Ahh the end of the world. During this tough time, you would think that filmmakers would come together to create works of art that would have a lasting impression even after the apocalypse has wiped out the human race. Is that what we got? Nope. Did everyone just say “fuck it” and try to make as much money as possible? 2012 marked the beginning of the marvel block-buster era with the release of the first Avengers movie as well as the trend of re-releasing films in 3D and IMAX just for kicks (remind us what we needed a 3D Beauty and the Beast for?). Fortunately, 2012 marked the end of the Twilight saga, thank god, as well as the post-Harry Potter debut of Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black. We were also blessed with a new Spiderman and a ridiculously catchy Bond tune. Keep reading to see which films restored our faith in cinema.
2013, the year Frozen was the number one movie in the world, grossing over 1.2 billion dollars worldwide, and most of southern Alberta was flooded in late June. Jurassic Park was re-released in 3-D and reached a new milestone as it became the 28th highest-grossing film of all time. It was the year of the 70th Golden Globe Awards, the 85th Academy Awards and the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards. In world news, Barack Obama began his second term of presidency on January 20th, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13th, starting his work to change the direction of the Catholic Church. In April, the world was rocked by the travesty of the Boston Marathon Bombing, while in May of 2013, Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine. 2013 was also the year that #BlackLivesMatter was created following the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. NASA also released information gained by the rover Curiosity that the red planet could have supported life in the past.