The year 2022 will see the release of several eagerly awaited films, including Avatar: The Way of Water, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. After their premiere, certain movies continue to have an impact on viewers. Moviegoers can refer to the best action movies that were released in 2012 for examples of this, which were released just one short decade ago. Toasts to these 10-year-old movies, whether they were blockbusters or just had a peculiar premise.
1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Director- Marc Webb
Peter Parker, a bookish teenage social outcast, already has a lot on his plate between trying to solve the mystery of his past and winning the heart of Gwen Stacy, his high school crush. Peter, who was raised by a loving Aunt May and an understanding Uncle Ben, discovers a concealed briefcase by mistake. This strange find results in an astonishing change and a new identity. The nimble web-spinning hero, however, must muster the strength to protect his home New York City as Peter sets out on a difficult quest to learn the truth and an invincible reptilian foe threatens the city.
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Gotham is in a peaceful period eight years after The Dark Knight (2008)’s events. This occurs as a result of Batman taking responsibility for Harvey Dent’s murder. Bane, a new evil power, has, nevertheless, arrived in Gotham with the intention of seizing control of the city and revealing the identity of Harvey Dent’s true identity. Bruce Wayne has virtually disappeared from the outside world since Wayne Manor was totally restored. Bane’s ruthless takeover of the city also compels Batman to leave his retirement. His allies, though, are few and far between. Bane might be stopped by finding the elusive jewel thief Selina Kyle.
3. John Carter (2012)
Director- Andrew Stanton
The Army “asks” Civil War veteran John Carter to enlist, but he declines, thus he is imprisoned in 1868 as he attempts to lead a regular life. In pursuit after his escape. They eventually encounter several Indians, which leads to a firefight. Carter looks for safety in a cave. He runs across someone there who is holding a medallion of some sort. When Carter touches it, he enters a realm where he can perform a variety of feats, including leaping incredible distances. He then comes upon creatures he has never seen before. He encounters a woman who helps him realise that he is on Mars and who also informs him that there is some sort of turmoil going on.
4. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Director- Rupert Sanders
The life power of young maidens is necessary for Queen Ravenna to keep her beauty after slaying the kingdom’s legitimate ruler and marrying him. But Ravenna needs to eat Snow White’s heart in order to become really immortal. Ravenna sends a huntsman after Snow when she manages to flee. However, Snow, the Huntsman, and a rebel army band together to overthrow Ravenna and bring back the delicate balance between life and death.
5. Skyfall (2012)
Director- Sam Mendes
A disastrous turn of events results from James Bond’s most recent assignment going horribly wrong: Undercover spies from all over the world are made public, MI6 is attacked, and M is forced to move the agency. Since MI6 is now internally and externally infiltrated, M goes to the only person she can trust: Bond. Bond enters the shadows and follows a trail to Silva, a guy from M’s past who wants to make amends, with only the assistance of a field agent.
6. The Hunger Games (2021)
Director- Gary Ross
The totalitarian state of Panem is divided into 12 districts and a Capitol in a dystopian future. To compete in The Hunger Games, two young representatives from each district are chosen by lottery each year. The televised games are aired across Panem and are a mixture of severe retaliation for a previous uprising and entertainment. The 24 contestants are compelled to eliminate their rivals in front of the Panem residents. When 16-year-old Katniss’ younger sister, Prim, is chosen to represent District 12 as a woman, Katniss offers to take Prim’s place. She and Peeta are up against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have spent their entire lives training for this.
7. Django Unchained (2012)
Director- Quentin Tarantino
King Schultz, a bounty hunter, buys the slave Django in 1858 because he needs him to locate the men he is hunting for. After locating them, Django seeks for Broomhilda, his wife, who was also sold separately by his former owner because she attempted to flee with him. If he opts to stay with him and be his partner, Schultz promises to assist him. She was eventually sold to a plantation in Mississippi, they eventually discover. They devise a strategy so that the owner will invite them into his home and they can find a method because they are aware that they cannot simply go in and declare their desire for her.
8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Director- Timur Bekmambetov
Abraham Lincoln’s mother is bitten by a vampire when he was still a boy, killing her. Though he almost escapes with his life, he swears to exact retribution but is unsuccessful. Henry, a charming vampire hunter who saves him and teaches Abe the tricks of the trade, shows up to save him. A final stand against the ultimate vampire foe is made by Abe on the eve of the Civil War’s pivotal battle as he continues his battle against the undead long into maturity and his presidency.
9. 21 Jump Street (2012)
Director(s)- Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Schmidt and Jenko are high school students in 2005; one is a geek on the honour roll and the other is a cool, underachiever who plays sports. By 2012, they are rookie officers working in pairs and on bike patrol with the desire to make arrests. They make a mistake and are sent back to high school undercover to track down the manufacturer of a hazardous synthetic narcotic. They mix up their identities, and Schmidt ends up in the easy classes where he meets Wendy and auditions for Peter Pan, while Jenko ends himself in AP classes where he befriends high-achieving dweebs. Schmidt develops inflated expectations as a result of his second shot at high school, endangering the enterprise.
10. Avengers Assemble (2012)
Director- Joss Whedon
In order to plan the invasion of Earth and ascension to the throne, Loki, Thor’s adopted brother, joins forces with the Chitauri Army and travels between Asgard and Midgard using the Tesseract’s power. The project Avengers is started by Nick Fury, the director of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency. Tony Stark, also known as the Iron Man, Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, Bruce Banner, also known as The Hulk, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, and Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye, join forces to save the world from the evil Loki and the alien invasion.
There is no shortage of action movies for fans of a good fistfight or a high-speed pursuit. However, among the hundreds of films in the genre, a handful stand out best action movies.