10 Most Expensive Movies Made Last Year
Everything costs money, especially making movies. The price tags on films are atrocious, enough to settle any family comfortably for life, but this doesn’t seem to bother anyone, except maybe starving children or those who have no shoes. It bothers me, but all I can do is write about it. So here you are with ten insanely expensive flicks made last year.
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies…$250,000,000
The third and final installment in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy was the single most expensive movie made last year, but it didn’t stop there. It is also one of the top 15 most expensive movies ever made of all time. There’s some food for thought when you go to see this one.
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction…$210,000,000
In my opinion this series of films has never been good enough to illicit such spending on another sequel, but obviously a lot of other people did. Enough, anyway, to justify the go-ahead. No action flick on earth should carry this price tag.
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past…$200,000,000
Can’t Wolverine do something about this already? It’s not all about the mutants, for Pete’s sake! This film ties with ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ cost-wise for 2014.
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2…$200,000,000
This specific Spidey series is the one starring Andrew Garfield rather than Tobey Maguire, who I thoroughly enjoyed. If the other movies were good to go without spending so much how was this be so costly? Garfield isn’t even an A-lister!
Now, Angelina Jolie, star of this movie, is an A-lister, but is she worth so much that we have to see this amount spent to make a movie? Were the special effects so grand and the acting so stunning? I think not.
6. Edge of Tomorrow…$178,000,000
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this futuristic action thriller that didn’t do excessively hot at the box office, not even paying for itself. There is only so much to be said about an aging super-actor hooking up with someone half his age in an action flick. Wow.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy…$170,000,000
Here we have Bradley Cooper doing the voice overs for a raccoon who is a main character, so they probably shelled out some dough on his services and special effects. How is the American government running out of Social Security money that people have already paid in, but Hollywood is so extravagant? I know, good question, right? Did you even see this film?
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier…$170,000,000
Another Marvel Comics-based movie, this one with Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, and some other un-familiars. While action is my preferred genre I have never been into the re-made comic book craze so much. Wonder how it really did…
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes…$170,000,000
Caesar, the hairy ape leader of this film based on the cult-classic T.V. series, is evil enough, and the special effects are good. That much I can say. The cast list really isn’t that spectacular, so the performances are run-of-the-mill. Enough said.
10. Big Hero 6…$165,000,000
The ‘Big Hero’ film series has really paid off for Disney, producing one animated smash after another, making it all the way to number six thus far. High-paid animators can be expensive, likely reflecting most of this insane movie-making bill. It’s all too crazy, that’s all I can say.