The second half of the year has been set up to be a great movie season, with blockbusters like Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Pitch Perfect 2 released this past month, we can only expect more great things from the entertainment industry. Therefore, I bring you my most anticipated movies for the next half of 2015!
A yet another amazing book from John Green, Paper Towns is going to be the next big blockbuster in his collection. Set for release into a cinema near you this summer, Paper Towns is definitely one to see (and read!). The movie focuses on Q, a boy in love with his childhood friend and next-door neighbour Margo Roth Spiegelman. Despite the two barely speaking to each other, she one-day climbs through his window to drag him into a revenge plot against those who have wronged her. Then she disappears, leaving clues for Q to come and find her. Paper Towns is sure to be a mysterious adventure that will only immerse and inspire your summers!
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
When I saw this book was being brought to life this year, I was initially wary of what it was going to be. However, its trailer sets it up to be exactly as I would have imagined, so that makes it one I HAVE to check out. For those who haven’t read it, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl follows Greg and Earl, high school best buds, as they befriend the terminally ill Rachel. A strongly realistic portrayal of modern life, the book (and soon to be released indie film) depicts amateur-film-making teenagers understanding the importance of life and coming to terms with the inevitability of death. The concept behind Me and Earl and The Dying Girl reeks of likeness to The Fault In Our Stars, but it is undeniably different. It’s not a love story, it’s a life story and one that just may be the next big hit this year.
The Scorch Trials
Although the books are admittedly nothing to call home about, I was surprised to enjoy The Maze Runner movie that came out last year. It was creative, action-packed and visually realistic; something I don’t say often about YA dystopian films. The Scorch Trials is the second instalment of the Maze Runner quadrilogy and shows the Gladers join forces with the resistance to venture into Scorch; a obstacle filled wasteland. The sequel increases tension, action and adventure as they everyone comes together to take on WCKD… but who will come out on top?
A re-imagination of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, Pan comes to our screens with all the mermaids, pirates and fairies everyone knows and loves. Diverging from the, objectively, overdone plotline that follows Peter and Wendy, Pan explores time before that and the incarnation of who is to become the heroic Peter Pan; an orphan boy transported into Neverland for the first time. For everyone who loves a nostalgic classic with a twist, Pan is a no-brainer. Featuring Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Cara Delavigne, this star-studded cast make the movie unmissable.
Mockingjay: Part 2
I know this is an obvious one, but I’d be silly not to include it. With this movie series doing that annoying final-movie-two-parter thing, the conclusion to The Hunger Games is a long time coming for all of us. Mockingjay: Part 1 left us in suspense about the lives of Peeta and Katniss, the future of the districts, the Capitol and just EVERYTHING. Part 2 will answer all questions in showing the final battle between Katniss, the Capitol and the Districts, inevitably parting with us in awe. November can’t come around soon enough!