10 Disappointing Things We Learned About Movies In 2013
9. Were All Much More Excited For 2015
2013 is a mixed bag for cinema. The Oscar releases that bookended the year were remarkable, but the big budget spectacle was incredibly repetitive, with the blockbuster season peaking at the very beginning with Iron Man Three. On the face of it the feeling should be optimism towards next year. 2014 promises an outstanding awards season, followed by some great bigger releases; X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Godzilla have all set their stakes with amazing teaser trailers. But while theres some good stuff next year, all eyes are looking beyond. In 2015 we get Star Wars 7, Terminator 5, Avengers 2, Batman Vs. Superman (or whatever it ends up being called), Hunger Games 4, Jurassic World and Bond 24. Yes, theyre all sequels, but theyre the ante uppers each of their franchises need and make 2014s most anticipated release (tied between The Hobbit and Christopher Nolans Interstellar) look positively small fry. This is a problem with blockbuster productions being so open from the off; we know whats coming so far in advance that when it arrives it feels rather inconsequential. Coming into 2013 the next two years were already in stiff competition, but the more we learn the more it seems like 2014 will be filler, with the standouts being exceptions, not the rule.