This is just a quick rant on what I thought about the 6 movies I was looking forward to the most during the year before the last. A bit late I know, but here we go...
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 2 wasn't quite what I'd wished for. It didn't have the same mystique and sense of isolation as the first, nor did it have that morbid darkness and distress. It was just full of clichés. I wrote a review about it.
Golden Compass 2
I already knew there wouldn't be a sequel to the The Golden Compass... but I'm still hoping!
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight was awesome. It was the best Batman movie I'd ever seen... and it still is. It took the series to the point where I'd consider even a fictional superhero like Batman a favorite, and I never had that superhero kind of raising. But The Dark Knight Rises was... not as good as I hoped. You could say it was on par with the one before it. It had an Inception-style ending as you'd expect a single movie would... not one with a sequel. It had battles that seemed surprisingly down-to-Earth and normal. It was good; in fact you could call it great (acting and filmography were both masterful), but it just wasn't as awesome as it could've been. Because Batman starts out a tired and weakened fool maybe? Well I hoped for more.
The Expendables 2
All action actors packed together in one movie. With even more of them than in the first one! I knew I'd enjoy watching this! :) Even more so than the first one. In fact, way more, not least because Arnold was in it. And JC Van Damme played a killer killer. I've been hyped up about the third one since this one... and that was almost two years ago now!
Ice Age: Continental Drift
The first Ice Age movie was great. The second was good. The third was OK. This one was good. Angelina Jolie played a tigress and... well, it was good. Not a classic, but a worthy sequel; somewhat better than the third. Even if all the main plot elements and puns keep being repeated to life. I wrote a review too.
Men In Black
Aw yeah, they're back! And still kicking butt. Even though Tommy Lee Jones has aged quite a bit since the last one, he's still got it, and of course Will Smith still has it. That goes without saying. It was a worthy sequel and (I hope) the end of the trilogy as well.
All in all? It was a good year, with some good movies, though these were far from the best ones released in 2012. Best one of the list? I'd say MIB 3. See the original post here.