This Year’s Sequel Power

*On the upcoming sequels for this year. Read my previous post, The Upcoming Horror for details only about sequels and non-sequels related to the horror genre.

Jurassic World :: One of my favourite movies of all-time, my childhood favourite Jurassic Park comes back to life here, and it is the first big sequel to come to us in early June itself. The sequels to the movie have been pretty good so far, and making a return after so many years, this movie is going to make a big impact; there is no doubt about that. This time, we have a working dinosaur park, but the scientists go the Doctor Faustus way and with no satisfaction, creates a hybrid dinosaur in this movie – not really the best idea for the characters on the screen, but should be a treat on the big screen in 3D.

Terminator Genisys :: One of the greatest action movies of all time, and that franchise with which we relate Arnold Schwarzenegger returns once again, and this time, we will have him doing a big role instead of being taken over like in Terminator Salvation. The franchise called Terminator always needs Arnold, and he is back as he had promised. Emilia Clarke, who has been our long time Daenerys Targaryen or the Mother of Dragons plays Sarah Connor, and this time, the war is fought on not just one time period, as there exists more than one timeline. Two more sequels are also announced, and so this is going to be big.

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London Has Fallen :: I did enjoy Olympus Has Fallen a lot, and Gerard Butler is sure to handle this one with the same awesomeness. This time, the action shifts to the Great Britain, but the danger remains the same, or rather worse. With huge conspiracies all around, this movie is all set to improve on its predecessor, as a full action thriller is guaranteed. The movie does have a big chance to make the desired impact, with the release date on October 2nd – all the violence on Gandhi Jayanthi! But it is still the holiday that has turned even the worst movies into big hits.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials :: I did like the first movie, but it left too many questions unanswered, and there were so many paths left for the flick to follow, as the mystery never got close to being solved in the predecessor. I haven’t read the book, but the first movie has surely managed to make the viewers interested in the second flick with a nice end there. I have got a feeling that this is going to be very interesting, but I do wonder how this one will work without the strength of that maze. There is scope for sure, and it is once again dystopian in nature.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 :: The division of the last book by Suzanne Collins into two made sure that we were to watch the end of this move franchise adapted from the book only in this year. Well, I did love the first two books of the series and did watch the movies based on the same. But the first part of the final book is dull, and I did skip the movie based on the same. The book does have nice final moments, and the ending was something which I liked, for which I am going to recommend this one if you have been following the story of Katniss Everdeen well enough.

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Hotel Transylvania 2 :: Well, the Team Vampire has called for a special mention for this movie in this blog post, and has threatened to quit in case of its absence. But we can’t allow that to happen. I am not without doubts about this one, but still we can be sure that this could prove to be a lot better than its predecessor. There seems to be full fun guaranteed, and the policy might be to follow the predecessor which had impressed the family audience even while dealing with an idea which dealt with one of the most feared villains in the history of Gothic Literature in English.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is the next big title, and with Tom Cruise in his usual avatar and Jeremy Renner for support, this one is going to be huge – the franchise has always been the big one. For the light-hearted, we have Ted 2 with Mark Wahlberg. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will bring back some of the lost nostalgia this year. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is also there with its stuff, but I haven’t been a fan of the found footage movies. ***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of the respective movies mentioned here.