Seen a little? Seen a lot? Want to get in the spirit of the Oscars and pick out what's hot? Then come on down to Burger Ted's... err, this thread and say which movies you liked during the year of 2012. What did you love? What did you hate? Which movies were the unforgettable ones and those you'd lock up tightly in your mind's sealed off basement?
In order to help jog your memory, Mark Wahlberg starred in Contraband. There was a time when the director of Finding Nemo put out a new live-action hero in John Carter. Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, and Brave were a few of the well-known animated features. Cloud Atlas also saw the return of the Wachowski brothers in the director's chair. So, have any of these films done their job at entertaining last year? Have any of them failed? Go ahead and name your picks!
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Sinister and Looper were two of my favorites, Sinister is by far one of the scariest movies Ive ever seen mainly becuase of the footage on the tapes. Prometheus was probably one of the biggest letdowns, I like the movie, it wasnt bad but I just expected it to have more action. Cabin in The Woods was unexpectedly good also.
Best - Sinister
Worst - Twilight Breaking Dawn
I agree with you on The Avengers being one of the more enjoyable films for the year. It's the first and so far only time I've spent money on a seat for D-Box. Though I wouldn't say it was the best film of the year, it was one of the better experiences I've had all year.
Resident Evil: Retribution and Battleship are two movies I'm still waiting to catch up on. The first two Resident Evils I also liked (more so the first one). The third was kind of forgettable, while the fourth was just awful. I'm not expecting this fifth one to be better, but I'm sure I'll get around to watching it eventually just as I have with the other ones.
For my worst pick I would probably say that The Babymakers is the stench of rotted filth. Absolutely rancid, this film had nothing to offer in the way of comedy or about anything else the film was trying for. The sad part is that the movie comes from Jay Chandrasekhar, director of Super Troopers (a great film). Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is another foul creature that had brought a new low to comic book movies. It was sickening suffering through the first Ghost Rider, but this one only managed to top off the pile of puke in case anyone wants some.
Aside from The Avengers, another likeable movie was that of Man on a Ledge. Normally I'm not much of a Sam Worthington fan, but this one has a cast you can appreciate and a story that stays interesting throughout. Safe, with Jason Statham, also did a decent job of pulling together another action-packed movie with him in it. My favorite for the year though was none other than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. While the movie didn't exactly grab me in the previews, I went against my instincts and went to see it anyway. The story, the writing, the visuals, the sounds... everything is profoundly inspired, just like much of Peter Jackson's works over the years. If you want to see a great beginning before The Lord of the Rings ever started, this is it.
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