2013 The Year of Comic Book Movies, Remakes and Sequels!!!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
Man of Steel, Thor the Dark World, Evil Dead, Star Wars, The Wolverine etc. Which movie are you most looking forward to in 2013?
A Good Day to Die Hard
Oz: The Great and Powerful
GI Joe: Retaliation
Jurassic Park 3D
Scary Movie 5
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into the Darkness
The Hangover 3
Man of Steel
World War Z
Kick Ass 2
Independence Day 3D
Grown Ups 2
300 Rise of an Empire
Percy Jackson: Sea Monsters
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Star Wars Episode II & III
Thor The Dark World
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Bad Santa 2
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The increase increasing popularity of Remakes, comic book movies, sequels, prequels and 3D movies are going to be a huge cash cow in 2013. Some sequels are well deserved, but others are just the same story over and over not to entertain the audience but to continue to gain money to fill the executives' pockets.
Do we really need to see Star Wars Episode II & III on the big screen again? Don't get me wrong, I am a Star Wars fan. However, It seems George Lucas would rather continue gaining profit from his Star Wars Trilogies with little to no work behind them, than actually produce a great NEW trilogy for fans to enjoy for the first time. With each new Re-release of a Star Wars movie that's promised to the fans is "Experience Star Wars like Never Before", is constantly losing fan after fan as they realize that Lucas has reached the tip of his creativeness and that now there is no where to go but down. Eventually Lucas will continue to lose money as he re-re-re-re-re-re-releases Star Wars "LIKE NEVER BEFORE".
I would however like to see a reboot of Robocop, but not how they're doing it. My BIGGEST problem with this new Robocop movie, is the costume. From the pictures I've seen, Robocop barely even resembles the character who became a huge movie franchise, Saturday morning cartoon and toy line. I like how they've done the visor and the style of the costume, however an all black suit? Fan made Redesigns of the costume showed up online shortly after the studio released the official pictures. The re-designs showed that with a simple color change and the addition of a black hand rather than skin hand, and Robocop would have an updated look that people would like.
Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Thor The Dark World, Lone Ranger, and Iron Man 3 are next years most anticipated movies. After the colossal failure of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X3: The Last Stand, Most of us prayed for our favorite Canadian Claw wielding hero to get another chance, with Jackman playing the Canuck once again. Hopefully Hollywood won't let us down like they did with Superman Returns. Speaking of Superman, After Bryan Singers tremendous flop, fans weren't sure if we would ever get the Superman movie we deserved. However, with the release of officials photos from the upcoming Man of Steel movie and speculation on the secretive look of ZOD portrayed by Michael Shannon, fans are on there toes awaiting to believe that a man can fly. And if that wasn't enough coming off the success of some of the most profitable movies Marvel Studios has ever constructed are Iron Man 3 and Thor the Dark World. We've seen photos of new armor, Iron Patriot, and villains for Thor to swing his hammer at... Marvel continue their winning streak?
Star Trek and GI JOE continue their battle for #1 movie of the year as once again they meet at the box office after the success of their 2009 releases. We get to see Cobra take over the White House and Captain Kirk command the Enterprise once again. Unlike the previous Trek films Star Trek Into the Darkness will have no Roman numeral or subtitle unlike the original film series and the Next Generation franchise. As far as I know, it's yet unclear as to what the focus of the film will be, but Trekkies everywhere have huge expectations.
We're going to see the sequels to The Smurfs (which I thought was a hilarious movie and my children loved it), The holiday ronch film Bad Santa, The Hunger Games, Sin City, Fast and Furious, Percy Jackson, Kick ASS, 300 and Red.
Expect to see a rise in horror films as Texas Chainsaw Massacre goes 3D, Carrie gets remade, Scary Movie 5 hit the box office. We'll more than likely see a following of the Paranormal Activity tradition around next Halloween as we did for years with Saw.
The movie industry is definitely trying to play catch up after the losses they've suffered in previous years. I expect 2014 to follow suit as the Hollywood continues to build steam as they rebuild Toon Town to it's one time glory.
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