Upcoming Movies Prepare to Wage Long War on Wallets Across the Nation
By this time, we as moviegoers already have a pretty good idea about the movies that will be coming out for the rest of the year. Triple A titles Captain America: First Avenger and Cowboys & Aliens are sure to clean up at the box office this summer, and movies like The Three Musketeers, (and although I hate to admit it) Breaking Dawn Part 1 will make the big bucks throughout the end of the year. While I don’t have any personal problems with any of these films (except Breaking Dawn…), I believe there are a few more movies that should be garnering your attention.
The first movie that I am looking forward to comes out later this year, on December 21st, 2011. Based on the popular series of books by Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the David Fincher remake of the 2009 Swedish film of the same name. While initially it seems odd that they would make a remake 2 years after the original came out, when the details are studied, it starts to make more sense. The first thing that we must realize is that the 2009 version was in Swedish (due to the fact that Larsson himself is Swedish and the book is filled with Swedish characters), and while one could watch it in subtitles, the newest version looks to surpass the original. With a cast headed off by Daniel Craig, and director David Fincher (whose accolades include Fight Club and more recently The Social Network) this adaptation looks like it will be a great way to end 2011.
Fast forward to next July and that is where we will find the next two movies that I am really looking forward to. The first is the new reboot by Marc Webb titled The Amazing Spiderman. Set for release on July 3rd, 2012, Webb seems to be ditching the happy go lucky Tobey McGuire Spider man in favor of a darker Spidey (kind of like that part in the 3rd Spider man, but this time it’s good). While Marc Webb’s only real credit is that he was the director of the indie favorite (500) Days of Summer, this trailer looks very promising. Lead man/Peter Parker actor Andrew Garfield is most notable for his role as Eduardo Saverin in David Fincher’s The Social Network, but he looks like he could very well be a promising new Peter Parker.
If you know your stuff about movie release dates, then you can probably surmise that my next in line for movies that I am very excited for is The Dark Knight Rises. Releasing nationwide on July 20th, 2012, this would have to be my pick for biggest summer blockbuster for next year. The things that Christopher Nolan has done with this franchise are absolutely outstanding, and after watching the trailer, The Dark Knight Rises looks like it won’t break Nolan’s record. Not much explanation needs to be said about Rises, because chances you already know what you are in for. If you haven’t seen either Batman Begins or The Dark Knight, I would highly recommend that you watch them before July 20th, 2012, because you aren’t going to want to miss this one.