Here is the follow up to my previous ‘five 2012 films that I can’t wait for‘ list. Obviously, opinions on these are purely based on my expectations and I will happily eat my words and waddle along to the local cinema if they turn out to be good.
Dir: Joss Whedon
Release Date: 27th April, 2012
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson
This is going to be one of the biggest films of the year. I quite enjoyed the first Iron-Man, but generally I don’t get on with Marvel films and comic book films in general. This is one i’ll be avoiding unless I hear some positive reviews from trusted sources.
Dir: George Lucas
Release Date: TBA
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman
I love Star Wars and might have been tempted by this if it was the originals, but the prequels were all pretty bad, and retrofitted 3D isn’t going to change that. The last thing I want to see is Jar Jar Binks with one more dimension, two was quite enough. I might consider handing over more of my money to Lucas when they get to the good ones though.
Dir: Jonathan Liebesman
Release Date: 30th March, 2012
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike
To be honest I didn’t see Clash of the Titans, but by all accounts it was fairly terrible. Now we have a 3D sequel, which WILL make a lot of money and provide further evidence that people will go and see anything that is heavily marketed and has a shiny looking trailer. If someone gives me a free ticket, I might consider it.
Dir: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Release Date: 22nd February, 2012
Starring: Nicolas cage, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba
Ghost Rider was shockingly bad, i really don’t know why they’re bothering. You could take a bit of hope from the fact that there is an all new writing and directing line-up, but my expectations are still rock bottom. If someone gives me a free ticket, I will not go.
Dir: does it matter?
Release Date: I’m not telling you, if you want to know, look it up for yourself.
Starring: I don’t know…a couple of Wayans? Ludacris?
Why do people continue to go and see these? The first couple were acceptable but come on. There’s only one way to end this, otherwise they’ll go on forever, vote at the box office, don’t go, please.
Honourable Mentions: Madagascar 3, Journey 2, Ice Age: Continental Drift, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Step Up 4 and Paranormal Activity 4.