According to the line-up from The MovieInsider.com, 2010 is promising to be an eventful year. There are many additions to already loved series coming up, as well as live action versions of already beloved stories. Here is a list (in no particular order) of some of the most anticipated movies of 2010:
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I(November 19th)
The first part of the final installation in the acclaimed J.K. Rowling series, this movie is anticipated because everything that the movies (and books) have been building up to will finally come to an end. Questions will be answered and epic battles be fought. A bonus to this movie is that for all the book nerds out there (like myself) it is being split into two parts because they don’t want to cut anything out of the books. So we should be treated to an actual visual version of the final book. This movie is slated for release on November 19th. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.
2) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse(June 30th)
With the craze that is surrounding these books it is no surprise about how quickly they are releasing the movies to further cash in on the popularity. In this installment, the main conflict is Bella must choose between Edward her vampire and Jacob her werewolf. While people who have read the series already knows who she picks this movie is anticipated because many people will flock to the movies to see how it plays out and to see how they bring this popular movie to life. Starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
3) The Book of Eli(January 15th)
This movie takes place in the future and chronicles a man’s struggle as he goes across America trying to protect a book that has the power to save mankind. The public has always loved post-Apocalypse movies and with the rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding the date 12/21/2012 this movie should be a big hit as people are just as curious about whether the world will end on that day as they were about what would happen during Y2K. Starring Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, and Gary Oldman.
4) Toy Story 3(June 18th)
People of all ages love the first two movies and are probably wondering what took them so long to decide to make the third one. According to IMDB in this movie the toys are taken to a daycare after Andy, the boy from the first two movies, is grown and gone off to college. I am sure this movie will be as big of a box office draw as the other two because it is true; you never really outgrow your favorite toys. Starring Tim Allen and Tom Hanks.
5) Iron Man II (May 7th)
Sequel to the smash 2008 hit, this movie further chronicles the adventures of Tony Stark aka Iron Man as tries to adjust to his new superhero status and meets the people who will become his villains along the way. This movie should be a hit because many people loved the first one and the movie going public is usually drawn to the box office to any superhero movie. Starring Robert Downey Jr and Don Cheadle (taking over the wall that Terrence Howard portrayed in the first movie) as well as Scarlett Johansson and Edward Norton (as Bruce Banner).
6) Alice in Wonderland (March 5th)
This movie is about what happens when a 19-year old Alice returns to Wonderland to find out the creatures of the world want her to help overthrow the Red Queen and end her tyrannical rule over Wonderland. While it seems that this movie is similar to the plot of the video game America McGee’s Alice it doesn’t appear to be a live action version of the game. However being that is directed by Tim Burton you can be assured that this movie will be a very dark take on Wonderland and the tale. Since this trailer was debuted at Comic Con, moviegoers everywhere are eagerly looking forward to its release. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mia Wasikowska.
7) The Last Airbender (July 2nd)
Based on the animated adventures of Aang who is trying to save the Water, Earth, and Air Nations from being controlled by the Fire Nation. This movie is anticipated because the Airbender series have been a favorite of kids and some adults since it began and most people want to see a live action version of this. Plus, it should be interesting to see how notorious twist loving director M. Night Shyamalan will handle this story. Starring Noah Ringer.
8) Nightmare on Elm Street(April 30th)
Following on the heels of other “re-imaginings” of classic horror movies such as Halloween by Rob Zombie and the new Friday the 13th, this movie brings horror movie icon Freddy Kruger into the new millennium with a new actor portraying the villain. People who loved the original first installment of this movie from the eighties (and any of the movies that followed) will no doubt go to the theaters to see what new tricks Freddy has in store for them. Starring Jackie Earle Haley and Rooney Mara.
9) Shrek Forever After (May 21st)
This is yet another installment in the series about the lovable ogre. In this movie, according to some sources, Shrek is now stuck in the monotony of domesticated longing for adventure. He is tricked by Rumpelstiltskin to try to add excitement to his life and is stuck in a reality where the tricky dwarf is king, and Shrek doesn’t even know his love Fiona. This movie should be a great movie for children and parents alike. Starring Michael Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy.
10) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time(May 28th)
Based on the ever popular video game series, the movie shows the prince who teams up with his rival princess to stop an evil sorcerer from unleashing a sandstorm that could very well destroy the world. This game has been a fan favorite for many years and the movie should cement their love as well as gain some new fans. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton.
There you have it; ten movies that will help to make 2010 an exciting year to go to the movies.