We love to disappear into our books, but this year the big screen is overloaded with epics tailor-made for the old fashioned, larger-than-life format. Not surprisingly, the most anticipated ones are all existing franchises.
The original apocalyptic series returns after a decades-long absence in Mad Max: Fury Road, which takes place between the second and third films of the original series. One word: Wow.
Ethan Hunt is back in Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation. Why is every film about renegade agents and/or the IMF being disbanded? Don’t know, but it works.
That other secret agent, James Bond, faces his worst nemesis in Spectre. Bringing back this old villain solidifies the new series as being among the best of 007.
As he did with Star Trek, it looks like director J.J. Abrams is bringing us back to old-school Star Wars in Episode 7, The Force Awakens.
We may be getting close to super hero burnout, but the reboot of Fantastic Four looks to be a smart move. It has the look and feel of X-Men, so are the filmmakers who missed launching the “shared-universe” boat years ago up to something?
Buckle up and choose your adventure.