END OF YEAR POLL: Who Was The Best CBM Director Of 2012?

Well, this should be interesting! In another of our End of Year Poll's, we now want to know which director most impressed you in 2012. Was it Christopher Nolan? Joss Whedon? Marc Webb? Or did the likes of Josh Trank and Sam Mendes steal the spotlight? Here's your chance to decide...

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By Josh Wilding - 12/19/2012
It wasn't just big name director like Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon who impressed this year, which is why you will also find the likes of Josh Trank and Peter Travis below (the fact that their low budget blockbusters didn't hit $1 billion is certainly no indication of the quality of their movies). So, which of the eight listed below impressed you the most this year? Was it Marc Webb's reboot of Spider-Man? Sam Mendes' incredible return to form for 007? Well, here's your chance to decide!



Josh Trank (Chronicle)

Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers)

Sir Ridley Scott (Prometheus)

Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)

Pete Travis (DREDD)

Sam Mendes (Skyfall)

Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)




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SageMode - 12/19/2012, 7:15 AM
Oh boy, we all know who's gonna win this one........smh smh smh.
SageMode - 12/19/2012, 7:16 AM
Josh, go ahead and post your Flame War On pic with the HT. you're definitely gonna be getting paid from the number of comments with this. Lol
aztecRaingod - 12/19/2012, 7:17 AM
didich - 12/19/2012, 7:19 AM
What I don't understand is how are Peter Jackson, Sam Mendes and Ridley Scott consider 'CBM Directors'.

Trank is borderline case: the movie was not was on a comic-book, but it was very comic-book-ish.
thespiderkat - 12/19/2012, 7:20 AM
tie between whedon and mendes.... but we all know how this is gonna end.
Greengo - 12/19/2012, 7:20 AM
Trank.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/19/2012, 7:24 AM
Nolan.

Bite me assholes, it's my [frick]ing opinion.
didich - 12/19/2012, 7:29 AM
TheYoungMan

"It obviously should be Nolan or Mendes (not sure how Skyfall is a CBM though), but i wouldn't be surprised if Whedon won on this website."

Lol. You criticize when you are probably the worst kind of a fanboy.

KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/19/2012, 7:32 AM
Whedon FTW
jessepostal - 12/19/2012, 7:32 AM
I'd give it to Whedon, he wrote and directed his flick, with an insane amount of weight on his shoulders he delivered one of the highest grossing movies ever. It was also his first big movie, and he's a ginger, guys got a lot going against him
HellsHammer - 12/19/2012, 7:33 AM
[frick] Whedon, [frick] Nolan! Make Mine Jackson!
didich - 12/19/2012, 7:34 AM
@TheYoungMan

I forgive you because that was funny. ;)

What I meant is that you can't say 'obviously' and then accuse others of voting for their preference without logic.
GUNSMITH - 12/19/2012, 7:36 AM
CHRONICLE...PART 2 WOULD BE GOOD IF THEY DID A CONTINUATION RATHER THAN RE DOING THE SAME STORY AGAIN..I HEARD A BRILLIANT SCRIPT WAS DONE FAVORING AN EVOLUTION OF CHARACTERS BUT IT WAS OPTED BY THE STUDIOS TO DO THE FIRST ONE AGAIN IN A SECOND MOVIE..
JatevinM - 12/19/2012, 7:45 AM
As much as I love Chris Nolan's work and as much as I love Joss Whedon's work my vote goes to Sam Mendes. Skyfall was easily the best and best done film of the year.
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/19/2012, 7:47 AM
I vote Whedon because he deserves it...but I look forward to Nolanites mass voting to get Nolan to win.
GUNSMITH - 12/19/2012, 7:50 AM
AVENGERS......YES DARKNIGHT WAS REALLY GOOD. BUT CMON..ALL THOSE SUPERHERO FRANCHISES TOGETHER IN ONE MOVIE AND WEDON MADE IT WORK, THAT IS A TRUE FEAT.
P862010 - 12/19/2012, 7:50 AM
tdkr was better directed by far avengers just did better with what it wanted to accomplish than TDKR did

but directing wise from cinematography,effects,performances,editing,themes,etc.

