Starting with DVD releases, April 8 is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
In the second film of The Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) continues his journey with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
When Gandalf leaves the Dwarves to go on a mission of his own, they're attacked by Orcs, then by giant spiders in the cursed forest. Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) bring them to King Thranduil (Lee Pace), who imprisons them.
To be honest it took me forever to get around to watching the first Hobbit movie. It wasn't that I didn't want to watch it, I just wasn't sure how much I'd like it and it wasn't tops on my list. I'm glad I did though, because I enjoyed it and it was pretty funny. Martin Freeman is awesome. I'm kind of sad I didn't get a chance to see Desolation of Smaug in theatres, but I will definitely be watching this one after its DVD release and then hopefully will get to see The Hobbit: There and Back Again (December 17, 2014) in theatres.Meanwhile, Bilbo, who wasn't captured, works to get them free. With the help of Bard (Luke Evans), the Dwarves arm themselves and set out to confront the Dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).
Being released April 29 is The Legend of Hercules
In Ancient Greece 1200 BC, a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules (Kellan Lutz), knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother.
Because of his love for Hebe, he is betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and sold into slavery. Hercules must use his powers to fight his way back through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches in an effort to overthrow the King and restore peace to the kingdom.
I didn't see this one in theatres, so I'm not sure when I'll be watching it. But the story seemed mildly interesting, and hello Kellan Lutz as Hercules. Who can say no to that? Haha.
Also, supposedly being released today, April 1, is The Pirate Fairy, however the only place I can find that is IMDB and it says it's the American DVD release date, and it's been released quite a few places already in February and March. I'm a tad confused, as I'm pretty sure I've seen commercials saying it's being released today, but I don't know why none of the DVD release websites say it.
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink's world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow.
In case you don't already know, I love Tinkerbell. It's actually a tad pathetic how many little Tink trinkets, Tinkets! haha! sorry, I have. So I basically don't even care what this movie is about, I will be buying it anyways. Also, Tom Hiddleston (for those of you who don't know, he plays Loki in the Marvel universe) voices one of the pirates. And he sings!
Update: The Pirate Fairy has in fact been released today, and I bought it.
Now onto theatre releases.
Starting with Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4
Two years after the disastrous events in The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) lives in Washington D.C., struggling to embrace and adapt to modern society. When a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is murdered, Steve must team up with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), a.k.a. Black Widow, to uncover the assailant’s plan while also battling a threat from his past: the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) from Soviet Russia.
A new Marvel movie! That's pretty much all you have to say for me to go see it. Unfortunately I won't be able to see it opening weekend, as I have to work, but hopefully I'll get to go within the first week or so.
And that's apparently it. That's unfortunate. Oh well, that just means I can save some money :) Stay tuned for next month's releases.