A Preview of the Movies of 2012

by David

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2011 was the year for sequels, and Hollywood seems to think it worked pretty well. Although not in such great numbers, sequels in 2012 look like they are going to have quite a year themselves. That isn’t to disregard the standalone movie, though, as Disney plans to release several movies that certainly have me excited. For a brief glimpse into 2012’s cinematography, I’ve chosen six movies set to be released that I’m already looking forward to.

Men in Black 3– (Action, Comedy, Sci-fi)

Though not much is known about the plot of MiB3 thus far, I can’t wait to see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back at their extra-terrestrial antics. According to the short trailer that was released, time travel seems to be the theme for this sci-fi comedy. Maybe I’m biased, but adding Will Smith and time travel can only be a recipe for success. Men in Black and Men in Black 2 were both fan favorites, and it looks like Men in Black 3 will live up to the standard. Look for this gem at your local theatre starting May 25, 2012.

 The Dark Knight Rises– (Action, Crime, Drama)

Oh, boy.

This sequel to the superhero epic The Dark Knight seems to have everyone riled up already, and I am no exception. Christian Bale stars again as the Caped Crusader battling evil in Gotham, and with The Joker gone the new threat is terrorist leader Bane. The hype around this movie is nothing short of a phenomenon, just as The Dark Knight was. Every day I see more previews and posters rolling out, and I feel myself getting drawn in even more. Look for this superhero crime drama on July 20, 2012.

The Avengers- (Action, Adventure, Sci-fi)

If you can recall the slew of hastily made superhero movies in 2011 (See Thor and Captain America), then you’re have seen the build-up for The Avengers. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson serve as figure heads for this movie. In it, a team of superheroes gather to fight the evil forces around them. As a big fan of superhero movies, I can’t wait to see this conglomeration in action. This movie is hitting the silver screen May 4, 2012.

Brave– (Animation, Action, Adventure)

Disney-Pixar is at it again with their newest installment Brave, where one Princess Merida is a brave archer who must rely on herself to break a horrible curse. Just seeing still shots of this film has me excited. The animation looks gorgeous, and with Disney-Pixar’s elite staff of writers, I imagine that the movie will be great. You can catch this film June 22, 2012.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey– (Adventure, Fantasy)

Once only the obsession of your classic basement dwelling role player, J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings series has blossomed in to three of the greatest fantasy epics to date. The newest of the series, The Hobbit, has fans on the edge of their seats waiting. The huge cast has such stars as Luke Evans, Elijah Wood, and Cate Blanchett. This movie isn’t just for fantasy lovers, but lovers of cinematography as well. This masterpiece in the works is set to be released December 14, 2012.

Dr. Suess’ The Lorax– (Animation, Family, Fantasy)

This is another movie I am approaching with an excited curiosity. The Lorax tells the story of a 12 year old boy looking to win the heart of the girl of his dreams and to do this he must learn the story of the Lorax. Although Dr.Seuss movies are sometimes infamously bad (Looking at you, Mike Meyers), I am looking forward to this all the same. This touching story will melt your heart  March 2, 2012 .

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