If you haven't gathered by now, I am kind of a movie freak. I love the adventure, getting lost in a story and seeing what Hollywood can come up with next. 2012 was a decent year in movies, if I don't say so myself - epic conclusion of the Batman Trilogy, Twilight's ending and of course... the Avengers! Here is a look at my five favorites from 2012!!
1. Dark Knight Rises
... There really are no words for this film. It was a gritty, dark and meaningful conclusion to a wild ride that we have been on since Christopher Nolan took over the franchise 7 years ago. He took the goofy, comedic elements out and instead brought in a real world hero with flaws and a breakable body. Nolan's Bruce Wayne was never a perfect man - not the best fighter, calmest personality or most rational individual - but he was honest and real and had a code that made audiences cheer for him. All of those traits the audience fell in love with over the first two films were hung out to dry in Rises. Batman meets an enemy he isn't sure he can beat and it takes all of his might to attempt to overcome the chaos that Bane brings down on Gotham. It is a wonderful way to spend two and a half hours, I assure you!
2. The Avengers
Loved this movie since minute one. Funny, interesting with enough attention paid to each character I was very pleased with Whedon's rendition of the most awesomest crime fighting team ever assembled. Rumors abound of a sequel with Whedon at the helm - it's already got my vote!
3. Break Dawn, Part 2
The beloved Twilight series came to an end this year [much to my men everywhere and my husband's joy]. It was beautifully done and had an aura of nostalgia and respect and homage all mixed into one. It had one of the best mind twists ever created for movie cinema and I am so pleased with the way the story wrapped up. It is still tied as my favorite of the Twilight films and I am so happy to be sending off those beloved characters on such a high note.
Yeah I thoroughly enjoyed this pop corn movie... Sue me. It was ridiculous, over the top and had no real story line but I didn't care. It was a chance to see the actions stars of years passed kick some major arse. It got my money - and I am not sorry about it.
This movie was just down right ridiculous... but hilarious at the same time. I thought Ferrell and Galifinakis did a great job playing two very extreme versions of the political spectrum. It made fun of American politics while not playing down to the audience for the dumb laughs [well, some of them were, but hey! Who am I am to judge?]. Probably one of the best comedies of the year.
What were some of your favorites for 2012?