Monday, August 30, 2010

Goodbye Summer Movie Season 2010!

Ok, that's a wrap on summer movies 2010! And ya'll knows I luvs me the summer movie season! But this year was kinda meh. Granted, I didn't see as many as I usually do. Part of that is just me getting older and digging watching movies at home more. Part of it is I've been slammed busy with work. Part of it is there just wasn't tons that got me off my ass and to the theater.

BUT there were some things I really dug, some things I hated.

So- if you are curious- here are my top 3 movies of summer 2010 and my most disappointing 3 as well.


TOP 3 SUMMER 2010 MOVIES (in order of favorites):


PRINCE OF PERSIA- Fun, entertaining, some great action. A solid B movie that wanted to be nothing more. Sometimes good enough is much better than movies with a reach that exceed their grasp.


GROWN UPS- Yeah, yeah. I know. But look, as a guy nearing 40 who practically grew up with these actors AND as a guy nearing 40 who could relate to the character's mid life crisis plights, this was pure win for me. Funny, gross out, old school stupid Sandler humor along with a bit of heart. What's not to love?


INCEPTION- I had some issues with it but so what. Imaginative, creative as hell, and smart.


RUNNER UP: THE LAST EXORCISM


MOST DISAPPOINTING 2010 SUMMER MOVIES 
(in order of ones that bummed me out the most):


IRON MAN 2- Blech. Dull and overblown and missing the heart and soul and spirit that made the first such a blast.

TOY STORY 3- Yes I cried at the end. LOVED the ending. And I LOVED the Night/Day cartoon that kicked off the movie. The rest tho was typical Pixar: too long, too emotive, lacking a fresh narrative drive. Toy Story 2 was the last great Pixar movie. All the rest since then have had flashes of brilliance but they just don't hang together.

THE KARATE KID- Meh. LOVED the original. LOVED the casting of Smith and Chan. But this movie needed more heart, a few more script tweaks, and a director who can shoot fight scenes that the audience can follow.

RUNNER UP: THE A-TEAM 

To be fair, some stuff I have not seen yet: ROBIN HOOD/MACGRUBER/GET HIM TO THE GREEK/KNIGHT AND DAY/AIRBENDER/SORCERER'S APPRENTICE/SALT/SCHMUCKS/OTHER GUYS/EXPENDABLES/SCOTT PILGRIM/PIRAHNA/SWITCH

I'll be catching those on blu ray in the next few months. For now, bring on the Fall! Looking forward to The American!

6 comments:

hpv said...

Oh man, you got to see Scott Pilgrim, Jaffe!

craig.porter92 said...

hpv is Right, see Scott Pilgrim. It's pretty dam awesome. I spotted one flaw in Inception, that the time differences between each dream change from what they originally said, don't know if that makes sence since it's sort of hard to explain, although i let it slip since the rest of the film was incredible!

greekdude247 said...

the trailers didn't market scott pilgrim too well. i think it you gave it a chance you'd be surprised.

Alessandro Fillari said...

Craig.Porter

The time differences in dreams during the "heist" were different from the ones at the start of the movie because they were under a stronger sedative.

David, see Scott Pilgrim as a soon as you possibly can. If you loved Speed Racer, you'll probably love this one too.

craig.porter92 said...

Alessandro

But eh flaw i noticed was that during the ten hour flight they said that in the dream world they would experience a week in the first dream, but once he crashes the van a week in that world hasnt passed but they all wake up and they are 20 minutes from landing, ,eaning either they are bad at maths or made a wee booboo. Still though awesome film and just a slight little niggle.

Oh yeah see Scott Pilgrim! :D

eschmiel said...

Scott Pilgrim is AWESOME.

go see it.