2012 has been a very BIG year for movies. There were a lot of epic franchises that ended (Twilight Saga, The Dark Knight) and new epic chronicles emerged (The Hobbit, The Amazing Spider-Man). Let’s all travel back down memory lane as we list down my top movies of 2012.
This is Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane’s debut on the big screen, and boy he did not disappoint a lot of his fans. Ted tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since. Macfarlane was able to transcend his slapstick, boundary-pushing humor to the big screen. This is my favorite comedy movie of the year.
It has been a great year for actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This futuristic adventure action-thriller Looper may be confusing to some, but this movie delivers a great storyline and subplots that can make the audience glued to the cinema screens. (You can read my full Movie Review on Looper HERE)
8. The Amazing Spider Man
Some may think that rebooting Spider-Man is not a great idea. I mean, was there really a need to rehash things up and re-tell the stories all over again? Whatever the reasons were, I have to say that this reboot is better than the Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. Director Marc Webb created a darker, more real-life take on a Superhero movie that is so fitting to the world today. (You can read my full Movie Review on The Amazing Spider-Man HERE)
7. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
I have to say, I have never been so attached to any movie than to this one. I was too obsessed that I felt like I can put myself into Charlie’s shoes. As a result, I wrote the Movie Review the same way as how would Charlie write it (See for yourselves HERE). Again I really, really love the book and I really, really love the movie.
6. The Hunger Games
With one of the most successful franchises (Twilight Saga) taking its bow this year, I guess it’s about time for the birth of a new cult-classic. The Hunger Games is a movie adaptation of a Suzanne Collins book of the same name. It tells the story of Katniss Everdeen who volunteered to join a televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. With three more movies underway (the last book Mocking Jay will be divided into two parts), I guess we will certainly be hearing more about this saga in a long time.
5. The Avengers
Of course my list will not be complete without this group of superheroes. Marvel Studios has been preparing this ultimate movie for years by connecting various movies together to form a major storyline. I am just so happy that I was not disappointed with the outcome. The Avengers is like every boy and comic book fan’s fantasy to witness this kind of epic superhero movie.
As what I have said in my Movie Review for Skyfall, If I am to compare Daniel Craig’s generation of James Bond films (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace), I think Skyfall is his best Bond yet. Some (like my brother) are still not convinced with Daniel Craig as James Bond, but I think you will reconsider it once you finish this movie.
3. The Hobbit
I have seen this movie twice already in a span of one week. That’s how I loved The Hobbit. This movie is the prequel to The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and the book will be divided into three parts, so The Hobbit (movie) will again be a trilogy. Nice one Mr. Peter Jackson. Just wait for my full review of this movie in a couple of weeks.
2. The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy made by the one and only master mind-bender Christopher Nolan. Over-all the movie is a masterpiece. From Hans Zimmer’s marvellous and mind-boggling musical score (Selina Kyle’s signature background music can be her Darth Vader March Anthem), to Nolan’s incredible visuals, everything is staggering. (Read my full Movie Review of The Dark Knight Rises HERE)
And sitting at the top of my list of my favorite movies of 2012 is no other than Argo. This movie is oh so good. Argo is definitely one of the best movies of the year, if not THE best movie of 2012. This movie deserves all the Oscar buzz and I would not be surprised if Argo gets nominated and eventually wins. But, I still have yet to watch Zero Dark Thirty, so I’m still not sure about the Oscar part. (Please read my full Movie Review on Argo HERE)