2013 was a pretty good year for movies. I enjoyed the growing trend of movies turning in to serial franchises so we can see our favorite characters year after year, and we know that the endless sequels are planned and not just an afterthought. With that being said here are my top five films in reverse order:
This movie built on the wonder of the first movie, and they actually gave us a story this time around. A lot of people didn’t like it since it was mostly fan fiction, but it was well worth the trip to the theaters.
The World’s End did what most comedies can only dream of, and that is to be over the top funny and still tell a story worth telling. This was the final chapter in the Cornetto Trilogy, and it definitely made me wish there were more flavors in that ice cream.
Middle movies are supposed to be lame since they have no beginning and no end, but no one told that to the people making Catching Fire. It was much better than the first movie, and in my opinion better than the book that spawned it. This is the best middle movie since The Empire Strikes Back, and I can’t wait to see the next one.
This probably was the best movie of the year, but my inner thirteen-year-old made me drop it a spot. This movie was made for theaters, and when I watched it I felt like I was on the verge of falling out of space. High concept special effects movies like this are almost never made due to the high cost and low returns, but I am so glad that it was because it was fantastic. I am pulling for Sandra Bullock to win the Oscar this year!
I haven’t been this giddy watching a movie in the theaters since I was a kid, and that feeling is why this movie is number one on my list. It made me gawk at the epic battles before my eyes. It so clearly understood the type of movie that it was, and it played it up beautifully. If you didn’t see this movie in theaters I feel bad for you.
So what were your favorite movies this year, or why is my list completely wrong? Leave a comment below and let the world know.