With only a few weeks left until the end of 2012, it's time for everyone to reflect back on the year in entertainment. One editor decided to do it with a supercut, and her seven-minute montage that ties together more than 300 of the year's releases is a reminder that this was a huge year for genre flicks.
This supercut is notable not just for its length, but for the attention to detail of editor Gen Ip, who did much more than simply splice big movie moments together into one clip. In this supercut, all the clips follow a similar tone, characters from different movies talk to one another, and Ip charts the emotional course of these films throughout.
We see an entire section devoted to preparations for battle, another devoted to comedy, another devoted to tragedy, another to romance and another, at the end, to triumph and hope. It's actually quite moving, even if you haven't seen some of the films included.
Among the genre flicks that made their way into this massive endeavor are the ones you'd expect: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hunger Games, Looper, Prometheus, John Carter, Cloud Atlas and Total Recall. But they're also mixed in with smaller films that embraced sci-fi this year. Look around and you'll see the likes of Robot and Frank, Safety Not Guaranteed, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and more, along with animated genre flicks like The Lorax and ParaNorman.
Check out the clip below, and for a full list of the films included, head over to Ip's Tumblr.
So, after that little refresher course, what was your favorite sci-fi flick of 2012?