Posted by: ckckred | December 31, 2011

The Best Films of 2012…

…will not be here until next year.  I’m really sorry if you were that annoyed by the title.  I want to see both The Artist and War Horse before I write up my list.  But to make it up, I name my favorite films of each genre, and some honorable mentions.  The only genre I won’t include is drama, because that’s going to sound too much like my top 10 list.

Comedy: The Green Lantern: I don’t think I saw any comedies this year, and Adam Sandler movies don’t count.  So I picked The Green Lantern, which I’m assuming is a comedy because there’s no way you can take green flying aliens who get power from their rings seriously.  Right?  Right???

Blockbuster: Super 8: Maybe I’ve got 70s.  But J. J. Abrams homage to Steven Soielberg’s old films, including Jaws, Close Encounters, and E. T. was my favorite special effect filled film of th year.  Honorable mentions: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol.

Animated: Rango/The Adventures of Tintin: I had trouble picking between the two, so I made it a tie.  Rango was a swashbuckling, western comedy with animals as residents.  The film’s style of humor was quick, and the film featured many homages to old westerns.  The Adventures of Tintin provided a new look at the Belgian comic.  Paying many references to Hergé, Steven Spielberg’s intrepid film made a new field in animation.

Family Film: Hugo: Hugo isn’t really a film for the family.  It’s more for critics and people who romance over classic films.  But I’ll put it in this category, because I loved the film and think it has a chance to be number 2 or 3 on my top 10 films of the year.

Sequel: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: The previous Deathly Hallows film was messy.  Its ending was too abrupt, and too long was spent doing nothing.  This one, however, nicely tied up the knots of the series and gave a satisfying finale.  Honorable mentions: Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol

Superhero: Thor: Sure, the film gets messy sometimes.  Natalie Portman’s character really doesn’t seem necessary to the plot.  But a likable story gives this film a boost.  Honorable mention: Captain America: The First Avenger

Reboot: Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Tim Burton’s failed reboot of the series back in 2001 made most people think the series to dead.  But this film brought the series back to life, along with James Franco from his performance in the Oscars.

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  1. I thought X-men was a better superhero movie than Thor… but that is just me.

    • I actually didn’t see the newest X-Men movie. I did hear some good things about it.


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