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Have Your Say: Films Of 2012 Thus Far

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 30th 2012 09:52AM
Have Your Say: Films Of 2012 Thus Far

The Summer Movie Season comes to a close this weekend and we're now two-thirds of the way through 2012. Today is a good time to look back at the films that have hit cinemas thus far this year and reflect on what you have enjoyed, what you've loved, what met your expectations, what disappointed you, and what left you vomiting on the sidewalk.

Below is my own take on the year so far from the few films that have clicked with me, the ones I had various issues with, the painful experiences I wouldn't do again, and the stuff I've missed or haven't caught thus far which I'm determined to see before the year's out. My general feeling sadly is that it has been a rather piss weak year thus far.

What are your favorites? Please leave your responses in the comments below:

Most Enjoyable Films Thus Far:
"The Avengers," "ParaNorman," "Bernie," "Kill List," "21 Jump Street," "The Cabin in the Woods," "Ted," "Headhunters," "Chronicle," "The Grey"

Impressive But Oddly Disassociative:
"The Dark Knight Rises"

Solid, Should've Been Seen By More People:
"The Woman in Black," "John Carter," "The Secret World of Arrietty"

Solid, Hype Level Was About Right:
"The Hunger Games," "Side by Side," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"

A Pretty Good TV Movie At Best:
"Haywire"

An Unremarkable TV Movie At Best:
"Magic Mike," "Man on a Ledge"

Decent Starter With Potential, Sequels Need To Improve:
"The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Bourne Legacy"

Deeply Stupid Movie, Enjoyed It Anyway:
"The Expendables 2," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

Best Gratuitous Nudity, Better Than Expected Film To Boot:
"Savages"

Had Potential But Almost Wastes It All:
"Bel Ami," "The Dictator," "God Bless America," "Silent House," "Safe House"

Some Good Elements That Didn't Gel, Ultimately A Disappointment:
"Dark Shadows," "Men in Black III", "The Awakening," "The Innkeepers"

Impressive FX, Absolutely No Other Redeeming Qualities:
"Total Recall," "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Fascinating, Ambitious, Deeply Flawed, Disappointing:
"Prometheus"

Just Plain Atrocious:
"Piranha 3DD," "Battleship"

Would Not Watch Again:
"Intruders," "Albert Nobbs," "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," "Underworld Awakening," "The Possession," "Mirror Mirror," "Wrath of the Titans," "Lockout," "Seeking Justice," "Gone."

Wanted To See But Haven't Had A Chance Yet:
"Beasts of the Southern Wild," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Brave," "Cosmopolis," "The Deep Blue Sea," "The Intouchables," "Killer Joe," "The Lady," "Lawless," "Monsieur Lazhar," "Moonrise Kingdom," "The Raid," "The Sound of My Voice"

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