The most impressive Sound Editing of 2011 could be heard in:
The Adventures of Tintin (Brent Burge, Chris Ward, David Whitehead):
The deep groans of ships at sea, the resonance of voice-shattered glass, bullets and bazookas and tanks... oh my!
Drive (Lon Bender):
The drive sequences are mesmerizing in their sonic detail, but moments of relative silence are just as tense.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Richard Hymns):
The WHAPs and THWAPS of bone-crunching fisticuffs, the sonic boom of airborne missiles, and all those awesome gadgets and gizmos...
Thor (Michael Babcock, Richard King):
The electrifying pounding of Thor's hammer, the creaks and cracks of the icy frost giants, the threatening machinations of The Destroyer...
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn):
Tinny robot voices, those distinctively organometalic sound effects, and of course, explosions gallore... KA-BAY!!!
War Horse (Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom):
As they did on Saving Private Ryan, the piercing staccato of machine gun fire, the shattering bombast of artillery shells, but also the thunderous rumble of hooves.
Just missed: Thor, Hugo, Super 8, The Tree of Life