Time's best & worst movies of 2012

Time's best & worst movies of 2012

Donnie Yen's role as Liu Jinxi in "Wuxia" aka "Dragon" made an impression in the US.

8 Dec – Time magazine has recently revealed its list of the Top 10 Best and Worst movies of 2012. French drama-romance film "Amour" is the top choice of the year while the Wachowski siblings' "Cloud Atlas" has worked its way up as the worst movie of the year according to the magazine.

The surprise entry for the Top 10 Best is Peter Chan's "Wuxia" (renamed "Dragon" in the US), which met its fare share of setbacks in Asia as it was slammed with criticism. However, Time magazine seem to think otherwise as the film is the only Asia title that made the list.

The star-studded "Cloud Atlas" which includes Halle Berry and Tom Hanks, bombs according to Time.

Chan is not the only Asian director whose film is honoured though. Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi" came in at No.3, with Time describing it as a "visually spectacular, emotionally resonant film."

Of course, it also comes as no surprise that Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" was also named as one of the best of the year.

Many big titles for the year, however, were listed in the worst list. Among which includes the very unexciting "John Carter", "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and McG's "This Means War".

Time Magazine's Top 10 Best Movies

1. "Amour"

2. "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

3. "Life Of Pi"

4. "Anna Karenina"

5. "The Dark Knight Rises"

6. "Zero Dark Thirty"

7. "Dark Horse"

8. "Dragon"

9. "Frankenweenie"

10. "The Invisible War"

Time Magazine's Top 10 Worst Movies

1. "Cloud Atlas"

2. "John Carter"

3. "Hyde Park On Hudson"

4. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

5. "This Means War"

6. "The Lorax"

7. "Alex Cross"

8. "What To Expect When You're Expecting"

9. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"

10. "One For The Money"