01/17/13 - 10:24am
2012 will, I think, go down as a year of mostly enjoyable movies. Not a lot of greatness to be found, but not much junk, either, at least judging by the list I generated.
I saw sixty-one new films this year, and I noticed that most of the films that didn’t number among my favorites tended to be minor disappointments rather than outright failures. “Prometheus” is a good example of this. Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi horror film wasn’t quite as good as I’d hoped. Is it his fault or mine that I had hoped it would be the greatest science fiction film of the decade?