Anticipation is one hell of an emotion. We feel it as we see a new teaser trailer is released. We feel it in the theater, as we wait for the never-ending previews to conclude. We feel it for any upcoming movie we have developed an interest for. Trailers can excite us, captivate us, and, sometimes, fool us. We wish every upcoming movie was as good as their anticipated release, but sometimes the hype is just too big. We have to question if these upcoming movies of 2016 have room to disappoint. After seeing what’s coming our way, we present 8 upcoming movies where failure is definitely an option.
1. The Purge: Election Year
The third installment of this disturbing horror series takes us a few years after ‘The Purge: Anarchy‘. The twisted political setting has not changed; the Purge allows for any American to commit any desired crime (including murder) once a year to reduce crime and poverty rates . Charlene is a front-runner for the upcoming US presidential campaign. Being a Purge survivor herself, her entire campaign revolves around ending the purge. Due to her controversial stance, Charlene has a pretty large target on her back for avid purge participants. While the movie seems wickedly evil and jam-packed with thrilling vengeance, we can’t help but expect disappointment due to the past Purge track record. The previous films couldn’t even make it to a 6/10 on Rotten Tomatoes!
2. Legend of Tarzan
Goodbye to the light-hearted Tarzan tale we always knew. This year, director David Yates is taking our childhood bedtime story and revamping it. It’s dark, cinematic adaption in promo posters looks like something straight out of Lord of the Rings. Are we prepared to see Jane and Tarzan in a new light? This twist on a classic children’s tale may be too ambitious on Warner Bros. part.
3. Star Trek Beyond
The third installment in the Star Trek reboot series is making its way to the big screen. The initial reboot received an audience score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Victory might be an option for this Star Trek sequel. It’s worthy to note that the second installment of the reboot, ‘Star Trek into Darkness‘, fell a little short from the first film. This is the downfall of every sequel; authentic flavor can be lost along the way. Most people say third times the charm, but, at this point, Paramount Pictures might be beating a dead horse.
Certainly, this reboot has some big shoes to fill. Remaking ‘Ghostbusters’ may seem overzealous, but it’s star-studded, strong female performers are no strangers to comedy. Our only hope is that this upcoming movie brings back some nostalgic memories, doesn’t nauseate us with excessive cheese, and incorporates some fresh humor into the mix. Can Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy really match up to Ghostbuster legacies Aykroyd and Murray?
“Are you a watcher or a player?” Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan, Nerve has us sitting on the edge of our seats in the preview. It’s a nerve-wracking (see what we did there) truth or dare game with an eerie twist; they have to beat the game to survive. We’ve only seen the featured stars, Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, shine in comedies. Who’s to say they can actually pull off a dramatic role?
6. Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them
J.K. Rowling fans, it’s finally happening! Warner Brothers hasn’t given us a ton of exposure yet to the movie, but perhaps we’ll get to see more once autumn hits. Like most novel to screen adaptations, avid fans of the book series are eager to watch and pounce on every missing detail. From a fan’s viewpoint, this film has room for disappointment. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Eddie Redmayne pulls off Newt Scamander.
7. Suicide Squad
Yes, there was no way we could forget this one on our list! The rightfully extensive hype for this film has been all over the web since it’s first teaser trailer last July. Big names such as Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie play iconic badass supervillains. Due to the insane amount of coverage, this movie is trapped in a position where it absolutely cannot disappoint its fans. We are all eagerly excited to see familiar actors/actresses channel our beloved group of DC Comics antiheroes. The trailers have not failed in pumping up DC fans, so hopefully ‘Suicide Squad’ doesn’t fall short this August.
8. Sausage Party
Aw how cute, another animated kids movie with anthropomorphic foods waiting to find a grocer’s kitchen to call home. Well, at least it seems like another kids movie, until a talking potato is being tortuously skinned and baby carrots are being eaten alive. From the creators of ‘This is the End’ and ‘Superbad’, the R-rated adult humor with a classic animation spoof makes this movie ironically innovative. Hopefully, this film holds up at the box office. From an optimistic approach, you know it’s bound to be hilarious when the cast includes the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, and James Franco.
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