The list is in the order of my interest. It was my intention to write a list of about 15 movies but one of my friend talked some sense into my head and convinced me to reduce it to something more feasible. Here is the list.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A prequel to the illustrious The lord of the rings trilogy. I had been waiting for this movie and it had been a long wait. The first trailer has had me captivated. Howard Stone’s music sounds great like always (based on the trailer). Peter Jackson happens to be one my all time favorite director (Actor: kidding on this one. He was decent in Bad Taste) from the time I had seen Bad Taste.
The challenge in front of Peter Jackson is to convert a children’s book into a movie which is acceptable to everyone. By the looks of the trailer he is not off the mark.
The Dark Knight Rises
The final Batman to be directed by Chris Nolan and the last one to star Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. I had to be stupid to leave this one out of my list. The current Batman movie series is one of the best reboot to any movie franchise after uninspiring Batman portrayed by Val Kilmer and George Clooney, Christian Bale successfully stepped over the level set by Michael Keaton with the first Batman movie. This would have been the number 1 movie in my list if it weren’t for Hobbits.
I don’t know who would win if Val Kilmer Batman and George Clooney Batman were to fight (I voted for Val Kilmer) but if box office report are a parameter Christian Bale beats them both all.
You speak to any sci-fi movie fan and you would find that the Alien series will be in his must watch list. This movie advertised as a prequel to Alien will be watched by many. With a strong cast the movie is already generating good interest.
It was conceived as a prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, rewrites of a script developed for a separate story that precedes the events of Alien, but which is not directly connected to the films in the Alien franchise. According to Scott, though the film shares “strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak”.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
One of the finest animation movie series of all time. Ice age has Total worldwide gross revenue of $1.93 billion compared to the other best Toy Story’s gross revenue of $1.91 billion .
The best part about Ice Age series has been its seamless mix of humour, action and emotions. Hope Continental Drift keeps up the standard of its predecessor.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Madagascar has started to remind me of Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space. Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman make another attempt to return back to their home, their beloved Big Apple. Like with its predecessor the plan goes bad and they land in Europe this time. The story is all about their escape from Europe. Can’t wait for a Asia based sequel!
Men in Black 3
Will Smith is back and so are the Men in Black. 10 years after Men in Black 2. It would be nice to see Aliens in 3D this time.
Lots of Super Heroes lots of action. Not sure what to expect. I hated the movie Thor but Iron Man and Captain America were cool movies. So I will cross my fingers and go out to watch this one.
I don’t really know what to expect from this movie. The screen presence of Liam Neeson is such that it can make ordinary movie look good. If Taken 2 is anything like Taken it would be a fun watch. Most of the cast from Taken return for this sequel. The only draw back I see is that Maggie Grace sets out to save her dad (Liam Neeson), kind of role reversal. I would watch this movie based on the reviews.
The original Total Recall was one of my favorite sci-fi movie. Now it’s being remade. For starters the graphics would be eye-catching. I just hope that the story line is not mutilated like some of the other recent remakes like Conan. I am going to watch it based on the reviews. If reviews are good am in.
No trailers available for the 2012 version yet.