23 July 2013

2013: The Year of the Sequel


You’re bound to be excited by the prospect of some of the great sequels that are due to hit the big screen over the remainder of 2013 if you love film, and probably even if you don’t.

First up is Monsters University the eagerly awaited sequel to Monsters Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman return to voices of Mike and Sulley but, despite the sequel hitting the screens 12 years after the original, Hollywood’s two favourite animated monsters appear younger than before. That’s because audiences are getting the chance to see how Mike and Sulley first met at university whilst taking Scaring Degrees – what’s not to like!


X-Men fans we also be delighted to see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine for the sixth time in The Wolverine; a film which is likely to see the part-man, part-adamantium comic-book hero slaying some bad guys.


The hugely popular trio of ageing spies Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malcovich return in Red 2, this time with the added bonus of Anthony Hopkins playing the film’s baddie this time and Catherine Zeta Jones also shows up.


Peter Jackson hits us with the second part of his Hobbit trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – and another fantastic CGI epic hobbit/dwarf adventure beckons.


Talking of Jacksons, Percy Jackson is also setting out on a new adventure in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters when the intrepid young hero goes in search of the fabled Golden Fleece.
Other great shouldn’t-miss sequels include Despicable Me 2, Kick Ass 2, Riddick, Paranormal Activity 5, Thor: The Dark World, Jack Ryan, The Best Man 2, 300: Rise of an Empire, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Anchorman 2.

And don’t forget you can catch-up with these movies online with all the prequels at LOVEFiLM, Netflix or another streaming service before you start enjoying the movie madness 2013 has to offer.