Films of 2012 – part 2

It’s time for part two of our list of films to keep an eye out for this year.

If you missed part once make sure to check it out here. Let’s just right shall we.

July ~

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax ~ ‘A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature to fights to protect his world’

Reason: With the voice of Danny DeVito as the Lorax, this film was an instant ‘Ooooooo’ for me. The animation looks lovely and the story appears to be a child friendly way of teaching kids to protect what we have.

The Amazing Spider-man ~ ‘Teenager Peter Parker grapples with both human problems and amazing super-human crises’.

Reason: I love Andrew Garfield and I really want to see how they have differed this film from the Toby Maguire trilogy. It appears they focus mainly on his teenagedom, something that was skipped over in the first film of the Spider-man trilogy.

The Dark Knight Rises ~ ‘Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero, Batman, to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes.’

Reason: The highly anticipated end to the Nolan trilogy. I cannot wait to see how it ends, will Bane come out on top or will Batman finally prove himself to Gotham, after his name was tainted when he took the fall for Two-Face.

August ~

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ~ ‘President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.’

Reason: Ab Lincoln kicking vampire butt? Need I say more?

Total Recall ~ ‘As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.’

Reason: I am unsure of this offering. The original was brilliant and cheesy, but a modern take on the film could loose the charm by being too serious. However, this is a film to see just to compare with the original.

October ~

Skyfall ~ ‘Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.’

Reason: Daniel Craig is back as hard core Bond in this new installment of Ian Flemings classic spy books. Having been teased with rumours and cancellations of a new Bond film, fans will finally have something to look forward too.

November ~

Rise of the Guardians ~ ‘Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman band together to form a united front against the Bogeyman.’

Reason: Childhood heroes get bas-assed. Dreamworks presents whats looks to be a brilliant take on our child hood favourites.

December ~

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~ ‘Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon, Smaug.’

Reason: If you loved Lord of the Rings then you will be very excited to watch the prequel. An epic by itself, this film promises to take us back to Middle Earth with characters such as Gandalf and Gollum appearing, those who haven’t read the book but watched the Lord of the Rings films will not be lost.

Editor’s pick~

Batman: The Dark Knight Raises ~ If there is any film to look out for this year, this is the one. It’s not going to be the best by far I mean what with The Hobbit and the other super hero films out there, but it will stand tall. Why? Simply because I need to know how the film will go. If you know the comics your know that villain Bane is the only person to have ever beaten Batman and by that, I mean he breaks Batman’s back. Will the film follow the comics and have the end of Batman as we know it or, will Batman raise once again? Best wait and see.

That’s it for our list of films for 2012. What do you think about this years films? Which ones are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

Words: Katie Jones and Nikholai Koolonavich
All images used under fair use and belong to their rightful owners.


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