2012 Movie Highlights

Assuming your taste is mainstream, these are odds on to be the 20 best movies of 2012. In short, this year is the largest ever for comic book movies and the number of exciting titles easily blows last year out of the water. Let us know what you think are the top movies of 2012 in the comments.

1 The Dark Knight Rises
Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Christopher Nolan
Release Date: 20 July 2012

It was a brave move naming a Batman film ‘The Dark Knight’, since it didn’t have the word ‘Batman’ in it. There’s nothing bold about the title here. That aside, this is easily the year′s mainstream highlight, the film that is going to dominate coverage. The plot involves the whole of Gotham descending into anarchy and mob rule, while Batman is put out of action. Tom Hardy looks imposing as Bane but his vocals seem a little incomprehensible, Anne Hathaway plays an angry-looking Catwoman who steals from the rich, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a beat cop and Marion Cotillard plays a Wayne Enterprises board member. Director Christopher Nolan has made it clear this is the final chapter for his Batman, so expect fireworks and major character death, probably. Can’t wait to see it.