Ones to Watch: The Best Movies for 2013 Part 4
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.
Top Gun 3D
If you ask me, 3D is the worst kind of gimmick you can attach to a movie. The only thing that’s worse than riddling a movie with this type of cinematic taboo is to adapt an older film to use it. I’m going to admit I’m not a huge fan of Top Gun to begin with but I at least understand the nostalgic appeal that many people have for it, but there is nothing in this movie that made me think “hmm, I think this would be so much better if it just had some contrived, cheesy 3D effects injected into it”. To be honest, there are any number of films I could have put here as there appears to be no shortage of this type of travesty that will be falling upon us, but this is probably the oddest and most noteworthy offense of this type of disgrace.
Scary Movie 5
If there was ever a movie series that has worn out its welcome and should just slowly disappear into the annals of cinema history, it’s the satirical Scary Movie series. I haven’t found any of them to be funny and I’m sure this movie is just more of the same spoofing on actually good horror and suspense films. If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to dodge having to sit through this movie.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
My kids love Percy Jackson. They’ve read all the books and even liked the first movie. I wish I shared their appeal for it, but it just wasn’t a good movie. It really seems like a good story and I wanted it to be good, but it wasn’t. Everything I’ve heard about the next film doesn’t make me any more optimistic that the movie series is going to improve, but I can hope I’m wrong.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Hollywood it’s not always known for being original. When some one does actually have an different idea, you can be assured that it’s likely to start a trend. One of those trends recently has been to retell or readapt well known fairy tales into mediocre cinematic features. Hansel & Gretel seems to be on it’s way to continue that trend.
Bullet to the Head
The roughly 900 year old Sylvester Stallone seems to be refusing to admit that it’s possible that the action hero part of his life has passed him by. This film seems to get everything wrong. Wrong actors, terrible writing and regurgitated themes. Watching the trailer to this movie makes me cringe in embarrassment that this is actually being made… by professionals.