Top 5 Anticipated for 2013

With 2012 almost over and a fresh new year around the corner, I thought it might be nice to look ahead to 2013 and the top 5 films on my must see list. Also I would just like to take the oppurtunity to wish everybody who has taken the time to read my blog a very merry christmas and a happy new year.

Elysium
I loved District 9 so have been eagerly awaiting Neill Blomkamps follow up. With no trailers released as of yet, the only real information we have on the film is that it is set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Said man is Matt Damon who hopefully will be in full on Bourne mode and will be joined by District 9’s Sharlto Copley.
If it’s even the slightest bit as good as District 9, this may be the best sci-fi film of the year.
Lincoln
 I am neither American nor a historian so am unfamiliar with the story of President Lincoln. That said, I am excited for this film first and foremost because it’s from Spielberg. 
With a lot of Oscar buzz around it and judging from the trailers I have seen, some outstanding preformances from Daniel Day Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones this should be a very interesting watch. 
Monsters University
 

Every year the new Pixar release never disapoints so I can’t wait for Monsters University. A prequel to Monsters Inc, showing us how Mike and Sulley became friends sounds like another winner to me and makes a lot more sense than making Cars 2 seeing as the original is probably the worst Pixar film to date.

Man Of Steel
Up until about a week ago this was number one on my list of must see films for next year, especially after the latest trailer was released and showcased what looks to be an epic film. 
Superman is one of my favourite superheroes, if not THE favourite. Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns was okay as a basic homage to the other films but this “re-imagining” looks like it has a lot going for it. 
Zack Snyder as a director I can give or take but it looks like he is being respectful to the charcter here and Christoper Nolans’ involvement inspires a lot of a confidence within me. 
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
After seeing the first chapter in Peter Jacksons Hobbit Trilogy last week, this quickly shot up to the top of my list of films to see next year. 
Now having seen An Unexpected Journey, I think I know where the second part will take us and the very thought of seeing Beorn the shape shifter and the spiders in Mirkwood is enough to have me counting down the weeks, without taking into consideration the fact that we’ll get a lot more Smaug. 
If it’s anything like the first part, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug could very well end up being my favourite film of next year. It’s going to be a long wait until next December. 
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