If you read the blurbs of movies coming out in 2012, you start to notice some patterns. Here are the top five movie theme trends of 2012 (so far . . .).
5. Battles to the death played out as games: See The Hunger Games, The Cabin in the Woods, The Frozen Ground.
4. A beautiful girl turns out (twist!) to be a tough warrior!: See Snow White and the Huntsman, Brave, The Hunger Games.
3. What’s reality and what’s fantasy? Who knows? Do you?: See The Cabin in the Woods, Total Recall, Life of Pi, Ruby Spark.
2. Genre-bending (and blending) fantasy: See Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; Dark Shadows; Snow White and the Huntsman; Mirror Mirror.
1. My gun is bigger than your gun!: See The Expendables II, Men in Black 3, The Bourne Legacy, Battleship, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Savages, Safe.