The Dark Knight Rises concluded Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy (including a tantalising final reel cliffhanger should he, or someone else, choose to carry it on.

Sam Mendes’ Skyfall gave Daniel Craig his best Bond movie yet, and the movie became a global box office hit.

The Avengers, or Avengers Assemble as it was called over here, proved that you didn’t need to go dark to make a comic book movie – Joss Whedon’s fun flick became the third highest grossing movie of all time worldwide.