10 Movies You’re Looking Forward to in 2012
It’s taken Disney seventy years to bring the Barsoom saga to the screen (it was originally going to be their first animated feature), and it’s coming from the director of Finding Nemo and Wall-E; so it’s in pretty good hands. The trailers and TV spots have been getting progressively better as more of the movie is revealed, so our fingers crossed that it’ll turn out well.
The Dark Knight Rises
Superhero movies don’t have the best track record when it comes to a third entry in a series, so hopefully The Dark Knight Rises breaks the trend and ends the Nolan trilogy on a high note. If they really do make Knightfall part of the storyline, it could very well be extremely awesome.
Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow all in the same movie fighting off Skrulls and Loki. It’s directed by geek god Joss Whedon, so for some comic book fans; this one is looking even more exciting than Batman. Rumor has it there’s a trailer coming that will actually reveal the alien buggers, so hopefully we’ll see that soon.
The Amazing Spider-Man
The eight-minutes of this they showed at the San Diego Comic Con was awesome, and it seemed to lack the campy and weird tone the Raimi movies had. They’re also really doing the Gwen Stacey saga, which means she’ll hopefully be tossed off the George Washington Bridge at the end of the third movie. The Lizard is also a villain we’ve wanted to see on the big screen for a long time.
The Expendables II
If you have a pair of balls, you must see this movie. The entire original cast from the original returns (sans the dead villains of course) and Norris and Van Damme finally join the cast. The original was pure action fun, and we can only hope Terry Crews gets to use his magical shotgun of death again…maybe dual wield them?
G.I. Joe Retaliation
Cobra Commander actually looks like Cobra Commander. The Rock is playing Roadblock. Snake Eye’s stupid mask is fixed. And Bruce Willis shows up as the original Joe. Yes, we are definitely looking forward to this one.
Trailer Link: http://youtu.be/bSX2oxLdcWA
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Despite some complaints from whiny purists, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings adaptation has gone on to become one of the Holy Trilogies. With Jackson, and the same creative team, returning to Middle-Earth for two Hobbitmovies; the first one will definitely be one of the biggest movies of 2012 when it’s released in December, and it’ll likely see a bunch of Oscar nominations just as the previous three movies did.
Prometheus is going to be huge for two reasons: Ridley Scott is returning to science fiction, and he’s doing it with a prequel to Alien that finally explores who the Space Jockeys were. Everything that’s come out of the movie so far looks awesome. It’ll take some kind of cosmic disaster to make this one disappoint.
Men in Black III
It’s been fifteen years since the original Men in Black and nearly a decade since the somewhat disappointing sequel, so the time-jumping third movie earns a spot on this list just out of curiosity to see if it’s better than the second. Word is that the filmmakers realize what went wrong with Men in Black II and hope the third is something of an apology for that one.
The word is that they want to sign Daniel Craig for three more Bond movies past his contracted five. That’ll break Roger Moore’s record, and we couldn’t be happier as he makes a fantastic bond. He has the suave that’s needed, while being able to be a complete and total dick like Connery could. Skyfall brings back Q and it’s being compared to Goldfinger in tone, which would be welcome after the first two movies that were more serious.
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