If you were too busy staving off all the pop-culture happenings this year, best ingest it all in one exceptional gulp.
Not only is this a compilation of some of the greatest movie moments from 2012 (the pacing of this makes it so that spoilers aren't really an issue), but it uses the medium to make some pretty dope sauce arguements about the state of the film industry in 2012.
You may remember Sleepy Skunk's compilations from year's past, but this one most certainly takes it up a level. A three part mini-film, the Skunk homie explains his (or her) process:
1. PRIMA PARTE - The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: Pruitt-Igoe was a large urban housing project that became infamous for symbolizing the shattered dreams of many and was subject to a great documentary this year. By the late 1960's, it had gone from a promise of a better future for thousands of families to a place of desolation, poverty and crime. Not unlike the fate of its inhabitants, many characters in this year's motion pictures have had to endure a vision of the future that demanded for their hopes to make room for despair.
2. SECONDA PARTE - Tick Tick Boom:The inspiration I got from Tick Tick Boom wasn't that it clearly promotes balls-out action all over the walls but that it does it with a sense of self-awareness and light parody. This is precisely the tone that we've found in offerings such as Battleship, The Expendables 2, and (last but not least) Joss Whedon's The Avengers. These movies all know they're silly but rather than convincing us of the contrary, they decide to embrace it and focus on giving us what we crave: great walls of fire erupting everywhere and heroes who can't bother to look at them.
3. PARTE FINALE - Everything is Connected: My third segment was an attempt to explore what can only described in Hollywood as the merger of mainstream blockbusters and small independent films. Now more than ever, young and emerging filmmakers have the affordable technology in their post-production to make their shoestring-budgeted features feel as visually striking as a major studio production. On the other side of the coin, the big studios are increasing financing on their Oscar hopefuls and make sure to spare no expense in order to make a resourceful production look as indie as possible.
For a complete list of movies featured, click here.