August 23, 2012

2013 Most Anticipated Actioners

So the summer of 2012 comes to a close and I have to say it’s with a little disappointment. I am still baffled as to why The Expendables 2 didn’t make a gajillion dollars when it was superior to the first film in every way and was the best action movie of the year! Hopefully audiences will locate their balls by next year and we can have REAL action movies make some serious bank. So here are my most anticipated actioners for 2013.










The Tomb: Arnie and Sly together again in my easily most anticipated movie for 2013. The story involves Sly having to break out of a hi-tech prison that he designed with the help of a certain Austrian.

The Last Stand: It’s Arnie back in action in his first major starring role since Terminator 3. It looks like vintage Arnie and he looks like he’s in great shape too, despite looking a lot older… hey, it happens to us all. From the trailers, this just looks like great fun and it’s so good to see Arnie in a leading role and spouting one-liners. I’ll be there opening night!

Bullet to the Head: Sly and Walter Hill? SOLD! From the trailer this looks like an old-school 80’s style action movie, loaded with one-liners and awesome action. Sly is back on top and this looks wicked. Check out the trailer below:

A Good Day to Die Hard: My expectations are low for this considering my feelings on part 4, but I’m hoping they learn from their mistakes and give McClane his personality back and also a hard R rating. Die Hard is NOT a franchise for kids, give us adults SOMETHING to watch and let the kiddies have their superheroes. No matter what they do with it, I just know I’ll be there on opening night as Die Hard is still one of my favourite franchises, despite the sequels having pretty terrible titles, oh and Bruce Willis rules.  We should be due a trailer soon so I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with. It’s due out on Valentine’s Day so that’s a fabulous alternative to some romantic bollocks.

Fast Six: Who’d have thought this franchise would still be going? But the problem is they keep making great sequels. Fast Five was one of the best action movies of the past few years and with Dwayne Johnson and Gina Carano signed on for Part 6, they’ve already got me to buy a ticket.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again: Much controversy has surrounded the announcement that these movies will be split into a Trilogy but I care not. LOTR is my favourite movie trilogy of all time so if they want to make 12 movies, I’ll be there for every single one. Sure, this isn’t exactly ACTION but who cares what you think?

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: I practically worship at the altar of Robert Rodriguez and Sin City was a classic movie. Word is Mickey Rourke is coming back as Marv, which we all know was the best part of the original. Sin City 2 will be out on October 13th, 2013.

Riddick: Vin Diesel returns as the most likable serial killer in the galaxy. Little is known about the film yet except that it will be rated R (yaay) and is apparently going to be more like Pitch Black rather then the CGI overload that was the (still entertaining) Chronicles of Riddick.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation: I know we were all pissed off whenever they decided to pull this 2 weeks before its release to “convert it to 3D”… riiiight. It will probably suck but the fact that Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis are kicking ass together just makes it necessary to check it out, besides the trailers looked awesome.

Machete Kills: Admittedly the first movie felt like a missed opportunity and was way too preachy, but it was still blood-soaked fun and the sequel promises an even better cast with some kick ass action. You can never go wrong with Danny Trejo and I love that he has his own franchise.

Star Trek 2: J. J. Abrams managed to make Trek mainstream with his mega smash hit 2009 reboot which was arguably the best of the entire series. How did he do it? He made Captain Kirk like Han Solo, added some of the hottest young stars in Hollywood, great action scenes and mind-blowing visuals. Just cut out the lens flare in part 2, alrighty? Good!


Apparently there’s also an unnecessary load of superhero movies, but who cares?

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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