In June, I predicted in my review of This Is the End that it would make my end-of-the-year top 10 films list. I just wrote the list; it came in at #11.
Though Jonze’s script is beautifully written, it is the outstanding work of his production, set, and costume designers who make the not-too-distant future look vibrant with a realistic, lived-in feel that eludes most films.
My 2013 started out rough. The first film of the year was Texas Chainsaw 3D, which I hated more than any movie I saw in 2012.