06 March, 2013

Top 10 films of 2012

I guess this is going to be a little bit more than just a "Top 10" list, I'm going to make it into my own personal "Academy Awards" which I was going to Christen "The Chrissy's" until I realised that sounds like a name for a group of female girls with similar names ha ha, I decided to go with "The WAFA's" The Wilson Appreciation of Film Awards, not very catchy I know but work with what you got I guess.

10 - "Red Dawn"

"A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers."

 9 - "The Dark Knight Rises"

"Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy."


8 - "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter"

"Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them."

7 - "Prometheus"

"A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."

6 - "Skyfall"

"Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."

5 - "End Of Watch"

"Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves."

4 - "Looper"

"In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self."

3 - "The Avengers"

"Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army."

2 - "Chronicle"

"Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides."

1 - "Lawless"

"Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits."

Not one Comedy film made the list, "Ted" was pretty close but there wasn't even another Comedy that would make my Top 25 probably even Top 50 of the year. Hollywood seems to have lost their talent for making films that make me laugh, I watched "Goon" don't think I laughed once, same goes for "Wanderlust" or "Bachelorette", however I had a giggle or two at "The Campaign" scene when they are eating their dinner an confessing their sins.

Best Film Award - "Lawless"

Has to go to "Lawless" in my opinion it was a much better film than anything released last year, yeah "The Avengers" was incredible but we all expected an incredible film give me a quarter of a Billion dollars and a comic series that spans over 5 decades an I could make a pretty good film, not that I am trying to take anything away from Wheddon.

Best Director Award - "Josh Trank"

This decision had me stumped for a little while, should it go to Wheddon a man I have been an admirer of for a long time who made two pretty good films in "The Avengers" and "The Cabin In The Woods". However Josh Trank has just came on the scene an his first feature film was "Chronicle" one of the better Science Fiction films in recent years. He is also the youngest first time director to have their film go number one in the Box Office.

Overachiever Award - "Chronicle"

"Chronicle" I was expecting a pretty good film, but what we got was a pretty great film. After watching this film I put it straight into my personal top 100, nearer the top 10 mark than most films get.

Best Performances Male - Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf in "Lawless".

Best Performance Female - Judi Dench

Judi Dench in "Skyfall".

Best Supporting Performance Male - Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan in "Lawless".

Best Supporting Performance Female - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstea in "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter".

Best Special Effects

Another hard choice, it fell down to a toss up between "The Avengers" and "Prometheus". I ultimately decided to go with "Prometheus"

Best Original Screenplay - "Cabin In The Woods"

"Cabin In The Woods".

Best Adapted Screenplay - "Lawless"



5 - Battleship

"A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals."

4 - Chernobyl Diaries

"Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone."

 3 - Silent House

"Trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat, a young woman finds she is unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house."

2 - The Bourne Legacy

"An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films."


Films I Missed

Unfortunately, there is a quite a few films I missed last year. I will be catching up on these films over the next few weeks and months. That is why they are not included in my list, here they are;
"Zero Dark Thirty",
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey",
"The Raid",
"Silver Linings Playbook",
"Les Mis",

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