It has been an incredible year for all forms of entertainment including music, books, television shows and of course, movies. Hollywood seemed to break the bank for the films they released in 2014 and we have compiled a small list of some of the best. If these movies are indication then 2015 is going to be a phenomenal year to go to the theater.
That Awkward Moment (released on January 31, 2014) – The romantic comedy starring Zac Efron was an instant hit for moviegoers. Plus, who doesn’t love seeing Zac Efron stretched out naked on a toilet bowl? The film followed three male friends and their pact to remain single in honor of their friend who found out that his wife was having an affair. Of course, as one would expect things did not go as planned and all three of them ended up in healthy and loving relationships. That doesn’t mean their journey was easy and we had a million laughs along the way.
Veronica Mars (released on March 14, 2014) – The former hit television series turned full-length feature starring Kristen Bell came to be all because of a Kickstarter campaign started by Bell. Fans of the series took to their wallets and helped fully fund the movie and the end result was an incredibly thrilling and enjoyable film. It was perhaps even better than the series itself. It gave fans everything they wanted including the reconnection of Veronica and her high school sweetheart, Logan.
Muppets Most Wanted (released on March 21, 2014) – Who doesn’t love the Muppets? They returned once again to give us yet another enjoyable and funny film. In this movie Kermit’s evil twin switches places with the friendly frog and tricks the rest of the gang into touring as a group again. With a slew of celebrity cameos this film had something for everyone plus, it had the Muppets!
Divergent (released on March 21, 2014) – Sure the book was way better but the film delivered the basic thrills and excitement of the first book of the Divergent series. The film follows Tris as she joins the soldiers of Dauntless and leaves her family in Abnegation behind. During her training she falls in love with her leader, Four and finds out that one of the factions is trying to take over the entire city. This film was both entertaining and fun and gave fans of the series the chance to see their favorite characters truly come to life.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (released on May 23, 2014) – In this thrilling installment of the X-Men saga past and present X-Men meet in order to save the world and their kind against a common enemy, humans. This film delivered so much excitement but of course it wouldn’t be an X-Men film without a little comedy. In one of the best scenes of the film we meet Quick Silver who provides one of the funniest moments of the movie. It left fans wanting more and as usual leaves it open for yet another film installment and we’re not complaining about that!
The Fault in Our Stars (released on June 6, 2014) – If you went to see this movie you left a sobbing mess. The film based on the New York Times Bestseller by John Green is a heartwarming albeit depressing film about young love and living with cancer. While the film definitely left a lot out from the book but it delivered the heart of the story, an unconditional love felt between the main characters, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. This movie is not one to miss and paved the way for future books to be turned into movies
Guardians of The Galaxy (released on August 1, 2014) – This was probably the most popular film of 2014 and audiences could see why. The film that was based on the comic book series gave moviegoers belly-aching laughs and cheesy fight scenes that worked so well for the genre. But most of all it gave the world a living, breathing, Groot who became one of the most popular characters for cosplayers and for Halloween time.
If I Stay (released on August 22, 2014) – Another book turned movie that left a little to be desired from the book but overall truly delivered. The book based on the Gayle Forman book of the same name follows the harrowing journey of Mia Hall, after a bad car accident that killed her family, as she fights to decide whether to live or follow her family to heaven. The film jumps back and forth between the past where we see Mia fall in love with rocker, Adam Wylde, and apply to Julliard. The virtuoso cello player has to figure out if life is worth living without the rest of her family.