The year 2015 is set to contain some of the most exciting movie premieres in history, some of which are names you probably haven’t seen since the days of VHS.
A ticket at the cinema is not nearly as exciting as a plane ticket to a new country however, so take this chance to see these films where they were shot!
You’ll get to experience the stories you love, plus the sights and sounds of the actual locations – it’ll be as if you were seeing the movie in 4D! Grab your plane tickets and your Virgin Money travel insurance (if you find it’s right for you) and get gallivanting!
Fifty Shades of Grey, February 13
If your collar is beginning to sweat a little already, chances are you’ve heard of the best-selling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.
The story follows a naive literature student and her series of loin-testingly electric encounters with the handsome Christian Grey.
Filmed primarily in downtown Vancouver and it’s oldest neighbourhood of Gastown, this could be the place to be come Feb 13.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1
One of the best superhero movies ever created is making a comeback worthy of Robert Downy Jr. himself with its highly anticipated sequel, Age of Ultron.
This time around the Avengers gang has to fight a super-intelligent robot by the name of Ultron, who seeks to destroy all human life.
This adventure was shot all over the world, so you have a good selection of destination options. Investigate London, UK; Seoul, South Korea or Aosta, Italy.
Jurassic World, June 12
Twenty-two years after Steven Spielberg’s animatronic dinosaurs first became the stuff of adulthood nightmares, they’ve finally come back for more.
The same time later in the movie as well, Isla Nublar now has a fully functional dinosaur theme park and is open for tourists. However, as visitor rates have been declining, the owners try to push a new attraction to spark interest. Surprise surprise, it backfires.
To see the most spectacular locations of Jurassic World, visit Hawaii’s island of Kauai. Filming took place across the island, including must-visit destinations such as the Kualoa Ranch and Monoa Falls.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, August 28
The tiger first crouched and the dragon first hid back in 2000 with the original Ang Lee martial arts masterpiece, and now in 2015 we get the newest part of the series, The Green Legend.
Lead actress Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu Lien, accompanying Donnie Yen as the protagonist, Silent Wolf. The story is based on the novel ‘Iron Knight, Green Vase’, by Wang Du Lu and is set to be a story of both romance and swordplay.
The new Crouching Tiger was filmed largely in New Zealand’s North Island, particularly near Auckland, so hop across the ditch for a filmic getaway a little closer to home.
Star Wars Episode VII
A mere 32 years after Episode VI premiered we are getting the next instalment in the Star Wars trilogy (that’s if you only recognise the original three, of course).
Details as to the plot are mostly speculation at the moment, but if the latest teaser trailer is anything to go by then you can expect it to contain everything a Star Wars film needs: Storm Troopers, spaceship dog fights and lightsabers.
Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens was also shot around the world, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to watch the action unfold nearby the real life location. Abu Dhabi makes for an exciting desert escape, though don’t discount visiting Iceland or Scotland instead.
The coming year will have some pretty stellar premieres happening. Which movies are you excited for?