Over the past few days, I have read and watched a bunch of "year in review" type things by lots of different people. I've been wanting to do a 2012 re-cap myself. I could go over life things that happened in 2012, but I think it was pretty boring and not very interesting to blog about. So, I really love going to movies and I have decided to compile a list of my favourite movies that I saw in theatres this year! I plugged them all into my flickchart since I'm too indecisive to rank them myself.
Here are my top 10 movies of the year! (I actually only saw 10 movies, so what a coincidence!)
10. Cloud Atlas
Even though this is the lowest ranked on my list, I still did enjoy this film. It was a good mix of serious bits, scary bits, and funny bits. The stories were good, but overall I bet it worked better as a book and not as a movie.
9. The Avengers
This was a fun movie. I really like the Iron Man movies, but wasn't really into the other story lines. Oh, I really like Loki though. Tom Hiddleston is my new favourite british actor.
8. Les Miserables
I thought there were many spectacular aspects of this movie, but it's ranked sort of low because of small things that bothered me throughout the film: the shaky camera and Hugh Jackman's vibrato. Otherwise, Anne Hathaway blew my mind.
7. Hunger Games
I really loved these books and I thought the movie was pretty accurate. I would have loved more character development and less shaky camera.
6. The Dark Knight Rises
Not as good as "The Dark Knight", but still pretty good. Once again, Anne Hathaway was my favourite part of the whole movie!
5. Life of Pi
I just saw this recently, and wow! What a beautiful movie! The visuals were stunning, and the story telling was great. That tiger was terrifying.
4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
I think this movie will get some Oscars. I loved it. I just did not love the shaky camera. Why is that a "thing?" It makes me feel so sick.
3. The Hobbit
I'm just such a huge Tolkien fan, I was going to love this movie no matter what Peter Jackson did. I liked all of the added stuff except the Radaghast "chase" scene.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I read this book back in high school, and it really changed my life! I don't know why exactly, but I remember feeling so many emotions for months after reading it. The movie captured everything I have ever felt, and I left the theatre feeling like an emo teenager.
1. Moonrise Kingdom
Everything about this movie is awesome. Wes Anderson movies make me feel so happy. I really loved the soundtrack. Especially the Aviary from the Carnival of the Animals narrated by Leonard Bernstein. Seriously, it was so good.
And that's it!
Think I suck at reviewing movies? That's because I do! Here is a friend of mine who is good at reviewing movies, and watches more than fiction/fantasy! http://petersmoviethoughts.blogspot.ca/