Yesterday’s announcement that the long awaited Warcraft movie finally has a release date got me so excited. It’s like they hacked into my dreams; OMG do you think they will get Bobby Petrino a part? Anyway, I have put together a list of upcoming movies that I am most excited about for the rest if this year. If I missed a movie, then tell me about it in the comments below, and I will tell you why you’re wrong.
1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Release Date: December 13th, 2013
This movie is the one I am personally most excited for, as I am a huge fan of anything Tolkien. Peter Jackson has honored Tolkien’s works with beautiful, epic masterpieces that began with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and has continued with last Christmas’ release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Martin Freeman portrays an excellent Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage practically steals the show as Thorin Oakenshield. Desolation of Smaug will see Orlando Bloom reprise his roll as Legolas, but what we are most anxious to see is the dragon Smaug. Benedict Cumberbatch, of BBC’s Sherlock, voices Smaug the Terrible, and you can hear some of his back and forth with Bilbo in the trailer above.
2. Ender’s Game.
Release Date: November 1st, 2013
Ender’s Game is based on the 1985 Nebula Award winning book written by Orson Scott Card. The movie takes place in a not too distant future, where Earth is at war with an alien race called the Formics. Asa Buterfield who starred in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Hugo, plays the movie’s protagonist, Ender. Ben Kingsly and Harrison Ford also star in the movie as Mazer Rackham and Colonel Hyrum Graff. If this movie lives up to it’s star power, then it will be fantastic!
3. Thor: The Dark World
Release Date: November 8th, 2013
Thor 2 will be a summer blockbuster in the middle of Fall. Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, now a member of the Avengers. Natalie Portman reprises her roll as Jane Foster, and of course Sir Anthony Hopkins plays the Allfather, Odin. Thor will be batteling one of his toughest nemesis, Malekith the Accursed. Malekith is trying to destroy the world, and Thor will have learn the true meaning of sacrifice in order to stop him.
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Release Date: November 22nd, 2013
The first Hunger Games was a surprise success, and it looks like the sequal will bring just as mutch of a punch as the first one did. Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss Everdine, the heroine of the entire series. This time, Katniss and Peeta will face past Hunger Games winners, as they all compete in the 75th Hunger Games. This movie should be exciting!
5. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Release Date: Decemeber 20th, 2013
Will Ferrell is back as the insanely hilarious Ron Burgundy. Ron and the news team are taking on the first ever 24 hour news channel. Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, Steve Carell as Brick Tamland, and David Koechner as Champ Kind will ensure that this long awaited sequel is just as, or even more funny than the first Anchor Man. With a December 20th release date, I am sure we will need a good laugh after hours and hours of stressful Christmas shopping, turning most folks into a Scrooge. So, do yourself and your family a favor and go see this movie. Don’t be a Scrooge, Scrooge is short for Terrorist. Don’t support terrorism, go watch this movie.