Holiday Blockbusters Have Something For Everyone
As the year comes to an end, these last few months mark the final stretch of movies to come to theaters. With an overflow of cinematic genius lining up to be released, the end rush of films is highly anticipated for all. Below are a few films that are expected to be popular at the box office:
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Dec. 14)
A prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” series, “The Hobbit” follows Bilbo Baggins on his journey to reclaim a treasure that was once taken from him by an evil dragon. Baggins is accompanied by a group of dwarves, who also have had something taken from them—their homeland. The film follows this band of misfits to the peak of theMistyMountainsto fight the menacing dragon Smaug and win back what is rightfully theirs.
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2” (Now Playing)
The finale to the epic love story concludes in this final installment of the “Twilight” series. A group of vampire leaders have heard of Bella and Edward’s lovechild and declare her an abomination to the vampire society. Sentenced to death and hunted by their own kind, the Cullen family seeks the help of those in a similar position to help defeat the Volturi once and for all.
“Lincoln” (Now Playing)
This highly anticipated film captures the life of the 16th President of theUnited States, Abraham Lincoln. Maintaining historical accuracy while taking a deeper look into the personal life of the president, the film follows Lincoln as he struggles personally with making decisions for the slowly- dividing country.
“Django Unchained” (Dec. 25)
“Django Unchained” takes on the point of view of a former slave whose troubling past with his old owners leads to a bounty being placed on his head. Django eventually is faced with a German-born bounty hunter who finds potential in Django. With an agreement to set him free, Django aids the bounty hunter in the search for the Brittle brothers, a group of murderous bandits.
“Les Miserables” (Dec. 25)
A remake of a musical classic with an all-star cast including Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables” an emotional story set in nineteenth-centuryFrancewhen times are tough and poverty is the case for many. It follows four characters as they search for love young and old, requited and unrequited, pure and impure.