2012 has been a formidable year for film and audiences have returned to cinemas in great numbers to see heroes assemble, rise and fall. I chart my favourite films of 2012, in ascending order:
Prepare for judgement.
Eighteen certifications are becoming increasingly rare in mainstream cinema, with many production companies encouraging directors to sacrifice their original intentions in order to conform to the lesser ratings to draw in a wider audience and ultimately more profit. On a few occasions this year the business side of the film industry has reared its ugly head with some films toning down their content, omitting scenes and in extreme cases even renaming the film itself – John Carter of Mars became John Carter and The Avengers became Marvel’s Avengers Assemble – all in the name of money-making. Continue reading Dredd Review