Six Action Movies I’m Really Looking forward to Seeing

As Paul and probably the rest of you know, I’m not that jazzed about movies anymore.   When I go to the theater these days I have very few expectations.   Call me a sentimentalist but I do long for the days of old when stories and characters mattered more than effects and colors.   Don’t get me wrong people, there are still some great movies out there and I’m a fan of good technology as much as the next guy.

It’s just when it gets in the way of the story that I’m bothered.   That said, there are still some movies out there that I’m very much looking forward to seeing.  Movies that aren’t in a too distant future (well, within 5 years).

Today I want to focus on action movies.  Here are six that should (in theory) kick ass….

Avatar 2 and 3

I wrote a reasonably scathing review of Avatar a while back.  And now that I’ve seen it 100 times I still feel the same way.   The acting was pretty bad and I simply didn’t like much of the movie.   But I have to admit, visually it’s fantastic.   So I’m actually pretty pumped about the new ones because you know James Cameron probably took note of everyone’s criticisms and is going to pay more attention to the story and the characters while at the same time keeping up with the visual mastery.   At least that’s what I hope happens.

Man of Steel

I think the only beef I have with this movie is Amy Adams.  Come on team.   Adams just isn’t attractive.  She’s a decent actress but I’m definitely going to be bothered by this throughout the movie.   Russell Crowe as Jor-El!  Haha.  And Kevin Costner?  This has the makings of a bomb but come on, you just kind of have to see anything that’s Superman.  Although Diane Lane’s MILFyness makes me happy.

Star Trek Sequel

Right now it’s untitled so we are just calling it a sequel.   But I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again.   I thought that Star Trek was one of the best movies I’ve seen in the last five years.  So as long as we have a lot of the same stuff going on as the first I think we’ll be in good shape.

The Dark Knight Rises

Come On folks.  Do I really need to get into this one?  Didn’t think so.

The Avengers

I was debating this one but to be honest I think I’d rather see this than Iron Man 3.   I was super pissed at Iron Man 2 and the only cool thing I felt that came out of it was the introduction of The Avengers.   So naturally I’d rather see this than Iron Man.   Sorry Robert Downey.   You are the man but that sequel blew.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Considering how good LOTR’s is, and considering this is a Peter Jackson film, I’d say it’s nearly impossible for this movie to fail.

*I’m on the fence about Men in Black III, The Wolverine,  Fast and the Furious 6,  and Iron Man 3.  And I’m sure the Planet of the Apes follow up will kick ass.

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  1. Agreed on all of these. Maybe not so much all in on the Avatar sequels but I’ll definitely give em a look. How about two action movies right around the corner though:

    Immortals & Underworld 4

  2. Not to nitpick, but none of these really considered “action” movies, right? Expendables 2 would be an “action” movie. Star Trek sequel would be an adventure movie. I could be wrong.

  3. @Hyuri

    Nah, I disagree, “action-adventure” is a genre all these fall into. There is pure action, like The Expendables, and pure adventure, like say, National Treasure, but these are all definitely a combination.

  4. I enjoy your posts and reviews, but have to disagree about something.

    I don’t see how you can include these two sentences in the same post.

    “Call me a sentimentalist but I do long for the days of old when stories and characters mattered more than effects and colors.”

    “I thought that Star Trek was one of the best movies I’ve seen in the last five years.”

    This seems most illogical.

  5. Expendables 2 is all I’m looking forward to. Superman is gonna bomb. And if the Dark Knight is any indication, then the things I hated in Batman Begins, which were amplified even worse in Dark Knight, will have those dials turned to 11 in “Rises”.

  6. Amy Adams is radiating of beauty. And she’s a talented actress. Honestly, she (along with Michael Shannon) are the only good actors in the new Superman movie. Other than that, that movie is going to do well BO wise but is going to fail critically.

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