Well, the last Film Of The Month of 2012 proper, with December’s being published on New Years Day 2013, it was a toss-up between a ground-breaking classic, or the best comedy with I have seen in years. The comedy wins by and nat’s whisker!
It beat Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977/1980/1998), even though both films scored the same, but in the end, Jump Street had the edge as it was great fun, a laugh a minute and a pleasant surprise, whilst Close Encounters helped to change the face of modern cinema in ways that the Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill comedy will not.
Other than that, there was little of note this month, with some decent flicks and some disappointments, with The Muppets (2011) springing to mind, and Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) performing as expected, but no 10/10 film this month. Close Encounters came very close but as I said in the review, there are three versions, all are very good but no version is perfect.
I would also like to give a nod to a film which isn’t the best by far, rather a rarity of genuine interest, the unreleased Roger Corman produced The Fantastic Four (1994).
Only rated at 5/10, it’s hardly the best of the best for November but it is an interesting film in so much that it is relatively unseen and will never be released officially. This is a lost film and to me, NO film should be lost.
This month will be taken up with The nEoFILM Christmas Film Festival, from the 12th through to the 25th, and I should be seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (2012) later this month, so I hope to get the review out before New Year but this is a busy period so finger’s crossed…
So, Happy Holidays , Seasons Greetings and we can hopefully look forwards to a great month ahead.