Now that the holidays are over what's there to look forward to in 2013? The answer: a lot. I'm gonna make this intro short because there's beyond too many of movies to cover for 2013....in fact this list barely scratches the surface. Honestly the year is jam packed! There's rarely a month without a potential blockbuster...so we have a lot of fun at the cinema to look forward to!
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS - Okay this movie's premise is pretty preposterous and it looks awful....yet somehow I kind of still want to see this one. If it doesn't take itself too seriously, it could actually be kinda fun. Guess we'll see!
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER - Sound familiar? That's because this was on my preview list for 2012. The film was pushed from last June to this March.....so chances are it isn't the greatest. But the preview looks enjoyable enough, and the story definitely has the potential for the big screen. Plus Marcus from About a Boy looks pretty dishy grown up!
THE HOST - Stephanie Meyer's other book. The trailer looked interesting.....but since it's Meyer, I'll wait for the reviews to see if I should give this one a chance or not...because if cheesy romance prevails too much as it almost does in the trailer...I'm not sure if I can handle it.
THE GREAT GATSBY - Aside from Australia, I absolutely love Baz Luhrmann. I'm not entirely sure about the music choice in the film, but I'll reserve judgement til I see it. But visually, it looks spectacular and I must admit it has a pretty great cast. I'm very excited to see Leo and Carey Mulligan in these roles.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - I loved the first film and I'm very excited for the second. The trailer looked wonderful and J.J. Abrams is one of my favorites these days!
MAN OF STEEL - This is definitely one of my most anticipated. I absolutely adore the story of Superman, so I'm really excited what the Nolans and David Goyer bring to the table. Oh and I gueeeesssss Zack Snyder too... The trailer looks great and Henry Cavill looks like a very promising Superman. Not sold on Amy Adams as Lois, but she is a fine actress so hopefully I'll be proved wrong. Very very excited for this one.
MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY - I'm not positive this needed to be made, but the original is one of my favorite Pixar Movies...so I'm hoping it's more along the lines of a Toy Story sequel, than a Cars one. There's potential here for a fun little film, so here's hoping that the legacy doesn't get dragged down!
PACIFIC RIM - The scale of this film is absolutely incredible. The trailer looked very impressive indeed, and this film is on many people's most anticipated list. Personally I'm hoping the characters can be good enough to make it truly memorable....the world doesn't need another Transformers.
THE WOLVERINE - Yep. Another one. Still, Hugh Jackman just loves playing this role and I can't say I don't love seeing him play it. I wouldn't say I have many expectations for it, but at least the director of the very good 3:10 to Yuma is involved....so hopefully it can be an improvement over the last one.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD - Looks like Thor is back to earth again, this time sans the rest of the Avengers. So I guess that means Natalie Portman gets to return. I'm excited to see what the sequel brings. The world of Thor in the first film was a lot of fun and full of tons of potential. We'll see how much of that potential gets tapped in the sequel.
HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - As someone with no knowledge whatsoever of the books, and is only familiar with the films, I'm looking forward to the followup to the original. I'm not sure where the story is going to go, but I'm excited to find out. I'm also excited because Michael Arndt (see Oblivion) had part in writing this script, as well as the screenwriter of both Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours....so hopefully the script here is much tighter than that of the original.
ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES - It took ten years....but finally a sequel for the hilarious Anchorman makes its way to theaters at the end of the year. I hope it comes close to the hilarity of the original....Will Ferrell has seemed to be off as of late, but hopefully he can get some inspiration when revisiting one of his most famous and loved roles.
Whew! Told you it was jam packed!! And that's not even all of the films I'm looking forward to this year! Sundance has a slew I'm anticipating, so hopefully I'll be able to see them to give you some advanced reviews! I'm pretty excited for this new year of film! Last year's was pretty good, so I'm hoping this one is even better.