One blockbuster after the other, 2012 has been a great year for Hollywood studded with Oscar winning material. As we say goodbye to 2012 it’s high time we look back and thank cinema for the great movies it entertained us with.
10.The Hunger Games
Just after the movie hit the cinema The Hunger Games wallpapers and posters were all one could see in the shopping malls, homes, schools etc. The movie has some amazing performances and the costumes were really impressive. It’s a story of survival, sacrifice and standing the test of time. The protagonist in the movie is a woman Katniss Everdeen who has her problems and wanting but emerges as a real hero at the end of the movie. In the battle to survive she makes a self-discovery that she is more intelligent and resilient than she imagined. The movie is a must watch.
Each movie in The Hobbit trilogy is more progressively engaging than the other. Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit makes a journey towards Lonely Mountains with the Dwarves to reclaim the mountain from Smaug dragon. The movie is probably one of the best young adult fantasies of 2012. The movie is studded with humor, suspense, thrill which makes it really worth watching.
8.Silver Linings Playbook
We all loved Bradely Cooper in “All about Steve” but we didn’t know that he had it in him when he surprised us with his wonderful performance in the Silver Linings Playbook. The movie is pretty intense given the story, setting and characters. It’s a story of a mentally disturbed guy with bipolar disorder in a mental facility that gives a quite grim outlook to the movie but his female counterpart played by Jennifer Lawrence sets up the light mood in the movie. The movie has hope, humor and motivation.
7. The Cabin in the Woods
This movie is a dreamland of young adult fantasy lovers with zombies, evil gods, attractive youth victims, unicorns, merman, bong etc. The unusual combination of humor and horror makes you love the movie which holds a surprise for you in every scene.
Skyfall is a true representation of Bond brand as it is loud, action-filled, thrilling and sexy. Skyfall leaves behind Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace in every aspect and proves to be the best Bond movie featuring Daniel Craig.
The Avengers had something for everyone. An amazing amalgamate of superheroes in one movie inspired by a comic book, what else do you want? The movie is about six super heroes with one mission that is to save the world. When the Director of International Peacekeeping starts to recruit a team to save the world the audience is introduced with the amazing superheroes one after another which gives them the real hook. Performances, scene setting, and costumes everything is perfect about this movie.
4.Zero Dark Thirty
The story revolves around a team engaged in a decade long hunt to get the world’s most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden and his death at the hands of Navy S.E.A.L. The movie has captivating scenes full of suspense and thrill show the strategies devised to get OBL. The movie holds a special interest in audiences’ eyes for the plot. Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt played the challenging roles in the much awaited movie.
Looper is the ultimate sci-fi thriller for year 2012. Teleportation, time travel and assassin what else a sci-fi fan wants? The movie is really engaging with Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt’s flawless performances. When an assassin meets his older self who is sent to him to be killed is the point plot of the movie and it’s hard to miss a single second of this.
2.The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chosky did an amazing job as a screen writer and director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s a novel turned movie and seems flawless for an amateur to produce such a work. The story revolves around the pathos of adolescence and how teenage problems are regarded over-rated by adults. The story spans over one year and is studded with self-discovery of characters, emotions and coping up with problems while growing up. The movie features Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson which makes a near to perfect cast for the story.
1.The Dark Knight Rises
The Batman movies have a reputation of being sickeningly mysterious and engaging and The Dark Night Rises did not fall short of the expectations of the viewers. When the ruthless terrorist Bane is unleashed in the Gotham City, the safety of the citizens is at stake so after eight years of self-imposed exile the batman resurfaces to protect the city that wronged him and labeled him the villain. Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy played their roles with utmost perfection making viewers forget the old batman movies.