Fans and critics will perhaps going into this one for almost the same reason as Toy Story 3: the ending of an era. It's like I can't wait for it to come out but I don't want Harry Potter to end. The Harry Potter franchise has defined my childhood like most of the franchises of the 80s, 90s and 00s have so expectations are exceedingly high and it better be damn awesome!
Most anticipating film of 2011!
I absolutely adore the series and it is one of Britain's best TV creations and when I found out about the film, I thought that it would be just amazing and we wouldn't get an even longer feature of the programme. I'm sure it'll be one of the best films of 2010 so cannot wait for it!
Well, when I found out about this, it became an instant interest but when Martin Scorsese was confirmed as director, I was like "Whoa! Scorsese doing a children's film? He really must know what he's doing then!" I mean, Scorsese doing a family film is exactly the same as Steven Spielberg involving animation: The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. Anyway, Scorsese is going somewhere different with this one and the ensemble cast is absolutely fantastic so how can they go wrong with this one? Can't wait!
Well, I wasn't really sure what to make of Spielberg directed a film that involves animation which he's never done in his career but at the end of the day, it's Steven Spielberg! Peter Jackson producing it and Edgar Wright being a co-writer so that makes it even better. We could be seeing Spielberg drama, Jackson filming and action/tension and Wright humour like we've seen from all three directors before. I hadn't read any of the comic books before but they seem interesting and might read them before I watch the film.
This will probably be the Avatar of 2011 but can't see it being better than that. Expectations are still high.
After seeing the trailer, this looks absolutely awesome despite the plot hasn't really been revealed. J.J. Abrams made a name for himself obviously being the creator of the TV series Lost but he also revived the Star Trek series with the 2009 film by making it less geeky than the originals are. Also, Spielberg as producer has made it 10 times more interesting so think it'll be an awesome blockbuster.
This could become the Inception of 2011.
Well, I hadn't really read anything about Source Code until almost just before I was creating this list and after reading the story, seeing the cast and director, I now can't wait for this one! I mean, a film with Jake Gyllenhaal in it alone would catch my attention because he's becoming a great actor.
I love Duncan Jones's work already after bringing us underrated masterpiece Moon but now I think he's preparing to blow away the audience once again. Hopefully, this one will earn enough credit like Moon should have.
This seems like an awesome film just by reading the cast and finding out who the director of the film is. Jon Favreau (director of the first two Iron Man films, Zathura and Elf) is a genius at entertainment and I do like him as a director but the cast just seems amazing. I mean, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in leading roles together? Wow!
Another Spielberg producing film but there are 6 other producers including Oscar winning director Ron Howard. Will be an awesome unmissable summer film next year.
Well, Pixar have been on a roll for the past 15 years but Cars was the only one that only slightly lost it's charm and almost ruined Pixar's reputation but I wasn't sure whether a sequel would've been a good idea but when the plot was revealed, I actually think it's a very interesting story and think it could be better than the first one so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
There'll be a few casting problems due to the death of Paul Newman who voiced Doc, Joe Ranft who voiced Red and Peterbilt and George Carlin who voiced Fillmore but they managed to re-cast the role of Slinky in Toy Story 3 (Blake Clark replaces Jim Varney) so can't see why they can't do it again. The trailer just looks amazing: a lot better than the first film so let's hope the film itself is.
The idea of a fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean perhaps isn't a brilliant idea seeing as the third one was a bit of a disappointment but hopefully the fourth one will revive the franchise. One way where it could is there is no Orlando Bloom but unfortunately no Keira Knightley.
I have heard two stories that could be the plot of On Stranger Tides. First: how Jack becomes a pirate and goes after the Fountain Of Youth (like a prequel to Curse Of The Black Pearl) and second: it follows up after At World's End where both Jack and Barbossa both go after the Fountain Of Youth and try to beat Bluebeard to it. So either way, the plot seems pretty good and it'll definitely be worth a shot checking out.
Well, I'm not one to judge whether Scream 4 is necessary or not because I've not seen Scream 2 or Scream 3 yet but I am surprised that there is still almost the exact same cast and same director in the fourth film. I hope that it's not becoming like the Saw franchise but I do love the first Scream and it's one of my favourite horror/thriller films.
