M.Y: Greetings Earthlings! Kindly ignore the corny title for a moment, and lets thank God for the past year. Done? Okay. Let’s go on. It is the year of our Lord 2013. And what better way to start it here on Sodas and Popcorn than to give a rundown of movies coming up in this year we believe would be “whoa!!” and those that will simply be “bleh”. Wow, sorry guys, pardon my manners, we got a special guest in the house today. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce to you, Leslie!
Leslie: Thank you, thank you, come on ladies, you didn’t have to take off your shirts. There are kids watching…*wink*. So! It’s a joy to be here guys. I am happy and excited to be the first guest writer on Sodas and Popcorn.
M.Y: Thanks for being here today. Well appreciated. So what do you have to say about what we have got for our readers today?
Leslie: Like seriously? What were you guys expecting on the first post of the year? Without beating round the bush any further M.Y, let’s get right to it.
M.Y: 2013 is a year with a lot of sequels and remakes. These guys are starting to run out of ideas in my opinion I must say.
Leslie: But hold up a minute, have you seen the figures? I mean the top movie studios in Hollywood made a collective intake of $13.485 billion dollars in 2012. Cc hollywoodreporters
M.Y: Wow! That’s probably some country’s budget. With that kind of money coming into your pockets from making movies, why won’t you be planning a sequel for every success you have got.
Leslie: We kick off with some productions we believe will be worth seeing in Cinemas and those we feel should just…well, you know the drill.
M.Y: For some of the sequels coming up this year, we got RED2, I would love to see that. I loved RED very much, most especially because of the sense of humor. Though Morgan Freeman will not be returning, it features Anthony Hopkins. Hell yeah!
Leslie: We also got G.I Joe: Retaliation. We have waited far too long for this movie. Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis featured alongside Channing Tatum, who appears to be dead in the trailer (who are they fooling?). It better be good.
M.Y: Robert Rodriguez is returning to the big screen with a sequel to the much loved and creative Sin City. This one is called Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. I would definitely spend my money to see this one.
Leslie: Fast 6 is also gonna be coming out this year, and after watching the last five, this is what I have to say about the franchise. “Tired sight of beautiful chicks, fast sexy cars, over falsified male egos and an over lived franchise”.
M.Y: M. Night Shyamalan (An Indian/American Director whose reputation has gone down the drains, due to terrible film making in recent years…remember Last Airbender, yeah. He did it.) is returning to the big screen with After Earth. There is a Mass Effect game called After Earth right? *Shrugs*. Check out both posters in your spare time and please tell the difference. Btw it features Will Smith and His son once again, fighting for survival AGAIN.
Leslie: Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim = Power Rangers+Godzilla+Transformers. I would still love to see it for Del Toro’s creativity and mostly, because I love huge machines bashing the crap out of aliens the size of skyscrapers.
M.Y: Oblivion? *Konvict Gate Slam* + * Not Interested Smiley*. I don’t know why, but even though Tom Cruise is in it, I am not sold. Fingers crossed though.
Leslie: Ouch. That gotta hurt. BTW, Michael Bay is making a low budget movie
M.Y: Wait a minute, did I just hear low budget and Michael Bay in the same sentence?
Leslie: Yep. A true story called Pain and Gain starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. It should be a good one. I seem to like the way the story goes….though I fear that low budgets wouldn’t deter Bay’s serving of large scale explosions, city-wide fires and wanton destruction.
M.Y: Though Michael is not much of the story kinda person sha. Anyways we will be watching. I would love to see it. We got some Zombies and witches movies this year which I must say I am not particularly looking forward to. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters featuring Jeremy Reener, Brad Pitt’s Word War Z(the zombies in this movie run actually, they are not slow one bit), Warm Bodies which is about a Zombie that falls in love…like seriously, WTF! We had to deal with five years of some horrible vampire tale, now we have to deal with Zombies falling in love.
Leslie: Hansel & Gretel is definitely a must watch for me because….well….i didn’t get my fill of Hawk-Eye action from Jeremy Reener in Avengers. This just might sate it perfectly. Warm bodies is mostly likely going to be…wait for it…just another Twilight with Bella played by yet another permanently poker-faced actress and Edward devolves to a non-sparkly Zombie. No difference from the original movie. Well Done Hollywood.
Moving on, Marvel Comics definitely has a lot going for them this year. We got Iron Man3, Thor: The Dark Word and they are looking to set the records straight with a new The Wolverine.
M.Y: As for the last two, both haven’t got trailers or teasers out yet, but I am definitely sure about one thing in both of them, “lots of explosions”.
To round this up guys, we got the top 10 movies to look out for this year. You thought we forgot some movies right? How possible is that…we are Sodas and Popcorn. We are simply saving the best for the last.
Man of Steel.
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
300: Rise of An Empire
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Despicable Me 2
A Good Day to Die Hard
Oz The Great and Powerful
M.Y: There you have it guys. A round up on some of the biggest productions to (or not) look out for this year. Sodas and Popcorn will definitely be here to let everyone know our takes on these movies all through the year. See you guys on Sunday when we review The Life of Pi.
Leslie: Happy new year guys. Awesome year ahead for us all.