District 9 was okay too, but, and I need to rewatch the film as it's been a while, as it suffered a bit from suspension of disbelief. The hero was a bit too goofy for me, and I realize that was somewhat the point, to rise above his ways, but it didn't totally work for me either. That said though, I think Blomkamp is someone to watch as he at least comes up with good ideas, but has a little bit of trouble translating them to the big screen.
So what movies do you think will hit or miss for 2015? As always I'm looking forward to many of them. Some are really on the fence for me and like most movies, it depends on what the critics and the average joe (word of mouth) says on whether I'll end up seeing or renting the films.
I'm also fairly excited about Jurassic World because I love dinosaur films. I didn't hate Jurassic III either, in fact, I enjoyed it as much as II. For me the set-up for II just went on too long, and I wanted it to get on with the story. But either way, Jurassic World has a lot of potential--plus it should release in June, a good time to get out and see a blockbuster film.
I'm hoping the new James Bond film, Spectre, will do well too, however, the predicted date of release on that one is in November. Also will Mission Impossible 5 be another hit? Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was the highest grossing MI movie of that franchise. It will be interesting to see if IM 5 can top that, but it also has a December release, so a lot of tough competition that last month. Plus Hunger Games: part 2 will come out around that time as well. I guess we'll see.