The Big Picture: MovieBob's Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

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Was watching this, and my friend went "Why did he not put The Hunger Games on there?!!?!?!"

It was funny to be honest, it's like he actually thought Bob would rank The Hunger Games over The Hobbit.

I had to wind it back when he said "Prometheus is a prequel to alien"

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!??! How awesome is that?!?!!

I don't trust Ridely Scott, so, not looking forward to Prometheus. Looks like another lacklustre year for horror cinema, unless, that is, Woman In Black doesn't turn out to be a terrible adaption.

lastoflancas:
Though, I think it should be mentioned that the title "First Avenger" was used instead of "Captain America" in most international releases (to avoid sales loss, I am sure).

I believe it was because a movie called Captain America had already been released in the 90's.
EDIT: Oh wait you mean the actual title was changed. I thought you were talking about the subtitle. Yeah you are probably right then.

OT: I don't keep up with movie news so I hadn't heard of most of these except for Iron Sky, Avengers and Hobbit. The Avengers movie is really the only one I'm anticipating and plan to go and watch in theatres.

Glad to know there is a new Pixar movie. Now to go through Cars 2 to find the reference to Brave.

Jonh Carter looks terrible, the rest looks great and I hope that Pixar does something diferent then Mulan in 3D, but since its Pixar they probably will

chiefohara:
Pixar braveheart girl.... meh... one Mulan movie is enough.

...wow. So endless action flicks are okay if they're about guys, but there's a maximum limit of one action girl movie ever? Nice.

They're unrelated anyway. Mulan was a girl posing as a boy to protect her father and yaddayadda honor yaddayadda China yaddayadda. She goes back to playing her expected family role when she gets home, gets married, etc.

Brave is apparently a Scottish princess who just doesn't want to be tied down to 'get married and be queen safe at home' all her life so she's going to go adventure. Completely different setting, motivation and purpose. "Female lead" is practically all they have in common.

What the hell, guy.

"A tomboy princess who'd rather be a warrior than a wife."

"A group of scientists discover something horrifying while investigating alien ruins"

WOAH! Let's not go crazy now! This much originality is making my head spin!

Film 10 - You know nothing about the movie but you look forward to it? Just rumours.
As for the Tarantino movie, that guy can direct, but his dialogue sucks. Not for what is said, just that every character in his movies talks like he does. He could write a movie set in 12th century Israel and they would talk the same. Awesome director....just let some one else do the scripts.

As for the new Batman. I agree. Joker was interesting. Catwoman and Bane are not interesting at all - yes we have to wait to watch the movie. But at the moment they dont grab my interest.

Iron Sky is actually coming out?!

I know Dark Knight Rises will be mind-blowing, so I'm not anticipating how great it is. I'm most excited about The Raid, how has this not been mentioned?!!?!

Huh, if he hadn't mentioned The Dark Knight Rises then I wouldn't have even noticed that it wasn't there.

So.....Space Nazis on the Moon? Can I get a HELLS YEAH?

The problem with the new Batman is that once you've done the Joker, you got nowhere to go. Same if they put Doomsday in a superman film.

The recent Marvel films have been the only thing to get me to the theater as of late so Avengers is my number one. That Jamie Fox movie does intrigue me though.

Considering that my mother, while doing her Genealogy work and watching a Civil War Documentary, found out something rather disturbing: A branch of her family tree were White plantation owners in Georgia, who owned slaves, and were mostly killed off during the atrocities that happened during Sherman's march to the sea (all the dates and death records match up).

So I will be boycotting "Django Unchained" because, while I think slave owning is despicable (I really cant change what my ancestors did), I can't really support a movie that glorifies what the director sees as 'justified' killing (Big hint here folks, no killing is justified with the exception of child rapists and murderers, they can rot in hell) of fictionalized people who could very well be like members of my family. I like Teranteno's films, I loved Kill Bill, and Inglorious Basterds was awesome, but this is just too much.

See, when you said "you might be surprised what's not on there" I actually thought you were going to omit The Avengers.

I want this movie to be good. I do. But hollywood has often made big movies with big casts and there's a thing that typically happens when they do, it's called spreading yourself too thin. The Expendables is a great example of a ton of action stars in a mostly mediocre movie.

