2012 predictions

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 Horrorthon Posts

I’m just curious what everyone thinks. Here’s my take:

Sherlock (Season 2)
Already seen it (all three episodes): it’s fantastic!
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D
I’m more partial to the prequel trilogy than probably anyone else here on Horrorthon. I’d even go so far as to say that The Phantom Menace is kind of comparable to the first few chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring: very little happens, the storytelling isn’t up to par yet, the setting is idyllic, and you’ve got absolutely no idea of the violent, dark wonders to come. (And if Book I of Lord of the Rings had been written/published years after The Return of the King, everybody would be going, “Tom Bombadil? A shortcut to mushrooms? What the hell is this?”) Anyway, as I’ve remarked elsewhere the 3D looks unbelievable, so I’m in.
Mad Men (Season 5)
I think this will be awesome. Season 4 was the best yet, and it left us at a wondrous stopping point. (SPOILER WARNING for Octo, Julie and others who aren’t caught up. NOBODY SAY ANYTHING!)
Titanic 3D
I’m not the biggest fan of this movie to begin with (although I was at the time), but, again, the 3D looks unbelievable (at least in the preview I saw).
The Avengers
I think this will be pretty good but not great. Like, you have a blast and pump your fist during the first hour, but by the next day you kind of forget you saw it, you know? It probably won’t have the surprising emotional depth of Thor.
I have no idea. It could be brilliant and it could be embarassing crap. Ridley Scott is like that.
The Amazing Spider-Man
I think this looks (no pun intended) totally amazing, but I realize that nobody here is going to agree with me, since it’s got two Horrorthon strikes against it: nobody likes reboots (except me) and nobody likes origin stories (except me). But I just saw The Social Network and I think Andrew Garfield is great, and, come on: Emma Stone! Martin Sheen and Sally Field as Uncle Ben and Aunt May!
The Dark Knight Rises
I actually think this is going to be bad. I mean, enough already. I thought Inception was way overrated. I’m tired of Christopher Nolan and what a big deal everything is. Why so serious?
This will kick ass.
The Hobbit
I think this will be the one movie to rule them all, this year.