Laura’s Top 10 Geeky Movies of 2014

We saw a lot of books turned into movies in 2014, as well as old favorites coming back for sequels. We had a lot of geeky films to choose from and I had to choose 10. It was really difficult, but I think this is it. (Also check out Glen’s Top 5 Geeky Movies.)

Let’s begin.

10. The Maze Runner (September 19, 2014)

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I have to be honest, I haven’t read these books by James Dashner. I’ve read every other books-turned-into-movies (minus Twilight), but I have yet to read Dashner’s hit series. So I came into this movie with a blank slate and it was really entertaining. I was left at the edge of my seat because I don’t know who was going to live or die.The characters were interesting enough to be hooked. Plus, it was really just non-stop action. The scenes were cut perfectly and had me wondering, “What’s going to happen next?!”

9. Interstellar (November 5, 2014)

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A lot of people were so angry about this film and the physics behind it. I totally got it when I watched it – because I accepted it’s science fiction. The cinematography was just beautiful. The graphics in space and on the different planets felt so real. The story really made sense if you really think about it. Plus, the acting of Michael Caine, Matthew McConuaghey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Matt Damon all in one movie is pretty awesome. I really enjoyed it for what it was – a sci-fi movie.

8. The Lego Movie (February 7, 2014)

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Everything is AWESOME! This movie was just awesome. It had all the geeky characters we love in one movie – Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Benny the 1980s space guy, Gandalf, Abraham Lincoln, Han Solo, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, etc. Why? Because Warner Bros. and Lego own a bunch of rights!!! That’s why.

The voice talent in this film consisted of: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Keegan Michael-Key, Will Forte, and Dave Franco. What? The movie was hilarious and don’t lie – you had “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” stuck in your head for days.

7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23, 2014)

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The merger of the two series (X-Men I, II, III and X-Men: First Class) made for one good movie. The whole story just made sense – even with this whole time travel business. It didn’t follow the comic arc fully, but it did really well for what they had. Also, a lot of people didn’t like the idea of Evan Peters being Quicksilver, but he KILLED it. He was a fun Quicksilver and I hope to see more of his character. Plus, the movie gave us a happy ending with a better conclusion for our mutants than the horrible X-Men: The Last Stand did.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy (July 31, 2014)

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This was one of the most anticipated movies of the year and it was awesome. Not many people have heard about these characters in the comic books, but director James Gunn made it work. The graphics of Groot and Rocket Raccoon were just brilliant. This film was refreshing, fun, and got us hooked on a feeling.

5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (November 23, 2014)

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I love this series. The books are just so good and Jennifer Lawrence just brings Katniss Everdeen to life brilliantly. This film is one of the slower ones between the three movies because they are now at war with the Capitol. The pace of the movie doesn’t take away from the story. We still see the evolution of Katniss Everdeen and we’re still rooting for her. Our review can be read here.

4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014)

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I honestly cannot find any fault in this film and, hilariously enough, neither could Honest Trailer. It was a good movie, even though no one ever dies. But, we don’t want to see our favorite characters die anyways. The film really felt like an action thriller rather than a superhero movie and that’s why I liked it.  Oh, and the action scenes were kick-ass.

3. Edge of Tomorrow (June 6, 2014)

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This was a surprise for me. I came into the movie thinking I wouldn’t like it because it’s from a Japanese light novel (and I don’t like remakes), but I really liked it. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt were great in their roles. The film had its moments of comedy and action. I was really entertained and I felt like it did the original source justice.

2. Birdman (October 17, 2014)

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When I read Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu was directing Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone, I knew this was going to be gold. I was correct. This film really goes into the psyche of Riggan and creates this entire one continuous story that you can’t take your eyes off. It was just a brilliant movie.

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (December 17, 2014)

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Honestly, anything with Tolkien will win the number one spot for the year. This is the last of the The Hobbit trilogy and deserves the number one spot. Director Peter Jackson was able to transform a few pages of the battle into a whole movie. It wasn’t boring or tedious, it was beautifully done and still kept my attention. I was invested in these characters from the previous movies and now I have to say good-bye to them. It was a wonderful way to end.

What do you think? What were some of your favorite GEEK movies this year?

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