2012 looks to be a promising year for movies, but almost anything could beat the underwhelming year of 2011. Not sure what films to get excited about next year? No problem.
We have compiled a list of the 10 most anticipated movies that will be released next year.
10. The Raven
A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer’s stories.
9. The Dictator
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
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.
7. Men In Black III
Agent J time-jumps back to the 1960s, where an alien with its sights on the younger version of Agent K poses a threat to the future of the MIB organization — and humankind’s very existence.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man
Teenager Peter Parker grapples with both human problems and amazing super-human crises.
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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.
3. The Hunger Games
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.
2. The Avengers
The S.H.I.E.L.D. agency brings together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders.
1. The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes.