Oops – a day late! I’ve never been great at blogging deadlines, this is obvious.
This year seemed quite tricky to put together the top movie list! There were so many that were close to being my favourite, but just.. sort of not top ten material. I might have enough to put in ‘honorable mentions’ and that might be just as surprising as the below list! It just seemed easier last year, I can’t put my finger on it!
The below list is definitely in no particular order..
Looper surprised me, in terms that it was time travel; and I am quite dedicated to the Dr. I wasn’t sure I would like it, plus in all the trailers, I was like why does Joseph Gordon-Levitt look so plastic?! I was just so immersed in it all, it was beautifully laid out and wowsers Emily Blunt is stunning.
The Avengers; this seems like so long ago doesn’t it? But probably one of the best superhero ensemble films.. EVER. Standout was Ruffalo as the Hulk. What a star!
Dark Knight Rises should be no surprise. Slight loss of brownie points with the distracting Bane voice but it was still a hell of a ride and I didn’t dislike Anne Hathaway as Catwoman!
Pitch Perfect is probably the fun movie of the year (on this list at least) and I just couldn’t stop grinning throughout it! It was just such a surprise, and I loved the two leads so much!
Unexpectedly fun, and one that raised a few cheers at the screening was Cabin in the Woods; I even saw it twice! So many shocks, and funny moments in unusual ways, I loved how clever it was. It was almost like the new ‘Scream’ where it was pop culture reference laden but it would only take those references, than create new conventions.
This one I had to double check, I thought this was last year! Chronicle! What a dark, ‘superhero’ movie. Though it wasn’t superheroes really, it was just about superhero powers and how things can get a tad out of hand.
I don’t think I’ve featured an animation on my list before; I really don’t. Wreck It Ralph was easy though! It had the charm of Toy Story but it felt a lot more modern and aimed at adults too with the nostalgic wonder of an arcade.
Perks of being a Wallflower was a very recent watch and I probably got hooked into it by all of the caps and gifs I was seeing on Tumblr. It became very clear this was more than Hermione post Harry Potter. SO much more. Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson are just a gorgeous, and haunting ensemble. A must see.
The Imposter. I think this is my Catfish of the year, it was just a powerhouse of a film where you think the biggest spoiler is in the title. Centering around the disappearance of a 13 year old boy in Texas in the early 90s; we meet someone posing as him, 3 years later found in Spain. That is all I will say.
The Lucky One is probably my red herring of the list; and a bit surprising even for me but when I think of it, it just lingered and made me wish for a returned soldier to nurse back to health. Or something like that. Zac Efron and relative unknown Taylor Schilling were just beautiful together, and quiet and I cannot handle it.
What were your favourites of the year? Comment and share!