With the new year come and gone, it is time to look at some of the most highly anticipated films coming out this year. There are some major blockbusters ready to make an appearance on the big screen, many of which have had prequels already play to large audiences throughout the world before.
The Dark Knight Rises
This might possibly be one of the most heavily anticipated films to come to a cinema near you in recent years. Not only was the previous The Dark Knight one of the largest grossing films ever, but also The Dark Knight Rises is the end to the three-part series director Christopher Nolan has wound together. The previous two films aren’t just comic book movies. They are true cinema to the fullest, and you don’t have to be an action or comic book fan to enjoy this movie.
The Avengers is another comic book movie coming out this summer, with many of the characters having been established in previous films already. Iron Man has had two successful movies in the past few years, plus last year saw the release of Thor and Captain America. Both these two also are part of The Avengers, in addition to The Incredible Hulk and Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. This proves to be an incredibly fun movie to go see, as it is the perfect popcorn cinema flick.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Lord of the Rings trilogy proved a smash hit, although these three were based on books, which were sequels to the original The Hobbit. The Hobbit is also directed by Peter Jackson, and with improved special effects, it should boast one of the top grossing cinema products of the year. However, even though the Hobbit book is the shortest of the four (including the Lord of the Rings trilogy), it is broken down into two movies, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer before you know the final outcome of the film adaptation. Of course, you’ll see a few familiar characters, including Gandalf and Gollum, although most of the other main characters are new.
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