NR’s Bob: My top 10 nerd movies of 2013

This year, 2013, was a year filled with some pretty good nerdy movies, but it isn’t even close to what 2015 will bring, so I guess, we will just have to deal with my top 10 based on what was available. That may sound a bit pessimistic, but 2015 will BE the Year of the Nerd. This past year was a pretty damn good year for nerd movies, and this is why.

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1. The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug was hands down the movie I waited the longest for. Being a huge fan of the first Hobbit film and Lord of the Rings trilogy, I knew that this was going to f*cking rock. Some people felt the first film was a bit slow, but not one person had that complaint about this film. It also did the one thing right that the first trilogy failed to do with Eowyn, creating a strong and lovable female lead Tauriel played by the gorgeous Evangeline Lily. Check out more here!

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2. Justice League Flashpoint Paradox is, by far, one of my favorite movies of this year, and hands down the best animated movie and comic book movie to come out. This is one of the DC films that reminds us that DC still has a chance in creating some epic films as long as they follow their animated departments strategies. Not that many people are as familiar with The Flash as they are with the “DC trinity” of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, but the Flash has always been the hero who has gone above and beyond his line of duty even being able to take out Superman. If you haven’t seen it or want to read more about it, check out my previous article!

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3. World War Z had some of the most intense scenes I have ever seen in a movie and such a realistic, fast-paced, and relatable story line in the zombie genre. It felt real in that when faced with situations, Brad Pitt’s character did what most people would actually do, and had a very memorable scene with a police officer during the looting. This movie was a huge surprise since so many people doubted it, due to production halts, going over budget, having Brad Pitt attached to it, and being PG-13 which is almost unheard of in the zombie film realm but somehow they pulled out a masterpiece in my opinion.

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4. Pacific Rim had to be one of the most fun films of the summer, but one of the most disagreed upon films as well. I remember when a few of us hung out with Evil Dead director and super nerd Fede Alvarez who was wearing an Evangelion shirt, we asked him about making a movie of it, he responded that its already been done (referring to Pacific Rim). This film made me want to watch Sons of Anarchy because of the lead character Charlie Hunham. After watching it, holy crap, I loved it. This film can best be described as what you used to imagine as a child when playing with your robot and Godzilla toys. 

 

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5. Man of Steel was also another controversial film in the nerd realm. I know that Kevin Smith loved it since he told both editor Laura and I that when we met him at the screening. I personally loved it, but many people and fellow writers thought it was shitty. A few did say that the Blu-ray release was more enjoyable because of the extras, but I thought it was fun, action packed, and provided some great Easter eggs in regards to the DC universe. I only hope that this stepping stone leads to a much larger DC cinematic universe incorporating its success in TV and animated with the big screen.

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6. Thor the Dark World was a rather surprising film which released just a few months back. Not many people outside of nerds watched the first Thor film simply because they didn’t know much about him. But when the Avengers film came out, that changed all of that. Tons of girls flocked to this movie just to dampen their panties as they stared at Chris Hemsworth, while others who became a fan during the Avengers film sat side by side with nerd fans everywhere. This movie also gives hope that the second Captain America:The Winter Soldier is going to be just as bad-ass and successful giving us a 5 minute preview of the film which made my briefs a little bit tighter.

chloe-moretz-aaron-taylor-johnson-kick-ass-posters7. Kick Ass 2 had a great panel at The Nerd Machines: Nerd HQ in San Diego during Comic-Con and provided us some great insight to both the cast and thoughts behind Mark Millar’s adaptation of his hit graphic novel. For those of you who missed it, I personally thought it was even better than the first one which I loved, due to the larger and more well known cast, and bigger budget!

this_is_the-end8. This is the End is considered a nerdy movie because look at the cast, those are some of the most well-known nerds in Hollywood. It was also the funniest movie I had seen in a long time and did something that I have wanted for a long time – a sequel to Pineapple Express. If you haven’t seen this film, go see it and be ready to nearly piss yourself and grow a six pack from laughing so hard.

Warm_Bodies_Theatrical_Poster9. Warm Bodies is in my opinion the first truly nerdy date movie to come out. The concept of a zombie filled world isn’t exactly new to the big screen, but when a zombie sees one of the most gorgeous girls in the world (in my opinion), his heart begins to beat again and he falls in love. But will she love him back even though he is a zombie and ate her boyfriend? Talk about drama! It is the perfect love film for any zombie or romantic comedy fan out there.

wolvy10. The Wolverine was a film that really peaked my interest, not because of my total adoration for almost anything Wolverine, but because of how the first film who we dare not name turned out (that is the exception to my total adoration). This film was much better than the first and introduced a much more human Wolverine in both his mental and physical persona. It also included a much wanted extra scene in the Blu-ray release where he sees the yellow suit!

DISCLAIMER: Nerd Reactor would like to remind you that this is the opinion of writer Robert Galvan. Robert Galvan would like to remind you that his opinion is Fact.

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For as long as he can remember, Robert asked the questions that others wouldn't about love, life, and death which brought about his interest in the human psyche and moral compass, resulting in an infatuation with comics, zombies, and movies leading to a long standing relationship with his imagination.