Wednesday, January 05, 2011

15 Science Fiction/Fantasy/Comic movies that are must sees in 2011

Charlie Jane over at io9 has listed 55 genre movies for 2011.  I don't know about you but that sounds like an awful lot.  Looking through the list, there is a bunch of junk in it like Twilight and Beastly (although it doesn't look to bad).  I will attempt to cut this list down to the 15 must see genre movies.

March 11th:  Battle Los Angeles-  I don't know, the production values look good and I am a fan of aliens taking over the world and humanity finding a way to fight back type stories. 

March 11th:  Mars Needs Moms-  I loves this book and so do my girls, this one is a no brainer, but I am interested to see how they fill out more than 30 minutes.

March 25th:  Sucker Punch-  This is my must see movie of the year.  If you like hot girls, mechs, sword play, fighting, and dragons all put together in a really pretty picture, this movie is probably right up your alley as well. 

April 1st: Super-  Dwight as a superhero, need I say more. 

April 8th: Your Highness-  If it weren't for Natalie Portman, this movie wouldn't even be on my radar.  Looks funny enough, but I hate Zooey's acting.

May 5th: Thor- This looks to be the early winner in the comic book movie onslought of 2011.  Can there be a black Asgardian?  Ask the people who complained about a blonde Bond. 

May 13th: Priest-  The preview I saw for this looked really interesting.  I like post apocolyptic worlds were humanity is fighting for its survival.

June 3rd:  X-Men First Class-  Based off of X3 and Wolverine, this movie shouldn't be here.  I am a sucker for mutants though.

June 17th:  Green Lantern-  I was really excited about this movie, until I saw the trailer.  It is DC taking movie making seriously outside of their two bread winners and I want to see the result. 

July 22nd:  Captain America-Nothing I have seen has me excited about this movie yet, and I want to be excited about it.  It is here because it has the potential to win the comic movie wars. 

July 29th:  Cowboys and Aliens-  I mean, how can you argue with a title like that.  Cowboys and Aliens, the only choosing you have to do is which side you want to win.  Should be a lot of fun. 

August 19th: Conan-  What is good in life?  This movie could be the next Conan, Momoa has some big muscles to fill.

August 19th: Fright Night-  I like people who play Doctor Who, and I like the original fright night.  It should be like peanut butter and chocolate, right?

September 30th: Now-  You have never heard of this movie have you?  That is okay; neither had I.  Take Logan's run and add the ability to by youth.  Sound cool to me. 

October 7th:  Real Steel-  Fighting and giant robots , of course I will like it.  Robot Jocks for the 21st century.

Did I miss your must see, let me know in the comments. 


Pat Tillett said...

It will be hard for me to get a family member to go to most of these movies with me. For them if it's not a romantic comedy or a something with royalty in it, they don't want to go. This list is right up my alley! I'll probably see most of them. Quirky is good...

Great post!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

After such a void last year, 2011 is looking promising!

Budd said...

Pat- thanks, your fam might enjoy your highness, but it looks like the humor may be a bit crass.

Alex- I was wondering about the absence of the Cassastar Movie. 2012 then?