Having spent time working in film and television on the production side of things, I can tell you with certainty that there’s a universal truth to filmmaking: an insane number of things have to fall into place for your movie to end up being good. There are hundreds of things that can go wrong during the making of a movie, and it’s rare that a production manages to emerge completely unscathed, which is probably why a majority of movies that come through the Hollywood system every year simply aren’t very good. That may sound cynical, but when you watch as many films in a year as a professional critic, you start to see recognizable patterns: some films are clearly studio cash grabs, some bring on gun-for-hire directors to execute the vision of someone else, some are directed by Seltzer and Friedberg, etc. That’s why when a film critic falls in love with a movie, you often can’t get them to shut up about it. It only happens a handful of times a year, and I’m actually OK with that ratio. If everything was amazing, that would make the films that are truly deserving of that adjective less special.
All of this is a long way of saying that most movies suck. Here are a few coming out next year that might not. We cover all kinds of films here at GeekNation, but – aside from a certain Indonesian action film – most of these are firmly in the mainstream category. We’ll save our speculation on smaller films for another time. Mark your calendars, kids, and don’t forget to come back here and laugh at me in the comments if these don’t live up to expectations.
The Monuments Men – February 7th
The LEGO Movie – February 7th
The Raid 2: Berandal – March 28th
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4th
Transcendence – April 18th
X-Men: Days of Future Past – May 23rd
Guardians of the Galaxy – August 1st
Interstellar – November 7th
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