I'm not sure I could just pick one film I'm looking forward to — there are several, but none that I'm overly excited about. The two movies I was most looking forward to seeing this year have already been released. These were:
- Les Miserables. Having seen the musical on stage, I wasn't expecting much from the film (especially as I'm not much of an Anne Hathaway fan) but was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Russell Crowe seemed miscast as Javert, though, and I don't think it was particularly fair to give a singing part to someone whose singing was nowhere near as good as any of the other actors'. I feel bit sorry for him, actually!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I love Martin Freeman and thought he was great as Bilbo, but this movie was packed with far too much padding. It's obvious they're trying to stretch it out so they can make three films out of it, which is a shame, really — The Hobbit is a short book; it doesn't need three, three-hour films made out of it! However, the scenery's beautiful and it was still an enjoyable film, despite being far too long.
- Iron Man 3 — I know, I should have seen this already, but I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance! Most of my friends have seen it, and I've heard that it's better than the second one.
- The Wolverine — Seeing as X-Men Origins: Wolverine was one of my favourite X-Men films, I'd imagine this will be pretty good, too. And Hugh Jackman's usually good in films.
- The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug — Yes, I did just complain about the first film being too long, but it was beautiful on the big screen. If I don't get round to seeing this at the cinema, I probably won't bother at all, as I think you need the large screen and fantastic surround-sound for it to be an experience, rather than just an overly-long movie.