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5 Geek Films To Watch Out For

UK residents, are you looking forward to Captain America: Civil War in a few days? You’re probably looking forward to quite a few films this year, as well as having enjoyed some absolute whopping films so far. But what’s left for the rest of the year and what films am I looking out for in particular? Join Timlah as we look through a few upcoming geek films which might be worth a watch!

Geek films really are on the rise, with thanks to all of the superhero films that are out there and a general interest in invigorating and tapping into the comic and even gamer scene. Thinking about it, there are a lot of films that are coming out that have cashed in on the success of pop culture in general, ranging from Marvel and DC, to anime and video games. Heck, even some cartoon series are being taken very seriously, such as Adventure Time. With all this in mind, here’s 5 films I’m looking forward to for the rest of 2016 and into 2017.

Captain America: Civil War

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Captain America: Civil War is based on the comic by the same name. In the comic, we see Captain America and Iron Man engaging in a war of sorts between one another. Two opposing ideologies, brought up from within. The whole story revolves around the idea of registering superheroes as part of a government initiative, as the power that these men and women possess can be incredible. Whether you believe in the Captains ideology of not having to register the heroes, because the very nature of super-heroism would require an element of anonymity, or if you agree with Tony Stark and the initiative to register superheroes for the protection of their country, this is set to be a very punchy movie!

It’s here now – It’s been a long time coming but Captain America: Civil War is finally coming out this week here in the UK. Are we all excited, or is this going to be yet another superhero movie where things happen, allegiances are made or broken and it’s just a visual treat? Regardless of what you think about this upcoming film, whether you’re a fan of Captain America, Iron Man, comics or just superhero movies, this is undoubtedly one of the biggest booked films of the year.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

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On paper, this sounds like a really bad idea.

But in practice, I can picture this to be a niche horror movie which may break a few boundaries not addressed before. Interestingly, it’s been shared many times how they are looking to create some real animatronics for this. The essence of Five Nights at Freddy’s, or FNAF, is around these walking, terrifying versions of Chuck E. Cheese’s that are out to get the security guard who monitors the pizzeria. However, a lot of information, much like many of Scott Cawthon’s creations, is being left undisclosed.

This story, this franchise, could be the next Nightmare on Elm Street, or the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre… Or it could just be an over-hyped mess of a movie. I’m personally looking forward to it, even if most of my closest friends would not dare to watch this. I’m hoping it comes out around Halloween time… and I’m looking forward to watching it. Will it be on the big screen, or will it be a direct-to-DVD? Who knows… And I’m looking forward to hearing more.

Warcraft

First announced all the way back in 2006, the Warcraft movie, (also known as Warcraft: the Beginning,) is finally going to be released this year and hoo boy, the trailers make this look incredible. If you’re a fan of the Warcraft stories, you must watch this one. If you’re a fan of World of Warcraft, you would still enjoy this one. If you just like an epic fantasy adventure, then this really is one for you.

This one is huge – I mean Blizzard themselves are getting involved with this one, in hopes to keep the characters correct. The battle between Orcs and Humans is about to begin – Which side will you sit on?

Suicide Squad

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The Suicide Squad is like a weird collection of leftovers from DC’s universe… I say leftovers, but really each of the heroes (or anti-heroes) in the Suicide Squad are genuinely deep and interesting characters in their own rights. From Harley Quinn to the Enchantress, the Suicide Squad has a lot of fun, diverse characters and hopefully we can expect a slightly light-hearted, albeit serious addition to DCs movies.

I’ve been looking forward to this one for quite some time now and I hope that it delivers on every level we expect it to. The issue I’ve now got is that I might have been looking forward to it for a bit too long now… Nevertheless, I think this is a film I’m going to definitely see at the cinema, as I’m curious to see how well they capture the image of these comic characters.

Spiderman: Homecoming

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As the name suggests, this film basically seems to be a bit of a “welcome home” party for Spiderman, with a new actor to play Spider to boot. There’s not much known about this film yet, but what we do know is that Spidey is back with Marvel and Robery Downey Jr. seems to be involved in the film, as Iron Man is going to be there. Here’s hoping this isn’t going to be yet another reboot of the franchise. It’s not worked: Now focus on something new.

For me, Spiderman has been a bit of a hit and miss character. Somehow, with his involvement with the aforementioned Civil War film, I’m actually looking forward to seeing Spiderman back on our screens. Hopefully this time he will have a film worthy of the name Spiderman. One of Marvels greatest heroes, how on Earth has he been neglected for so long? Still, with the ownership of Spiderman now back with Marvel, here’s hoping that Spideys senses don’t get the better of him and he translates better to the big screen.

Now we go over to you: do you think this might have been one of the most loaded years for geeky films, or are we only just getting started? Are you looking forward to any of these films in particular, or any that you think will be genuinely pretty bad? As always, share your opinions in the comments below, or over on Facebook, Twitter or reddit.

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4 responses

  1. I am looking forward to Civil War, the others not so much (although I hope I am proven wrong.)

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    April 26, 2016 at 9:43 am

    • Yep, this Friday for us :)! When is it out for you?

      I think the FNAF movie I am most skeptical about… But I wanna see all these films :)

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      April 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

      • We get it on Friday too (which is never a guarantee as Gib only has one two screen cinema.) I don’t have any interest in FNAF cos I have never played the games. Hopefully Suicide Squad and Warcraft will be good. I am just being pessimistic as most DC/video game films don’t tend to be brill.

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        April 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

      • Dayumn! Do you normally just wait for the DVD releases then?

        Yup, I agree with you on the front of DC movies. I am keeping open minded about it, as I love the premise! I think Warcraft will be good regardless :)

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        April 26, 2016 at 11:22 am

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