In the past year and a half, No movie has got me excited to rush to the cinema on the day of release. That is, until 2017.
Movies are one of my favourite past-time. After watching so many movies that disappointed me, I’ve made a list of all the films I’m looking forward to in the next few months and pray that these don’t disappoint me like all the other movies which I’ve wasted my time on (which by the way, i’ll never get back).
1. XXX: Return of Xander Cage
I love action movies and naturally I would look forward to this. The original and the sequel starring Ice Cube were good therefore I have high expectations in what this film brings to the audience.
I think the main appeal for this would be its international cast which include; Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa and even Neymar Jr.
It’s the appeal of this movie of being not the cookie cutter Hollywood clan type, it’s recognising talents across the world. In my opinion, it definitely gives the film an edge.
Deepika Padukone is one of my favourite Bollywood actors and knowing that she’s about to play bad-ass role in an action movie has me excited beyond words. She’s a talented actress, who has played great characters in Bollywood and I cannot wait to see what kind of character she brings in her first Hollywood role.
I really hope that there are amazing actions scenes with Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa because they have a history of great stunts and it would be a waste if Hollywood didn’t live up to that standard.
Raees is the first Bollywood film I am looking forward to ever; Bollywood films in the last few years have disappointed me. I think the last film I actually enjoyed start to finish was ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’
The reason I’m excited for this is because it is Mahira Khan’s debut in Bollywood.
She’s one of Pakistans’ most popular actresses and a very likeable personality. She’s a very laugh out loud actress, which is quite different to the normal calm actresses that I’ve come across. After the drama success of ‘Humsafar’, which sparked a revival of sort in Pakistan Dramas which boosted the need for great storytelling, scripts and acting. I’m a fan especially of ‘Shehr-e-Zaat’, her performance throughout the whole drama was impeccable.
After Fawad Khan making an impact on Bollywood, it’s about time that a Pakistani actress made an impact in a fully commercial film starring ‘King Khan’ no less.
3. Kung Fu Yoga
Jackie Chan + Bollywood = Need I Say More!!!!!!!
I love when cultures crossover in movies. Jackie Chan films are always such feel good action movies that I have no doubt that I will go and watch this in Cinema when it releases.
There’s a dance number choreographed by Farah Khan which i’m excited for.
4. La La Land
To be honest, I don’t know even how I came across this trailer;
The simple visuals remind me of ‘Midnight in Paris’ and I love the background score/soundtrack. I’ll most likely check this out later on but it’s on my ‘To Watch’ list.
5. Fast 8
This would be my most anticipated movie this year.
I want to see how the story continues after closing the Brian O’connor chapter; many questioned how much the franchise would continue without one of the main original character (or characters if counting, Mia).
If the film is anything like the trailer then I definitely will watch this again and again. There new character being introduced and all the favourite do return. I think it’s definitely departed from the emotional bond kind of action movies that they’re known for more and are delving in to more hard core thrill action.
Are there anymore that I should include in my list?