Hope to see some of ya'll there! Should be a blast!
Monday, August 30, 2010
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!
Saw this over on Kotaku! Check out their story and video about a guy who made some custom GOW sneakers! WTF?!? How damn cool is that?!?
I mean, that's damn neat, yes? Now if the guy would just make some Twisted Metal sneaks, I'd be complete! Maybe he can make some Calling All Cars sandals or some such as well...since Calling All Cars was not a hit, maybe I can just convince him to do some Calling All Cars Crocs for that game :)