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Old May 3 2013, 11:02 PM   #8
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Re: Films for 2013?

I made a list of my most anticipated movies on Letterboxd.com: Most Anticipated
Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 aren't on the list anymore because I'm probably going to see them within the next week or so.

Some thoughts on some of the more notable SF entries:

Elysium
I loved District 9 and the trailer looks totally amazing, like a Syd Mead painting come to life. I'm always game for a great original sci-fi movie, and this one looks top-notch.

Pacific Rim
I really enjoyed some of the huge robot fights in the Transformers movies, but always hoped that some day, someone would make a movie of that scope that has an actual good story and characters that aren't racist or sexist caricatures. I'm confident that Del Toro, whose other movies I've mostly loved, is the guy to do just that.

Man of Steel
Superman, when done right, is my favorite superhero. He's just so iconic and inspirational, and I really hope this movie gets that right. The trailers look fantastic, so my hopes are high.

Thor 2
I had a lot of fun with the first one, and it looks like they're really stepping up their game with phase 2 of the MCU. The director is a bit of an unknown quantity, but I liked the trailer and am excited to see all those great actors reprise their roles from the previous installments.

Ender's Game
The little teaser that was released yesterday looked very good and I like the cast. I'm not a huge fan of Orci/Kurtzman or the director (ugh, Wolverine Origins), but I'll try to remain optimistic.

Catching Fire
I really liked the books and thought the first movie was solid. The second book is probably my least favorite, but I'm sure the movie will be fun anyway, if only because of Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson.

After Earth
The premise seems completely stupid and Shyamalan hasn't made a non-terrible movie in a long time, but it's set in the future and it involves space travel, so I'm keeping it on my radar for now.

The Wolverine
I still have hope that this is going to be better than the last one, but the trailers look pretty 'meh.'

Gravity
There's no trailer or anything yet, but a space-set movie from the director of 'Children of Men' (one of my favorite movies of the past decade) definitely has my full attention.

The Hobbit 2
I liked the first one a lot more than most people seem to and am very much looking forward to the next one. This trilogy will probably end up being slightly inferior to LOTR on the whole, but I'm excited for it anyway.
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