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Fab Five Films of 2012

A look at my favorite five films of 2012


Posted December 31, 2012 by Myong Choi

Amazingly, I’ve watched 60 movies this year, and that’s not even counting foreign releases. Just pure Hollywood product. That’s more than a movie a week, and still, there are films out there I wanted to see, but missed. So it was somewhat difficult to make a list of my favorite five films of the year. Looking back, I’m glad there was a decline in sequels and remakes and hopefully this trend will continue.

I only considered two things while selecting my Fab Five Films for the year — did the movie entertain me, and was I still thinking about it a few days after seeing it? Here are my picks. What were your favorite films of 2012? Leave a comment and let’s discuss!

Worst Five Films (1 of 7)

Worst Five Films

Let's start with the five films I disliked the most. It may have been a good year for cinema, but it had its share of stinkers too. There is no order to this list because to be honest, it's be a huge waste of time to invest any more thought into them.

"John Carter"

This film literally had me squirming in my seat, anxiously waiting for it to end so I could be released from its torture. With this and "Battleship," it was a tough year for Taylor Kitsch. His agent should be fired immediately.

"Wrath of the Titans"

Cinematic noise. A waste of everyone's time.

"People Like Us"

Shouldn't a "feel good" film have characters that are likable? I couldn't really care less if any of the characters in this film didn't end up with the money.

"Step Up Revolution"

Now I know I'm not the target audience, but it's obvious the filmmakers didn't even try on this one.

"Red Dawn"

If there ever was a convincing argument to stop Hollywood remakes, "Red Dawn" would be it.

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About Myong Choi

Born in Korea but a Hawaii resident since the age of 1, Myong Choi is a diligent engineer by day and an enthusiastic fun seeker by night. His appreciation for film started with watching bloody and violent Shaw Brothers kung fu films at Empress Theatre at age 5. When not catching up on the latest or greatest films he’s following K-pop trends, outside hiking or playing basketball, or inside enjoying an ice cold beer with friends.

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