Think it'll definitely be a load of fun and I'll be there at the cinema when it comes out.
My oh my! There is almost a massive stock of sci-fi/thrillers coming up and Contagion is another one that seems awesome but the thing that has attracted me so much to it already is the breathtaking cast but I wouldn't say I'm an admirer of Steven Soderbergh.
The cast is awesome as I said and hopefully this will get a few Oscar nominations in the upcoming 2012 ceremony.
This actually looks a brilliant film! It will be an ingenious film if this turns out a success by a story on the most tragic love story into a kids film especially involving garden gnomes. Should be great fun and a hilarious ride like the trailer looks.
The solid cast is another reason why this film looks hilarious too and the fact it's coming out in 3D, I'll definitely check it out at the cinema.
Well, they couldn't have made the preperation for a sequel anymore obvious and clear if they tried but despite that, I am really looking forward to it seeing as I really enjoyed the first one.
Robert Downey Jr. is really reaching to the top of the mountain as of late with his return to film after his drug addiction and hopefully the sequel will make him climb even higher. Guy Ritchie will return as director so hopefully we'll see the sequel as awesome as the first one.
At first I thought "Is this a reboot or a second remake?" However, I think a prequel of Planet Of The Apes is an absolutely fantastic idea! Every story needs a beginning after all. Seeing as this is a prequel reboot this could either turn out quite disappointing like Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace or a great prequel reboot success such as Casino Royale and Batman Begins so let's just see what happens. I really like the original 1968 film starring Charlton Heston but of what I have heard about the prequel so far, I think it'll be great so.. will find out when seeing it, eh?
This looks absolutely brilliant! Zack Snyder is like a yoyo director who goes up and down with critical responses but I really like him and almost every film he's done.
He has described Sucker Punch as 'Alice In Wonderland with machines guns' so not only will we see a visually stunning, extraordinary world but also something that we hope will be an entertaining, explosive and intense thrill-ride. I'll go into this expecting the same as I did with 300 and Watchmen.
I'm just going into this film not knowing what to expect apart from intense action as required and at least satisfying acting. Chris Hemsworth isn't really a popular actor at all at the moment despite playing a minor role as George Kirk in J.J. Abrams Star Trek but now I think Thor is the film that will rise his career to a slightly higher level as will The Avengers in 2013.
Sir Anthony Hopkins (actor who holds my favourite male performance) and the EXTREMELY GORGEOUS Natalie Portman have got me even more interested in Thor now. Expecting a lot of fun from this.
This actually does seem like it could be a pretty damn awesome film! Well, the cast features a group of fine actors such as Seth Rogen, Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz and Tom Wilkinson so that's a positive sign.
It seems like a 'hero makes hero' kind of story that involves that with the modern world like Kick-Ass so The Green Hornet could become the Kick-Ass of 2011.
I did love this programme as a child and now I really can't wait for the film. I am not surprised that they decided to make a film because almost every cartoon programme gets a feature length film. This isn't the first time for a film to be made on The Smurfs. There's a 1965 version and a 1976 version. It's just a question of whether the 2011 version will succeed or not. The Smurfs will be in both live-action and CGI that features actors in a normal acting role and some actors in voice role so we could be seeing The Smurfs in a Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland-like kind of production. Definitely going to check it out!
This was originally scheduled for a 2010 release but now it's been delayed for a release at some point in 2011. I have a strong feeling it'll be released around the time of when Public Enemies came out.
I'll at the cinema at the click of my fingers seeing this one because Johnny Depp stars in it and it really does look like a great film. It was filmed in March 2009 so we'll have to see whether The Rums Diary was worth the almost 2 year wait.
Ohh gosh! Woody Allen doing a romantic-comedy? I never thought I'd live to see the day(!)
Well, if this is what the man does best then can't ask for more than that. Midnight In Paris does seem interesting and have quite an odd feeling that there is something that Woody Allen can do with this film that he's not really done before.
I mean, yeah, the film features the incredibly annoying and plain actor Owen Wilson but the rest of the cast seems pretty good. Could end up either a really big surprise or a big disappointment.
