This is Part 2 (part 1 can be found here) of a list of movies that I am looking forward to in 2012, ordered by release date. I may not make a point to see all of them, but I consider this a list of big releases that you should consider if you’re thinking of venturing to the cinema.
Snow White and the Hunstman(June 1) – This is Snow White tale I am looking forward too. Mostly based on cast (Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman; Ian McShane, Charlize Theron as the Queen). It looks like a bit of a darker tale, so it should hold my interest a bit more I think.
Rock of Ages (June 1) – I’d list all of the awesome that is starring in this adaptation of the play based in the days of 80s hair metal. I would if I wanted to break the internet, so I’ll refrain. Needless to say I am very excited to see this movie. The preview alone was awesome; full of 80s cheese and awesome. Can’t wait to see it
Prometheus (June 8) – I’ve lost track as to weather or not this is an Alien prequel. But I don’t care. The trailer looks pretty good. I mean, its Ridley Scott doing space horror/suspense. This is one I WILL make a point of seeing in the theater. I get the feeling its scope and grandeur will only be make more epic on the big screen.
Jack the Giant Killer (June 15) – I’m not sure as of yet how I feel about this. The tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is one that would be ripe for this kind of telling; and the trailer looked pretty nice. Just not sure yet if it will be family friendly or not. Although, it has another strong cast, so that may be points in its favor.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22) – I picked this book up on a whim one day. And LOVED it. I’m a huge fan of alternate history, so this was right up my literary alley. Then, I heard they were making a movie! I was dubious at first, but the more I think about it, the more I am looking forward to this. Its Abe Lincoln. Fighting VAMPIRES. What else does one need in a movie?
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 29) – Things go boom. More things go boom. Perfect summer movie brain candy. It will be nice and light in preparation for…well, not the next movie, but the one after it.
The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3) – SIGH. I know that reboots are the rage right now, but this one seems just a BIT soon. At least they are not re-doing Green Goblin, but finally showing us The Lizard, which they teased in the first three movies. The trailer looks interesting. Plus Martin Sheen and Sally Field can’t hurt anything. I think I will need to reserve judgement on this one until I see it.
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20) – And. Here. We. Go. Probably the movie that I am most looking forward to (after The Avengers). The trailer looks strong, the plot seems to be coming together. I’ve had many a discussion with co-workers about how this could all play out, and I think I will be partly right. In the interest of un-intentional spoiler’s however, I’ll refrain from sharing.
Total Recall (August 3) – Another re-make. I did not think the original was all that great, so I am curious to see how this plays out. Collin Farrell stars, so this should be interesting.
The Expendables 2 (August 17) – Its The Expendables 2. Hopefully 2x the awesome as the first. I may not see this one on the big screen, but it will be awesome.
Dredd (September 21) – I sense many fanboys losing their minds about this. I know that the Stallone Judge Dredd is not held in high regard. Not knowing the source material, I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ll be very interested to see how this one plays out.
Red Dawn (November 2) – Another movie I am very curious about. I like the original, so it will be interesting to see how they play this version out.
Skyfall (November 9) – The next Bond movie. I am VERY excited about this. I know Quantum of Solace left a bad taste in the mouths of many (myself included); but I think they have no where to go but up. Daniel Craig said recently that the writers strike damaged Solace, which makes sense now. I’m a big Bond junkie, so this is another must see for me.
Les Miserables (December 7) – This story has already had one screen adaption done starring Liam Neeson (I have yet to see it). This version though is PACKING in the talent. Hugh Jackman as Valjean! Russell Crowe as Javert! Helena Bonham Carter and Sasha Baron Cohen as the Thenardier’s! Done. Look for me in the theater!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 14) – I was not a fan of the book. I have a feeling I will like the film FAR better than the book. The trailer looks fantastic. I’m still not sold on the idea of splitting it, but that may change once I see this part.
And there you have it. The films I am looking forward to this year. I’m sure there will be others that sneak up on me throughout the year, but it looks like I’ll be at the local multiplex quite a bit over the next year. Got any other suggestions? Leave ’em in the comments!