There are a lot of nerdy movies coming out this fall, but really only one that matters. If you do want to see a movie before December 18, though, take a look at the nerdy movies coming out this fall.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – September 18, 2015
I didn’t see The Maze Runner and I don’t know anyone else who did. Apparently somebody did, though, because it made over $100 million domestically and another $238 million in foreign markets. All of these young adult dystopian movie/book series run together. I don’t imagine I will see this in the theater or anywhere else. If you did see The Maze Runner and are looking forward to this sequel, please let me know.
The Martian – October 02, 2015
This movie reminds me a lot of Interstellar, a movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It seems little heavier on the science than the fiction, though. I really like Matt Damon as an actor and as the voice over guy for United Airlines. It would be hilarious if the movie completely abandoned its realistic approach and had an actual Martian along with Matt Damon.
Jem and the Holograms – October 23, 2015
I’m not going to see Maze Runner because I’m thoroughly uninterested. I won’t be seeing Jem and the Holograms because I’m completely outraged. I loved the cartoon as a kid and can’t believe how far this movie appears to have strayed from its source material. Jem isn’t supposed to be a YouTube sensation; she’s supposed to be a massive rock star brought about by state-of-the-art holographic technology. The movie appears to have neutered the cartoon and turned Jem into a big screen version of Hannah Montana.
The Last Witch Hunter – October 23, 2015
I don’t really get Vin Diesel. The only movie of his that I’ve actually seen is Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot was a role perfect for his gravelly and somewhat monotonous delivery. Plenty of people seem to love him from his role in the Fast and the Furious franchise but, again, I’ve never seen him as a street racer turned international spy. The Last Witch Hunter looks like a generic fantasy movie but maybe people will see it just because it has Vin in it. I have the same rule for generic fantasy movies, but only when they star the Rock.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – November 20, 2015
I’ve really enjoyed The Hunger Games series. People wanted to compare them to the Twilight movies, but the Hunger Games movies are so much better. The Twilight movies look cheap and terrible; the Hunger Games’ producers actually invested their giant stacks of cash back into the movies. Mockingjay was my favorite book in the series and I enjoyed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Part 1 moved a little slowly, but I don’t think that will be a problem for Part 2.
Victor Frankenstein – November 25, 2015
I almost didn’t write about Victor Frankenstein because, if I want to watch a Frankenstein movie, it doesn’t get any better than Young Frankenstein. However, it is nice to see Daniel Radcliffe in another role, trying to separate himself from the boy who lived. This look’s similar to last year’s Dracula Untold, attempting to tell the backstory to a famous character. Once Hollywood runs out of characters and their backstories, what will be next? Back-backstories? The story Victor Frankenstein’s cobbler grandfather who never once thought about playing God?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – December 18, 2015
What can I say that you haven’t already thought? I can’t wait for this movie. I am so excited. 30 seconds of footage on Instagram got me more excited for this one movie than all of the other movies on this list combined. At this point I don’t even know if I want to see another trailer. On this week’s episode of The Christian Nerd Podcast, I told Ron that if another trailer was released one of us should watch it and the other shouldn’t, to see if that trailer impacts our enjoyment of the movie.
Those are the movies coming out this fall. Honestly, they all get washed away in my excitement for The Force Awakens. I may make it out to the theater for Mockinjay – Part 2, but other than that all of my attention will be on the galaxy far, far away.
Other than The Force Awakens, what movie are you most looking forward to this fall?