With this post, I will be moving over what my fifteen most anticipated films are for the season. At this point it ought to be noted, these are not the films that i think will be the very best of 2011 necessarily. Instead, they are the people which, as of the moment of this writing, I’m anticipating the best. And so with no further ado, below are my most anticipated films of 2011.
1. Sucker Punch
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: Zack Snyder and Steve Shibuya
Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish
Release Date: March 25, 2011
Genre: Action Fantasy Thriller
What’s it: A young female is actually institutionalized by her wicked stepfather.
Precisely why it must be good: Really sexy and badass chicks sporting schoolgirl outfits along with other skimpy garments, with guns and swords, fused with Snyder’s amazing visual flair? Yea, absolutely count me in. From the type to the action, including the story (while seeming a little out there) appears cooler. I am starting to completely enjoy Snyder’s deliver the results. If the Adjustment Bureau might be this year ‘s brand new Inception because of its mindfuck story, then simply Sucker Punch could definitely be this year ‘s Inception fulfills The Dark Knight fulfills 300 meets Inglorious Basterds because of to it is design &amp; epic adventure, still dark tone with alternative realities. This film simply oozes badass-ness and style and I truly cannot wait for what’s certain to be an absolutely compelling, epic adventure.
Precisely why it can suck: Snyder is usually a bit off the mark of his sometimes. While Watchmen was satisfying, it did get hold of a bit boring.
2. Sherlock Holmes 2
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer: Kieran and Michele Mulroney
Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace and Stephen Fry
Release Date: December 16, 2011
Genre: Action Mystery
Precisely why it must be good: I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. The Doyle accounts nevertheless stand as my personal favorite books now. I like Sherlock. He is such a badass. And lastly, a film appears to have taken that really well. The very first was one of the superior portrayals of Sherlock I’d seen. While the film was in fact Hollywood ized beyond whatever you would discover in the publications, it was an enjoyable adventure and quite an entertaining movie. Guy Ritchie is a really good filmmaker also.
Precisely why it can suck: New freelance writers. The authentic writers from the first are not coming back rather Kieran and Michele Mulroney are actually taking over the task. Why don’t we see exactly how they manage it. Fairly new to publishing, the 2 earlier wrote Paper Man which did not fair really well with critics.
3. Paranormal Activity 3
Writer: Landon as well as Michael R. Perry; figures by Oren Peli
Director: Tod Williams
Stars: Katie Featherston
Release Date: October 21, 2011
All of this culminates to the 2 stories converging at the conclusion of Part two exactly where it gets to the stage where Part one ends and we see what goes on after the entire event. Undoubtedly, Part three is actually set to pick up exactly where Part two and one left off. What goes on from there? Your guess is as great as mine.
Precisely why it must be good: The very first Paranormal Activity became a thing of a cult phenomenon/sensation. Part two, while some individuals seemed to not love it almost as the first, did much more of the same. I really believed Part two was more or less right on par with the very first. And also the ingenious storytelling that developed a parallel prequel to the very first was certainly cool. The creator as well as writers of this particular franchise have truly proven that the horror genre could be revived and does not need to be exactly about gore and such. They have done a great job with instilling that dread in the market as well, tapping into that dread, making the audience ‘s creativity to run outdoors while simply being totally captivated.
Nevertheless, like with Part two, Oren Peli (the originator of the franchise) remains a lot involved and is actually serving as producer on this particular movie.
Director: Greg Mottola
Writer: Nick Frost and Simon Pegg
Stars: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Seth Rogen
Release Date: March 18, 2011
Genre: Sci-fi Comedy
That ought to be sufficient. Really. This may be my personal favorite duo around these times. They will also be pairing up to create this which is nearly always a great idea as well (effectively, this is Frost’s very first real writing work, but Pegg has been accountable for their first 2 outings together). In addition to all of that, they’ve comedic star Seth Rogan enrolling in them.
Precisely why it can suck: You do need to wonder if several of that secret from Shaun of the Hot and dead Fuzz will be lost as Pegg and Frost carry on with no Wright. I believe they are great comedic skills though and can easily stand by themselves. And the relatively all star get together must compensate.
