Yup, it's finally time for this. I know it took me long enough (it's already 2 months into the year) but I wanted to get the films I wanted to see done. Sure there were some I missed like Lincoln and ParaNorman but...I imagine they won't be as good as these 10 films (yup, prejudice and bias at the same time). Well then, it's time to start my very first top ten list and my very first 'Best Films of the Year' list. Let's do this!
See original review here: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson, 2012)
9. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
See original review here: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (Peter Lord, 2012) Review
8. Wreck-It Ralph
Being a massive gamer, this was a must-see! I came for the video game references and cameos but I stayed for the heart-warming adventure and excellently crafted characters. Naturally, if you're any kind of video game fan you should have seen this already but in case you haven't, it's the best video game film of all time. Do yourself a favour and watch this even if you're not a game fan.See original review here: Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore, 2012) Review
7. Life of Pi
And here we have another film up for best film at the Oscars. Most people tell me that they all wanted to see this film because of the epic action of epicness and the bizzare island seen in the trailer. I didn't. I wanted to see it because I wanted to see if it could pull of the isolated feel of being trapped on a boat with a tiger. I get the feeling that this is one of those films that will probably sweep the Oscars (well, this or Lincoln).
See original review here: Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012) Review.
See original review here: Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012) Review
See original review here: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012) Review
4. Les Miserables
See original review here: Les Miserables (Tom Hooper, 2012) Review
3. Avengers Assemble
See original review here: Avengers Assemble (Joss Whedon, 2012) Review
2. The Dark Knight Rises
See original review here: The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan, 2012) Review
Talk about a much improved sequel. After the disappointing bland Quantum of Solace, it would seem that many people weren't ready for a contemporary James Bond. After fighting through development hell, we were given Skyfall, the 23rd film in the franchise. Who would have guessed that this would end up being a candidate for the best Bond film! Daniel Craig pulls all the punches as he solidifies his role as Bond against Javiar Bardem's amazing villain Raoul Silva. All I need to do to convince myself this was good is just listen to the theme tune alone. It's good to have you back, 007.
See original review here: Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) Review
So what didn't make the cut?
The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb, 2012)
Men In Black III (Barry Sonnenfield, 2012)
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, 2012)
The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012)
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)
Ted (Seth MacFarlane, 2012)
Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell, 2012)
The Woman In Black (James Watkins, 2012)
ParaNorman (Chris Butler and Sam Fell, 2012)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, 2012)
Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012)
The Lorax (Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, 2012)
Adventures In Zambezia (Wayne Thornley, 2012)
And for the record, this quote was from my review of Prometheus : "Trust me, Prometheus will be nominated for something...I just don't know what!" CALLED IT!
So with that out of the way, there probably won't be a review tomorrow...kind of just did this list so...yeah...