2011 Must-watch Movies Before The World Apparently Ends in 2012

What? There’s only 1 more year before we have to book our flights to Singapore to board the “Noah’s Ark” (that’s the top deck of the Marina Bay Sands) before it deploys when the World ends in the following possible ways?

1. Massive floods like in “2012” & humanity’s hope rests with John Cusack
2. Everything freezes & humanity’s hope rests with Jake Gyllenhaal from “The Day After Tomorrow”
3. Lord Voldemort takes over & humanity’s hope rests on Daniel Radcliffe’s balls Emma Watson
4. The Egyptian President takes over the world & our hopes rest with The Expendables. Oh, I like my odds here.

Anyway, while you ponder on your Bucket List before you die in 1 year’s time, here’s my 15 most anticipated & must-watch movies for the year 2011, in an un-particular order.

Sucker Punch

Babes babes babes, & an overload of babes with big guns & kick-ass acrobatic chops. Gotta be the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2

For me, the strongest reason to watch this is seeing Emma, Daniel & Rupert on the screen as our beloved trio for the last time.

Super 8

JJ Abrams – checked. Spielberg – checked. Killer trailer that reveals absolutely nothing – checked. Uncontrolled hysteric anticipation – checked checked checked!


Something about a virus, but it’s the stellar cast (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne) & Soderbergh as director that really really intrigues me.

Captain America: The First Avenger

The jury’s still out on Chris Evans. I really hope I don’t get confused in the cinema waiting for him to “flame on!” or expecting Jessica Alba to pop out.

Battle: Lost Angeles

While it looks at first take like a real B-grade stinker that might rival last year’s Skyline, the name Aaron Eckhart carries some weight. Worst case scenario, maybe I’d end up having a good bloody laugh, just like the hilarious romp that was Skyline. Okay okay, I’m a sucker for disaster movies.

Cowboys & Aliens

The title immediately rings “Stinkers!!!”, the trailer did not help (unless you count the audience giggling), but Jon Favreau & Spielberg are behind this, & you get to see James Bond, Han Solo & the best thing about Tron Legacy – the eyes & booday of Olivia Wilde, all together on the big screen.

The Hangover 2

Haha, the guys are coming back! The first was so original & outrageously awesome, you can only hope the sequel does not go down the American Pie dozens-of-B-grade-sequels route.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Never read the auhor’s post-death books, nor the Swedish original. But I’ve always been a fan of director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network), & I think the ever-talented Rooney Mara (looking superb above) was the most outstanding among all the brilliant things about The Social Network.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Regardless how exhausting, ridiculous & noisy it’s potentially going to be, I’d be a big fat liar if I said I wasn’t going to watch this on the silver screen.

X-Men: First Class

James McAvoy as the young Charles Xavier? Wow, I didn’t see that. What I want to see though, & what I’m already imagining uncontrollably, is Jennifer Lawrence (a blonde Mystique) all blue & naked. Seriously, think about it.

Sherlock Holmes 2

The first one was so entertaining & fun a sequel couldn’t possibly hurt. Besides, it’s Robert Downey Jr playing Robert Downey Jr with an accent. But no Rachel McAdams this time…rats.

Your Highness

2010 was Natalie Portman’s year, & it sure looks like she’s going to be unstoppable in 2011 too. It’s really nice to see she can let loose once in a while (she should be really interesting in No Strings Attached too!). Oh, there’s James Franco! & Zooey Deschanel! One can only hope this will turn out to be A Knight’s Tale + Pineapple Express.

The Adjustment Bureau

The lovely Emily Blunt is one of my favourites, & Matt Damon has always made solid choices.

Red Riding Hood

Amanda Seyfried’s boobs have deservingly taken out the “Little” from the movie title. I don’t know why I want to watch this especially since this comes “from the director of (insert big groan) Twilight”, but I suspect it has something to do with Gary Oldman.

& here are 10 notable misses of Movies-Everyone-Else-is-Anticipating-but-I’m-Like-Duh:

1. The Green Lantern

2. Twilight: The Final Battle to Decide Whether Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson is Hotter

3. Thor

4. The Smurfs

5. Scream 4

6. Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides

7. Fast Five

8. Rise of the Apes (oh dear me)

9. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (oh dear Lord)

10. Drive Angry 3D (on second thought, I’d watch anything with Amber Heard in it).

Hang on a sec, if everything ends come 2012, does that mean I won’t be able to see Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises? Aw man…