Ephemera – Favorite Movie of 2012

It’s the end of the year, so we’re asking the Confabulators what their favorites of 2012 are. This week, they tell us what their favorite movie of 2012 was.

Jason Arnett

The superhero films were EXCELLENT this year. Avengers and Dark Knight Rises were both very satisfying films to me.

Larry Jenkins

Full disclosure: I love movies, but I don’t get to see near as many as I would like. That being said, I really enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods, which is not so much a horror film as it is a film about horror films. If you’re more the indie film type, I’d recommend you check out Safety Not Guaranteed. It’s a nice film with both a mystery and a heart, and I appreciate movies that ask me to think and feel at the same time.

Kevin Wohler

Asking me to pick my favorite movie of the year is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child (“B-b-b-but.. I love them all!”). Even so, there’s one movie that I have gushed about more than any other this year. And it’s not The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises. The truth is, my favorite movie this year has been John Carter. Yes, it was ripped apart by harsh critics. Yes, it failed to be the box office blockbuster Disney wanted it to be. But the truth is, this was a marvelous movie. It’s visually stunning. It’s epic in scope. It’s a great adventure. The only flaw in John Carter is that it had a horrible marketing team. That, and it should have been titled John Carter of Mars (focus groups be damned).

Ted Boone

The Avengers.

Christie Holland

It’s a tie between The Avengers, because of Joss Whedon and the flawless way he juggled a huge cast and kept every character true to themselves, and The Hunger Games, because it was a wonderful adaptation of a YA novel and hopefully ensures that other adaptations of YA novels are treated with just as much respect.

Jack Campbell, Jr.

Skyfall. This one was tough for me. I absolutely loved Cabin in the Woods. The Dark Knight Rises was epic. The Avengers was everything I hoped it would be. Wreck It Ralph proved again that Pixar is the hottest studio in animation history. However, 007 and I have a long history. I spent so many hours watching James Bond movies with my dad. I read Ian Fleming’s books in junior high. Skyfall does James Bond the right way. It’s by far the best Bond movie in years, and one of the best in the franchise’s history.

Sara Lundberg

I am one of the biggest Joss Whedon fans in the world, so tied for second place are The Avengers and Cabin in the Woods. He’s finally made a name for himself in the mainstream with his work on The Avengers, which he pulled off amazingly. Cabin in the Woods was a horror movie, yes, but like all of his horror, it makes you think and also makes you laugh, which I think are two key components of horror that most people forget. But my hopes are high for the release of The Hobbit, because The Hobbit is something from my childhood and the movie will hopefully be as magical as it was when I was young. It holds the number one spot until I see it, at least.

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  • Jason Arnett says:

    Imma have to watch Cabin in the Woods. Haven’t seen that one yet. (ducks)

    And Kevin, thanks for mentioning John Carter. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  • Kevin Wohler says:

    Jack, Jack, Jack… Wreck-It Ralph was a Disney Animation release, not Pixar. Granted, it felt like a Pixar film, but it wasn’t one. But that’s fair. Brave, which came out this past summer from Pixar felt more like a Disney movie.

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