Films-Movies in 2010 That I’m Excited About
Published by Seth Quillen in: Features -- Date: 1 Jan 2010 Comments: 3 so far
I know everyone complains about remakes, revamps and sequels, but the fact is that collectively they are usually the most talked about movies of the year and often times the highest money earners. 2009 was full of remakes and adaptations from television, books and video games and 2010 seems to offer a lot more of the same. And I’m not complaining, in fact most of the films I’m excited about this year fall into that category. Here, in no particular order, is a list of some of the films I’m most looking forward to.
Iron Man 2 (May 7) Everyone I know raves about Iron Man, like it was one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. Whereas I strongly disagree with that, I thought it was a fun ride with some good action. So I’m excited to see where they go from there. And Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow should be great. My one concern is from the teaser trailer and early photos it appears that someone has made another suit to fight Iron Man… didn’t that happen in the first one? Trailer
Inception (July 16) Because I’ve enjoyed everything Christopher Nolan has done and Leonardo DiCaprio has been racking up quite a list of great performances as well. This is sure to be a great match up. And the mind bending trailer draws me in. Trailer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Nov. 19) I stopped reading the books after the third one but I have loved every Potter movie and everyone has been better than the last. I only wish they would finish it up this year instead of waiting a year between Part 1 and 2, as much as I love it, I’m ready to move on. Trailer
The A-Team (June 11)
Like every man from the 80’s I loved this show. I hope they keep to the light spirit of the series with some good action. I also think it is one of the better casts of the year with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copley from District 9. And to finish my expectation off, I would love it if a plan came together.
Clash of the Titans (March 26) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (May 28)
Both films promise some great sandals, mythology, swords and likely large battles. I’m a huge fan of period pieces. Liam Neeson will play a great Zeusin Titans while Sam Worthington as Perseus may have a good outing but I’m getting a little burnt-out on Worthington’s large actions movies after Terminator Salvation and Avatar. Trailer. In Persia an adaptation from the video game Jake Gyllenhaal his get his first shot at action. Not always a fan of Gyllenhaal, the trailer does look quite good. Trailer
Robin Hood (May 14)
Russell Crowe in a period piece, does this surprise anyone? For the fifth time Crowe and Ridley Scott team up, Gladiator was amazing where as the other ventures I was not very fond of. However I love Robin Hood and both Crowe and Scott have repeatedly proven they are capable of greatness. Trailer and the United Kingdom Trailer which is a lot better
The Last Airbender (July 2)
I never watched Airbender, in fact I never even heard of it before M. Night Shyamalan signed on to direct. But there was an allure to the teaser trailer that kept me thinking about it. The first episode of a trilogy, which has a lot of younger actors, is in capable hands with the master of suspense. I’m excited to see Shyamalan work with source material created by someone other then him. Another plus for this production is Shyamalan’s great track record of working with kids and getting great performances out of them. Trailer