There are so many films (mainly sequels) that I am looking forward to next year, I thought I would share some of them with you.
Firstly, the continuation of the comic book bandwagon. Iron Man 3 and Thor: the Dark World are both expected next year. Man of Steel is the new Superman rehash, and is expected around June. Furthermore, Captain America 2, Amazing Spiderman 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy are all scheduled for 2014, so I know I’m set up for the next 2 years!
Girly films come in the form of I Give It A Year, a movie about newlyweds after the honeymoon period. Also released around valentines is This is 40, the sort of sequel to Knocked Up. I love Paul Rudd so this will be on my to-watch list!
Another sequel due next year is A Good Day to Die Hard. When you are getting to no 5 in the series, you know perhaps it is overworked. It’s also due in February, and I’m gonna try and watch no 4 before this comes out.
Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, is set to be a sci-fi drama from the makers of the Matrix. I’m not a big fan of either stars, but the synopsis sounds good, so we’ll have to see.
Yay for a new Denzel Washington film! Flight surrounds a pilot who becomes a hero when he prevents a plane from crashing, but he is harbouring a dark side. I don’t really care about the plot, I will see it for Denzel!
Likewise a film that instantly makes it to my to-watch list is Fast & Furious 6. Yes the series is overdone. Yes every film practically follows the same storyline. But I’m sorry, Vin Diesel and nice cars? Yes I am that shallow.
More action in the form of GI Joe: Retaliation, once again starring Channing Tatum and Broken City starring Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe. Both films featuring big name stars, but will they live up to the expectation? Elysium is a sci-fi drama starring Matt Damon. ‘Nuff said.
Funny films that look good next year are Identity Thief; starring the fat one from Bridesmaids, this film follows Jason Bateman as a businessman chasing the imposter that stole his identity. Hangover 3 is also due next year. I haven’t yet seen the second one, but this is on my radar.
I’m not a big watcher of animations, but I will try and see Monsters University, the sequel to Monsters Inc (a classic, imo!). I’ve also heard they are making a film of Postman Pat, though that must be one massive postal storyline to fill min 1 hr 30 mins?!
Book to film adaptations I’m looking forward to are The Host, a sci-fi drama based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. James Patterson’s Maximum Ride is also getting a film, but I’m unsure whether this is next year or 2014. The next part of the Hobbit, Desolation of Smaug is also due next year. I wasn’t a massive fan of the first one, but I will probably see the next one because I love Martin Freeman. Catching Fire is my favourite book out of the trilogy by Suzanne Collins, so I really hope they do it justice (more than the first one!).
One that I am very excited for is The Maze Runner, based on the trilogy by James Dashner. This is quite spooky as I just discovered the 3rd book in my tbr pile yesterday, and today I found out that the film of the first book is due next year!
So these are the ones that have made it onto my radar! I’m sure there are some glaringly obvious ones I have missed. If so, please leave me a comment and remind me! Or any new ones that you think are worth a watch, share below!