I've seen more movies in theaters this year than in any other recent year, and thanks to Netflix, the total number of movies I've watch in 2012 is probably around 100. Here are the top 5 that I've seen this year.
1. The Hunger Games
Have I mentioned before that I love everything related to The Hunger Games? :-)
This was the movie I anticipated the most in 2012 (more than The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, or The Hobbit), and it didn't disappoint. True, the actors they hired didn't always resemble what I pictured in my mind, but I think Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson both did great jobs in their roles. The scene where Katniss volunteers to replace Prim as the tribute makes me choke up whenever I see it.
2. The Avengers
You have Ironman, Captain America, and the Incredible Hulk, three superhero movie characters I enjoyed. (Yes, Thor was there too, but I didn't like his movie as much.) Throw in Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and you can't miss! The Avengers was as much of a good time as I hoped when I first heard about the movie. The Hulk stole the best lines, but it was great to see all of these superheroes together.
3. Wreck-It Ralph
I'm a sucker for Disney animated feature films, and Wreck-It Ralph was no exception. For some reason, although companies like Dreamworks can
match the level of animation, no one creates characters and stories like
Disney can. I also wish that Sugar Rush and Hero's Duty were real video games!
4. Men in Black 3
Maybe it was the time travel element. Maybe it was because there was more emphasis on relationships instead of just special effects. For whatever reason, I thought this was the best Men in Black movie in the series. It was fun watching Josh Brolin portray a young Agent K, and Will Smith was his usual entertaining self. I also liked having Emma Thompson as the new head of the MIB organization.
See Wreck-It Ralph for how much I like Disney animated features. Brave makes it two for Disney in 2012. The cartoon short before the movie, La Luna, was also fun to watch.