Red Dawn (November 21)
How flawed would 2012 be without an absolutely unnecessary remake of a semi-noteworthy film, especially if its hunky leading man is Chris Hemsworth? Playing a marine visiting his hometown while it’s being invaded by North Korea, Hemsworth becomes acting captain (literally) to a group of local youngsters looking to prevent another world war from breaking out in the suburbs.
The movie is filled with big "Pearl Harbor"-esque explosions and, of course, some romance among the youths that they really don’t have time for while saving their country.
Expect Patrick Swayze to do fist pumps in his grave and Michael Bay to be jealous that a modern spectacle can have a decent story line.