Next category today is Film Of The Year… Awards… Assemble!
- 6th – The Amazing Spider Man
- 5th (Joint) – Argo
- 5th (Joint) – Prometheus
- 4th – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3rd (Bronze Award) – Skyfall
If Skyfall proved anything it was that Bond was back, and back in amazing style! After the car crash that was Quantum of Solace and various legal problems, we were left wondering what would happen to the Bond franchise, then Sam Mendes comes along and gives Bond the best 50th anniversary present he could ask for. Skyfall was a superb return to form, breathing life back into a franchise that had started to lose its way. Not to mention one of the Bondiest of themes in a while from Adele. Mendes is apparently already working on the next Bond, and if he can carry on the work he started on Skyfall, it’s going to be a film to watch out for!
2nd (Silver Award) – The Dark Knight Rises
In most years, I think this movie would have topped this vote, but it seems DC couldn’t fight off Marvel’s mightiest. The Dark Knight concludes Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and did a pretty good job of it. The film wasn’t perfect, but it was a neat conclusion to Nolan’s run with the Bat. Heath Ledger’s Joker was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Tom Hardy had a good take on Bane (Despite the ‘interesting’ choice of accent), and Anne Hathaway manages to bring the comic book version of Catwoman alive on-screen. It’ll be interesting to see what DC decide to go with Batman next. Much as I liked Nolan’s take, I’d still like to see a more comic book version of Batman on-screen. They’ve managed it with the Arkham games, I’d like to see them bring it to the movie versions too.
1st (Gold Award) – Avengers Assemble
After years of having TV companies screw him over, Joss Whedon now has the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time! And you have to be James Cameron to hold either of the top 2 slots, so personally, I think Joss has the best deal. ;) Whedon was the perfect choice for The Avengers movie. He knows Marvel well, having already written a superb run on X-Men, and he really knows how to work ensemble pieces (see Firefly/Buffy/Angel). A perfect blend of humor (‘puny god’), action and character development, Avengers really ticks all the boxes on what a pure comic book movie should be. Already looking forward to the Avengers reassembling in 2015, not to mention Joss’s return to TV with S.H.I.E.L.D later this year.