It is mid-summer and we are in the middle of the year. But there are already a number of movies, which will get in the top 20 of our favorite at the end of 2013. Animations, fantastic movies, actions… The list goes on. So here are 6 of the most successful productions so far. Look through it and choose your favorite!
The last of son of Krypton finally gets a modern movie a humanoid alien of his stature deserves. Respectful, serious, steeped in lore and iconic imagery. . .but also wholly kick-ass. The final 40 minutes are unparalleled action (and could probably earn this movie a spot on the Best Movies of 2013 list on its own), but you’ll feel the weight of each slug because the movie takes the time to tell a story. The villain is General Zod (played by Michael Shannon), who was the military commander of Clark’s home planet of Krypton before it was destroyed. With a vendetta against Clark’s Kryptonian family, Zod and his crew come to earth with plans to kill Clark and turn Earth into a new Krypton, killing all humans in the process. What comes next? No… we will not spoil you the movie.
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. The director is Marc Forster and the main character is played by Brad Pitt… Many describe the movie as ‘just another zombie movie’. But, hey, who doesn’t love zombies? Enjoy it !
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University – when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.’Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. It is funny and fascinating. Well done, Disney!
An FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Melanie Laurent co-star in this sleight-of-hand thriller directed by ‘Clash Of The Titans’ Louis Leterrier.
Ol’ Shellhead’s newest film is a curious creature. It’s an ‘Iron Man’ sequel, an ‘Avengers’ sequel, an ‘Avengers’ victory lap, and, most importantly, a playful bop on the nose to those who only want their superhero flicks to stick to the serious script. Once the much-ballyhooed Mandarin reversal is revealed, ‘Iron Man 3’ becomes a delightful breeze – a special effects-driven buddy cop picture between Tony Stark and Rhodey and earns its spot on our Best Movies of 2013 list. Even with the sensational Air Force One rescue, this movie does feel a tad slight, but it may end up the superhero flick that’s just impossible to turn off when you stumble upon it on basic cable. And, yes, that’s a compliment.
When humanity is wiped out by future catastrophe, the only people left will apparently be A-list movie stars. Tom Cruise was the last man left in “Oblivion,” and this summer it’s Will Smith’s turn, along with his son Jaden (playing his on-screen son, naturally). Their spaceship crashes 1,000 years after the world is abandoned, and now it’s filled with dangerous creatures with a hunger for people. We’re happy to see Will Smith doing another summer sci-fi blockbuster, but director M. Night Shyamalan’s recent track record does temper expectations a bit.
Paula Sheamus is a cinema fan. She loves watching films and blogging.