Fandango, the ticket selling website, recently polled their users to figure out their most anticipated movies of 2013 that is similar to couchtuner movie web portals profit and given a shock to the firms overall net worth. The five most anticipated blockbusters have some obvious choices, but one pick that seems to come from out of nowhere. Here is a look at the five movies, as voted on by Fandango users, that they believe will be the biggest of 2013.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
This choice makes a lot of sense. “The Hunger Games” looks to have successfully replaced “Twilight” for the fans of the young adult fantasy adaptations. The fact that the first movie was much better than anything in the “Twilight Saga” and had plenty for male and female audiences makes this an easy pick as one of the year’s most anticipated releases. In this sequel, there will be another Hunger Games competition, but this will also start the long awaited revolution against The Capital. The end begins here.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
If you get past the complaints of the 48fps filmmaking process, and just look at “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” as a movie, it delivers what it promised. The fact that no one had to watch it in 48fps should make the original complaint null and void anyway. This sequel picks up where the first movie left off, as the journey continues for the magical ring and the war with the deadly Smaug.
“Iron Man 3”
The second movie in the “Iron Man” series was nowhere near as good as the first one, although much louder. With “The Avengers” setting the bar much higher for all future Marvel movies, a new director comes aboard this third movie in Shane Black. Originally one of the best writers in Hollywood (“Lethal Weapon”), Black directed Robert Downey Jr.’s comeback role in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” and the two hope to re-create the magic they found there. The trailers make it look like they found the key.
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
J.J. Abrams did the impossible with his first “Star Trek.” He made a movie that could be loved by Trekkies and “Star Wars” fan boys alike. Now, he sets out to make his second movie, as the crew returns to earth to battle an enemy within the Star Fleet. Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to play the bad guy, and might be the secret weapon of this film. It may not be bigger than the first “Star Trek,” but expect it to still deliver the excellence that Abrams is accustomed.
“The Great Gatsby”
The one big surprise on the list is Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby.” Luhrmann is a talented director, with one masterpiece under his belt in “Moulin Rouge.” However, his other movies are polarizing (“Romeo and Juliet”) or disappointing (“Australia”). That makes the excitement towards this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald literary classic puzzling. The cast is nice, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, but all the excitement in the world will still make it hard for this movie to make its budget back.