The halfway point

100 movies of 2012

It’s June, creeping up to July. That’s roughly halfway through the year. I figured, now would be a good point to see how exactly I’m doing with my 100 movies project for this year. And I’m happy to say that I think I’m roughly on track.

I’ve seen 48 films so far. Just under halfway to my goal. So, how have those 48 done?

The Half Time Score

Avengers Assemble16% (Eight films) have been 5/5’s. Out of those eight I think my, hands down favourite, has been… Avengers Assemble!

Yeah, I don’t think that was a hard one to guess. I’m sure plenty of people would agree with me, right? It definitely stands out for me for the first half of the year as a memorable and completely fun film and cinema experience. Who knows, if rumours pan out, I might get to see it again (director’s cut) in August. Fingers crossed!

How about the other end of the scale. I’ve only rated 10% (Five films) as 1/5. That seems a bit lenient for me. Maybe I’ve gone a little soft!

Out of those five I think the worst has definitely got to be Ca$h. I almost regret seeing that film, but it honestly didn’t sound too bad. Lesson learnt! No more blindly following Chris Hemsworth.

Big Screen vs. Small Screen

I’ve managed to only see 25% (12 films) of those films in the cinema. That’s not that much really. Roughly 2 films a month. I swear I’ve been to the cinema more than 12 times this year! That is just poor. There were a few films I missed out on at the cinema due to, the usual of, life getting in the way. Regret not having seen The Raid at the cinema. As well as Moonrise Kingdom.

A History Lesson

The oldest film I saw was Frankenstein from 1931. I think that’s the first film I’ve seen from the 1930s. And I really enjoyed it.

But aside from that, all the other films I’ve seen were from the 90s onwards.

Game of Two Halves

I’m hoping to ramp up my cinema trips for the second half of my film challenge for the year. Well, I’ve got all the big summer blockbusters to look forward to. The main one being The Dark Knight Rises. Really. Can’t. Wait. Of course there’s The Amazing Spiderman too. Looper. The Expendables 2. Brave. Looper. So much to look forward to. Not forgetting the latter end of the year with Skyfall, The Hobbit and Django Unchained.

Also hoping to make a bit more of a dent in the film recommendations all of you kind visitors have given me. I know for a fact that a fair few of these are sitting, waiting to be seen, on my Sky box at home. So, I have no excuse!

Here’s hoping I make it to at least 100 by the end of the year!