True to the theme, here is part 2 of my previous post. I actually didn’t plan it this way, I just got really tired last night so decided to do a two parter because my list wasn’t finished! The later into the year we get though the less info I can actually find about the movies. So apologies for any incorrect statements in advance!
300: Rise of an Empire.
We left July in the previous post, so moving on to August – I am looking forward to the sequel of the epic that is 300, from 2006. I was blown away by this film, it was unlike anything I had previously watched, and I was like ‘who is this Gerard Butler?’ Unfortunately Hollywood grabbed him by the balls and lead him down shit rom-com street and ruined him (well maybe a little harsh he has done some good stuff since). The style of 300 was powerful and stunning, I wanted to watch it over and over. It did a really great job of making you feel for the Spartans, but also made you feel proud of their achievements being so out numbered against the Persians (I think I have that right, its been a long time since I watched it!). There doesn’t seem to be much info around about the next film, just that actually it is a prequel looking at how King Xerxes came to power. IMDB claims it will be out in August so we’ll have to wait for any more insights. I have my doubts though as the first one was so brilliant because of its originality (in the film world, I know it isn’t an original story), and none of the original characters (except Xerxes and the hunch-back) will be in it!
Thor: The Dark World.
Moving swiftly on to October, nothing on my list appears to be coming out in September, that might be a slow month… maybe I’ll go on holiday… THOR! Fantastic first movie I thought. Loved Chris Hemsworth, obviously, and I am also a fan of Natalie Portman, because clearly, I want to be her, or on her – NOBODY would say no to that face. And yes she will be in the sequel. It is set after The Avengers, so there are ‘Dark Elves’ led by Malekith, which Thor will have to battle with to prevent the world being plunged into darkness by the bad guy. I am excited to be transported back into the worlds between heaven and earth, and to see Thor kick some ass again. It might not be the best Marvel film, but for me he is the best Marvel Hero. Here’s hoping that Thor: The Dark World is going to be bigger and better than the first.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Well the title sounds ominous?! Hopefully nobody will be catching fire. I haven’t read the books although I have been told on many occasions that I would really enjoy them. Too busy watching TV and films and now writing rambly blog posts to start reading books as well?! To be honest I would rather not read them now I have started watching the films, as it could very well ruin them for me. This is what happened with the Twilight saga, loved the film so read all the books, now the films don’t seem as good. Anyhow, I am looking forward to the next film as I am starting to really like Jennifer Lawrence after Silver Linings, which was brilliant. I don’t know where the story is going though, is there another round to compete in? Will it be about the Dystopian future and all its corruption? We will see in November.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Groan… Anchorman has a massive audience, but there are an equal amount of people who HATE it, i.e. my boyfriend, I’m going to start calling him Tom because I dislike that phrase, and that is his name – Tom hates it, I think secretly because he is a film snob… But I love it, every one knows the catch phrases, the characters are lovable and so funny, and it put Will Ferrell on the map back in 2004, when I was 15 and this film was of course hilarious! Now as much as I am looking forward to the next one, I just hope they don’t take it too far and it becomes unfunny. The story line could consist of anything really so at the minute its anybody’s guess. This one isn’t out until December!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Another one out in December next year. I am glad they are bringing this out annually, of course I’d rather see it sooner but I think I can manage to wait a year. Again I haven’t read the book (I did try but I don’t seem to have the patience anymore). So the next part of the story is a mystery to me. I LOVED The Hobbit this year, and the LOTR will be a constant love of mine. I am happy that they split the story into three films, just so that we can enjoy it for longer. The casting is fantastic, and the visuals are spectacular, I am sure the next instalment will blow me away. Fingers crossed!
That concludes the sequels I can’t wait to see in 2013. Others that are worth a mention include Fast and Furious 6 (yeah they went there!), Austin Powers (?! Awesome!), Monsters University (Woo Mike and Sully are back!), Hangover Part III (might be getting tired of this), and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (?! Really, I think they should stop, but I am still intrigued!).
What are you looking forward to this year?!
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