1982

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  1. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    Many consider 1982 to be one of the best years in movies.

    ET
    Blade Runner
    The Thing
    Tron
    The Wrath of Khan
    Conan the Barbarian
    The Dark Crystal
    Annie
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Poltergeist

    Will there ever be another year like that one? 30 years later, will 2012 come close?


    The Hunger Games
    The Avengers
    Prometheus
    The Amazing Spiderman
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Hobbit
    GI Joe: Retaliation
    Total Recall
    Skyfall
    Django Unchained
    Dredd
    Expendables 2
    The Cabin in the Woods
     
  2. Contec

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    You forgot Battleship....It is a good movie.
     
  3. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    I also thought about listing:

    Looper
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    The Great Gatsby
    Gravity
    Cosmopolis
    World War Z
     
  4. SSgt Burton

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  5. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol Not a chance! :lol


     
  6. rodneyfaile

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  7. BIKERFETT

    BIKERFETT Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would go with 1994

    Shawshank
    Forest Gump
    Clerks
    Pulp Fiction
    Interview with the Vampire
    The Mask
    Dumb and Dumber
    The Lion King
     
  8. rodneyfaile

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    I think 2012 is going ot come a lot closer to the glory of 1982 than most think. Maybe I am just overly optimistic.

    The Avengers has already VASTLY exceeded my expectations on every level.

    Prometheus is the movie I have been most anticipating for the longest time.

    I am so pleasantly surprised at the photos of the Total Recall remake and The Amazing Spiderman.

    I don't see how The Dark Knight Rises or The Hobbit could possibly be bad.

    If these movies live up to their potential, 2012 will be a truly GREAT year in movies. If a few of them EXCEED expectations the way The Avengers already has, then it could rival 1982.
     
  9. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Unless I can get to be a teenager again, 1982 ain't comin' back again. :sleep
     
  10. JD

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    I see 4 films on the 2012 list that make me think they might be/or are worth seeing... Avengers, Prometheus, The Hobbit, Hunger Games. I'm not too terribly hopefull for the rest. (I almost gave half a point to Cabin the Woods, but in the end... I just never really cared much for it.

    That said, 1982 list also had 4 films that were worth seeing: ET, Tron, The Thing and The Wrath of Khan (which is probably the best film overall from either year)... ok, I'll give you Rambo and Fast Time, so 5 (and honestly even Tron was on the border).

    I've got a terrible feeling about the new Spider-Man flick and the Nolan Bamtan flicks have been nothing but disappointment for the most part - and now he's going to kill Batman? Yawn. ...and I'm just not a Bond guy, I enjoy the films, but they're not really something I look forward to in a way like some other films.

    The Avengers - well, I tried to keep expectations low - but all the pre-hype got me excited and the expectations grew and grew and it exceeded everything. The Hunger Games - was slightly above average. Prometheus and The Hobbit - well, if they're half as good as they look and as their pedigree's suggest we're in for two very fine movies.

    I'm looking forward to Snow White & The Huntsman more than Bats or Spidey. I might even add World War Z and there's a handful of other movies that look interesting, too.
     
  11. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    What abut Blade Runner and Conan?
     
  12. JD

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    I'm somewhat ashamed to say I haven't seen Blade Runner. :unsure
     

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