A great year for the movies; here are my pics for the best of 2012:
007 is fit and fabulous at fifty in Skyfall (2012)
After fifty years of Bond films, “Skyfall” is an exciting and intense movie that is one of the best Bond films of all time. The film features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as villain Raoul Silva.
Resident Evil Retribution (3D)
Look out world, Milla Jovovich is back, and you can count on lots of monster kicking fight scenes, and campy one-liners in Resident Evil: Retribution.
Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 smashed the box office record with the biggest domestic opening of all time $207.4 million. $1 Billion dollars worldwide as of May 17th. Prepare yourself for an exciting movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects.
The Hunger Games opens at a $153 million box office record
Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence, heroically volunteers to take her younger sister’s place as “tribute” for District 12 in the “Hunger Games”.
The story takes place in a visionary post apocalyptic world based on Suzanne Collins best selling novel (2008) of the same name. It is the first in the “Hunger Games” trilogy.
Finding Nemo (3D)
If you enjoyed Finding Nemo when it first came out you’ll love Finding Nemo 3D. Pixar’s amazing 3D animation will truly enhance your experience. The characters are heartwarming, and the story is funny, and fun for the whole family.
Most underrated movie of 2012 – John Carter
An American science fiction/adventure film. It is based on “A Princess of Mars”, the first in the “Barsoom” series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film chronicles the first interplanetary adventure of John Carter, portrayed by actor Taylor Kitsch. A Civil War vet “Kitsch” encounters an extraterrestrial being, and is accidentally transported to Mars. On Mars he escapes from a barbarian tribe of beings, only to meet a princess who is in need of a savior.
I enjoyed reading the “Barsoom” series several years ago, and thought that this film is a wonderful depiction of “John Carter”. I believe that it wasn’t well received because both the character “John Carter” and the actor who portrayed him were relatively unknown. If you missed it the first time around, check it out on video.