I think it will be good, let’s hope and see. The Gambler I am full of hope about Mark Wahlberg nailing this one. The trailer looks great (even though it is a little bit copied from 21) and the co-stars like John Goodman and Omar make me hopeful about this being and entertaining piece of action, crime and dark comedy. But I have been disappointed before so…let’s just hope and see. The Gunman Great actors, beautiful locations around the world and a premise we have all seen before multiple times – spy wants to get out, “the Company” does not want to let him go quietly, so he will fight back and of course they are going after his loved ones. Nothing special in particular but could be entertaining just because it starts Javier Bardem and Sean Penn. So as you can see, there is a lot of stuff coming down the pipe. So let’s be hopeful for a good 2015 and Hollywood giving us some memorable performances yet again….Erwin is out there, keeping his eyes open for you 🙂 Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketMore Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.