Films of 2012
2011 brought us some great films, but 2012 looks to bring us even more cracking films.
Here’s what to look out for in 2012:
This film franchise favourite returns in May this year and sees Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return as Agents J and K. It’s been 10 years since the last film was released and this one’s in 3D. Barry Sonnenfield returns to the director’s chair and also features Steven Spielberg as a guest producer. This film sees Smith’s character go back in time to the 60s to save Agent K from aliens and to save the MIB agency. The film also includes an audience favourite, Frank, the talking dog and also has Nicole Scherzinger playing J’s girlfriend. This film is good for a family venture out to the cinemas, as well as action and comedy.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
This famous toy-classic-turned-film sees the G.I Joes’ return but not all Joes will feature in this sequel. This film is about the remaining Joes getting revenge on Zartan (disguised as the President, also from the first film) for killing some of the Joes and ruining their name. This film includes Step Up hotty Channing Tatum returning as Duke, and Ray Park as Snake Eyes but also has a lot of new members joining the cast such as Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.
Snow White & The Huntsmen
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Kristen Stewart apparently. This film sees Stewart play Snow White and Charlize Theron play Queen Raveena and it’s a different take on Snow White. Much like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, this film doesn’t follow the original fairy tale. The film follows the original storyline but instead the Huntsmen join forces with Snow White to overpower the queen, with the help of not seven dwarves but eight (controversial, might I add) and the Prince. It’s a fairy tale that breaks all the rules: it has action, a war, a fighting princess, and let’s not forget the eight dwarves.
The Dark Knight Rises
This is probably the most anticipated film 2012 will see and it is one, which has been kept tightly under wraps. Here is what we do know: it will still star Christian Bale as Batman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman will also reprise their roles. But it also stars Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy, who had to put on 30 pounds of muscle for his role as Bane, the brutal villain. Christopher Nolan returns to direct this comic classic and after the success and hype of the second film, there is a lot pressure on this film, especially as this is the last installment of the Batman films. The plot is about Batman cleaning up Gotham from the mess Harvey Dent left, and alongside must fight Bane and Catwoman. This film is sure to keep the audience gripped to their seats with a lot of action and new technology, as well as an epic storyline to keep us enthralled.
The Amazing Spider-Man
I was upset when I heard Toby Maguire wasn’t returning as Spiderman, and as this is also my favourite superhero I have doubts about Spiderman being done again. This film is directed by Marc Webb, who is better-known for directing music videos: this is the second film he has directed, the first being (500) Days of Summer, which was a pretty big hit. This film sees Andrew Garfield (from The Social Network) star as Spiderman and Rhys Ifans as The Lizard. And it goes back to the beginning and sees Peter Parker go digging back into his roots and past and learns some hidden family truths about how he became Spider-man.
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