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2015 is set to be a great year for movies! We have massive sequels, reboots and remakes hitting the cinemas and January is always the perfect time to look ahead, get excited, scared, anxious and nervous for all the movies scheduled for release on the daunting movie slate ahead. We compiled the movies we most look forward to into 3 categories, those we are most excited about, most nervous about, and those we feel nobody is talking about.

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Here’s our 8 Movies Coming 2015 We Are Most Nervous About:

 

1. Terminator: Genisys

The First 'Terminator Genisys' Teaser Trailer Has Arrived

After the travesty that was Terminator: Salvation, we didn’t think we’d be excited for another Terminator film either. Yet, here we are ready for Terminator Genisys. This time around, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in action as the T-800, acting as an adoptive father to Sarah Connor in 1984. Kyle Reese is sent back from 2029, a la the original Terminator film, but the 1984 he finds is different from what he (and we, the audience) expected. Genisys sounds like a Back to the Future Part II-style replay of James Cameron’s original Terminator, and while that may turn some people off, we’re simply too intrigued by its premise to give it the cold shoulder. Besides, Arnold always said he’d be back.

Given that, the trailer made a complete overplay of Arnold being “back” and we got the idea that it was an exact redo of Terminator 2. We sincerely hope this movie is as good as we all hope it is, but until then…we remain cautiously nervous.

 

2. Jupiter Ascending

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With Jupiter Ascending getting bounced off its original 2014 release date only six weeks before it was due to premiere, the buzz quickly turned toxic with many pegging this as a disaster in the making. Then again, the same thing happened with G.I.Joe Retaliation and that one turned out…ok. Hopefully the cover story that The Wachowskis just needed more time to complete VFX work – is accurate as the trailers boast some absolutely gorgeous imagery. Mila Kunis stars alongside a bizarrely mutant-looking Channing Tatum, Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne in this huge-scaled interplanetary space opera.

Check-out the trailer here.

3. Jurassic World

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A new Jurassic Park movie once seemed like a Hollywood punchline; a movie eternally trapped in development hell. But now it’s 2015 and Jurassic World is coming… we even have an amazing trailer to prove it. Set over twenty years after the original film, Jurassic World returns us to Isla Nublar, with a fully functioning theme park that would surpass even the wildest dreams of John Hammond. In an effort to create a new attraction, the park’s scientists create a new hybrid dinosaur. As one might expect, havoc ensues. Continuing his ascent to Hollywood action hero, Chris Pratt stars a park staff member that is ostensibly our hero. This time around, instead of living trees and talking raccoon’s, his posse is a herd of raptors. Nice!

Yet there is a lingering suspicion we had about this film before the trailer. The prospect of Chris Pratt (who I like) teaming up with good-guy Velociraptors strikes us as overkill. The CGI also looks rather quaint next to the incredible, game-changing animatronics from the original film. Hopefully this one will turn out to be the film people think it’s going to be.

4. Fantastic Four

"The Fantastic Four" moves back from March 6, 2015 to a new slot on June 19

While there’s still very little known about Josh Trank’s reboot of Fox’s Fantastic Four franchise, the bits and pieces of news we’ve gotten here and there have us interested at the very least. Trank’s approach seems to be a more contemporary one, with Doom being an evil computer genius (really??) and the general approach said to be more grounded and realistic. While we have concerns about a grounded take on superheroes that stretch like elastic and are made of human rock, we love Marvel’s First Family and can’t wait to see what this movie does with them.

Until we know more though, we remain nervous. Even though we know almost absolutely nothing about this film, the release date of June 19 2015 was announced way back in March 2014.Give us a poster, a teaser, something to easy our troubles minds!

5. Ant-Man

Ok, so Edgar Wright isn’t directing Ant-Man and that is a shame. With Wright at the helm, this might have followed in Guardians of the Galaxy’s steps and given us a truly unusual Marvel adventure. With Peyton Reed at the helm, we have no doubt that we’ll get at least a solid superhero movie, albeit a far more conventional one than we would have gotten with Wright. Nevertheless, Finally Paul Rudd is getting a crack at real movie-stardom as the titular hero, opposite the great Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Evangeline Lilly and more.

Check-out the trailer here. Based on the trailer, we’re not sure Reed is on the right track. Ant-Man should have the same light and humorous tone than Guardians.

6. The Last Which Hunter

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Vin Diesel’s always gone on record about what a huge sci-fi/fantasy fan he is, and  The Last Which Hunter is an ambitious foray for him into a pulpy, horror-action, Underworld-style genre which sees him as an immortal witch hunter in New York City. Directed by Breck Eisner, Diesel and company have assembled one hell of a supporting cast with none other than Michael Caine having a part, opposite Elijah Wood (his first non-Tolkien stab at fantasy) and Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie. This movie can go either way at this stage.

All the ingredients are there for an epic fantasy film, but until we know more we remain worried.

 

7. Chappie

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After the not-so-warmly received Elysium, South African director Neill Blomkamp is going back to his roots with Chappie. With Sharlto Copley voicing the titular robot opposite Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Die Antwoord, this March release promises to be one of the year’s better genre films, and likely one of the year’s better ones too.

Being from South Africa, and watching the trailer we can’t help but feel this is going to be an exact redo of  Short Circuit. The trailer makes it looks like hardcore R-rated Short Circuit. The addition of the supporting cast and band members of the dance/electro pop group “Die Antwoord” also leaves us shaking our heads and hope this pans out for Blomkamp.

8. Crimson Peak

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Guillermo Del Toro is one of those guys whose projects I’ll always be invested in. Not only is he one of the nicest guys in Hollywood (or so I’ve heard) but he’s downright visionary as a director to boot. Not much is known about Crimson Peak, but with Jessica Chastain starring opposite Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam, and Tom Hiddleston you can bet that it’ll be one of the big horror events of 2015. A period horror thriller, Crimson Peak sounds more in-line with Del Toro’s Spanish language work (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth) than it does his larger-scaled American work. It all sounds very intriguing.

Let’s hope this does not dissapoint. Granted a period horror thriller can easily become a period drama, and that is why we are still cautiously waiting for more information to become available on this project.