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Top 8 Film Sequels of 2012

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Published January 2nd 2012
We've all heard of the titles, but now it's time to unravel yet another part of the story. The point of a sequel is to inform the audience on what happens next, what other adventure the characters are going to be involved in. A new sequel means a new story, whatever that may be.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Directed by: Brad Peyton

A follow up to Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D (2008).

In this brand new 3D adventure Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) hears a distress signal from a mysterious island, which he believes has something to do with his lost grandfather, Alexander Anderson (Michael Caine). Powerless to stop Sean from going, his new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson), along with helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his elegant yet determined daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), set out on a quest in search for the enigmatic island, to rescue its lone inhabitant before a horrifying earthquake forces the island beneath the sea forever.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Directed by: Mark Neyeldine, Brian Taylor

The sequel to the 2007 comic book film.

The second part of the action packed 2007 Marvel film sees Johnny Blaze aka Ghost Rider (Nicholas Cage) ditching the American 'ghost rider' lifestyle and hiding in isolated Eastern Europe, struggling to suppress his terrifying curse where he transforms into the all-over body flaming Ghost Rider. He is then forced by a sect to battle The Devil (Ciaran Hinds), who plans to take control of his corporeal son's body. Other star cast members include Idris Elba and Johnny Whithworth.

Scary Movie 5

Directed by: David Zucker

Although the story is unknown to the public, the fifth comedy/horror sequel of the Scary Movie franchise is expected to terrify and tickle your funny bone simultaneously. As they attempt to recreate their hilarious vision of traditional horror films, follow them as they embark on another adventure.

While the storyline will probably be as confusing as the last four films, there is no doubt that this latest installment will entertain, but don't expect to sleep that night. Their star cast members include Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson and Regina Hall.

Men in Black III

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfield

A follow up to the Men in Black, which earned $590 million at the box office and Men in Black II, which earned $442 million worldwide.

Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) return in an action packed 3D film. As soon as the world is threatened by an alien force, Agent Jay travels back in time to the year of 1969, where he joins forces with a younger Agent Kay to help stop a new evil villain, Boris (Jemaine Clement).

G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Directed by: Jon Chu

Given the box office success of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the release of the sequel is no surprise. Though a trailer has been created, there is little information as to what the second story is about.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Directed by: Eric Darnell

All your favourite animal characters are back and still struggling to get back to their beloved New York City Zoo. Plus Maurice, King Julien and the Penguins join the adventure as they find themselves in Europe.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Directed by: Steve Martino, Michael Thumeier

The fourth instalment of Ice Age sees the creatures frozen solid and accidentally defrosted in a museum in the present time.

The Dark Knight Rises

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Batman faces his greatest challenge as he goes up against the brutal Bane and the sleek yet stealth Catwoman.

Other anticipated film sequels in 2012 include;
Step Up 4
The Expendables 2
Resident Evil: Retribution
Paranormal Activity 4
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Why? A new sequel means a new story, whatever that may be.
When: Continuous all year
Where: Your local cinema
Cost: A regular movie ticket
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