Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The 10 Movies I'm Most Looking Forward to in 2012

I'm finally getting around to writing up this list of the movies I'm most looking forward to this year. I know, March 4th is a little late for this, but don't worry, none of the movies I've already seen this year would have made this list anyway. And I know, you're going to notice that The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey aren't on the list. That's because everyone knows I want to see them. Hell, everyone wants to see them. If I included the obvious ones, it wouldn't be a very interesting list at all, now would it?

10.) The Hunger Games
Okay, true confession time. I'm not all that excited to see this, but I couldn't think of anything else to put at #10, and my own personal brand of OCD would have kittens if I made a list with only nine things on it. Besides, I do like the cast, Jennifer Lawrence is talented as hell, and I've always been a sucker for a pretty girl with a bow and arrow, so there we go.

9.) The Bourne Legacy
I really enjoyed the Bourne Trilogy, so I have to admit I'm more than curious to see how this "sort of spinoff" will turn out, and how it might or might not relate to the originals. Also, I do enjoy Jeremy Renner, so I have high hopes that this will be a good time.

8.) G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Yes, yes, I know. The first one was pretty damn bad, but it did have a few good elements to it... namely, Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow, and the idea of Zartan replacing the president so Cobra could take over. From the trailer, the sequel looks to have kept those good parts while taking most of the bad parts of the first one (Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid) and upgrading them to Bruce Willis and The Rock. Sure, there's a chance it will still suck... I mean, Channing Tatum is still there... so we'll see what happens.

7.) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Come on, how could you not want to see this? It's one of our nation's greatest leaders fighting vampires. If that kind of absurdity doesn't peak your interest, I'm not sure what else possibly could.

6.) Untitled Taken Sequel
So far, that's the only title I can find for it. Because, clearly, just calling it Taken 2... or with the way everyone loves barely clever puns these days, Taken Too... would be too simple. Snark aside, I love Taken. I loved Taken so much that after I saw it the first time on the internet, I paid to see it in theaters. While I don't necessarily think the concept, as great as it was, has legs for a sequel, Liam Neeson has built up more than enough trust with me. Then again, he IS in Battleship.

5.) The Expendables 2
Sure, The Expendables wasn't exactly Citizen Kane or anything, but it was a damn fun action movie featuring everyone I ever watched in ridiculous, barely plotted action movies in my childhood all on screen at the same time. The movie was so manly that I not only grew a third testicle while watching it but went through puberty again. Twice.

4.) World War Z
As much as I'm starting to feel like I'm getting zombie fatigue with how prevalent they are in entertainment and pop culture now, I absolutely loved the book, so i can't wait to see the movie.

3.) American Reunion

 
Now that is some clever marketing.

Because, really, how can you not want to see this?

2.) Prometheus


Without even getting into how awesome the trailer looks, it's Ridley Scott and it's science fiction. That's like the movie geek equivalent to "you had me at hello." And am I the only one who thinks every time Scott says this isn't a prequel to Alien and that the Weylan-Yutani connection is the only connection, he's full of shit?

1.) The Cabin in the Woods


Joss Whedon produces a horror movie he co-wrote with Drew Goddard (writer of Cloverfield, among many other Whedonverse episodes), who directed the movie. No-brainer here for me, people. I've in fact been anxiously waiting for this for years, since the first time I heard about it, and the trailer made me even more stoked.

Critics who have seen it have described it as "the biggest game-changer for the horror genre since the first Scream." That's some fairly high praise right there. I am all about this movie.

Of course, if I hadn't left those other movies out at the start, this list would be wildly different, not to mention anticlimactic. So, what do you think of these flicks? What are you looking forward to? Hit up the comments and lets talk about it!

2 comments:

  1. OK, so I agree with your picks expect for: The Hunger Games, which other than Jennifer Lawerence i dont care for and American Reunion which i dont care for at all.

    Cabin in the Woods looks amazing. But, your missing Piranha 3DD which right after Avengers, is my most anticipated movie, believe or not.

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  2. Oh, coming from you, it's totally believable :p

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