I think we are starting to feel the need of another kind of movies, not the ones made now, they all look like independent films, shooted through a telephone camera (i’m not saying they are all bad), or with a lot of effects and no story, remakes of the old movies (which in my opinion are the best, i really love the old movies).
So let’s review 2014 and all the remakes made then acording to IMDb.com:
1. The Legend of Hercules (a lot of special effects)
The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Director: Renny Harlin
Writers: Sean Hood, Daniel Giat
Stars: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins
2. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (haven’t seen it yet, sorry)
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: Adam Cozad, David Koepp
Stars: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley
3. RoboCop (nice adaptation, nice special effects)
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Director: José Padilha
Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
4. About Last Night (sorry, no ideea)
Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.
Director: Steve Pink
Writers: Leslye Headland (screenplay), Tim Kazurinsky (based on the screenplay by)
Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall
5. Godzilla (haven’t seen this one either)
The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story) (as David Callaham)
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston
6. Hercules (Dwayne Johnson mmm)
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Ryan Condal (screenplay) (as Ryan J. Condal) , Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (too much advertising for some special effects, the soundtrack is better)
When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec
Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner
8. Leprechaun: Origins (haven’t seen it yet, it’s a WWE movie!)
Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Director: Zach Lipovsky
Writer: Harris Wilkinson (screenplay)
Stars: Dylan Postl, Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar
9. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (same ald story)
65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Earl E. Smith
Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson
10. The Equalizer (nice)
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writers: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan (television series)
Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz
11. Left Behind (maybe I’ll watch it, just for Nicholas Cage)
A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.
Director: Vic Armstrong
Writers: Jerry B. Jenkins (based on novel), Tim LaHaye (based on novel)
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson
12. Hidden in the Woods (haven’t seen it yet)
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.
Director: Patricio Valladares
Writers: Andrea Cavaletto (original screenplay), Bradley Marcus (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Biehn, Nick Bateman, William Forsythe
13. Annie (comedy)
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Director: Will Gluck
Writers: Will Gluck (screenplay), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay)
Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx