Movie fans are in for a treat as 2012 is set to be the year of big budget blockbusters hitting the silver screens.
From the sequel of 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), the Tom Cruise hair metal opus “Rock of Ages” to fairy tale reimaginings “Jack The Giant Killer”, “Mirror Mirror” and superhero smashes “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” and “The Avengers”, 2012 is a movie buff’s wet dream come true.
Here’s a look at some of our favourite trailers for the New Year.
Men In Black III
The good guys in black are back for the third time. In this sequel, Agent J travels back in time (1969 to be precise) where he’ll encounter a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones’s Agent K (played by Josh Brolin). From watching the trailer, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) has mysteriously disappeared. Agent O (Emma Thompson) then says, “K has been dead for over 40 years.” Yup. An alien might have offed him. “Men In Black 3” opens in theatres May 2012.
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation
Although we’re big fans of G.I. Joe (the toys and the cartoons), the 2009 movie on the other hand was one big mindless action-fest with a weak script. So fast forward to 2012 and Cobra is back and they have taken over the White House and it is up to the Joes (or whatever’s left of them as the Cobra controlled government has wiped the Joes out) to save the day. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” will kick butt in June 2012.
Jack The Giant Killer
After rewriting the book on the Snow White fairy tale, what’s stopping the Hollywood writers at taking a stab at other classic tales? June 2012 will see the re-invented story of “Jack & The Beanstalk”. “Jack The Giant Killer” sees Nicholas Hoult as the titular Jack who comes into possession of some magic beans. Despite a warning to not let said beans wet, that’s precisely what happens (of course it does) and a big old beanstalk sprouts up. Rampaging giants, princess rescuing and obviously chaos ensues.
Rock of Ages
Tom Cruise as a rock star? That definitely have to see. “Rock of Ages” sees the Mission Impossible star don a wig and putting on some rock swagger as idol Stacee Jaxx. “Rock Of Ages” which opens in June 2012 also features an ensemble of stars including Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige.
Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance
Nicholas Cage (and his freaky stare) returns in this sequel to Marvel’s supernatural superhero. “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” sees skull face battling the Devil and his minions (again), and at the same time save a boy from being the new human form for the Lord of Darkness. “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” opens in theatres February 2012.
The Three Stooges
The Farrelly Brothers ("There's Something About Mary", "Stuck On You") have released the trailer for their remake of "The Three Stooges" movie which seems to hark back to Curly, Larry and Moe's brand of slapstick and physical humour. The trailer features some of the trio's familiar nyuk nyuks, finger pokes, head knocks and other mad-cap antics. There's also Jersey Shore‘s Snooki and a bikini-clad nun in the trailer. Slated to open in theatres April 2012, The Three Stooges movie stars Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso.
The Dark Knight Rises
Bats is back as Gotham City is in trouble again. "The Dark Knight Rises" happens some eight years after "The Dark Knight". This time, the city is plagued by a new menace called Bane. If you follow the comic books, you'll know that Bane is a mercenary/villain that gets his super strenght from an intravenous serum called Venom but we can only guess if its the same here. Tom Hardy enters the fray as masked mercenary Bane while Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Anne Hathaway's intriguing casting as Catwoman, on the other hand, ramps up the excitement levels surrounding this finale to Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises opens in July 2012.