Don't get me wrong. Avengers will be at least mediocre. It won't be awful. There's a good chance that it won't be amazing, but I feel like with the cast, the amount of big name actors, the amount of shit they'd have to stuff into a 2-hour piece, it won't live up to peoples standards.

I really hope that isn't the case.

As for Batman, again, I really really really want the movie to be good. Christopher Nolan (IMO) has never directed a bad movie. The problem is exactly what bob said. Part 3's in trilogies often aren't as good, and Star Wars, Spider Man, and Godfather aren't the only ones.

Terminator, Alien, Matrix, Beverly Hills Cop, Blade, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Jurassic Park, just to name a few.

thethingthatlurks:
The next Silent Hill movie is also supposed to be released this year. For some reason I actually find myself interested in it. Not that it would be a faithful adaptation of SH3, or anything, just that I'd love to see if there is any hope for the series on the big screen.

I forgot about it. Silent Hill 2 and The Hobbit are the only ones i'm waiting for, i'll watch the others if the opportunity comes up.

I knew I recognised that ship from the Prometheus trailer, its the Space Jockey from the Alien vs. Predator comics and the Alien movie. I also may have ruined Prometheus for myself by reading into it to much, damn my curiosity.

HELL YES, SOMEONE ELSE (of importance) WHO CARES ABOUT WRECK-IT RALPH! :D

It's to be the 52nd movie in the Animated Disney Canon. Yeah, this will be a Disney movie. I hope that doesn't bother people too much...

I'm also looking forward to Andrew Stanton's John Carter. He made WALL-E, my all-time favorite movie, so I'm looking forward to what he'll do here.

Brave certainly LOOKS interesting, and it IS Pixar, so let's see how it goes...

All the other movies sound interesting enough to warrant a look. ESPECIALLY The Avengers!

My dad's sure to get excited about The Hobbit, since he reads Lord of the Rings, and likes the movies.

lol, no mention of The Dark Knight Rises. XP

+1 for not including The Dark Knight Rises.

But really Iron Sky with space nazi's? That indeed sounds awesome. I loved Inglorius Bastards so Taratino making another similar movie just gets me all pumped up.

Being a big Alien fan myself I have mixed opinions about Prometheus. I am intrested to see what Ridley Scott could add to the Alien universe. But then again it could also take some of the mystery away that made the original Alien so darn creepy. Atleast it will be better then those horrible AvP movies. They almost ruined not one but franchises with that crap. Thank god Ridley Scott has returned to sci-fi.

Still pretty disgusted with the Bin Laden movie, it would be the same as if an Bin Laden made a film about how great and heroic 9/11 was.

I was surprised to see Wreck-It Ralph, but given you inclination towards retro gaming, I probably shouldn't have been. I'm personally interested, not just because of the premise and amazing cast (John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, and Jack McBrayer), but also because Disney Animation Studios work has really been on an upswing lately, but they've mostly just been treading old ground with princess films and Winnie the Pooh. Seeing as this is their fist real original film since Bolt, it could be a real indicator as to whether or not we're entering a second Disney Renaissance, in the wake of Eisner's ousting.

/cartoon nerd moment

Totally called the Hobbit being #1.
Totaly looking forward to Brave too. I can't believe people who are "tired" of female leads. "Yeah, we did have that one movie, we're done with that thing now, let's get back to somethng original, how about a black cop with attitude teaming up with an old grumpy white cop. The twist: their differneces which at first drives them mad makes them appriciate a new point of view and they become binded for life"
Also really psyched about a new Tarantino movie, even though thus is the first I've heard of it. Didn't the Boondocks do an episode with an escaped slave as some sort of superhero.
And ofcourse the Avengers. Big Whedon fan and liked all of the other movies. I don't think the Marvel movies are the best movies ever, but they are actually making REAL superhero movies, transfering the comics to screen, silly lore and all. I'd gladly take 10 Thor for every Dark Knight (even though I really liked it).
Prometheus looks nice to, like both Fastbender and Rapaece so we have a good cast as well as director.
That Toy Story but with vidjagamz seems cool to.
Overall nice list, filled with what I expected plus a few things to watch out for.

