The most anticipated movies of 2013
Another year has come and gone and with it a slew of amazing movies. 2012 saw the release of some total gems; Moonrise Kingdom, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Life of Pi were just a few of the movies that had audiences raving. It looks like 2013 might just be the year of the franchise as the world eagerly waits for the next installments in pop film.
Let’s take a look and see what movie reboots/ sequels/ prequels we can look forward to for 2013.
Iron Man 3
Tony Stark just can’t seem to get a freakin’ break. Not only do people keep blowing him up, the government keeps getting in his bizness and some people he’s trusted aren’t so trustworthy. The third installment of the franchise will see Tony Stark’s personal world ripped apart by his enemy. Facing a series of obstacles, Stark will have to survive by his own devices! Well, we know he’s good at that so this should be a fun one and let’s face it; the world loves Robert Downey Jr.
Star Trek into Darkness
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
JJ Abrams is taking the lead again on the Star Trek reboot. Should be promising.
Wolverine travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.
Man of Steel
A young journalist raised by his adoptive parents after he was transported to Earth in infancy from the dying planet of Krypton finds himself in the position to save humankind after Earth is attacked.
This is a full on reboot. Should be interesting to see how this one turns out after the not-so-acclaimed Superman Returns.
Thor: the Dark Worlds
Thor battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.
Like Iron Man, the Thor franchise directly links up with the Avengers franchise. Will it be as fun as the last one? It still has Chris Hemsworth so I am going to say “yes.”
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Katniss and Peeta’s victory is cut short as the Quarter Quell puts them back into the Hunger Games for the second time.
Poor Katniss and Peeta. The Hunger Games sucked last time with all the murdering. I’m sure they’re not stoked to be going back.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Dragon? I’m sold.
Despicable Me 2
Gru, the girls, Dr. Nefario and the unpredictably hilarious minions return, along with a host of new characters.
I’m game. The first movie was adorable.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
The continuing on-set adventures of San Diego’s top rated newsman.
I was originally concerned when I heard about this. Could a second Anchorman possibly live up to the first? Judging from the teaser trailer: YES.
A Good Day to Die Hard
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Yippie-kai-yay this movie franchise is never going to end.
What else can we expect from the movies this year? Well, Snow White and the Huntsman and Red Riding Hood movies kicked off the fairy-tale reboots so keep your eyes open for Jack the Giant Slayer and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. There will be reimaginings of movie classics like Oz the Great and Powerful and The Lone Ranger and genre hybrids like Warm Bodies; a zombie romance. None of these appeal to you? Perhaps you’d dig the upcoming One Direction concert movie in 3D (ugh). Personally I’m curious to check out the punk rock throwback about the notorious nightclub movie CBGB. Will 2014 also be the year of the franchise? Only time (and box office numbers) will tell.