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Summer 2012 Preview

Summer 2012 is shaping up to be a prolific one for action movies. Whether you're a kid on school break, a die-hard action movie buff, or looking to score some AC, there are a variety of action flicks coming out this summer that will get your adrenaline flowing. 

The Avengers
Loaded with a plethora of prominent Hollywood actors (Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans) and a superhero team of all-star proportions (Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America) The Avengers is sure to be a treat for every movie geek. Under the threat of intergalactic invasion, these heroes must assemble to fight a planetary threat.

The Amazing Spider-Man
Another lucrative comic book movie franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man follows the story of Peter Parker and his newfound alter ego. While finding clues and investigating the death of his parents, Peter Parker comes face to face with his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors, and his hideous transformation, the Lizard. Box-office analysts will be curious to see if Andrew Garfield can adequately fill the shoes of Tobey Maguire.

The Dark Knight Rises
Director Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale return for what is shaping up to be one of the greatest trilogies of all time. Eight years after Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes and murder, a new terrorist leader called "Bane" wreaks havoc on Gotham. Batman, shunned by the city, must return to protect and safeguard the city of Gotham.

The Bourne Legacy
The hugely popular espionage franchise based on Robert Ludlum's novels has raked in over a billion dollars at the box office. Under the new direction of director Tony Gilroy and a new CIA operative, played by Jeremy Renner. The stakes are life or death for this new Bourne. Will audiences flock to it?

Other notable summer 2012 actions films include Prometheus, Dark Shadows, Lawless, Snow White and the Huntsman, Men in Black 3, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, Dark Shadows, and Savages.

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