The Most Interesting Trailers of 2015

Next year is moving quickly upon us, as hundreds of fresh trailers and teasers are being released for 2015's biggest films. From Peter Pan origin stories to more superhero excitement from Marvel, 2015 is packed with courageous and fun new films for moviegoers to enjoy. Right before Christmas comes, here's my gift to you, as I show you some of the most interesting trailers of the coming year. From the most-anticipated films to the ones that tease us the most, here are a few of my favorites:

The Most Anticipated:

Avengers: Age of Ultron- The superhero team returns for more in the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this time going up against one of their most challenging foes yet, Ultron. A sentient AI created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in an attempt to restore a peacekeeping program, Ultron (James Spader) brings a fiery rage down on the team, forcing them to risk everything to keep their teammates, and the world, safe from his violent destruction. Probably one of my most-anticipated films of 2015, this trailer only increased the hype for Marvel's next project:

Mad Max: Fury Road- Continuing to expand the vast yet remote dystopian world he created back in 1979, George Miller revives the Mad Max legacy with even more explosions than Micheal Bay, as he ushers in the next chapter: Mad Max: Fury Road. Replacing the famed Mad Max alum Mel Gibson with the equally bad-ass Tom Hardy, Miller takes the series to the next level as he brings back his legendary high-speed thrills and dark post-apocalyptic themes, now with a hell of a lot more grit and explosive action. Notably the most crazy and explosive trailer that I've seen this year, Fury Road is sure to give a new meaning to "Hell on Wheels":    

Terminator: Genisys- Somewhat of a continuation of the Terminator series, Terminator: Genisys turns back the clock on the series, retelling the story of Kyle Reese's (Jai Courtney) journey back in time to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) from the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Now being raised as a deadly warrior by the Terminator, Connor must work with Reese to save the world from a new threat. While this series may not be one of my favorites, I always enjoy humans fighting robots, as well as Schwarzenegger returning to kick more ass in his legendary role: 

Kingsman: The Secret Service- From the director of Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class comes another exciting action-packed film full of Hollywood stars. Kingsman: The Secret Service, telling of a secret spy organization that enlists in a inexperienced street kid to defeat an crooked genius out to destroy the world, sounds almost like a spoof on James Bond, nearing close towards Austin Powers territory. However, starring the bad-ass Brit Colin Firth as a tricky veteran agent, and promising us some gritty violence along the way, Kingsman looks to knock Austin Powers off the shelf, as it takes the place as the next big spy flick, full to the top with mindless action and thrills:

American Sniper- Telling the incredible true story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), famous for being one of the most lethal snipers in American history, Clint Eastwood's next film brings heart and intensity to the screen, as Kyle's life is chronicled through this immense tale of sacrifice and courage. Peaking my anticipation right with its first teaser, American Sniper looks like another amazing biopic that's yearning for award recognition. And with Bradley Cooper in the lead, this film is sure to have a great amount of dedication:

The Most Intriguing:

Knight of Cups- From director Terrence Malick, best known for his visual and physiological films like The Tree of Life and To the Wonder, comes his next project: Knight of Cups. As confusing and vague as the title appears, the trailer offers little to what the plot involves, other than a prosperous yet conflicted Christian Bale living a life he's grown weary of. Whomever Bale portrays, and whatever this film may be about, Malick has without a doubt peaked my interest with this fluent yet incoherent tease at his next masterpiece:

In The Heart Of The Sea- From the incredible story that inspired the classic tale of Moby Dick, comes In The Heart Of The Sea, telling of 19th-century whalers who must fight for survival when a massive whale leaves them for dead in the New England seas. From acclaimed director Ron Howard, most recently praised for 2013's Rush, this daunting tale looks to bring high-stakes excitement at sea, as well as a deeper look into the dark pasts of the brave crewmen in this rather...fishy story. 

