By: Tabitha Hudnall
Filmmakers are already getting excited for this upcoming year’s movie events, and one can see why with all the money they will be making. This year is set to be a big one for the box office with movies ranging from Sci-Fi, action, comedy, and romance.
Starting with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, this is set for theaters on January 25. Hansel and Gretel is a classic tale, but director Tommy Wirkola has put a new, more action-packed twist to the story. In this version Hansel and Gretel, it has been 15 years since the siblings have gone to the Gingerbread house. They are now bounty hunters who are searching for the Witches.
Warm Bodies, in theaters February 1, is a typical zombie apocalypse movie with all the gore and horror, but with funnier side to it. A teenage boy turned zombie is gradually turning back into a human and he meets a girl who he helps survive through the zombie invasion.
On February 14, the Die Hard sequel continues with A Good Day to Die Hard. John McClane is working with his son, Jack McClane, to stop nuclear weapons in Russia. Together they go on a thrilling and violent adventure to battle the Russian underworld and prevent war.
There are some bigger movies though that critics are looking forward to seeing, and they are expected to make record breaking money at the box office. Iron Man 3, in theaters May 3, is the newest addition to Marvel’s loved series. Tony Stark finds that his personal life is being destroyed at the hands of his enemy, so he goes out to find and destroy them to save the ones he loves.
Star Trek into Darkness, in theaters May 17, is the next addition to the remake of Star Trek. The Enterprise has headed back home, and once they get there, they find their world being attacked by a force within their organization. Captain Kirk leads the adventure to search for the man destroying their world.
Man of Steel, in theaters June 14, is a remake of Superman. A young child is sent to Earth from a dying planet. He is raised by a family from Kansas and they realize he is no normal child. Superman poses as the journalist Clark Kent while saving his new home from evil.
Thor: The Dark Worlds, in theaters November 8, continues the comic book sequel. Algrim the Strong, who is the most powerful of the Dark Elves, fights Thor because of Malekith the Accursed and is then betrayed by Malekith. Algrim is then healed and is twice as strong as Thor. Thor’s powers will be tested to the extreme.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in theaters November 22. This film follows Katniss Everdeen as she embarks on her tour through the Districts with Peeta Mellark after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Together they sense rebellion stirring throughout the districts as the 75th Hunger Games begin.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, in theaters December 13, is the second movie out of the Hobbit trilogy. The Hobbit in December 2012 had a record breaking premier in Australia with a red carpet over a mile long. The Desolation of Smaug is set to have some records as well with excited J.R Tolken fans.
2013 is definitely going to be a year where going out to the movies is a must. With new, action-packed films coming out every month, there will be no excuses for not going to the movies. The box office will be very happy at the end of the year too with plenty profit from these huge movies.