Rango caught my attention not only for Johnny Depp but it's cast is awesome and it is directed by the same guy who gave us the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy. Verbinski has worked with Johnny for three consecutive times and hopefully Rango will become a grand accomplishment.
Hmmm... another Disney animated film about Winnie the Pooh? Not sure what to make of this. I mean, yeah I think it's a decent idea to compare effects and stories but at the moment what we're seeing on TV programmes about Winnie the Pooh and friends are soulless, empty and not even aimed at almost all ages like The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (features Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh And The Blustery Day and Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too) back in the 60s and 70s.
It will be a longshot to beat the original short films and feature film and will definitely take a lot to beat the voices of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Marley, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Owl especially Paul Winchell as Tigger because he is just priceless in that role! Another thing: will it be filmed in original handdrawn 2D cartoon like pretty much all older Disney Classics and most recently The Princess And The Frog or in animation style like Bolt, Chicken Little, The Wild, Meet The Robinsons and Tangled?
I don't know a lot about it just yet to be excited but of what I have read about it and viewing the trailer, it actually looks like something that could be worth a lot of fun and would be another Christmas treasure that's waiting for us next winter.
Also, the fact it is an Aardman Animations project and I am a big fan of them, that's increased my enthusiasm towards it and will look forward to seeing it in magical 3D. Ohh yeah, and the cast seems pretty awesome too so should be a lot of fun.
Well, I almost have zero knowledge of Captain America seeing as I never watched the cartoons nor read the comics but it's still a Marvel superhero after all and I do look forward to a Marvel film most of the time.
I'm not sure Chris Evans playing Captain America is such a good idea becase he already starred in Fantastic Four 1 and 2 and if he succeeds well as Captain America and does better with that, he'll sink Fantastic Four down even lower. After all, entertainment is coming our way.
David Fincher is planning an American remake of a film that was only released last year and I didn't know anyone was allowed to do that officially but seems I was wrong. Well, the film is directed by David Fincher so it's a definite yes that I'll be at the cinema to watch it. The cast seems pretty interesting too and they all seem they could do a good job. It'll be on the list of films to see in 2011.
Hmmm... not sure whether another X-Men film is a good idea to be honest. Their previous two films were disappointments but the fact they're doing a prequel of the whole trilogy has perhaps made it quite interesting but I am almost bewildered at the cast! Don't know how James McAvoy could portray Charles Xavier at all. So I guess we'll just have to see but I'm just expecting another disappointment to be honest.
I really enjoyed the first Kung Fu Panda and the idea of a sequel is awesome and think we will be expecting another intense, hilarious family comedy. Admittedly, I'm not really a fan of kung fu, karate etc kind of films but they do know how to entertain every once in a while so I'm hoping that the sequel does like it's predecessor managed to do.
Hmmm... a fourth Mission Impossible? Don't think that's such a good idea because I think they only just survived with the third film but they do well with entertaining with lots of action, suspense etc.
I was really surprised about Brad Bird being chosen to direct the fourth film because he's spent most of his career doing animation. He's a Pixar director who has directed Ratatouille and The Incredibles so we'll just see what Bird can do in live-action.
Well, this seems almost pointless to make seeing as the Shrek franchise is over now and personally I'm not really one of those people who really seems to give a shit about Puss in Boots. I mean, this is just another way of getting more money but there's just no way I would add this to the Shrek franchise.
This is being directed by the director of Shrek The Third so that doesn't exactly help either. Think I'll check this out on DVD but expectations aren't really very high.
You know, I am actually quite interested in the third Transformers film even though Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen was an utter disaster because there's no Megan Fox and hopefully Michael Bay will truly realise how much he really f***ed up the sequel and hopes to make an epic finale to the series!
After all, it is Michael Bay! He's not really made any successful film at all if you think about it (except perhaps the first Transformers film). I'll see this on DVD saves the gamble of wasting money on another disaster.
PREDICTED RATING: 6/10 OVERALL RATING: 2/10
List of the films that I am excited about seeing in 2011. Features my thoughts and my predicted rating.