5. The Adjustment Bureau
Director: George Nolfi
Writer: George Nolfi; Based on Short Story by Philip K. Dick
Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Terence Stamp
Release Date: March 4, 2011
Precisely why it must be good: Honestly, this seems like it might be this year ‘s Inception. With loads of mindfucks moving on, it is a thriller involving various levels of mysterious forces and reality. Matt Damon actually tends to show in these kinds of films. The trailer has me somewhat intrigued and is like it might provide rather an enthralling adventure. The film is actually based on a brief story by Philip K.
Precisely why it can suck: This’s Nolfi’s very first time in the director’s hold, therefore we will have to delay and find out if he is in over the head of his. Why don’t we hope they do not go overboard with the romance component and allow it to be some sappy romance movie for that they give up several of the plot to concentrate on the romance.
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane
Release Date: May 20, 2011
Genre: Fantasy Action-Adventure
What’s it: Barbossa and jack Sparrow get started on a quest to search for the elusive fountain of youth, just to find out that Blackbeard as well as his daughter are actually after it too.
Precisely why it must be good: Some individuals have hated them. Some have believed they have become even worse while they went along. Only a fun film with lots of adventure, some great special effects, and only great times. And perhaps it’s my man crush I’ve on Depp, though I am utterly thrilled to see him again as Jack Sparrow.
Precisely why it can suck: It is a Hollywood sequel, all those frequently have risks of sucking. While there’s a possibility that it might freshen it up, there’s just as much a possibility that several of that magic may be lost when they look to change those characters.
7. The Hangover two
Director: Todd Phillips
Writer: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong and Craig Mazin
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha
Release Date: May 26, 2011
What’s known is the fact that the gang is back again to go into much more trouble as they go to Thailand. And Phillips guarantee a great deal of fucked up hilarity and surprises.
The cast of the first had the writing and good chemistry was hilarious. Perhaps, getting the gang back together is going to provide for much more hilarity that the very first one sent.
Precisely why it can suck: New freelance writers. The writers from the very first are not coming back and also have been changed. If the past work of theirs is any indication of the talent of theirs, the writers might truly butcher this particular franchise.
8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Genre: Sci-fi Action-Adventure
Precisely why it must be good: I have enjoyed the franchise that much. While Part two, was blasted very well by critics, I did not hate it that a lot. Granted it was not as well as the first, though I still found it pretty entertaining. And the films are generally an enjoyable visual treat. Additionally, Michael Bay. Anyone that still wants to tell me there is a distinction between Titanic and pearl Harbor will kindly get a “fuck off” as you subscribe to the pretentious drivel. Whereas Cameron thinks his some present to cinema which usually leads to his films being badly written, but pretentious as hell. Really, I will take Armageddon, Transformers, Bad Boys and the Rock over Titanic, Aliens, Avatar, as well as T2 any day time of the week. Even though, indeed, I realize that will enrage a lot of individuals and get hold of me flamed for that viewpoint. Today, this film (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) definitely will not be an excellent cinematic piece.
Precisely why it can suck: Well, in case I’d to choose one film from the franchise which was better, it is certainly the first. In addition, it is still Michael Bay. He is not the perfect of directors.
9. X-Men: First Class
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: Jane Goldman, Ashley Miller, Jamie Moss, Josh Schwartz and Zack Stentz; story by Bryan Singer
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence
Release Date: June 3, 2011
Genre: Sci-fi Action
Before these were archenemies, they had been closest of friends, working in concert, with some other Mutants (a few common, several new), to prevent probably the greatest threat the planet has at any time known.
Precisely why it must be good: A glance at when Magneto and Xavier were younger. A backstory to exactly where it all began. In addition, his learning and friendship under the amazing Guy Ritchie, just more provides value to the role of his as a filmmaker. In addition, it’s a very good cast.
Also, prequels quite often have an inclination to never do so effectively.
10. Source Code
Director: Duncan Jones
Writer: Ben Ripley
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Precisely why it must be good: The trailer simply tends to make this like it might be a great creative story which offers for an entertaining thriller which might keep you on the advantage of the seat of yours. Thus, in case he delivers once again, we might have a pleasant treat on the hands of ours and he might solidify the place of his as a gifted filmmaker. I also really take pleasure in Jake Gyllenhaal. I believe he is an excellent actor and must do fine in directing this film. Vera Farmiga is also an extremely talented actress and one I certainly do not care about seeing. Meanwhile, Michelle Monaghan is not too bad either.