Also, Space Nazis _

aceman67:
Considering that my mother, while doing her Genealogy work and watching a Civil War Documentary, found out something rather disturbing: A branch of her family tree were White plantation owners in Georgia, who owned slaves, and were mostly killed off during the atrocities that happened during Sherman's march to the sea (all the dates and death records match up).

So I will be boycotting "Django Unchained" because, while I think slave owning is despicable (I really cant change what my ancestors did), I can't really support a movie that glorifies what the director sees as 'justified' killing (Big hint here folks, no killing is justified with the exception of child rapists and murderers, they can rot in hell) of fictionalized people who could very well be like members of my family. I like Teranteno's films, I loved Kill Bill, and Inglorious Basterds was awesome, but this is just too much.

You're boycotting a film becaue the main character kills slave owners? That's where you draw the line? Because I have to say, that's a messed up set of values.

Personally I'm mainly looking forward to Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. I'll also try and see John Carter, Skyfall, Brave and Django Unchained. I'm also tentatively looking forward to Dredd and Chronicle, which look like they could be great but could easily be awful.

I'm really not getting the same hype as everyone else from the Hobbit I mean I love the book and all but I just don't see how a film translation of it could be particularly interesting, it's just not cinematic.

Iron Sky! :D

So let's run through the list:

10. Wreck it Ralph. Seems interesting in a Scott Pilgram meets Toy Story. Gonna have to wait for more info though.

9. Iron Sky. And a lot of people think that Japan has a stranglehold on "bat s*** insane." Of course, this might explain why "History of the world pt 2" never saw the light of day. :P

8. John Carter. Ehh... Don't get me wrong, it seems like a good premise, but if it has a reason for not being touched before and production had had a large number of problems, I can't say I have hopes for it.

7. Brave. I always thought Rapunzel in Tangled did it first, unless you meant as a "primary goal of a hero" as opposed to "forced into the role reluctantly." Still, it's a Pixar flick and even their worst is head and shoulders above the competition.

6. Lincoln. [sees cast list] Oh dear. I'm sorry, but big actors means big egos and this is supposed to be something that's a sort of docu-drama. I can't see it going it well. A pass on my plate.

5. Prometheus. About the only real twist I see is that it's supposed to be an Alien prequel. Everything else you said about it has been done before.

4. <no title> As said earlier in this thread, better suited as a documentary on discovery as opposed to a full length feature film.

3. Django Unchained. Now I know Tarantino is simply aiming for "lets get people screaming against this film" approach of film making. Yeah, let's bring the situation into the sunlight, but I'm not sure I want HIM doing it. Also see my stance on Number 9.

2. The Avengers. If they do it even nearly as well as their previous efforts, it promises to be a good summer blockbuster. Now if they push it away from the SBB period...

1. The Hobbit. This is Peter Jackson taking on Tolkien again. It would take an absolute insane level of apathy to screw this up.

Special. The new Batman film. I agree with the Meh. The hype surrounding it is the hope that The Dark Knight wasn't a "lighning in a bottle" scenario and I just don't see it happening again.

Anyways, that's my take on the list.

Nazis on the moon? Dare I ask, will they be fighting Jews in space?

I think I'm probably one of the only people in the world who liked return of the jedi....

Interesting top 10. I wouldn't mind seeing the avengers, but I don't think I'm super psyched about any of these movies...

Axolotl:
You're boycotting a film becaue the main character kills slave owners? That's where you draw the line? Because I have to say, that's a messed up set of values.

I'm not seeing it because its a below the belt hit that's too close to home. Its not exactly a nice thing to find out that your family played a part in a dark chapter in human history, its an ENTIRELY different thing all together to go see a movie that shows the killing of people that could be my ancestors.

Its like asking a Japanese WWII veteran if he wants to go see 'Pearl Harbor' or 'Wind Talkers'. You just don't do that.

Its not messed up values, its called 'not seeing a movie for personal reasons'.

aceman67:

Axolotl:
You're boycotting a film becaue the main character kills slave owners? That's where you draw the line? Because I have to say, that's a messed up set of values.

