Welcome to 2013 everyone! I was only able to knock off 3 out of last year’s ‘Top 5 Must See Movies in 2012’, but they were good ones (‘The Avengers’, ‘The Raven‘, ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘). Now it’s time for my choices for this year’s must see films.
- Thor: The Dark World – Ever since the end of ‘The Avengers’, I’ve been waiting to see what will happen to Loki. I’ve been glued to the internet rumors and spoilers and am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be a great film.
- The Great Gatsby – Staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire in the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, I am eagerly awaiting this film (originally slated to debut in 2012, it has been pushed to 2013). I am hoping that it doesn’t suck and will turn people on to reading some of his other work’s.
- World War Z – Though I might be one of the few who was not thrilled to see Brad Pitt cast in the main role, I am a fan of Max Brooks’ work (I even had the opportunity to meet him/get his autograph a few years ago at SDCC). Anyone who knows me will understand why I have to see this film – I’m a huge fan of zombie/apocalyptic movies.
- Oz: The Great and Powerful – With an all-star (at least in my mind) cast, I’ve been waiting for this movie ever since the rumors started of its production. I think the world of Oz is amazing and has the potential for so many stories.
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – My final choice may come as a surprise for many of you, especially considering the long list of superhero films coming out this year, but I can’t wait to see this film. With a screenplay by the comedy writing team John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, this film follows the story of magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) after he splits from his longtime stage partner (Steve Buscemi) when a street magician (Jim Carrey!!!) steals their thunder.
A few honorable mentions include: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, ‘Iron Man 3′, ’47 Ronin’ (I used to be a fan of JPop and cannot wait to see Jin Akanishi in another acting role), ‘Man of Steel’, ‘This Is The End’ (which sounds both stupid and hilarious), ‘The Wolverine’, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, ‘After Earth’, ‘Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters’, and ‘Gangster Squad’.