10 Films to See in 2013
Monster's University (1 of 10)
Aside from the viral marketing campaign and the fact that it's a prequel to a film that I greatly enjoyed, it's a Pixar movie, and I want to see them redeem themselves a little after Brave, which could have been stronger. Mike Wazowski and James Sullivan apparently weren't quite so friendly back then, and I'm looking forward to what antics they get up to during their college years.
Despicable Me 2 (2 of 10)
The (mis)adventures of Gru and his newly adopted girls continue. Apparently Al Pacino is voicing Gru's nemesis in this one, so that will be interesting to hear for the adults. Not much has been revealed about the plot, but I'm just in it for the minions.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (3 of 10)
The cinematography in this looks absolutely gorgeous. I'm curious to see how this will look different from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, because at first glance, it seems like Oz just got a makeover to look more like Burton's Alice.
The Lone Ranger (4 of 10)
I'm just curious to see how Johnny Depp is going to play Tonto because I can't get the mental picture of Jack Sparrow as the chief of that island tribe in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Also, I like Armie Hammer and am looking forward to seeing how he makes the role of the Lone Ranger, which is rather iconic, his own.
The Great Gatsby (5 of 10)
I was actually looking forward to this in 2012, but it got pushed back a year. And Jay-Z is involved with the score, which will be interesting. It's another film adaption of a book every high school student had to read, but I'm actually curious to see how the story is treated in comparison to the original source material.
Ender's Game (6 of 10)
Based off a book by the same name by Orson Scott Card, this movie has been in talks for quite a long time. The cast is a mix of well known actors and newbies, and I'm sort of excited to see how well the book is adapted to the screen since much of the book has the potential to be heavily reliant on some pretty cool special effects. Here's hoping.
Man of Steel (7 of 10)
After the travesty that was the last attempt at a Superman movie, Man of Steel has some pretty big shoes to fill. It's been several years in the making, and I'm sure the diehard fans are more than ready for it to be released.
Iron Man 3 (8 of 10)
Emo Tony Stark? Hopefully this doesn't turn into Spiderman 3. A grittier take on what's usually a more light-hearted film will give this series greater depth and hopefully a wider appeal.
Star Trek Into Darkness (9 of 10)
Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock fame is cast as Khan, which has me sold. There's some Klingon subplot and more of the usual J.J. Abrams that we've all come to expect. What could go wrong?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (10 of 10)
After the first film was released in 2012 and the wildly popular book series, many fans are impatiently waiting for the release of the second film – myself included. The story ramps back up and should hopefully disprove the theory that middle films in trilogies suck.