Trailer Talk: Some new, some old—upcoming 2012 movies I want to see

Hello, hello, everyone!  Just opened up my latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, and it’s the 2012 movie preview issue!  Super happy about that.  Anyway, it alerted me to some movies that I  forgot were coming out this year and also got me interested in a few that I didn’t realize were coming out this year.

Just to quickly rehash, the following are my previous entries on this same topic: 2012 Movie Release Trailers | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close | More 2012 Movie Trailers

The following entry contains my thoughts on movies that I did not mention in those previous entries.  For anyone curious, when I write “Go Factor” it reflects how much I personally want to see this movie in theaters vs. watching it on DVD or via streaming option.  I do not expect readers to agree with my rating.  The scale I use is a 1-5 star scale; 1 star means I’m probably going to wait for it to be available a more affordable way, and 5 stars means I’m definitely going to watch it in theaters.

Anyway, onto the next set of trailers!


Title: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Release Date:
December 14, 2012
Summary: 
Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
“Go” Factor:
****

The trailer looks promising.  I loved the book and I also love Martin Freeman, so I’ll more than likely go to see this on the big screen.

[No trailer available that I could find.]

Title: Skyfall
Release Date:
November 7, 2012
Summary: 
Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
“Go” Factor:
*

I don’t find Daniel Craig very memorable as a James Bond, nor do I really remember the other two movies he did as Bond, but I figure I’ll give this one a try if it comes out on TV or something.

[No trailer available that I could find.]

Title: The Great Gatsby
Release Date:
December 25, 2012
Summary: 
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
“Go” Factor:
**

The novel is a classic, so I’m sort of hesitant to see this in theaters.  I do like Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting though.  Unfortunately, Carey Mulligan irks me for some reason, so it kind of makes me want to wait.  That, and the fact that I wouldn’t be surprised if the movie botched up the novel somehow.

[No trailer available that I could find.]

Title: Les Misérables
Release Date:
December 7, 2012
Summary: 
An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
“Go” Factor:
***

I don’t have too high hopes that this will top the 1998 interpretation of this classic (which stars Liam Neelson), but I’m willing to give it a shot for the sake of Hugh Jackman.  If you guys haven’t seen the ’98 version though, I highly recommend it.

[No trailer available that I could find.]

Title: Anna Karenina
Release Date:
Fall 2012 (TBA)
Summary: 
Trapped in a loveless marriage, Anna, looks for a better life, but finds only a more complicated one.
“Go” Factor:
***

I’ve never read the story, unfortunately, but I love Leo Tolstoy.  I also love Keira Knightley and Jude Law, so I’ll more than likely give this story a shot.  Once a trailer comes out, I’m sure watching that will help me in my decision.

Title: Men in Black 3
Release Date:
May 25, 2012
Summary: 
Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
“Go” Factor:
***

I loved the other two MIB movies growing up, and this one actually looks somewhat promising.  I’m looking forward to it.

Title: The Hunger Games
Release Date:
March 23, 2012
Summary: 
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.
“Go” Factor:
****

I’m familiar with the story, so I imagine this will be a little bloody to watch.  Nevertheless, this will probably be one of those movies I’ll just do my best and suck it up for, just because the trailer gives me hope that the movie will be amazing.  Just as long as, you know, they don’t oversimplify it.

Title: 21 Jump Street
Release Date:
March 16, 2012
Summary: 
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
“Go” Factor:
***

Apparently this was originally supposed to be a somewhat more serious action/thriller story, but then after Jonah Hill signed on, the movie ended up not being able to help its being funny.  I think I’m okay with that.  I think Hill is hilarious and I’m looking forward to this one.

Title: Brave
Release Date:
June 22, 2012
Summary: 
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
“Go” Factor:
***

Seems like a pretty clichéd story plotwise, but I like watching animation movies every now and then.  Hopefully I won’t find this one to be as disappointing as 2011’s animation releases.

[No trailer available that I could find.]

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Release Date:
Fall 2012 (TBA)
Summary: 
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
“Go” Factor:
**

This seems like such a bad idea, and yet, I might give it a try if the timing is right (meaning I’m really itching to see a movie and nothing seems to be out there).  Besides, I really like Emma Watson, haha.


There’s other stuff coming out too, of course, but these are the ones that stuck out the most to me personally.  Anyway, next movie I’m probably going to review is going to be Man on a Ledge, so until then, see you all later!

2 responses to “Trailer Talk: Some new, some old—upcoming 2012 movies I want to see

    • Haha, I think I can understand. I think I am sort of excited to see The Dark Knight Rises, MIB3 and The Hunger Games, but other than those, I guess I’m more curious than anything else.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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