By Adam Alexander, Roackledge Senior High School, Rockledge, Florida
From blockbuster comic book films such as Marvel’s The Avengers and Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman conclusion The Dark Knight Rises, to comedy hits including The Campaign and 21 Jump Street, 2012 has been a great year within the film industry.
But the year is far from over, and movie-goers have a lot to look forward to as we enter the holiday season in the coming months. We’ll take a look at some of the most anticipated movies still to hit the big screen, as well as some flicks to look out for when they debut this.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2:
Anyone remotely familiar with pop culture has undoubtedly heard about Stephanie Meyer’s critically acclaimed set of novels, known as the Twilight Saga. The action-packed film adaptations of Meyer’s extraordinary vampire romance story have drawn book fans and vampire fanatics alike to the cinemas to see this epic saga come to life. Expect audiences of mostly teenage girls if you go to see this one; it’s the final film in the series and the mostly-female Twilight fans won’t be willing to miss out on seeing this one.
This installment picks up as lovers Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) who is now a vampire fight to protect their new daughter Renesmee from the Voultri who suspect her to be a forbidden “immortal child.” The Cullens must band together with other vampire clans from across the globe to help prove that their child is not what she is accused of being.
Catch Edward, Bella, and Jacob, and the rest of the Twilight crew in theaters November 16th.
The sequel to the thriller Taken starring Liam Neeson, Taken 2 brings back the original Taken cast for what looks to be an unforgettable tale of suspense. After all of the hype surrounding its predecessor, Taken 2 has some big shoes to fill.
The plot of Taken 2 builds off of the story in the first film, as Bryan Mills and his family take a vacation in Istanbul. In this startling sequel, Bryan and his wife Lenore are held hostage by the group of Albanians that took their daughter Kim for trafficking during her trip to France. Bryan must direct Kim in saving herself and her parents, before the sinister force that grasps them can no longer be stopped.
Taken 2 premieres on October 5th.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:
Director Peter Jackson is back after the tremendous success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy…and fans of these flicks should be excited about the release of the first of 3 prequels to the series this winter; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Ian McKellen returns to reprise his role as the beloved Gandalf, and Martin Freeman debuts as Bilbo Baggins, cousin and father figure to The Lord of the Rings’ Frodo Baggins. At the “unexpected” request of Gandalf, Bilbo accompanies a group of 13 dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) in attempts to recover the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.
Begin your quest and see The Hobbit on December 14th.
With legions of movies coming out within the next few months, it’s difficult to narrow it down to just a few to be excited about…but here’s a few more worth mentioning.
Flight starring Denzel Washington; producer Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln starring Daniel-Day Lewis; and scare-your-pants off sequel Paranormal Activity 4.
See you at the movies!
the original article from hsj.org, written by Adam Alexander