Big Year for Movies Ahead
By Ron Rego 1-15-13
This year should be another big year for
movie goers. Last year we saw the third
Batman, Avengers and Hobbit help launch
a huge year for movies. This year will have
many more movies that will be sought after
as well and it all starts with John McLane a
s Bruce Willis returns with “A Good Day to
Die Hard” as he passes the torch to his
son Jack McLane.
This January, fans will look to “Hansel & Gretel : Witch Hunters” that will get the big movies going to lead in to McLane. Coming in March will be “Jack the Giant Slayer” that will add to the twists of classic fairy tales. The emergence of TV’s “Once Upon A Time” has generated a lot of different looks toward the classics. Then in April, “Scary Movie 5” comes out to get ready for the summer blockbuster season. That is not too shaby of a start.
On May 3, “Iron Man 3” will kick off the summer and will pile up the
totals around the world as the previous two of the franchise did.
Also in May the next installment of “Star Trek” returns with “Star
Trek: Into Darkness.” This movie has potential to out duel “Iron
Man.” “The Hangover 3” and “Fast and the Furious 6” also out in
May will also do well, but one or both could get lost in the mix.
In June, the much anticipated “Man of Steel” comes out and we
hope this is the one Superman fans have been waiting for. This will also be the start of what DC Comics will counter with for 2015’s Justice League.” Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman will all be part of that ensemble.
July will have a wide variety of movies that will make everyone happy.
“Despicable Me 2” and “The Lone Ranger” will kick off July. Johnny Depp will
play Tonto in “The Lone Ranger” as the TV classic comes to life. Adam Sandler
returns with “Grown Ups 2” and don’t count out “Pacific Rim” which could be a
surprise blockbuster. Ending the month of July will be “The Wolverine” with
Hugh Jackman, as he brings a sure hit back and also “The Smurfs 2” which will do well because of the kids will want to see it.
In August, a movie that went under the radar will be another hit as the sequel to “300” makes its way to the theaters. “300: Rise of an Empire” should be just as amazing as the first. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” will put up very good numbers as the teens will come out in droves to see it.
Rounding out the year will be “Riddick” and “Cloudy with the
Chance of Meatballs 2” in September. A new “Sin City” and a
slew of horror movies in October that will include a new
“Carrie” and “Paranormal Activity.” This November could be
the biggest moneymaking November ever as “Thor: The
Dark Worlds” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” both
the second installment of those franchises. They will pile on
the numbers in a month that used to be a movie wasteland
several years ago. In December you will have “Bad Santa 2,”
“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” and “Jack Ryan” which
is a prequel to all those Harrison Ford movies (“Patriot
Games,” “Clear and Present Danger”), but the biggest of the month and maybe of the year could be the second part of “The Hobbit.” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be a huge hit as this past years first movie was and should dominate December and into next January.
Certainly a great year for movies ahead of us and we hope people send us movie reviews regularly.