What a year 2014 has been for films. Tom Peters once said, “Celebrate what you want to see more of”, and in this case, it’s films – so lets party hard! From blockbusters to heart-warmers and tearjerkers to complete and utter failures (I, Frankenstein – Yes, seriously), join us as we count down this years greatest movies to hit the big screen, and those you should by for your grandma at the last minute christmas-time rush.
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction
I know some people may feel the need to argue with this choice, and quite honestly I wouldn’t blame you. Although I’m not a very huge fan of the Transformer series, this film in particular impressed me. The story begins 4 years after the war in Chicago, and the ‘people of Earth’ have began to neglect all Transformers, including the Autobots, for their destruction, but turn out some guy is working out with more bad guys to destroy Earth – again. It has completely edged away from the whole “Sam Wickerbasket” and his hot girlfriends thing, and has broadened its ideas more towards Texas, or some other western country with farms. In all seriousness, I really believe the story lines and overall acting from those in the film had improved a lot, and the graphics/special effects, which I am such a huge fan of, blew my mind again and again…
4. The Amazing Spiderman 2
The Amazing Spiderman 2 was… Yeah, you guessed it, amazing! This one was a real emotional roller-coaster, kicking off with a high, streaming with laughter but then at the end a right kick in the guts. Ouch. You know when that one person died? Yeah, that upset me, a lot. And how that guy who really loved Spiderman turned to hate him? That was pretty sad too. For a marvel superhero film, this one really did manage to almost climb itself to the top. But it hasn’t managed it. Unfortunately. Because it’s number 4… Anyway, if you were in any way avoiding to watch this film due to the fact that it’s cheesy, I have to say, yeah it’s a little cheesy with its jokes – but its aimed mainly at children, what do you expect? The effects on this film were absolutely amazing and much like Transformers: Age of Extinction, blew my mind. Check it out!
3. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Seriously, I can’t stop raving about this film. Whenever I think about it, it’s like a million moths are swarming my head – but in a good way. In my opinion, this film is so visually and emotionally epic and left me in awe after watching it – and I’m pretty sure this is what makes up a blockbuster [you know, besides the money]. It’s set a few years after the monkeys were let loose in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, most of the humans have died from a virus that has gone worldwide, and nature has begun to claim its rightful home back, but when some people really tick the apes nerves, they warn them. Yet one particular ape isn’t very pleased with just a warning, so he has to go and completely ruin everything and start a war between both armies. Brilliant. Thanks a lot, you flee-ridden greasy-haired monkey. But seriously, check this film out, it’s a great one.
2. Guardians Of The Galaxy
This film. Is absolutely. Amazing. Awesome. Epic. Amazing. Being the celebrity I am, I managed to grab a pair of tickets to go and see this brilliant film and watch it in I-Max 3D, so I’m not sure if it’s just the hype of seeing it like that for the first time, or whether it genuinely was a great film, but either way this film made me feel good, and whenever I think of it the hype just explodes in me, and I wanna go grab a tree, become a friend with it and label it “Groot”. I’d do the same with a raccoon, but I’d probably get rabies. GOTG begins with a downer of the “Starlord’s” mother dying of cancer, but the mood soon changes as the music does also. It’s like a party in outer-space. Just watch it, it’s too amazing to put into words.
Yes, how could I not put this glorious film into the top 5 films of 2014. And better that, number 1. Despite the film being 3 hours long, I went to see it 2 times, and they were probably among the greatest 6 hours of my life. It’s one of those films where you just sit in awe throughout the entirety. I’m absolutely sure that this film will go down as one of the greatest in history. The whole story and physics of this film just leaves you in amazement and although it may be a little difficult to understand at first, it is the most beautiful film I have seen this year, hence its position. The only slight improvement I could think of would be that they cast Matthew Mcconaughey as another role, maybe a janitor or something, as his facial expressions just ticked me off a bit, but overall this film was pretty much perfect. Yes. I went there.
– Matt [@Pestail]