In Part 1 of 2013′s Promising Action Movies, I looked at the films that would be coming out relatively soon. Now, let’s take a brief glance at some of the other awesome looking films 2013 has in store for us this year. I decided to skip a few of the more established franchises, particularly most of the summer blockbusters, to highlight some of the lesser known flicks. I mean, we already know Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fast and the Furious 6, Man of Steel, Kick Ass 2, The Wolverine, Thor: The Dark World, and Red 2 all have the potential to rock. Now let’s take a look at some of the other potentially kickass flicks.
World War Z
Loosely based on the novel with the same name by Max Brooks, World War Z looks to be packing a high count of zombies, mass chaos, and big star power with Brad Pitt leading the way. I feel like this could be a chaotic mess of a film, or one of the best zombie movies we’ve seen in a while. I’m looking forward to seeing which way it goes. World War Z will infect theaters June 21.
*Summary: A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
Pacific Rim will premiere July 12 with giant robots and fancy looking special effects. I just hope it’s not like the latter Transformer films or Battleship where it has a big enough budget to produce quality action, but the story sucks so hard it ruins it.
*Summary: When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
Jim Caviezel, Sylvester Stallone, AND Arnold Schwarzenegger star in The Tomb; and because of that, the story won’t make a lick of difference to me- I’ll watch it anyways. It comes out in theaters September 27.
*Summary: When a structural-security authority finds himself incarcerated in a prison he designed, he has to put his skills to escape and find out who framed him.
Tom Cruise will play another character named Jack in the sci-fi action film, Oblivion. He’s been growing on me as an action star, so we’ll see if that trend continues on April 19 when this film hits theaters.
*Summary: One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.
This is the Action Flick Chick, and you’ve just been kicked in the ass!
*Summaries taken from IMDB.
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