If you’re wondering what movies preoccupied the Filipino mind like porn to a budding youngster (forgive the simile), you may want to check out this list.
Last year, there may have been plenty of disasters, both man-made and natural, that shook the nation to its very core. Strikingly outstanding were the allege pillage and plunder of one who goes by the name of Napoles. Another is a super typhoon that left piles and piles of dead rotting on the streets of Leyte – unattended, like over-riped fruits thrown by a market hand.
However, inspite of these woes, there were flicks that provided a tasty fodder to Mang Juan and the gang – enough suspense, drama and action to make him laugh, cry and nitpick. And forget for a while.
Click the Explor buttons for data. Below are 10 movies that made their mark in 2013, topping the searches of the undisputed King of Search, Mr. Google.
1. Pacific Rim
This one’s got the top spot. And for a reason. If you’re looking for futuristic action this one will drive you to the edge of your seat. Granting you’re watching this clear copy, on Blu-ray DVD’s or whatever format (e.g., MP4) that suits you. Otherwise, forget it.
Watch how humanity struggles to keep Planet Earth secure from giants coming from the deep blue ocean.
2. Despicable Me 2
This is definitely cartoons but for lack of a better word, I’d say this is amusement at its highest. Mighty strong words, maybe. Well, just put that movie on and see how your child’s eyes brighten up. Minions fever!
3. World War Z
No surprise here, actually. As things may turn out, these years could be labelled the Zombie decade. Put veteran hunk actor Brad Pitt and you’ve got yourself a killer.
4. Insidious 2
For those who have seen the first installation, you won’t be wrapped in disappointment – and even more so for first-timers hoping to get a jolt from your seat. Now that the family seem settled down on a new location, they realize evil is not following them, it’s actually in one of them. Creepy!
5. Warm Bodies
Here’s another zombie movie with a twist: The zombie’s learned to fall in love and find himself getting human again.
6. Beautiful Creatures
This may not have made caught much attention in Rotten Tomatoes and barely earned its keep in the box-office. Buit if you’re in to romance fantasies, it’s hard not to fall in love with this one.
7. After Earth
A gigantic cinematic endeavor starred by a father and son (real-life) team of Will Smith and Jaden Smith, bound to show you nothing stops the human spirit even in the absence of civilization itself.
8. Silver Linings Playbook
The fact that this is a Jennifer Gardner movie could be enough for many fans out there. Still, the story’s one modern love story with an unexpectedly happy ending to watch.
9. Pitch Perfect
The movie’s a homerun and its box-office showing of a figure many times over its budget is a testament to that. Now, you don’t just have perfect blends of voices but a story that is riveting as well as intriguing all at the same time.
10. The Croods
True, this one may come at the end of the list. But it doesn’t mean its less-compelling. Just between you and me, I had to squeeze through my child and his friends watching with all intent to see what’s going on. Really. They were so caught up in it, it would take a magnitude 7.0 earthquake to shake their attention. That was a hyperbole.
Well, there goes our list, Google’s actually. For sure you’ll have your own favorites. Let us know about it. This year’s bound to gather another top 10. That is a given.
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I have no idea why Iron Man 3 isn’t on this list and After Earth is on it. lol! And oh, Pacific Rim according to my son is just another “power rangers” movie! haha