2012 saw re-releases of past classics (Beauty and the Beast, Titanic 3D), new blockbusters (Brave, Ted) and many follow on films from past hits (Men in Black III, The Dark Knight Rises).
I saw many films in the cinema this year, but not all of them were up to scratch. Here are my top 5 films from 2012:
5. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
This sequel to ‘Nativity!’ brings the Mr Poppy we know and love into the limelight once again as he takes the class on an adventure to Wales to compete in ‘A Song for Christmas’ with their new class teacher Mr Peterson (David Tennant)
4. 21 Jump Street
This film is not for children due to the almost constant use of f-words and other unnecessary swear words, but Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star as a pair of, for want of a better word, useless, policemen sent undercover to a high school making the film one of the funniest releases of 2012.
3. The Hunger Games
I read the books and loved them. Then I saw the film and fell in love with the story all over again. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen, the strong, tough warrior who takes her sister’s place in the Hunger Games alongside the equally brave Josh Hutcherson.
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
If you like Lord of the Rings, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll love The Hobbit. In Middle Earth, we meet Gandalf, Gollum and Frodo (For a short while, anyway) once again, but this time we are sent on an adventure starring Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Frodo’s uncle recruited to help 13 dwarves restore their kingdom.
1. Marvel Avengers Assemble
What could be better than the Hobbit? Well, it needs action, comedy, a great storyline and likeable characters which don’t become annoying 5 minutes into the film. The Avengers has these qualities and more. Think of all of your favourite film characters stuck in a blender and this would be the result, a gripping action movie with awesome stunts, special effects and an ending leaving you wanting more. The sequel will be good.
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With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness set to be released next year, 2013 looks like another good year for the film industry.
What was your favourite film of 2012?
- Hobbits, superheroes and brain-bending trickery: Week in Geek’s top five films of 2012 (guardian.co.uk)
- The Avengers of Today’s World (belalbahader.wordpress.com)
- The Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of 2012 (screencrave.com)