2012 was a year where heroes assembled and arose, where children grew up too fast and emotions ran high, and at least a couple people broke into spontaneous song. We welcomed The Avengers, we bid Edward and Bella farewell, and we said goodbye to some good friends along the way as well. All of this happens in real life, but all of this could only happen in such a fantastical way at the movies.
The following is a list of the best moments of the most crowd pleasing, head scratching, and sometimes eye rolling and/or jaw dropping films of the year.
Warning: This is going to be a Spoiler Filled post, so tread lightly.
11. The End of an Era – Breaking Dawn Part II
In 2012 The Twilight Saga finally came to an end, dismaying fans and consoling adversaries alike as its final frames played out on the big screen. Granted, the final film was pretty much what any fan of the franchise would expect. Bella wound up with Edward, Jacob got a piece of Bella to remember her by, and various vampires did things that only true fans really cared about. If you weren’t a fan of the franchise, then the movie still delivered on the one promise it made to the rest of the Non-Twilight world: it finished the series, putting an end(?) to the Twihard mania that gripped the media.
Only for one brief moment, it looked like Twilight was actually going to go out with a huge bang as the climactic battle between Aro and The Volturi versus pretty much everyone else kicked off. Major characters were killed and it looked like the good guys had won the day…only for the audience to find out that it was all a premonition Alice had of what would happen if everyone actually did do something other than stand around talking and sulking. And so the Twilight Saga ended how it began…trying to be something it wasn’t. The collective sighs of relief mixed with the sobs of conclusion, and another chapter in teenage marketing had closed.
This article was first posted on February 16, 2013