Precisely why it can suck: This’s coming from an unproven writer. Let us just hope Jones is able to send a worthwhile follow up.
11. Battle: Los Angeles
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Writer: Christopher Bertolini
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan
Release Date: March 11, 2011
Genre: Sci-fi Action
Precisely why it must be good: The official trailer helps make it appear really damn bad ass. Perhaps that is in part because of the good song choice for the trailer, though it seems just completely thrilling. It is like we might finally get a truly great sci fi film with the center of the very best war films, coupled with the amazing actual as well as visual treats of several of the very best sci fi/alien movies. Furthermore, the writer’s just previous feature movie work was The General ‘s Daughter that I completely enjoyed. Therefore if that is some indication of the kind of writing we will get for Battle LA well then we should have a strong story to opt for the visual flare of all of it.
Let us hope they stay away from that here.
12. Cowboys and Aliens
Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof; based on the comic book by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde
Release Date: July 29, 2011
Genre: Sci-fi Action-Thriller
What’s it: A spaceship comes in Arizona, 1873, to dominate the earth, beginning with the Wild West region.
Precisely why it must be good: It simply looks fun. It really is as Indiana Jones fulfills Men in Black with an excellent western experience to it. Furthermore, there is a great cast (Craig, Wilde and Ford), coupled with a good supporting cast that has Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano.
Precisely why it can suck: Jon Favreau. I am sorry, though the guy has not marketed me. Individuals appear to like him, though I am not completely sure why. The guy has not delivered any truly great movies. And just a couple of decent ones. Well, Elf I believed was truly funny. Both Iron Man films had been truly nothing to create home about however. Both were enjoyable, though they certainly were not spotlights in the genre of theirs. And also the next one was panned a great deal (though I liked both, but the 2nd was a little lacking). And that is truly the only films (Iron Man) he has carried out in this specific genre/realm. So that does not give me a huge vote of confidence in the fellow. His some other movies: Zathura was bad andMade was respectable. Nothing else to note very. And they are also liable for such items as the Legend and Island of Zorro.
13. Apollo 18
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Writer: Brian Miller and Cory Goodman
Stars: None Given
Release Date: April 22, 2011
Genre: Sci-fi Horror-Thriller
This particular one is actually trying to go the method of the latter. In addition, it is basing itself on a few real actual events, therefore adding a number of additional level to it. The viral promotion on this film is actually going along nicely and also the film is now something associated with a hot ticket.
Precisely why it can suck: It is sort of the dynamics of the genre. In case they do not hit they mark, next they are inclined to actually suck.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writer: Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cromwell; based on the novel by Didier Van Cauwelaert
Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones
Release Date: February 18, 2011
Genre: Drama Mystery Thriller
What’s it: A male awakens from a coma, just to find out that somebody has had on the identity of his and that no one, (not actually the wife) of his, believes him. With the assistance of a female, he sets out to confirm who he’s.
Precisely why it must be good: Liam Neeson is actually a bad ass. Seeing the trailer, I am reminded of Neeson’s earlier movieTaken. Appears to be that comparable unknown action thriller style movie. And I definitely loved that film. The novel this film is actually based on has met lots of praise. And so, we are certain to find that the story/source substance is great.
Precisely why it can suck: 2 virtually unproven writers. In addition to that, the director is actually responsible for such items as House and Orphan of Wax, neither of that had been that great.
15. Red State
Director: Kevin SmithSponsored
Writer: Kevin Smith
Stars: Melissa Leo, John Goodman and Michael Angarano
Release Date: TBA (Screening at Sundance 2011)
Genre: Horror Thriller
What’s it: A horror movie in which a team of misfits encounter fundamentalism long gone to the intense in Middle America.
Precisely why it must be good: Kevin Smith. While previous year ‘s Cop Out was somewhat dull, this season he returns to composing his very own substance with Red State. In addition, he will be treading into a brand new genre with the first horror movie of his.
Some writers/directors discover that there are just a number of genres that they cannot do, while they are better suited for another specific genre.