Films for 2013?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Warped9, May 2, 2013.

  1. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    Simple question: what films slated for 2013 release are you looking forward to or at least curious yet on-the-fence about?

    For me:

    Iron Man 3 - I'll be going this weekend. I really like the first film, but #2 left me unmoved (hence I didn't buy the DVD or BluRay). #3 looks like a definite improvement so I'll check it out on the big screen.
    The Great Gatsby - I'm curious about this one, but it might not be something that demands to be seen on the big screen.
    After Earth - I'm somewhat curious about this. It's SF so my antenna is out over it.
    Man Of Steel - Despite still hating the new costume I want to like this because I really want to see a good Superman film.
    Elysium - Matt Damon and Jodie Foster in a SF film with social allegory. And directed by the guy who gave us District 9, another film I quite liked. Hell I gotta give this a try.
    Kick Ass 2 - The first film was off-the-wall riotous and irreverent. I loved it. So I gotta check out #2.
     
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  2. Greg Cox

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    I'm most psyched about the new Star Trek movie and Man of Steel (obviously).

    I may end up catching The Wolverine just because I'll be near a movie theatre in August . . ..
     
  3. Mistral

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    Star Trek has my attention. And Elysium. Not sure if its out this year or next, but the Xmen Days of Future Passed has me sold. I loved the original comic its based on.
     
  4. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's scheduled to be released on July 18, 2014.
     
  5. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My sensor readings are showing quantum similarities between this thread and this one. :p
     
  6. BillJ

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    Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel are the only two on my radar, though I'm sure my wife will drag me to a few more over the course of the Summer.
     
  7. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    Here is my list:

    Oblivion
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    Man of Steel
    Pacific Rim
    Olympus Has Fallen
    Elysium
    Monster University
    GI Joe: Retaliation
    Iron Man 3
    Lone Ranger
    After Earth
    Kick-Ass 2
    White House Down
    Wolverine
    Hobbit 2
    Hunger Games 2
    Thor 2
    Great Gatsby
     
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  8. AvBaur

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    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.
     
  9. Pondwater

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    Just Star Trek Into Darkness. I don't often go out to see a movie but when I do, it's Star Trek.
     
  10. Starbreaker

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    Great Gatsby
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    After Earth
    Man of Steel
    Pacific Rim
    The Wolverine
    Kick-Ass 2
    Gravity
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
    Carrie
    Thor: The Dark World
    Ender's Game
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Anchorman: The Legend Continues


    I don't remember wanting to go to the movies this much EVER

    Already made it out to see:

    Texas Chainsaw ($1)
    Mama
    Warm Bodies
    Side Effects
    Oz the Great and Powerful
    Olympus Has Fallen (dragged)
    Evil Dead
    Oblivion
    Iron Man 3
     
  11. Brent

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    In order of interest:

    Star Trek
    Man of Steel
    Iron Man 3
    Riddick
    After Earth
    Elisyum
    Stranded
    Pacific Rim
    The Hobbit

    I prolly missed a couple
     
  12. zakkrusz

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    This isdefinitely a promising year for movies.

    Definitely Plan to See:

    After Earth
    Fast and Furious 6
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    The Lone Ranger
    Oldboy
    Pacific Rim
    RED 2
    Riddick
    Star Trek: Into Darkness
    Thor: The Dark World
    The Wolverine

    Maybe I'll See:
    300-Rise of an Empire
    Elysium
    Man of Steel
    Now You See Me
    R.I.P.D.
    White House Down

    Already Went to:
    Broken City
    Bullet to the Head
    Dead Man Down
    Gangster Squad
    JI-Joe: Retaliation
    A Good Day to Die Hard
    Iron Man 3
    Jack Reacher
    The Last Stand
    Oblivion
    Olympus Has Fallen
    Parker

    Would Have Seen, If It Had Ever Come Here:
    Phantom
     
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  13. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    These are the 2013 releases on my radar for the remainder of the year, divided into three tiers, based on what I've seen and/or read of them to date:

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Iron Man 3
    Man of Steel
    Pacific Rim
    Star Trek Into Darkness

    300: Rise of an Empire
    After Earth
    American Hustle
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
    Despicable Me 2
    Elysium
    Ender's Game
    Fast & Furious 6
    Gravity
    The Great Gatsby
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Jack Ryan
    The Lone Ranger
    Monsters University
    The Monuments Men
    Oldboy
    Seventh Son
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
    This is the End
    Thor: The Dark World
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    The Wolverine

    2 Guns
    47 Ronin
    Epic
    Kick-Ass 2
    Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
    RED 2
    Riddick
    R.I.P.D.
    World War Z
     
  14. od0_ital

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    In order of release -

    Iron Man 3 (I'm goin' to go see it today)
    Star Trek Into Darkness (I'm on a list to see it early, but that keeps gettin' postponed)
    Fast & Furious 6
    Epic
    After Earth
    Now You See Me
    The Purge
    Man of Steel
    The Heat
    The Lone Ranger
    Despicable Me 2
    Pacific Rim
    Red 2
    The Wolverine
    Elysium
    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
    Kick-Ass 2
    Machete Kills
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
    Don Jon
    Paranormal Activity 5
    Ender's Game
    Thor: The Dark World
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Jack Ryan

    - and whatever else looks interestin' along the way.
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Already seen 42. Plan on seeing Star Trek Into Darkness and Despicable Me 2. I might see Man of Steel although that's much less certain.
     
  16. Lt. Cheka Wey

    Lt. Cheka Wey Commander

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    Pacific Rim, Trek and Burning Sun which is going to be an indie action movie.