#1 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

2012 is coming to and end, with all these Game of the Year deliberations about to start how about we take a little time to talk about the movies. 2012 was a great year for movies, I have had a blast this year going to the cinema and going and watching some really awesome movies. Here are my highlights of the year.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Avengers Assemble (The Avengers).
  • Dredd.
  • ted.
  • The Hunger Games.
  • The Dark Knights Rises.

I'm also highly anticipating The Hobbit, so assuming that doesn't become my movie of the year I'm going to say its probably Avengers Assemble. That movie is outstanding and its crazy that it is able to be such a great movie with all of these characters in it, each character is given its fair amount of screen time and the new ones introduced do a good job too. Dredd is my surprise though almost beating Avengers, it's just a classic action movie but when I mean classic I mean it is a CLASSIC.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34610 posts) -

The Dark Knight Rises.

#3 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (5797 posts) -

Avengers, but I really liked Prometheus too.

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#4 Posted by Village_Guy (2407 posts) -

Probably The Dark Knight Rises, I really liked The Avengers too though, we'll see if The Hobbit can take top position but I'm not so sure about that for some reason...

#5 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

Avengers, but I really liked Prometheus too.

Oh I forgot about that movie, that was a cool one.

#6 Posted by Jeust (10339 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

The Dark Knight Rises.

Followed by Prometheus.

#7 Posted by tarvis (75 posts) -

Starlet

#8 Posted by SeanFoster (837 posts) -

I have a good feeling it'll end up being Djano Unchained or Zero Dark Thirty.

So far it's probably The Avengers.

#9 Edited by CaLe (3678 posts) -

Skyfall. Dark Knight was too long and too much (in-movie) time passed between the events that it just fell apart for me. Didn't enjoy it even nearly as much as the previous one. As for the best film I watched in 2012, but wasn't released in 2012: 悪人. A Japanese movie by a Korean director. Absolutely loved it.

#10 Posted by Fredchuckdave (4481 posts) -

Avengers probably wins for me, but a really good year especially considering how terrible last year was; about 6 or 7 legitimate candidates for Best Picture though the Oscar grabs will probably win out. Can't wait for the next Nolan movie as always. Decent chance of Javier Bardem winning Supporting Actor and Daniel Day Lewis winning best actor a la 2007/2008, the last year where I think Best Picture was a complete wash between two fantastic films and the only distinction was one had no score and the other had a dreadful one.

Prometheus is a visually incredible film with a ton of really stupid characters, but if you look at those characters as philosophical archetypes and view the whole film as a treatise on how one relates to their creator/createes (kill them at all costs evidently) it makes for an interesting perspective on Ridley Scott: http://fcdisbad.blogspot.com/2012/06/prometheusridley-scott.html

Also: http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/06/08/vlog-6-8-12-prometheus/

#11 Posted by AlexW00d (6061 posts) -

I saw one film this year, and it was for free, so I guess it's that? Taken 2.

#12 Posted by gaminghooligan (1346 posts) -

The Raid Redemption, Cabin in the Woods, and Headhunters

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#13 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

Uh... god, I only saw three movies this year, and one of them was terrible, so either hunger games or skyfall.

#14 Posted by uniform (1830 posts) -

Underwhelming year for movies that I like. Moonrise Kingdom was an easy choice.

#15 Posted by Atlas (2401 posts) -

Lord, not sure I saw more than one film released this year at the cinema; the film was Looper, which was damn good.

#16 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3629 posts) -

Been a great year for movies. Avengers, The Raid and Dark Knight are up there but I'd have to go with Looper. So damn good.

#17 Posted by BBAlpert (1262 posts) -

I haven't seen too many movies that came out this year, and of that I don't remember much.

Wreck-It Ralph was surprisingly good, though. So I guess that's my favorite movie of 2012?

#18 Posted by Tofford (523 posts) -

I know it was last year for a lot of people but mine was The Muppets. I have never come out of a cinema with a smile that big on my face before

#19 Edited by Eidderf (504 posts) -

Off the top of my head probably Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and Prometheus. Cabin in the Woods and Chronicle were also pretty great too, I know that's six movies not one but oh well.

#20 Posted by LastNinja (280 posts) -

It's a toss up between Dredd and Prometheus for me.

#21 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2712 posts) -

The Raid: Redemption.

#22 Posted by ThePickle (4149 posts) -

Argo

#23 Posted by Pr1mus (3514 posts) -

Skyfall with The Dark Knight Rises a close second.

