Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic and I’ll take time to make my case or share my opinions. Then it’s time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!
If even half of the potentially great movies deliver, 2015 is going to be a fabulous year at the theater. So many movies, from big tentpole blockbusters to small independent films, have caught my attention and my excitement. So simply picking one would normally be difficult. But that’s not the case this year. You see, there is a new Star Wars movie on the way, and there’s no possible way on earth that any movie could excite me more than it.
I know that “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” might be an obvious popular choice, but for me it’s legit. I saw the original trilogy during its first theatrical release. As a kid I spent more time with my Star Wars toys than with my friends. I had everything – action figures, vehicles, shirts, lightsabers, blasters, storybooks, comics, etc. etc. etc. And of course the movies. They were what opened up the world of cinema for this bright-eyed imaginative kid. “Star Wars” has been an intimate part of my life since I was a young boy.
Considering that, naturally I would be excited that a new “Star Wars” installment is hitting theaters this year. Of course there are reasons to be cautious. For the most part I like J.J. Abrams, but he does make me a little nervous. Also can this film launch an exciting new chapter after the pitch-perfect ending of Episode VI? I could list several more questions or concerns I have, yet none of these things dampen my excitement for seeing a new Star Wars film. My expectations are high and my fingers are crossed. Now I just have to wait until December 18th! But what about you? Now it’s time for YOUR VOICES.
YOUR VOICES: What is your most anticipated film of 2015?
Now it’s time for Your Voices. With so many 2015 movies to consider, which one would you call your most anticipated? Please share Your Voices on today’s question. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.