2012! What a year! Indeed! I had a good three month run in the spring time, but have been pretty quiet this year in terms of blogging.
I haven't seen all the movies from 2012 from the US or Asia. But I did see a lot from the US side. My interest in films from Asia continue to decline. There are still gems, but I am no longer willing to invest that time.
From the US, The Avengers stole the show and capped off Marvel's grand plan since the debut Iron Man in 2008. With an $1.5 billion USD worldwide box office take, it sits as the third highest grossing film of all time.
In the land of television, the breakout series for this year has to be Game Of Thrones Season 2 and The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead had the second half of Season 2 and the first half of Season 3 broadcast this year. Elementary and Revolution were the two breakout debuts for the year. Honorable mention to True Blood's fifth and most unique season.
In Asia, the big hit is out of Korea. The Thieves broke box office records in is homeland and than took its chance with the rest Asia. Modest success was found and I even watched it in the movie theater here in the US. Masquerade is also making a run, but I doubt it'll enjoy the same type of international appeal.
However, the biggest story for 2012 was Jeremy Lin! Yes, the Linster's February was mystical and he continues to make top 10 list for 2012.