Chappie- From the unique mind of Neill Blomkamp, known for his dabbles in the science fiction genre with District 9 and Elysium, comes Chappie, yet another unique story involving robots and dystopian worlds. Spinning the tale of the first conscious robot in our world, Chappie brings profound themes of government regulation and free will to the sci-fi world as it breaks the barrier of how robotics can be viewed in our conflicted world. Whether they be deadly or helpful, Chappie looks to redefine the meaning of what a robot can truly become:

Pan- Conjuring up yet another tale of the boy who never grows up, Pan brings us back to Neverland once more to show us the heroic and dangerous origins of Peter Pan. Whether it be the 1953 classic Disney cartoon or the 1991 retelling with the late Robin Williams as Pan, this story has captivated audiences for years with its fantastic tale of magic, a child's imagination, and how not growing up too fast is always a good thing. In this new retelling, we find a young Peter (newcomer Levi Miller) being whisked away to Neverland for the first time, where he encounters strange things from a daring young Hook (Garrett Hedlund) to the devious Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Whatever this new imagining may hold, for newcomers and fans alike, it appears to be one of the more daring films of next year:

Focus- In another of next year's most intriguing sneak peeks, Will Smith returns to the game of good films, as he plays trickster and con man Nicky, who, after meeting a lovely woman Jess (Margot Robbie), becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit in his quest to take her under his wing. With a classy tune and an clean-cut plot of a con artist taking risks with money and love, Focus looks all but dull as it intertwines Wolf of Wall Street with Hitch to produce an immense heist film with an interesting amount of emotional depth. As Smith and Robbie gear up to play classic DC Comic characters in 2016's Suicide Squad, watch their conflicted relationship unfold here first:   

The Most Teasing:

Jurassic World- Continuing the dinosaur-filled saga of strange islands and corrupt characters, June's Jurassic World brings audiences back to the park once more for another gripping ride. Starring Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt as the main protagonist, Jurassic World drops us twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, as the fully functional amusement park is finally open. After a new attraction goes horribly wrong, Pratt and the rest of the cast must fend for themselves in this new thrilling installment in the Jurassic Park franchise: 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Probably one of the biggest films of 2015, the next chapter in the unforgettable space saga brings back the classic characters we know and love, as well as introduces new characters from a frantic rogue Stormtrooper to a dark, brooding enemy with an intricate new weapon. Set thirty years after Return of the Jedi, Episode VII aka The Force Awakens brings us back to a galaxy far, far away as the excitement and thrills of the saga return in this rather awesome teaser:

The Walk- From the legendary director of Forrest Gump, Flight, Cast Away, and Back to the Future, The Walk tells the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his daring attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. With 2012's Flight being one of the most gripping films I've seen, there's no doubt that this high-wire thriller will keep me on the edge of my seat the entire time. With a short but sweet teaser, The Walk appears to keep most of its excitement under wraps until next year, as it hits theaters in October:

Absolutely Anything- Featuring one of the late Robin Williams' final roles, with him voicing the biscuit-loving Dennis the Dog alongside star Simon Pegg, Absolutely Anything appears simple enough, with a basic yet humorous plot. Spinning the tale of a teacher (Pegg) who's life turns upside down after he finds out he has magical powers, this film looks like it may either be really funny, with Williams barking up a storm of hilarity in his final role, or it may end up being forgettable, as the simple plot may be overshadowed by the blockbusters of 2015. Either way, Absolutely Anything grabbed my attention with the duo of Pegg and Williams, as well as an intriguing plot of magic, love, and hilarious outcomes:

Tomorrowland- The last of the most interesting trailers so far is May's Tomorrowland, which lays out the tale of a young teen (Britt Robertson) who discovers a place out of dreams, encountering a former boy-genius (George Clooney) while there. Tasked with unearthing the dark secrets of this dream world, known as "Tomorrowland", the duo must travel beyond time and space in order to fulfill their journey of uncovering what else our world may hold for us. In a rather quick yet jolting teaser, Tomorrowland promises a wild ride through a world never imagined, with the suave George Clonney there to guide us:

Well, there you have it, some of the most intriguing, exciting, and confusing trailers of the coming year. With hundreds of films waiting to arrive at our local theaters, these are just a few you may want to check out next time you hit the theater seat. From the epic continuations of some of the best sagas out there to the newest films of Hollywood and beyond, 2015 is sure to pack a punch with more amazing films coming our way. On that note, I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday season, enjoying time at the theater or just enjoying great moments with your family. Merry Christmas, and happy holidays to all of you!

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