Thursday, January 3, 2013
Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2012
Here are some of my picks for 2012. As someone who despises spoilers, all of my recommendations are spoiler and allergen free.
Ridley Scott waited 30 years to return to the scifi genre. I suspect that most people expected another alien movie. Instead, Scott addressed the questions that have preoccupied him since Bladerunner. What makes us human? Who is the creator? How do we use our scientific innovations? Where is our place in the universe?
The Cabin in the Woods
Joss Whedon makes a horror movie. Need I say more, Whedonites? For those who do not watch horror movies this is not...it is...it is funny. Just watch it.
Joss Whedon creates a truly enjoyable romp. Yes. I am a Joss Whedon fan.
Snowhite and the Huntsman
A visually beautiful film with stunning cinematography. Possibly not the greatest acting or story line but the visuals almost make up for it.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
The title alone made me cringe. It should not work, but does. Stylistically it reminded me of Ritchie's re-invention of Sherlock Holmes.
Game of Thrones
Probably one of the best and most cleverly written shows in a long time. Current status: Symptoms of GOT withdrawal.
The Walking Dead
Pure exaggerated horror (of life). The basic premise: What if it does not get better?
Still on my list:
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper (or Sprite starts chanting)