Vic Sage’s Top 5 Films of 2012…Sort Of.

With the amount of work at the arcade and my other job this year…I found I really had very little time to see all of the movies I would have liked to, not complaining mind you but just explaining why my Top 5 list might be missing some films like Skyfall and Lincoln.

I realize that my picks will probably be far different than all of yours so I do hope you’ll share your own in the comments, picking just 5 is pretty hard but I present my top 5 in no particular order.

1) The Grey

2) Chronicle

3) The Cabin In The Woods

4) The Avengers

5) The Dark Knight Rises

Now see…I told you it was hard to pick just 5 favorite films from 2012. So I totally won’t follow my own rules. ;)

6) Prometheus

7) Lawless

8) Wreck-It Ralph

9) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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7 thoughts on “Vic Sage’s Top 5 Films of 2012…Sort Of.

  1. Spottedfeather says:

    I can’t believe that you put Prometheus on the list. It was such a horrible movie. If you like it, that’s fine, but you have to admit, it’s rather weak for an Alien movie. And it’s rather weak for a movie in general.

  2. I have heard that Prometheus is one of those films that is better the 2nd and 3rd time around, but I was not able to bring myself to watch it again. Maybe in the future. The Hobbit, on the other hand, I really enjoyed. I went and it saw it a 2nd time and cannot wait for next year.

    My favorites of 2012 were:

    1. The Avengers
    2. The Hobbit
    3. Wreck-It Ralph

    That is all I got.

  3. vinvectrex says:

    Good list, but I’ll pile on the Prometheus hate. Or, rather, disappointment. I’d add Argo to that list. Not only is it retro related, but it is simply an amazing film.

  4. mwentworth says:

    Fantastic list with the exception of #1. Usually, Vic is like my brother from another mother, but my experience with The Grey was not good. It would have been the first movie I walked out of since Jack the Bear in ’93, but both my wife and I thought the other one was enjoying it. I could not get past all the tactical errors made by the survivors, in order to enjoy the “cerebral” part of the story. I suppose if they had stayed in the defensible space of the plane, where someone might have found them, that there would not have been much story. Sorry. Haven’t seen Prometheus yet, so I will reserve judgement.

  5. plcary says:

    My list would include:
    Argo @Vinvectrex- I enjoyed the retro cars, technology and fashions in the movie.
    The Avengers
    The Hobbit

  6. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Haven’t had time or interest to see as many movies in big, annoyingly-populated theaters this year.
    Still haven’t gone to see The Hobbit.
    I’m simply not jazzed about its whole Three-hour Part 1\48-frames\Imax\3D\Extra-large popcorn with hobbit cheese version.

    Though I’ll buy the movie when it comes out, cuz, of course I will.

    I can just visualize myself paying the forty dollars for a ticket, sitting down and actually start enjoying it, then some snot-nosed kids start jumping around, kicking my seat and shining their new iPhones directly in my face, under my iMax goggles, to taunt my peaceful state and end up stealing my e-mail from my pockets and start sending me hourly spam.
    No thank you.

    But on a cheerier note:
    5. Dark Knight Rises (Epic finale to trilogy, a bit confused at times, meh fistfights)

    4. Dredd (Insanely enjoyable ‘Day in the life’ approach to character/watch it with The Raid: Redemption)

    3. Cabin In The Woods (my faith in the Whedon is justified, reinvents the genre in twisty ways, still…not for everybody)

    2. The Avengers (Perfected blend of heroes, story, villain, and Hulk smashiness; the guys who put the trailer together should be shot, otherwise – way to go movie-magic people! – All hail the Whedon – )

    1. Skyfall (a series I’ve cherished since forever gets new blood, new money and faith restored – the resulting motion picture defines why I go to the movies : strong action, actors at their best, thrilling stunts, and the whole package tightly put together from a solid script. The most enjoyable time I’ve had at the movies this year. Can’t wait for Bond to return)

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