7 Best Blockbuster Movies of 2013 - With Trailers

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June is here, the sun is out and the arty cinema of Cannes is over. All that means one thing- the season of the blockbuster movie is just about to hit cinemas.

Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness may have whetted your appetite, but there are PLENTY more big hitting films coming out this summer. 2013 more than any other year appears to offer a feast of stunning looking sci-fi and fantasy films.

With big special effects and even bigger budgets, these are the sort of films that demand to be seen at the cinema. The plot may not always make sense, the characters are often pretty shallow and the acting isn't always that great, but they are sure to be spectacular. Plus, they always make for the best trailers.

Here we round up seven of the very biggest and best blockbusters coming out over the next six months (in order of release date).

1) Man of Steel

The latest in a long line of Superman films, Man of Steel looks like it might just break the trend of terrible adaptations of the comic. The film is directed by Zack Snyder, which doesn't really tell us much- Watchmen was pretty good and visually stunning, whilst Sucker Punch was awful.

However, promisingly Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception) is also involved as a producer and that has got to be good.

Release Date: 13th June

2) World War Z

A zombie film on a huge scale with Brad Pitt starring has all the makings of a great blockbuster. Based on the book of the same title, World War Z follows its lead character whilst he fights a zombie outbreak on a global scale, with the usual family scenes thrown in to cover the emotional side of things.

Due out in just a few weeks, reviews have been mixed. As you may expect, there are criticisms of the depth and heart of the film, but one thing everyone agrees on is just how spectacular it is.

Release Date: 20th June

3) Pacific Rim

Guillermo del Toro, the Mexican director of Pan's Labyrinth, directing giant battles between aliens and robots certainly sounds intriguing. Indeed, del Toro has called the movie his "beautiful poem to giant monsters" and claims he has taken inspiration from the painter Francisco Goya. This then isn't going to be your classic summer blockbuster.

The premise is that enormous aliens have started rising up from the Pacific ocean floor and attacking cities. To fight them, humans have built equally enormous robots. With a tag line of ‘Go Big or Go Extinct', what's not to like.

Release Date: 12th July


4) Elysium

Remember District 9- the film with the aliens in South Africa? Good wasn't it. Well, its director Neill Blomkamp is finally back with a second effort that we're pretty excited about.

Set in a future where the super-rich all live in a fancy space station called Elysium, whilst the rest of humanity suffers in poverty back down on Earth, lead Matt Damon decides he wants to do something about it.

Here's hoping that Blomkamp can create an equally stunning film as District 9 when given five times the budget.

Release Date: 8th August


5) Kick Ass 2

Kick Ass 2 stands out on this list due to the fact that it is a film created to mock all the other films on the list. Anyone who saw the unexpectantly brilliant first Kick Ass will know what's coming with this second helping- humour, lots of violence and a foul mouthed ten-year-old girl.

Very fun but also genuinely shocking, if the sequel is anything like the first film, we are in for a treat.

Release Date: 14th August

6) Gravity

Gravity is Alfonso Cuaron's first film in more than six years, since the brilliant Children of Men. The premise is that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are astronauts working on a space station when an accident causes them to become unattached, leaving them floating through space. Other than that, the plot is clouded in secrecy.

However, there are some pretty exciting rumours about the way the film was shot. Supposedly, the opening scene is made up of just one single 17-minute shot- just like the famous car chase scene in Children of Men. Gravity looks pretty certain to be one of the cleverer and more unusual blockbusters of 2013.

Release Date: 4th October

7) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Whilst it was no real surprise that the first Hunger Games film was a huge success last year, it was pretty surprising just how good it was. The action scenes were tense, the script was perfect and the cast were superb (led by recent Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence).

If the second of what is going to be four films, is anywhere near as good, then we'll be more than happy.

Release Date: 22nd November

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