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5. The Wolverine

I'm excited for this primarily because it looks to continue the story of the previous movies. Being set later than all the other X-Men movies increases my excitement, as does Hugh Jackman's casting and the rumor of a Jean Grey cameo. The director is good, and placing Wolverine in Japan is also good.

The original Japanese arc for Wolverine with Frank Millar and Chris Claremont is legendary, and if we're lucky this movie will be as well!

I don't really have more to say than this other than: hope it's good!

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Honestly, An Unexpected Journey greatly surpassed my expectations. Like, a lot! The Hobbit, as i understood it, was just an adventure novel, and therefore i thought it would be far less exciting than LOTR which is just epic in nature. That said i only had a few critiques of Hobbit1. It's pacing was mildly messed up, Riddles in the Dark was unecessary, and there wasn't much dragon.

Desolation of Smaug looks to fix that. More dragon, no Riddles in the Dark. I haven't read the books, so i don't know the exact plot. But considering how great the first one was, i think the next one should join it.

The world itself is beautiful, as is the casting. Thorin Oakenshield did a magnifacent job before. Hmm what else to say...? I don't really know yet. But if Desolation of Smaug is near as good as An Unexpected Journey, then i'll be satisfied.

3. Star Trek Into Darkness

I loved the first Star Trek. I loved the trailer for this one. The casting is fantastic, and i'm hoping Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Gary Mitchell, though i'm not entirely sure of that. I adore JJ Abrams' work, and this looks to be just as great as any before.

The emotional arc of the movie looks to be much stronger than before. Kirk now has a girlfriend who, in the original series, he marries. Bones is back as well, and Spock too! Zachary Quinto did a great job before, and i suspect he'll do it again! The cinematogry looks great too.

This is really all i've got. If you can't tell, i'm pretty excited.

2. Iron Man 3

The Trailer blew me away. Having a party/fun loving Tony Stark was fun. But seeming him get serious against a new antagonist seems like it'll be great. Now it could be partially my sentimental value, as me and my dad really connected upon seeing Iron Man 1, but this move looks to be fantastic.

Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark will be as fantastic as it's always been, and so should Gwentyh Paltrow as Pepper Potts. The Mandarian's actor, may not be the best pick, but it appears that he'll be done right. I'm also incredibly excited for whatever post-credit tease appears.

The Appearance of Iron Patriot, Mandarin, Extremis and the Iron Man armor under someone elses control looks like it'll be awesome! It looks to me that Shane Black may even surpass Iron Man 1.

1. Man of Steel

My most anticipated movie of the year for a few reasons. Namely these: Zack Snyder directing, a master at adapting comics; Christopher Nolan producing, also a master at producing and finally, it is the movie that is supposed to launch the combined DC Universe. The potentials for this should be fantastic.

The trailer itself was fantastic, and got me excited. Jon Kent saying Maybe was surprising, and the take on Clark Kent and Superman appears to be fantastic. While i wouldn't have picked Zod as the villain, he appears to be used correctly. The edgy-ness of the trailer excites me too! Seeing Superman's destiny play out seems like it'll be a beautiful journey.

Henry Cavill as Superman may not be the best call, but i think he can pull it off. My only real casting complaint is against Michael Shannon, admitedly, i only saw him within Premium Rush, but i just don't like his acting. I woulda placed Russel Crowe in that role instead. Anywho, Russel Crowe as Jor-El is acceptable, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent is awesome. What excites me the most about the casting though, is Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Honorable Mentions:

Red 2

Gangster Squad

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Pacific Rim

Elysium

Thor: The Dark World

So those we're my top 5, what're yalls?