Usually when I watch a movie it's a relatively random event. I mean, I don't plan ahead. I don't wait restlessly for a cinematical production of a game I've played, or of a book I've read, or a remake of an old version I liked. I don't watch trailers to find movies I look forward to, nor am I very involved in the movie buzz. I really don't know what new movies there are out there unless I happen to walk by a cinema and glance at posters through the glass.
The exception to my lack of interest in upcoming movies is probably when I've watched something great and it ends in a way that promises a sequel. There doesn't have to be a 'To Be Continued' message after the film. It's usually clear if there will be a sequel or not, and if it isn't clear, than all the more pleasant the surprise when a sequel does arrive. There are a few movies I really look forward to this year, so I thought I'd write them down for you all right here. First...
Silent Hill 2
I loved the original Silent Hill movie. It had a spooky atmosphere I hadn't seen in other movies and haven't seen since. It managed to capture the loneliness and the despair of the characters, along with alternatively dark, heavy, grey and cold scenery. The acting might not always have been perfect, but with everything counted in, it was an exceptional horror movie with a style of it's own. I don't know if Silent Hill 2 is going to be a sequel or not, if it's going to be based on the video-game franchise (they did a great rendition of the first game in the first movie), or if it's something completely different. I hope they retain the unique quality and atmosphere however, and really look forward to seeing this!
Golden Compass 2
Before you get your hopes up, there won't be a sequel. It was planned a couple of years ago, but due to protests from the Catholic church it never made it, and maybe it won't make it, ever. It's a disappointment since I did watch the first movie, and though it wasn't spectacular, I would have liked the story to finish. There's always hope.
The Dark Knight Rises
The latter two Batman movies have moved the whole Batman franchise from being good to being friggin amazing. I loved 'The Dark Knight' especially, it was fast-paced, well-filmed and creatively plotted. A bit dark I must admit, but still, it was a great movie. This sequel looks promising... but can it really get better?
The Expendables 2
All action actors packed together in one movie. With even more of them than in the first one (or at least one more, confirmed) I know I'm going to enjoy watching this! :)
Ice Age: Continental Drift
The first Ice Age movie was great. The second was good. The third was okay. The 'Christmas Special' last year was fun. If the sequels so far couldn't match the first movie, I doubt this one will. Why was the first movie better than all the others? I guess it was because Sid, Diego & Manny were all strangers. Throughout the movie they all evolved as individuals, and that made the adventure so much greater. Now that they're already introduced... well, Ice Age will always be the only real 'classic' in this series, but they're all some of the most entertaining animated films I've seen. Looking forward to this!
Men In Black 3
Do I even need to write my reasons here? The first two were great great movies, so I have great hopes for this one! This sequel came as a surprise... it's been a long time since MIB2.
2012. That's what I look forward to!