The results are in!
On January 3, 2013 we posted a poll on Facebook asking our fans what they thought were the top 10 movies of 2012. Based on your responses, these our your top 10 movies of 2012.
#1 - Avengers took first by a landslide with 23% of the votes:
Loki, Thor’s brother, wants revenge. He wants to rule. He has chosen earth to conquer and to subjugate. To bring his otherworldy army to the earth he must build a portal using the power of the Tesseract. Who can stop him? Who can fight the alien warriors threatening to destroy the earth? The Avengers! Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye join forces for a showdown of epic proportions. Buckle up!
#2 - The Hobbit:
The Hobbit brings us back to when Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman – you may know him as Watson from Sherlock) was just a young fellow. Unsure why he has been chosen to be a part of a group of dwarves intent on hunting down a lost treasure of their heritage, he chooses to sign on and help them.
#3 - The Dark Knight Rises:
Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy comes to its conclusion in The Dark Knight Rises. Batman has retired as Gotham enters a period of peace and prosperity. But the peace won’t last. A brutal terrorist named Bane rises to finish what Ra’s Al Ghul started in Batman Begins: destroy Gotham City. Batman must don the cowl again as Bane pushes him and Gotham to the brink of annihilation.
#4 - Les Miserables:
This new film is the movie musical adaptation of the musical of all musicals Les Miserables! We follow the life Jean Valjean as he gets out of prison, breaks parole, becomes a mayor, adopts a child, saves a few lives and sings his way through it all. That, plus half a dozen other sub-plots that make this a three hour story telling masterpiece.
In a dystopian future where the Capital rules and 12 Districts serve, a game has been created to remind those 12 Districts who reigns supreme in this world. Every year one young man and one young woman from each district is chosen to compete in The Hunger Games where they will fight to be the last living survivor, and there can only be one victor. Katniss Everdeen has volunteered for district 12 and she aims to win if only for the sake of her sister.
Franchise superhero Spider–Man returns, rebooted. This is not a sequel to the previous three films, but a fresh start (already!). Again we meet the nerdy Peter Parker as he gets bitten by a spider, pines over the girl, and battles the forces of evil in New York. In this new take on a familiar hero, Peter must confront a mutant lizard–man running amok in New York.
In the face of the security leak created by Jason Bourne, the government takes steps to dismantle its other shady projects before the press finds out about them. In the crosshairs is enhanced operative Aaron Cross. As the people in his program are assassinated one by one, he scrambles to save his own life and that of a scientist who holds the knowledge to help him end his dependency on the drugs he has to take to make him special.
#8 - Brave:
Princess Merida is tired of being told what to do and how to behave, but when an age old custom of her people forces her to choose a husband among boys she doesn't even know, she decides to change her fate. But will the change be one for the better or one far worse and is the price truly worth it?
#9 - 21 Jump Street:
Two police academy mess–ups (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) are assigned to the 21 Jump Street unit, an undercover crew of young–looking policemen who pretend to be teenagers. They infiltrate a high school to break up a drug ring, infiltrating the dealers to take down the supplier. Hijinks occur when they start reliving and redeeming their high–school failures.
#10 - And last but not least Hugo:
A young boy, Hugo, lives in the walls of the train station in Paris, keeping the clocks going and surviving on what he can steal. When he meets a cantankerous shopkeeper with a shrouded past, Hugo starts down a path that will unveil a long–standing mystery and provide they key to unlock the message of the broken mechanical automaton left behind by his deceased father.