It’s a new year. Time for resolutions, fresh starts, life changing decisions and all that bollocks. It’s also a good time to evaluate the cinematic landscape that we’ll be navigating in the new year. 2012 was, let’s face it, a very mixed bag in terms of cinema. Some good, a lot of bad, but mostly it was content with mediocrity. Will 2013 be any different? Let’s take a look.
It’s already the end of April and the summer blockbusters are beginning to dominate the cinemas. It’s been a surprisingly strong start to the year for us genre fans, with films like The Book of Eli, The Crazies and Daybreakers turning out to be pretty damn good. I was gazing over the release schedule for the remainder of the year and there seems to be a lot of absolute garbage coming out, and next to nothing in the way of decent genre fare, unless you want to count Piranha 3D or Resident Evil 4. I don’t.