Independent Cinema writes: 2012 has been quite the year in film. For one, some of the year’s most financially successful films were actually pretty good films in their own right, a rare feat to say the least. While many of them delivered, some fell just short and left a bitter, unwelcoming taste in my mouth. That being said however, 2012 has been host to a few neat surprises; films where those high expectations were originally substituted with great levels of skepticism. While a more formal top 10 is coming, I wanted to highlight some of the year’s biggest surprises as well as some of its most bitter disappointments. None of these choices are in any particular order. I also apologize in advance for the lack of any Tatum; I’m afraid I missed out on all the fun this year (see Chris’ list for Tatum-satisfaction).