2013 was a great year for genre films, but with the year almost behind us, it’s time to look ahead! 2014’s slate of big movies is even better than anything we’ve seen before. Here’s a run down of what is on offer for 2014.
ROBOCOP – FEBRUARY 12, 2014
One of the best action movies of the 80’s gets a modern remake, but it doesn’t look like it’s straying too far from what made the original work. When you see the movie in February, you may recognize some of the locales: the movie was filmed in Hamilton and Toronto.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER – APRIL 4, 2014
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues it’s roll of great films with the next instalment for Cap. Here he (Spoiler) takes on old friend Bucky Barnes who has now taken on the name Winter Soldier. Scarlett Johansen and Samuel Jackson also star to bring an Avengers feel to the table.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 – MAY 2, 2014
I still feel like the Amazing-Spider Man reboot that came out in 2012 was unnecessary, but after watching the trailer for this one I have to admit I am intrigued. Along with Captain America + Guardians of the Galaxy, this is another superhero movie to look forward to.
GODZILLA – MAY 16, 2014
The big guy is back, with Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston along for the ride. At this point, anything is better than the 1998 film starring Matthew Broderick. This could be a huge hit or a gigantic flop.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – MAY 23, 2014
Old and new X-Men cast members collide for a time travel story where the fate of the mutant world is at stake. With this film and the just announced X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, an X-Men universe on film is becoming a reality.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – JULY 11, 2014
Get your damn hands off me you damned dirty ape! If you love the Planet of the Apes movies as much as I do, your ticket is already purchased for this one.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – AUGUST 1, 2014
This installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is their riskiest movie yet, featuring a rag tag band of intergalactic space freaks. Features a talking raccoon, a green girl and a giant tree named Groot. Going to be the film of the year by the time 2014 is out!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – AUGUST 8, 2014
The Turtles are back, with Megan Fox as April O’Neil joining them. I grew up on TMNT so I’m excited to see the next live action take on the franchise.
DUMB AND DUMBER TO – NOVEMBER 14, 2014
This is going to be the biggest comedy of the year. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are back in their roles from the 1994 original. It will be great to see where the characters are 20 years later.