“La, la, la, I can’t hear you.”
“La, la, la, Don’t talk to me!”
“La, la, la, NO SPOILERS!”
There used to be a time when I had to see the most hyped, highly anticipated films in the theatre. Let me clarify, not just in the theatre, but first show, opening day. If there was a midnight show it was all good; Spiderman (with Tobey Maguire), Pirates, who doesn’t love Captain Jack and Transformers are just to name a few.
I would researched to find unreleased trailers of upcoming blockbusters and get highly upset if a family member (or anyone) saw an official movie preview on television without alerting me. It’s pretty sad to say, but I’m a self-declared Fangirl and I have spawned a legion of Fankids.
So now that you know my backstory, it may come as a shock to hear that I have only seen one movie in the theatre in the last 2 years, After Earth by M.Night Shyamabom (aka M.Night Shyamalan); After Earth didn’t make the top 10, or 25 or even 50 for that matter. I thought it was ok…but not something I would want to see twice. I guess many others didn’t want to see it once??
Needless to say, I am out of the loop. I’m neither happy nor sad, but my priorities have changed and now I either catch the most anticipated films on cable or even worse, God forbid, on network TV. I don’t rent movies.
- Iron Man 3 – 2013 Gross: $408,992,272; Tickets Sold: 50,121,601 ~ I did see Iron Man in the theatre, opening day of course, but I still haven’t seen Iron Man 2. Although I <3 Robert Downey, Jr I cannot commit to Iron Man 3 without seeing Iron Man 2. Sorry man.
- Despicable Me 2 – 2013 Gross: $367,150,395; Tickets Sold: 44,993,920 ~ I saw part of the first one. I believe my husband rented it for my daughter. I can’t remember. At any rate, it wasn’t worth my rush.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 2013 Gross: $336,664,956; Tickets Sold: 41,257,960 ~ I didn’t see the first one and have no desire to see the trilogy, however I hear the books are very interesting. Prepare yourself for Mockingjay.
- Man of Steel – 2013 Gross: $291,045,518; Tickets Sold: 35,667,342 ~ I was just provided the opportunity to watch this on Blu-ray, but I’m a Marvel Fangirl so I declined.
- Monsters University – 2013 Gross: $268,449,861; Tickets Sold: 32,898,267 ~ Believe it or not, I just saw a bootleg version of Monsters Inc. this past summer. All these years I thought Boo was the blue monster.
- Gravity – 2013 Gross: $251,515,254; Tickets Sold: 30,822,947 ~ It just doesn’t seem entertaining to me. Two people in space…I’ll watch it on TV, maybe.
- Fast and Furious 6 – 2013 Gross: $238,679,850; Tickets Sold: 29,249,981 ~ I feel like I now need to see 1 – 5. Rest In Peace, Paul Walker.
- Oz the Great and Powerful – 2013 Gross: $230,770,996; Tickets Sold: 28,770,955 ~ This I saw on a video stream. Not bad, I would like to see an Oz the Great and Powerful-Wizard of Oz sequel, but I doubt that I’ll see it on the big screen.
- Star Trek Into Darkness – 2013 Gross: $228,778,661; Tickets Sold: 28,036,600 ~ I’m not a Trekkie, but I do like Captain Jean-Luc Picard, but he’s not in this version of Star Trek.
- World War Z – 2013 Gross: $202,359,711; Tickets Sold: 24,798,984 ~ This sounds familiar, but to tell the truth I have no idea what is it.
The year is almost over and I only have one question. Were you not entertained? There were billions of tickets sold and several billion dollars earned so I am guessing the answer is, Yes.
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)
What was your favorite movie of 2013?
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Let me know in the comments!