I'm not seeing it because its a below the belt hit that's too close to home. Its not exactly a nice thing to find out that your family played a part in a dark chapter in human history, its an ENTIRELY different thing all together to go see a movie that shows the killing of people that could be my ancestors.

Its like asking a Japanese WWII veteran if he wants to go see 'Pearl Harbor' or 'Wind Talkers'. You just don't do that.

Its not messed up values, its called 'not seeing a movie for personal reasons'.

I totally see why YOU wouldn't go and see it, and I respect that, but to say it's below the belt whilst still enjoying Inglorious Basterds is hypocritical.

Yeah don't worry Bob I'm a massive batman fan myself and Dark Knight is one of my all time favorite movies but Rises ehhh I still don't know if I should be excited for it, especially since the only real reason Nolan is making it is because he agreed to in order to get Inception made.

Everything else on this list yep gonna see all of em unless of course any get torn to shreds by reviewers =P

Django Unchained (my mighty whitey Christoph). I thought Bob hated movies like that...

>Underwhelming third movie curse
>Return of the Jedi

Seriously, am I the only person that absolutely loved that movie? Yes, Empire is still better, but Jedi was great nonetheless. I do agree about not being super pscyhed for The Dark Knight Rises, because Bane is one of the least interesting villians in the Rogues Gallery.

Jennacide:
>Underwhelming third movie curse
>Return of the Jedi

Seriously, am I the only person that absolutely loved that movie? Yes, Empire is still better, but Jedi was great nonetheless. I do agree about not being super pscyhed for The Dark Knight Rises, because Bane is one of the least interesting villians in the Rogues Gallery.

You are never the only one, ever. I think you are the third person in this thread alone to say that

Promethius is my top anticipated film. Let's hope we get some solid story on space jockies. Because in the trailer you see a glimpse of the ships control module from the first film. The one with the mimmified giant alien in it... the space jocky.

So ye, I bet they're going to be the main antagonist and the theory that xenomorphs were actually a biologically engineered superweapon gone wrong is probably going to be true. I doubt we'll see any xeno's till the end of the film, and it probably won't be more than a glance at them.

And as for Batman, do you really think they'd show Bane all pumped up on Venom in the trailers? They're saving that for the big reveal.

As to why he's Batmans biggest threat. He's a master strategist with the body of a superhuman. He's basically Batman but bigger.

Man this made me embarrased about sometimes sympathizing with this guy>_>
"space-nazis on the moon, how can you not want to watch that", yea fuck you man, fuck you.

Interesting list, I'll have to check these out...

10- I like the idea already, especially the title character going into other video games.
9- Space Nazis, eh? Sounds interesting...
8- Sorry, not interested.
7- I'll think about it.
6- Ditto this one.
5- Eh, maybe. Not sure how they'll connect it to Alien, though...
4- Maybe I'll wait for the DVD. Yeah, I know "American ego" and all that... but considering that bastard, I really don't care.
3- You had me at "Slavery revenge".
2- I definitively have to give this one a shot.
1- Eh, maybe I'll give it a look.

I'm so sick of hearing about Iron Sky. It's become the go-to lazy geek cred for people who want to be "in" with the crowd. Nothing about the film beside the basic "hey, what if the Nazi's went to the moon and came back in present day?" idea there's nothing that's been released about the plot and if anyone even remembers the Star Wreck films, they weren't exactly big on that either. In fact, Star Wreck, outside the Trekkie references and engineer humor, didn't have anything that any other z-budget youtube/vimeo film didn't have and was at times painfully bad in the scripting and acting department.

So far, nothing has been released of Iron Sky to even hint at the plot beyond the whole "omg, nazis!" aspect and with the crew and cast mostly comprised of the same people who made the Wreck movie, there's nothing there to suggest that it's going to be even remotely good.

Good list, though I curiously ponder about a movie I saw a standee for called Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. That...is just about the most glorious thing I could ever think of, shy of George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt teaming up to fight mummies and/or werewolves. In fact, here's my opinion on all ten movies Bob listed as his Most Anticipated list.

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