#24 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

Dark Knight Rises probably. One of the few movies I actually went to see in a movie theater. Also, the first movie I sought out to see in IMAX and went to see in theater a second time. It's not better than Dark Knight or Begins, but it's certainly good. I teared up both times during the Alfred scene at the end (don't want to spoil). In contrast to when I saw Avengers on blu-ray which felt pretty shallow which is no surprise considering they have 5 lead characters and only 2 hours, but it just felt like a Michael Bay movie with slightly better dialogue. Anything else, I can't remember which probably means I fell asleep during watching.

#25 Posted by SMTDante89 (2474 posts) -

Out of the two or three I've seen this year, it would have to be Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1. Still need to watch Moonrise Kingdom though, that's about the only other movie that I really wanted to see this year.

#26 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4655 posts) -

I only seen like, a handful of 2012 movies. My favorite of those being Perks of Being a Wallflower.

#27 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

So far The Avengers top my list but I'm having high hopes for The Hobbit to potentially take that top spot.

#28 Posted by Liquidus (939 posts) -

Skyfall. Prometheus is a close second but Skyfall is literally one of the most enjoyable movie experiences I've had in a long time.

#29 Posted by Skytylz (4015 posts) -

I didn't see that many movies this year, but Looper pretty much crushed everything else I saw.

#30 Posted by deano546 (180 posts) -

The Raid: Redemption.

#31 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

I can safely say that it will be soon be The Hobbit.

#32 Posted by FilipHolm (663 posts) -

@uniform said:

Underwhelming year for movies that I like. Moonrise Kingdom was an easy choice.

This sort of... I know there is another movie I loved but can't think of which one

#33 Posted by Ezakael (870 posts) -

I'm gonna be the first to mention Cloud Atlas? that movie blew me away. It was a huge surprise because I went to see it out of boredom. I also loved the Dark Knight Rises and I'm hoping the Hobbit will be amazing.

#34 Posted by theguy (796 posts) -

@Ezakael said:

I'm gonna be the first to mention Cloud Atlas? that movie blew me away. It was a huge surprise because I went to see it out of boredom. I also loved the Dark Knight Rises and I'm hoping the Hobbit will be amazing.

Should have read the book man.

#35 Edited by ProfessorEss (7123 posts) -

@LastNinja said:

It's a toss up between Dredd and Prometheus for me.

Those might be mine too. Dredd is definitely the biggest movie surprise I've had in years.

I also really enjoyed The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Life of Pi.

#36 Posted by Demoskinos (13862 posts) -

Looper

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#37 Posted by Ezakael (870 posts) -

@theguy said:

@Ezakael said:

I'm gonna be the first to mention Cloud Atlas? that movie blew me away. It was a huge surprise because I went to see it out of boredom. I also loved the Dark Knight Rises and I'm hoping the Hobbit will be amazing.

Should have read the book man.

Funny you'd mention that. I have the book sitting on my desk right now. Plan on reading it soon.

#38 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1295 posts) -

Cosmopolis, Killer Joe, or TDKR.

#39 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (245 posts) -

John Carter.

#40 Edited by wrecks (2125 posts) -

Django Unchained (I'm predicting). Avengers was great on first viewing, not so much on repeat viewing. Most everything else I've seen this year was pretty underwhelming.

#41 Posted by Live2bRighteous (306 posts) -

Wreck It Ralph... but I completely missed Looper in the theaters. I was so hyped for it too... I guess I'll catch it on Blue Ray!

#42 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9748 posts) -

Avengers. No doubt.

#43 Posted by BaneFireLord (2878 posts) -

I really liked The Avengers. First movie I've seen three times in theaters. 

#44 Posted by Kidavenger (3380 posts) -

Cabin in the Woods I guess, I only saw 4 movies this year (Avengers, Prometheus, John Carter) and none of them blew me away.

#45 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Atlas Shrugged Part 2

Lincoln

Take This Waltz.

#46 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I haven't seen Bond yet for some reason, but I guess TDKR.  
 
I'd wager the Hobbit will take that place though, even if it's getting apparently not so hot reviews.

#47 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

Prometheus or Skyfall

#48 Posted by ShaggE (5983 posts) -

I haven't watched a lot of this year's films, but I just now watched TDKR, and I absolutely loved it, so... that.

#49 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4281 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

Argo

#50 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (353 posts) -

As much as I love the Dark Knight Rises and the level of rewatchability that movie has I'm going to say Looper.