Best of 2012: Movies

Monday, December 24, 2012

Every year, the last full week of December is filled with posts for the Best of that present year and this year is no different.  Every day, excluding tomorrow, will be a day to celebrate 2012 so we will be able to say goodbye to  it on New Year's when we welcome 2013.  Today, The Bucket List is showcasing the best movies (which were adapted from books) of 2012 that I enjoyed:

The Hunger Games (March 23, 2012)
Why: It is a fantastic adaptation of the book and it's powerful and emotional.  I can't help but love Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.  Read my review HERE.  Plus, it was a movie of an awesome beard.  Watch my favorite scene:

Life of Pi (November 21, 2012)
Why: This was so close to the original book that I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face.  With a few minor differences from the book, we follow Pi through his journey with Richard Parker, a tiger.  It's fantastic and thought-provoking.  If you haven't read this book, read it and then see the movie.  Truly beautiful.  Here's one of my favorite scenes:

The Hobbit (December 14, 2012)
Why: You can read my review HERE.  This movie was gorgeous and colorful.  And I always have a thing for those little hobbits because all of them are just so cute with their big feet and curly hair.  A few chapters in the book and it was basically word for word.  Peter Jackson is no stranger to making books come to life and he did not disappoint with this one.  Here's part of my favorite scene:

What was your favorite movie of the year?

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  1. I loved The Hunger Games and I only had a couple of complaints with The Hobbit. I need to see Life of Pi. Loved that book! Glad to hear you liked the movie. :)