2012 IN REVIEW — Happy New Year! Let the reminiscing commence!
Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 has come and gone, and we’ve made it into 2013 still standing, despite what some may have feared. Lucky us! It’s looking like 2013 will be an exciting year for franchise films, what with a new Star Trek, Iron Man, Thor, Superman, and Die Hard, but then there’s also original material like Guillermo del Toro’s awesome-looking Pacific Rim and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, too! (I’m sure there are some other movies in there that aren’t sci-fi or fantasy-based, too, that might turn out to be good, but these aren’t usually the types of films that generate buzz so early on until they’re shown at film festivals.)
But before we jump into the films of the new year, let’s take a look back at what was supposed to be the final year of the planet as we know it through the films that were released in our apparently bygone twilight period. As with 2011, in the coming weeks, I will be deconstructing 2012 into the following categories (subject to being broken down into smaller parts):
- Notable Films I Managed to Avoid Seeing
- The Films I Liked in 2012
- The Worst of 2012
- My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2012
Since 2012 was also my first full year of blogging, I aimed to see more theatrical releases and, barring that, renting 2012 releases as soon as I possibly could, but there are still some notable films that I just wasn’t able to get around to, mostly due to having to gauge my expenses — usually because films were released so closely together. That being said, I’m really looking forward to looking back on what turned out to be one of the more exciting and satisfying years in film, in my humble opinion. But, in case you can’t wait, feel free to peruse through the archive and check out all the parts of 2011 in Review, conveniently ordered out for you below!
- 2011 in Review: Notable Films I Managed to Avoid, For Better or For Worse — January – April, May – September, October – December
- 2011 in Review: The Films I Liked
- 2011 in Review: The Top 5 Worst Films I Saw
- 2011 in Review: My 10 Favorite Films — 10 – 8, 7 – 4, 3 – 1