It has been a phenomenal year for cinema so far this year, and the latter half is set to be even better as moviemakers battle for distribution with the Oscars beckoning closer. From the more unusual and underground movies at the beginning of the year, most notably a rare documentary film about sushi to a superhero blockbuster, this year’s movie crop has certainly had a touch of everything.
The biggest names in moviemaking seem to have all been getting in on the act this year. From a revamped Spiderman franchise to the excellent Dark Knight Rises; from the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady to Spielberg’s War Horse, 2012 has certainly seen plenty of exciting movies hit the cinema screens. So what else is to come? Here are three of the most highly anticipated films of 2012.
Whenever there is a new James Bond film in the pipeline, an escalating air of excitement begins to fill cinema halls everywhere. Skyfall is the 23rd film of the legendary James Bond series and, according to the sneaky pre-reviews that are increasingly emerging in the press, Bond’s latest antics promise to deliver the adrenaline and live up to expectations.
The eagerly awaited Skyfall will have its premiere on 23 October 2012 and will officially be released on 26 October 2012, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the release of the first ever Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962. You can book tickets to witness 007’s latest outing at Showcase Cinemas.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic story of Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, whose curiosity leads him on an unforgettable journey to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim a treasure stolen by the evil dragon Smaug, never fails to captivate the imagination of both young and old.
This enthralling movie adaptation could be placed in a multitude of genres, including action, adventure, science fiction and fantasy which, being filmed in 3D, puts viewers amongst the action and face to face with the heroes and villains. It promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Directed by Peter Jackson and with an epic cast which will star Martin Freeman as hobbit Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first Hobbit film of a series of three. The second film, The Desolation of Smaug, will be released in 2013 and the finale of the series, There and Back Again, will be released in 2014.
Twilight Breaking Dawn 2
Dubbed one of the hottest and cold-blooded of films this year, Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 is the final instalment of the popular and highly-acclaimed vampire series. This blood-sucking thriller stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and promises to provide a mind-blowing conclusion to the series, unravelling the secrets and mysteries that helped propel the Twilight series to worldwide success.
With all these options planning to hit cinemas soon, film buffs will be spoilt for choice. Remember you can always book your tickets online and in advance to prevent disappointment and ensure you get front row seats for the biggest cinematic releases of coming months.