There’s something for everybody here: 12 of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2014. From Marvel super heroes and science fiction thrillers to hilarious comedies and some of the most extreme martial arts ever put on film. And our list is complete with UK release dates and trailers (mostly).
The Raid 2
Release date: 11th April
The sequel to The Raid promises to be faster, gorier and even more extreme. To avoid retribution from the crime lords whose arses he kicked in The Raid, Rama is sent under cover, and he might as well expose a few more corrupt cops while he’s at it. Nothing we can say will do this justice, so just have a watch of the trailer:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
Release date: 14th April
Release date: 25th April
Part of a handful of movies which question the role of technology in our society, the Transcendence trailer which has been playing in cinemas nationwide for the past few weeks now, always gets the audience buzzing. Johnny Depp stars as the computer scientist who has his consciousness uploaded to a hard drive so that he doesn’t have to die. But, as you could predict, that’s when the trouble starts…
Release date: 9th May
Release date: 16th May
Bryan Cranston stars in this apparently darker reboot of Godzilla. If the Internet chatter is anything to go by, this is certainly one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year.
X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
Release date: 22nd May
The X-men are back. And now they’re travelling through time. Wolverine is sent back in time to change history by preventing an event from occurring which would result in doom for both humans and mutants. Bryan Singer directs an all star cast in what promises to be another Marvel masterpiece.
Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction 3D
Release date: 10th July
Michael Bay‘s first blockbuster of 2014. Transformers 4. Shia LeBouf is replaced by Mark Wahlberg as a car mechanic, with a very sexy daughter in the shape of Nicola Peltz, who makes a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them.
Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes 3D
Release date: 17th July
Picking up where the last Planet of the Apes movie left off, we see an all out war between humans and apes.
The Expendables 3
Release date: 15th August
Sylvester Stallone and the Expendables celebrate the golden age of action movies with new recruits Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. This time they have to fight to survive when an old enemy, in the shape of Mel Gibson, decides to make it his mission to end them. Bad idea, Mel.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Release date: 17th October
Heroes in a half shell! Turtle power! The teenage mutant ninja turtles return to the big screen. If you were growing up in the early 90s, you already know the concept. Just add Megan Fox.
Release date: 7th November
Christopher Nolan is back with another science fiction blockbuster. We can’t tell you anything about the plot to this one. Christopher Nolan has been so secretive about it, he didn’t even tell Hans Zimmer who wrote the music for the film – so what chance have we got? We can, however, direct you towards the teaser trailer that we posted a while back:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Release date: 21st November
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, who reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. If you don’t know what any of that means, go watch the first two Hunger Games movies.
No trailer available yet.
The Hobbit: There And Back Again 3D
No art work available yet.
Release date: 19th December
Peter Jackson turns out the final instalment of his Hobbit trilogy.
Unsurprisingly, no trailer either!
Now, let us know: Which one are you most looking forward to?