So we’ve had The Great Gatsby and our Pacific Rim but let’s have a look at what 2013 has left in its film closet.
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release Date: 02/08/13
Staring: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas
#5 Only God Forgives: For those who have seen the brilliant film that is Drive (2011) this is a sequel following the story of Julian (Ryan Gosling) 10 years later after fleeing to Thailand. Owning a boxing club, being the main man on a drugs front and an all round respected criminal he gets ordered to kill those who murdered his brother. Feeling the same emptiness and rage that he did in Drive I’m sure the action in this film will be amazing. Staring Ryan Gosling whose performance in Drive was thrilling and from the same director Nicolas Winding Refn you can expect the same quality meaning this film will definitely be a must watch.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt (Screenplay), Suzanne Collins (Novel)
Release Date: 22/11/13
Staring: Jenifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth
#4 The Hunger Games- Catching Fire: A sequel to the 2012 film The Hunger Games it follows Katniss and Peeta after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the districts. An inviting story and a great cast makes this film very much-anticipated, especially following its prequel it the Hunger Games Trilogy.
Director: Adam McKay
Writers: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
Release Date: 20/12/13
Staring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell. Paul Rudd
#3 Anchorman- The Legend Continues: After the much famous success with Anchorman (2004) here comes a sequel, with an amazing all-star cast it provided us with many laughs and is possibly one of the most popular comedies. With Will Ferrell once again staring and writing it looks to have the same success and effect making it a film to look out for.
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Screenplay), Stephen King (Novel)
Release Date: 29/10/13
Staring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer
#2 Carrie: A remake of the prestigious and greatly known 1976 horror, Carrie a lonely awkward teen is bullied at school and is beaten at home by her religious mother. However Carrie is blessed with an evil power and after a prank at her high school prom she teaches people a value lesson, If you play with fire, you’ll get burnt. With this film being tipped to be the best horror this year, better than Evil Dead (2013) this will definitely be a film people will flood to see.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Philippa Boyens
Release Date: 13/12/13
Staring: Martin Freeman, Elijah Woods
#1: The Hobbit-The Desolation of Smaug: The Hobbit the prequels to the most popular trilogy of all time, Lord Of The Rings are very anticipated films. After the Unexpected Journey (2012) became a huge success and left us with a cliff-hanger you can expect the film to flood the box office with unbelievable sales. Following the story this time Bilbo (Martin Freeman) meets our golden dragon as he goes on his adventure.
That concludes my list of what I think the most top 5 most anticipated films will be for the rest of 2013 but I would like to hear what you think, comment below and let me know.