Top 10 must see movies of 2012

April 24, 2012 12:58 pm

With so many films coming out , I wanted to share with you my list of what I think is going to be worth your time (and your money) during the upcoming season. So these are some films I really want to see, although I will probably wait until they come out on DVD. I used to love the cinema when I was younger but my last few times were awful. Loud kids ruined the film every single time. The last time, we all complained so they got thrown out but by that time the film was ruined for me. Maybe I will go again this year and see if I have a better experience.

” Brave”

Pixar’s exploration of Scottish mythology has all the hallmarks of the animation studio. I love Pixar films so can’t wait to see this. Brave is set in the ancient Scottish highlands, and centres on a young princess determined to save her kingdom from ruin. There’s also a bear involved, but everyone’s being rather cagey about that part. Stunning visuals, captivating characters, a nuanced tale and that bit that makes you want to weep forever: you know what you’re getting with team Pixar.

 

“Skyfall”

It’s time for Daniel Craig’s third outing as Bond, and this might be the one that seals his 00-fate. Casino Royale was wonderful, Quantum of Solace was average – Bond 23 could swing it either way. But with Sam Mendes on-board to direct, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris locked in as cast and Judi Dench keeping an eye on proceedings. This is shaping up to be a fairly safe bet. Apparently based on the recent Bond novel Carte Blanche and currently shooting in India.

 

“Les Miserables”

Tom Hooper exploded (in a deeply refined way) onto our screens last year, directing the monster hit The King’s Speech and carrying home every possible award it was possible to win for it. His next project is altogether rather less British – directing the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s French revolution epic Les Miserables. The show has been a West End staple for nigh on 30 years (the longest running musical in the world), so there’s no small amount of pressure to get it right. So far locked in are Hugh Jackman as the lead Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as his nemesis Javert and, Anne Hathaway.

 

“The Amazing Spider-Man”

Marc Webb’s reboot of this superhero series earns a spot solely for the character and talent involved. The director made a name for himself with “(500) Days of Summer,” and the two leads, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, are among some of the hottest young actors in Hollywood. Though it may seem too soon for a new series, you can’t deny that the concept isn’t appealing.

 

“The Dark Knight Rises”

The last time Christopher Nolan made a Batman film, it had the biggest weekend of all time, grossed over $1 billion worldwide and earned Heath Ledger an Academy Award. For the director’s final act, he promises to bring an end to his realistic version of the Batman legend. With so much of the world invested to see how it all turns out, “The Dark Knight Rises” is a guaranteed success. Will Batman make it out alive? There’s only one way to find out.

 

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

After fighting more complications than that of a quick nip down to Mordor, we’re finally in the position where we can look forward to the LOTR prequel. Peter Jackson directing, the entirety of the original cast back on-board, more dwarves than you can shake a cursed artefact at and Martin Bloody Freeman, the only thing that makes us happier than the prospect of watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the knowledge that after it’s all over, there’s still There And Back Again to look forward to.

 

“Snow White and The Huntsman”

What started out as just one of the two Snow White films this year turned out to be one of the most visually interesting films of the summer. This reimagined version of the Snow White tale casts Kristen Stewart as a warrior princess who must fight for her kingdom against the milk-bathing evil ways of the Queen, played by a frightening Charlize Theron.

 

“Lawless”

Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf star in this true-life, Prohibition-era drama about a family of bootleggers in Virginia. “Lawless” touts a brilliant supporting cast, including Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska. Plus, with director John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “The Road”), we’re almost guaranteed a beautiful-looking crime drama that doesn’t shy away from violence.

 

“Bourne Legacy”

“Bourne Legacy” Director Tony Gilroy, speaking to MTV News as part of our Summer Movie Preview Week, explained that this is not the same old “Jason Bourne Show.” According to Gilroy, Jeremy Renner’s character has the “opposite of amnesia” and has no confusion about what he’s doing for the government. The concept of a less sympathetic take on the formula was exactly what we needed to know that “Bourne” is at least worth one more go.

 

“Marvel’s The Avengers”

After sitting through five lead-up movies, “The Avengers” better be worth a spot on our most anticipated list. By all accounts (i.e. those lucky enough to have seen it already), director Joss Whedon has pulled off the seemingly impossible by bringing together Earth’s mightiest heroes in a film that not only works, but surpasses the previous films in many ways. Here’s hoping that Marvel’s crazy/brilliant plan actually pays off.

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