If there’s one thing we at Tech2 really love, besides our games and gadgets are movies. And here are ten movies we’re really looking forward to in 2012.

Underworld Awakening (January 2012)

In recent times, vampires and werewolves have had their names dragged through the mud thanks to the Twilight series but hopefully Underworld Awakening will offer them a bit of redemption. This time round, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must take the fight to the humans in a bid to save her race.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (February 2012)

The first Ghost Rider film may not have been as epic (or enjoyable) as one would have hoped but the sequel brings with it the directorial talents of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the same duo responsible for the kinetic and completely badass Crank series. And these guys really know their action.

Wrath of the Titans (March 2012)

So God of War may not be getting a film adaptation anytime soon but gamers looking for some Greek mythology on the silver screen can look forward to Wrath of the Titans, a sequel to the relatively enjoyable Clash of the Titans. Sam Worthington may be no Kratos but it looks like he’ll be bringing the pain to a bunch of Titans this year.

Men in Black III (May 2012)

After a sabbatical of nearly ten years, Agents J and K are back as top secret agents monitoring alien activity in New York. After an alien manages to assassinate K (Tommy Lee Jones), J (Will Smith) must travel back in time to save his mentor/friend as well as “protect earth from the scum of the universe”.

The Avengers (May 2012)

Anyone who’s ever read a Marvel comic in their life has probably dreamed of this moment and in 2012, Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly) will make their dreams come true when Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow come together to protect the planet from Loki.

Battleship (May 2012)

A cheesy, summer blockbuster by heart Battleship is like Independence Day in the middle of the sea as a fleet of naval Battleships take on some sort of an advanced alien civilization. From the trailer, it looks like the kind of movie where you leave your brains and home and enjoy the simple yet action packed ride to the end. Plus it has Liam Neeson so you can’t go wrong.

Prometheus (June 2012)

A prequel of sorts to Ridley Scott’s epic Alien movie (and its sequels), Prometheus is the tale of a group of scientists who travel to a distant planet to discover mankind’s roots. Over there, things obviously don’t go as planned and they’re soon embroiled in a battle to save themselves and the entire human race.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (June 2012)

Yet another movie that could redeem Vampires, ALVH is the story of America’s 16th president who instead of politics, dedicates his life to slaughtering the undead. The movie will be helmed by Timur Bekmambetov, the man behind the underrated vampire flicks, Day Watch and Night Watch.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 2012)

The Joes have now been framed by the president of the United States for a crime they didn’t commit so what do they do? Try to clear their name by kicking butt and blowing more stuff up. Obviously. I mean how else can anyone really clear their name?

The Dark Knight Rises (July 2012)

The highly awaited conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, TDKR will hopefully be the epic showdown between good and evil we’ve been waiting for since 2008. On one hand, you have Bane wreaking havoc on Gotham City while on the other you have a reluctant super hero who’s forced to return from exile to save the city he once protected. 

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