My Most Anticipated Movies of 2012
5. The Avengers
The Avengers has become more of a spectacle than a film. But that’s okay, I’m willing to take part in the spectacle. This movie has been hyped up since Iron Man in 2008 so I highly doubt that it will meet those expectations. Still, having that many superheroes in one movie together should be fun, even if it doesn’t entirely work on a film-making level.
So it sounds like this is a sequel to Alien… but not really. It is set in the same universe but may not necessarily be connected? I’m not sure. Regardless, Ridley Scott’s Alien film was by far the best of that whole series, so I am really looking forward to what he has planned here.
3. The Dark Knight Rises
I’m sure this will top most people’s lists. But for some reason, I don’t have high hopes that it will meet the level of Nolan’s other two Batman films. Maybe its because The Joker will be too hard of a villain to top. Maybe its because Catwoman is in it. But, I do hope I'[m wrong and that this turns out to be a stunning conclusion to a great superhero trilogy thus-far.
I’m not as Pixar crazy and many of you guys are, though a couple of their films I absolutely love, namely WallE and Up. And I usually don’t eagerly anticipate their new films, but maybe that’s changing because I find myself really interested in Brave. Maybe its the Celtic setting and the fact that so far the animation looks great. Either way, I am really excited for it.
1. The Hobbit
Honestly, I never thought this movie would actually happen. But here it is! The hype surrounding this is going to be pretty nostalgic I think. I’m pumped. Sure the story isn’t as deep as Rings and it doesn’t have quite the gravitas, but it should be a lot of fun revisiting the world again.