2012 Year End Movie Wrap Up

I still have a few films from December I want to see (Jack Reacher, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty) but I figure I might as well do the wrap up now, rather than wait. I can always update the post after I catch up on my viewing. So, here we go…

The Great

The Good

  • Chronicle
  • Lincoln
  • Looper
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hunger Games
  • John Carter — I have to add a note here. I wrote my review before it was clear this film was a colossal failure. I still don’t see it. I still think it was pretty good.
  • Men in Black 3
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Underworld: Awakening — I’ll be honest. I don’t remember a thing about this film. But I do remember coming out of the theater thinking “Hey, that was pretty good.” Hence this placement.
  • Wrath of the Titans — I seem to remember this one being good as well. Maybe better than the first. It still bugs me that they changed the Andromeda character so dramatically, but what can you do?

The Okay

  • The Bourne Legacy — I’ve got nothing against Jeremy Renner. He’s a great way to continue the series. And the idea of having a parallel story line that happens concurrent with The Bourne Ultimatum is awesome. But the story was boring, the romance with Rachel Weisz wasn’t even close to earned, and the awkward cameos from other series actors (David Strathairn in a two-minute scene, and Joan Allen in some weird face-replacement footage) were distracting.
  • The Expendables 2 — Things blew up. Bruce Willis was a bad-ass. The Governator got to be in a movie again. Snore.
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D — The 3D conversion was excellent. Film still kinda sucks.
  • This Means War — Cute premise was poorly handled in the editing room.
  • Total Recall
  • 21 Jump StreetLoved the cameos. But overall it was merely sort of funny.

The Bad

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