There are still a number of exciting films coming up in 2016.
We are here to breakdown our most anticipated films from September to December!
Vy’s Most Anticipated List
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – I like the Star Wars series (although I’m not a big Star Wars nut like Edward is) and after the Force Awakens it was obvious Disney were committed to starting up this franchise again. Rogue One precedes the events of Episode IV: A New Hope and will tell the story of how the Death Star plans were stolen. From the brief storyline, you can foresee lots of action and adventure in a galaxy far far away. Because Episode 8 will be released in 2017, Rogue One is a great way to get my Star Wars fix until then.
Doctor Strange – Out of all the Marvel films we’ve seen, I really gelled with the films that are least “superhero”-like, e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy is more similar to the space opera genre and Ant Man plays out like a heist film. So Doctor Strange to me has a more magical/fantastical feel and as I have a soft spot for fantasy, it’s one of the films on my most anticipated list. I’m also a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, so I’m all for supporting his work.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – I really enjoyed the Harry Potter films and admit that I had reservations about Fantastic Beasts. Once the trailer dropped, I changed my mind. It steers clear of the Harry Potter/Voldemort storyline, which means this film is based on new original content. The fact that it’s set in the 1920s didn’t deter me at all and if anything made me want to want to see it more (think Midnight in Paris). The Fantastic Beasts film is definitely not Harry Potter but it still has the magical touch that leaves you immersed in their wizard world, which is why I’m keen to see it at the end of the year.
Assassin’s Creed – Video game film adaptations have taken a bad wrap and still struggle to break through – though I didn’t mind the cheese factor of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter (with Jean Claude Van Damme at his peak!). Despite this and the somewhat disappointing reviews of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed might be the one to silence the critics as the game has plenty of material and story to play with. The film stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, both of which are amazing actors and always give stellar performances. Here’s hoping Assassin’s Creed can debunk the stigma behind video game adaptations.
Edward’s Most Anticipated List
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – It’s the Death Star. It’s Darth Vader. And it’s a war film about the rebels stealing the Death Star plan – I certainly don’t need anymore convincing. Will definitely be lining up at the biggest screen!
Doctor Strange – I echo Vy’s sentiment. Dr. Strange is Marvel’s key to the magical realm. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer’s Supreme looks exactly like his comic book counterpart!
Arrival – The trailer for this film came out of nowhere and instantly grabbed my attention – much like this film’s premise. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. This film is directed by Denis Villeneuve – the genius behind the crime-thriller, Sicario. He is also tasked with the Blade Runner sequel planned for 2017. It will be interesting to see what he has to offer in his first entry into sci-fi.
Godzilla Resurgence – Despite the mediocre reception, I really enjoyed the 2014 remake of Godzilla by Gareth Edwards. Thanks to that film, Toho decides to comeback with Godzilla Resurgence. I loved Toho’s Godzilla as a kid, so when I heard that Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) is involved – I just can’t wait to see the end product.
A few more that interests us in the coming months – A Monster Calls, The Magnificent Seven, La La Land, The Accountant, The Founder, Hacksaw Ridge and Passengers.
How does it compare to your list?
By: Edward and Vy