The 2012 List
5 Most Impressive Movies of 2012
1. Undefeated – Well deserved winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary.
2. Beasts of the Southern Wild – Most surprising film of the year, incredible first time actors.
3. Shame – Michael Fassbender delivering one of many brilliant performances.
4. First Position – The most kickass documentary about Ballet ever.
5. The Intouchables – Coolest opening scene of the year.
5 Most Disappointing Movies of 2012
1. Mission Impossible 4 – Not even sure if this was this year, but its awfulness transcends time. This extended iPhone advert may have stopped me ever buying another Apple device out of protest.
2. Prometheus – While bumped for the top spot by the worst film ever made, this was the biggest disappointment for reasons that have been widely circulated, the funniest of which can be found in Digital Digging.
3. Ted – Was hoping for more from Seth McFarlane than Hollywood in-jokes and stoner humour.
4. Death Proof – While my hopes weren’t high for Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 trying-hard-to-be-a cult classic, it was the only film this year that I stopped watching before the end.
5. The Hobbit: High Frame Rate – I join the chorus of audiences who exclaimed “Gawd it looks like an 80s soap opera.” And with Peter Jacksons labouring of long stares and smokey light effects it felt like one too. Not all bad though, Weta impressed once again.