2012 Action Movie List
Regardless of the season, you can expect these movies to have several explosions, a car chase or two, a bunch of guns, and a nearly deafening soundtrack – the better to disguise the crunching of your popcorn as you bask in the actiony goodness.
2012 Action Movies
The major blockbusters of the year are lined up and ready.
Django Unchained – December 25
Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave separated from his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). When Django is held for a slave auction, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter who poses as a dentist, frees Django from his vicious masters and gives him the option of hunting down and killing the Brittle Brothers, a ruthless gang of killers whom only Django has seen. In return, Schultz will free Django and help rescue Broomhilda from the charming but ruthless owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Zero Dark Thirty – January 11
From Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow comes the story of one of the greatest manhunts in history. Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke and Kyle Chandler star in this chronicle of the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group, after the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States and the story of his eventual death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May of 2011.
The Last Stand – January 18
Sheriff Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious drug kingpin is headed straight for Summerton Junction, where the last stand by Owens and his ragtag group of misfits will be made before he slips across the border forever.
A Good Day to Die Hard – February 14
John McClane (Bruce Willis) is back again in the fifth installment of the iconic Die Hard series. This time John finds himself traveling to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack (Jai Courtney), only to discover that Jack is really a CIA operative working to prevent a large scale nuclear-weapons heist. With a Russian mob in pursuit, the McClane father and son duo must use their opposing methods to team up against underworld forces.