Here are potentially great movies about space and astronomy to see in 2012:
1. John Carter. The movie tells the tale of war-weary, former military captain John Carter, who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly involved in a conflict of epic proportions between the inhabitants of the planet. Movie is based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic novel.
2. Lockout. A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
3. Prometheus. The crew of the spaceship “Prometheus” explore and fight the allien civilization as part of a mission to uncover the origins of humanity.
4. The new Total Recall. This movie is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired by the story by Philip K. Dick. Colin Farrell is replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger.
5. Gravity. Surviving astronauts of a space mission to repair the Hubble telescope in a damaged space station desperately tries to return to Earth.
6. Iron Sky. The Nazis set up a secret military base on the dark side of the Moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to build a powerful fleet and return to conquer Earth in 2018.
7. The Cosmonaut. It’s the story of 3 soviet astronauts surrounded by events that happened over a 15 period.