The film industry in 2012 saw some good times. With films such as Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Disney’s Brave and The Avengers. However, whilst 2012 proved to be quite the cinematic year, 2013 looks equally as promising, if not better. Thus far, some 220 films have been listed which are set for release this year, with many more to come.
This is my pick of the top five most anticipated films of 2013 which will certainly make next years Oscar nominations extremely difficult to choose from!
#1. Les Miserables- Directed by Tom Hooper, starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried and more. Les Mis is certainly one to see not only because of its legacy, but because of its authenticity: all the actors sang live on each take which certainly, I’m my opinion sets it aside from most, if not all musical film adaptions.
#2. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug- After a sharp cliffhanger which left many of the audience wishing they hadn’t step foot into the cinema due to the agonising year long wait for the second instalment, I think it’s safe to say that 2013 will be wished away by many who simply can’t contain themselves over the return of the hairy men with oversized feet
#3. The Great Gatsby: I am actually sat next to my copy of the Gatsby novel, completely awestruck as Luhrmann and Di Caprio have been reunited once more as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece is brought to the big screen by one of Hollywood’s most esteemed directors. I certainly wouldn’t miss this film, as its 20s flair will definitely give this film the glamour it deserves.
#4. The Last Stand- Arnie is back, and after a cringe-worthy, extended cameo in The Expendables 2, I think it would be fair in saying that wasn’t his finest hour. However The Last Stand looks to be relatively entertaining, securing the Oak back into his leading action, Timberland boots as he takes on the bad guys once again.
#5. Thor 2: The Dark World- After the huge success of The Avengers in 2012, there is without shadow of a doubt a flicker of excitement for the Autumnal release of Thor 2. Whilst we are not joined by the delightful presence of Robert Downey Jnr, Mark Ruffalo and co, we are burdened with glorious purpose as Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as everyone’s favourite bad guy, Loki- God of Mischief. Chris Hemsworth returns as Norse God, Thor, and Natalie Portman is back as Thor’s woman.
2013 could be named the best year yet due to the tremendous amount of quality films which are due for release, and while I could go on and on,I just thought I’d give you a taste of my own opinion of what will be most anticipated this year!