nolan easily wins that
StrangerX - 12/19/2012, 7:51 AM
of course Whedon
Silentman - 12/19/2012, 7:53 AM
even though it wasn't really a cbm, i gotta go with Mendes. Skyfall was the best movie of the year
Darth258 - 12/19/2012, 7:54 AM
I'd say both Whedon and Jackson at the top spot, but since it's CBM i'll go with Whedon.
Yet i don't see why half of them are "CBM", needed a better term.
Jolt17 - 12/19/2012, 7:56 AM
With the likes of Mendes, Trank, and Jackson around, Rian Johnson isn't in this? :(

I'll go with Mendes or Trank, though. As much as I love both Nolan and Whedon, I'm just feeling like rooting for either of those two. They showed something...different. Sure, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were special, but there's just that something unexplainable I'm feeling about those two.
Jolt17 - 12/19/2012, 7:59 AM
If Rian Johnson was included in the list, I'd be a lot more certain about my decision.

Then again, I think Mendes and Jackson were included in this list because their movies were based on books, while Chronicle dealt with a theme and concept commonly found in comic books. That should make it fair, I believe.
Shamo - 12/19/2012, 8:02 AM
not sure you understand what a comic book movie is from looking at this poll (skyfall, hobbit, chronicle, prometheus?). you should of simply said best director of the year if you wanted to include them. imo it comes down to: Tarantino, Wright, Whedon, Affleck, and Bigelow.

AsianVersionOfET - 12/19/2012, 8:02 AM
Wow.
silverdog - 12/19/2012, 8:03 AM
Whedon FTW, with Trank and Travis on second place...

everything in TDKR had a "lets get this shit over with, I have better things to do" attitude by Nolan. the lazy script,the plotholes, and letting marion cotillard's razzie level death scene make it to the final product are proof of that. Webb should limit himself to cute romantic comedies, and the other 3 are not comic book movies.
Jolt17 - 12/19/2012, 8:03 AM
Pete Travis certainly needs some love, too.

The Amazing Spider-Man was great, in my opinion, yet I won't vote for Webb this time, because there certainly were a lot of things that were lacking in the movie that disallowed Webb from showing much of his charm like he did with (5oo) Days of Summer.

Wait, where's Neveldine/Taylor? They should be the absolute winner this time.
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:07 AM
GEORGE LUCAS FOR THE WIN, Y'ALL!!!!

;)
thespiderkat - 12/19/2012, 8:07 AM
Whedon.. Nolan dropped the ball with TDKR.
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:10 AM
To any of you who don't speak sarcasm or are without a sense of humor, my last comment waas a joke...
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:12 AM
(I can just see people commenting things like "@GhostZillaRider: WTF?" and "@GhostZillaRider: You're a dumbass. Lucas is a shit director and he didn't even direct anything that came out this year.")

Yeah, I've been hanging around this site for awhile...
:)
Rothwilder - 12/19/2012, 8:13 AM
As far as doing what they could for the money available, Chronicle was the best Super Hero effort of the year. Truely visionary.
gleetana - 12/19/2012, 8:16 AM
my vote goes for Whedon.. have to agree with Jonathan Nolan on the avengers being "an incredible achievement".
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:18 AM
Where's Teabag when you need someone to banter playfully with?

@Teabag: Stop getting your keyboard all sticky and come (no pun intended) join the fun!!!

:)
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:25 AM
Okay, I'll be serious for a second...

I've only seen two of these movies so far, (The Avengers and TASM,), so, by default, I would have to vote Whedon. That being said, I'm not going to cast my vote in the poll because it's a little too biased and not informed or objective enough.

@Cypher: I'm with you about the cards. The second one is more meaningful. The first just states what is already common knowledge. The first makes me laugh more, though....
manymade1 - 12/19/2012, 8:28 AM
Gotta go with Mendes for bring Bond back in the best way possible.
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:29 AM
@Mr.Eko: That's some funny sh!t you have there. Well played.
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:34 AM
@Cipher: Sorry, Brother. I misspelled your name the last time that I used it. No offense meant; I just wasn't paying attention. My bad, Bro.
GhostZillaRider - 12/19/2012, 8:38 AM
Has anyone else noticed the add for the Gaylord Texan resort? *Packages available* ;)

I live in Texas, and that makes me want to leave more than ever.
GoILL - 12/19/2012, 8:44 AM
@MrEko

Funny ass gifs bro.
RyGoR - 12/19/2012, 9:09 AM
I was the 616th vote for joss Whedon...marvel universe is 616...I feel special :)
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