We just did our upcoming 2014 preview of genre movies. It will be a big year for sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and dystopian future stories, and one site has weighed in on what’s the most anticipated movie of the year.
According to Fandango, the most anticipated movie this year is Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One. This poll came from thousands of votes from readers, and the top five for Most Anticipated are, in order, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Divergent.
In several other Fandango polls, Aaron Paul from Need For Speed, and Joel Kinnaman from RoboCop, have been voted for male break out stars. Dakota Johnson from Need For Speed, and Nicola Peltz from Transformers: Age of Extinction, were voted for female breakout stars.
With dystopian young adult stories still going strong, we’re not surprised to see that the next Hunger Games will probably be the year’s big winner. As for 2015, I think we all know what’s going to be the most anticipated movie that year. (For those who’ve been living in a cave or are genre challenged, it’s Star Wars, and you don’t need any box office punditry to figure that one out.)