2012 will be a great year! For the last few years big Hollywood producers started realizing that simply ripping off movies and spending millions of dollars on special FX might not be the best formula to produce a good film. In times of crisis, even Hollywood writers reinvent film to see if movies can be produced less expensive with more added value for the customer. Not all movies I discuss here are innovating in that sense; other movies I discuss are highly anticipated movies, and therefore carry extra responsibility to prove themselves on the big screen.
A mind-bending movie from director Rodrigo Cortés. It has already been shown to public at the Sundance festival, but will officially be released somewhere later in 2012. The movie is about investigators of the paranormal. When they get obsessed with a particular “gifted” person, the world of these two hardcore skeptics gets turned upside down.
The Dark Knight Rises
Awesome! After The Dark Knight’s great success back in 2008, everyone wanted more Dark Knight. In only a few months (summer 2012) the Dark Knight will once again star on the white screen. This also has a flip-side; according to the poster “The Legend Ends”, so this will also be the last Dark Knight movie we will see…
The Amazing Spiderman
Yet another remake of the comic, but with a far more realistic scenario that fit’s more in our current timeframe, and sticks less to the scenario of the early comicbooks. There is a downside though; we all know how this movie ends!
Snow White and the Huntsman
A remake of a classic fairytale as well, but (as with Alice in Wonderland) the movie has been pimped to make it some sort of modern interpretation of the classic fairytale. Alice in Wonderland did this pretty well by altering the script at some points. I hope Snow White and the Huntsman can pull this trick off as well.
We can’t forget the next Pixar movie in this post, that would be rude. Brave will be the name of Pixar’s new animated movie, after two sequels (Toy-Story 3 and Cars 2). I cannot help but think about Disney’s Tangled when looking at the trailer. Normally other studios have been copying Pixar’s concepts in order to remain competitive in the animation industry, but this time it seems Pixar has been losely basing the settings on Disney’s latest movie. Then again, Pixar is part of Disney, so they’re officially allowed to do this kind of copying.
There is not much to say about this movie; if you liked the first three American Pie movies, then you should definitely watch this one. The people behind this movie have managed to get the “old” cast back together for a last movie, completely in the same style as the first three movies. It will be quite awkward so see Alyson Hannigan (Michelle) on screen again, but then without the How I Met Your Mother cast!
Indie Game: The Movie
This year, lot’s of interesting documentaries will be released. Not about the usual stuff like nature, 3th world problems or crime, but about aspects that drive the western society during everyday life. Indie Game: The movie will be, as it’s name suggests, about Indie Game developers and how the create their games from scratch. The trailer looks really promising!
Ctrl Alt Compete
A Microsoft powered documentary about the startup business in the tech industry. The documentary will show all kinds of events related to startups and getting the proper investors. For anyone interested in this kind of business this documentary is a must-see.