This time last year Marvel Studios kicked off the summer movie season with the pinnacle superhero movie experience in Marvel's The Avengers.
This past year in cinema was a significant step up compared to recent years. So many great films in 2012, but only ten spots. Let me preface for you, the reader, before you start scrolling down on my movie rankings: I was not able to get out and watch every acclaimed film in 2012, but for the most part I liked what I did see.
It's official: February 29 (aka Leap Day) has been claimed Geek Day.
The big idea was to feature some of the more highly-anticipated movies from the 2012 film slate -- of which there are many -- however, I'll admit: a couple clunkers still managed to sneak their way in. But overall, I feel like there is a little something for everybody on this list.
Science fictional World War Two propaganda never looked so good in high definition.
On this day, October 11, 2011 Christmas came early for every fanboy, geek, and true believer of all ages.
With a mediocre summer movie landscape filled with tired pirates, repeat bachelor parties, an unfunny fighter pilot wearing jewellery, rusty scrap metal in slowmo, and bland cowboys & aliens, there was an unlikely film about a Norwegian legend and a rainbow bridge that hammered out all that competition; and now its available for your home entertainment viewing pleasure.
The trailer may of only lasted just over a minute but those short 66 seconds that was enough to satisfy (and tease) decades worth of Marvel fans. Well, at least this Marvel fan anyway.
Does Marvel save their best superhero movie 'til last this summer? Well not quite, but it still packs more of a punch than Ryan Reynolds and his emerald jewelry.