I’m not the only one who gets excited by the mainstream, commercial fare Hollywood churns out every year, right? Phew. Just checking. I mean, I’ve seen my fair share of films for intellectual stimulation. But sometimes, you just need pure entertainment. Mindless action. Explosions. Beasts with feelings. Batman. Y’know. The usual.
So anyway, now that we’re on the same page. Here’s my list of the top 5 movies that make me want to invest in some popcorn and movie tickets:
A clever script peppered with tongue-in-cheek humour, some general light-hearted silliness and…Batman. If the trailer is anything to judge by, it seems like a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously. And, if it’s following in the footsteps of The Lego Movie, then it’s definitely got the potential to be one of my favourites this year.
Yeah, I know. Call me sappy but I’m a sucker for Disney movies. Oh, and I love Emma Watson. Watching some of my favourite animated characters come to life on the big screen in a “tale as old as time” – what could possibly go wrong?
Superhero movies don’t get funnier than this. The motley crew led by Star Lord Chris Pratt returns in this sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy (I saw this 3 times, not ashamed to admit it). Fingers crossed that they haven’t ruined it by making a sequel. Though, if nothing else, tiny Groot might save the day.
4) Wonder Woman
Without indulging in any feminist debate and judging it purely on its entertainment value, this had to make its way to my list. And also, I’m in love with the dramatic music that plays every time she comes onscreen. Like when she showed up in Batman v Superman for the first time.
I know, I know. They need to stop making these. This is the fifth one in the PoTC series. But it’s Captain Jack Sparrow, you guys. How can we not watch it? So many childhood memories associated with the earlier versions. I’m scared this one might not live up to the hype in my head. Even the poster looks dull, like it’s tired of making any effort. But oh well.
Which movies are you excited to watch this year? Let me know in the comments 🙂