Ones to Watch: The Best Movies for 2013 Part 2
The year is almost over. The world didn’t end and it looks like there will in fact be a 2013. With the new year brings a new crop of movies so I’m bringing a 4 part series to cover some of the movies I’m look forward to in the year to come and also a few I’m cringing at the thought that they are coming to the silver screen.
This is a continuation of the list. You can go back and read Part 1.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek has been a great franchise for epic movies. J.J. Abrams appears to be bringing yet another film to hold up the high standard that has been set before it. This prequel series seems to be on a good track and will have fans waiting for more to come.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
It seems if there is a group of crazed fans that is going to even attempt to compete with the Twilight-ites, it would have to be the droves of Hunger Games fanatics. Maybe it was the hype, but I wasn’t blown over by the first Hunger Games movie, but I think the next has a lot to build on. Add on to that the love for Jennifer Lawrence I’ve had since I saw her in Winter’s Bone, and I am actually looking forward to the sequel even without being enamored with the first. Even if it isn’t awesome, it will look like it was from the legions of the faithful flocking to see it.
The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp is a terrific character actor. He seems to be able to invoke a new persona with each character he takes on and people can’t shut up about him playing as Tonto in the classic The Lone Ranger. Instead of just being relegated to a side kick, the story seems to be told from the view of Tonto and could be a very interesting twist on the story. Add with it Jerry Bruckheimer’s knack for producing epic action adventure films, and this looks like it’s primed to be a summer blockbuster.
Despicable Me 2
It’s not easy to find a family movie that’s actually easy for the whole family to stomach especially outside of the Pixar family. Despicable Me was one of those such films. The trailer doesn’t give much in the way of story elements and I think that’s actually good. They did the same with the first and it was a refreshing surprise. This has potential to be a really good franchise.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Peter Jackson is like the maestro of epic tales even if they need to be epicly long to get his story to be told. I do have to give the man credit for sticking to his guns and not compromising the tale he wants to tell with the constraints of cinematic time rules. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is doing unsurprisingly well at the box office and I don’t think there is any reason to not think the sequel will do just as well.
Stay tuned for Part 3 covering more of the best movies to look forward to in 2013.