2015 has been a year of adventure. I started my Australian working holiday visa late 2014 and I’m ending this year in New Zealand and Japan before heading back home at the beginning of January. Whilst I’ve been pretty darn busy this year, I have found time to squeeze in a few movies. Here’s my pick of what this year had to offer:
|Top Movies of 2015|
I love a good adventure film and Everest quenched my thirst fantastically. Based on an epic true story Everest follows a few teams of climbers as they attempt to reach the summit of Mt Everest in extreme weather conditions. It made me laugh and it (almost) made me cry.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
I’ve been a fan of The Hunger Games since film one. I rushed out and read all of the books then eagerly awaited for the next movie. Mockingjay was actually my least favourite book but seeing Katnis up on the big screen was just as exciting as ever.
Montage of Heck
This was on limited release at some cinemas and not a big blockbuster like the others in this list. The boyfriend and I are big Nirvana fans. Kurt Cobain, the lead singer lived a very interesting yet brief life and this feature length documentary explored that. Being the Bachelor of Arts postgraduate that I am, this film was a fantastic mix of video footage and animation based on Cobains very own artwork. It truly is a masterpiece. Whether you like Nirvana or not, if you are a lover of art house films or a media student then check this one out,
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Of course this made my list. How could it not? A few scenes were filmed 2 miles from my house in Gloucestershire (seriously!) So I enjoyed spotting those. For your information the beautiful woodland scenes with Rey were filmed at Puzzlewood. I’ve liked Star Wars since I saw episode 4 when I was 12 and this did not disappoint. I did predict one major scene quite accurately but don’t worry, there’ll be no spoilers here.
Another eagerly awaited movie. I love seeing all the dinosaurs brought to life and I enjoy films with that high danger feel. You’d think people would have learnt that visiting Jurassic Park/world by now is a bad idea. I wonder if there will be a Jurassic World 2?
By now you have probably guessed that I enjoy fantasy type films the most. The Martian kept me in suspense to the end. All about a guy being stranded on Mars. He has to find a way to survive and contact earth. I tried to trick the boyfriend into thinking this was based on a true story but the boy’s no fool.
What were your favourite releases this year? Have you seen all of the films above?