Most Anticipated Movies of 2012
A new year means new films to view. Listed below are some of the films I’m most looking forward to in 2012, the blockbusters and the smaller films.
Having finished the first two books in the series, I’m interested to see the direction the film goes in. The cast is already much older than depicted in the book and I didn’t get the sci-fi vibe while I was reading it. That being said, they did a terrific job filling out the cast with who was available and I look forward to Lawrence as Katniss. The only question is will the movie be as unforgiving as the book series is with regards to fighting to death. This is also the only unproven franchise on this list.
4. The Avengers
I never could have imagined the amount of hype around this movie but it looks like all of Marvel’s planning is finally going to pay off. The only problem I can see with the film is that I can’t picture Loki being powerful enough to need so many superheroes to fight against him. There’s a good chance that this could end up a giant fanboy mess. Hopefully, we get a film that is more in-line quality wise with the first Iron Man and Thor movies.
The Dark Knight Rises should’ve been higher on this list. In fact, if I hadn’t seen the prologue it might’ve been. Christopher Nolan, this is your film franchise and you can mess it up if you like, but please consider changing the audio on Bane’s voice. The audibility of Bane will be a breaking point for this film. Also, the females have easily been the weakest link in the other Batman films, how will Anne Hathaway fair?
The latest trailer made me a believer. Ridley Scott has disappointed me in the last few years, but this is his last chance to redeem himself. Can he show us the magic he had with Sci-fi stunners like Blade Runner and the original Alien? With a cast featuring Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender he certainly has amazing talent to bring it together.
1. The Hobbit
Years ago, when I first saw The Fellowship of the Ring in the theaters I was blown away. I hadn’t read the book series and didn’t pay attention much to the trailers. What I saw was beyond words. I ended up seeing it three times in theaters and becoming a Hobbit lover for life. As there are no more Lord of the Rings books to adapt, I hope to fall in love with the universe again in a different way. My only worry is that Peter Jackson has failed at everything else since doing LOTR. Does he still have the magic in him?
The Smaller Films
5. Cogan’s Trade
I don’t really know much about Cogan’s Trade, but I do know I have two actors in it that were in my Fantasy draft this year. That’s enough to put it on this list.
4. Only God Forgives
Refn and Gosling teaming up again? I’m in, after Drive was my number one film of 2011.
3. Moonrise Kingdom
A Wes Anderson Film, filmed in my home state Rhode Island, featuring Bill Murray among others. I’m not a fan of all of Anderson’s movies, but after Fantastic Mr. Fox, I’m on board for this one.
2. Inside Llewyn Davis
Coen Brothers. Enough said. I hope they can prove that Carey Mulligan can be versatile actor and not just a one note sidepiece.
1. The Master
PTA. Enough said. Add in Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Joaquin Phoenix (who didn’t quit acting). It’s going to take a lot of work to best There Will Be Blood, but I’ll be there waiting for the attempt.