First up is Skyfall, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise starring Daniel Craig. Released sometime in October to November of 2012, the movie presents the same experience with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, presenting audiences with a grittier version of everyone’s favorite British spy who is hot on the trail of a terrorist mastermind seeking to bring the British Empire to its knees. The film features Javier Bardem as its main antagonist with Judi Dench returning to play the role of M. Ralph Fiennes will also appear on the movie as Gareth Mallory, a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee and serves as its Chairman. The film also sheds some light on James Bond’s past by showing us where he grew up.
Second would be G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the second installment of the G.I. Joe films. Based on a toy line by Hasbro, the action figures quickly spawned a comic series made by Marvel and a number of TV series produced by DiC and Sunbow. It would take some time however before it would be fully adapted into film and it was only in 2009 that it’s first installment, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was released. After the events of the first film and the imprisonment of the ruthless Cobra Commander, it seems that Cobra, the terrorist organization left behind still seems to have a few tricks up its sleeve and has plans to free their beloved commander and bring to fruition a long planned plot.
And of course there’s the undisputable The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which solidly remains at the top of almost every other film out there. Along with the movies mentioned above, An Unexpected Journey managed to gross as much as $179.6 million just last year, a truly astounding record. From the reaction to just the first installment of the planned The Hobbit film trilogy, one can only imagine the kind of reaction audiences will have when Desolation of Smaug, the second installment, rolls about this year in December.