The Top 10 Films of 2012
Written By- Matt Sandy
Note: I still have not seen critically acclaimed films such as: Argo, Flight, Zero Dark Thirty, Cloud Atlas, Life of Pi, or Killing them Softly.
10. Moonrise Kingdom- A beautifully shot film with solid performances and a cute story- what more could you ask for?
9. Wreck-It-Ralph- This film was made for gaming nerds like me, and I loved all the hilarious references. Even without the references, the story stands on its own!
8. Looper- Such an original story needs to praised. It was awesome seeing JGL channel Bruce Willis, and the way they made him look like a younger Willis, totally worked for me.
7. Ted- This raunchy bear never held back! Seth MacFarlane’s unique style of humor definitely works for me, and I hope he does another movie soon.
6. Skyfall- An epic return to the 007 franchise; so much better than Quantum of Solace, and almost as good as Casino Royale.
5. The Cabin in the Woods- It takes a lot to surprise me in films, and this worked incredibly well for me—very innovative and well written.
4. 21 Jump Street- While not as original as Ted, I couldn’t help but laugh at this unlikely duo of Tatum and Hill. The film is surprisingly clever, and contains one of my favorite cameos of the year.
3. The Dark Knight Rises- Super ambitious, but it somehow manages to conclude the series in a stunning manner. There may have been some bumps on the way there, but overall it is an incredible movie.
2. Django Unchained- Tarantino does it again! Possibly his most watchable film, as it doesn’t go to heavy on the dialog. Still this film is bloody, tense, and over the top- just as you would expect from Tarantino!
1. The Avengers- This is the perfect summer blockbuster movie. This is my number one film because nothing like it has ever been done before; starting with the idea of a larger cinematic universe with a brief cameo in Iron Man (2008), the road to this film was executed in a superb manner . So much could’ve went wrong with such a large assemble, but Whedon succeeds spectacularly. Plus the fact that it was pretty freaking awesome helps too!