Best Films of 2010 (That I saw)

The years almost over there were a lot of pretty good films that came out this year. Here are all of the movies I saw from 201o in the order of my preference.

Toy Story 3

 

Inception

Black Swan

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

127  Hours

Kick Ass

The Social Network

How to Train Your Dragon

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Shutter Island

The Town

Winter’s Bone

The Other Guys

Un Prophete

Average

Get Him to the Greek

Cyrus

Iron Man 2

Despicable Me

Dinner for Schmucks

Youth In Revolt

Alice in Wonderland

Not so Good

Red

She’s Out of My League

Robin Hood

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall

According to Forces of Geek, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall is set to start production in 2011 and be released the following year. The story of the sequel will be released in comic form in the first issue of CLiNT magazine in September.

Top 10 Superhero Movies

With Iron Man 2 coming out this Friday, I thought I would create a top ten list for the best superhero movies ever:

10. X-Men (2000)

This movie does pretty well at balancing the characters and that it did a good job at staying faithful to the comics.

9. Iron Man (2008)

I’m not a huge fan of Iron Man. I thought it was overrated and at times I found difficult Tony Stark to be a jerk. But, it is interesting to see a superhero that has major character flaws.

8. Hellboy (2004)

An interesting film about an different kind of superhero, one who doesn’t give a crap.

7. Batman (1989)

Tim Burton made a new Batman world with his eerie and mildly campy touch. Five words: Jack Nicholson as the joker.

6. Hellboy II (2008)

Hellboy’s sequel is higher on my list because was more epic and had more twisted creatures from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro.

5. Batman Begins (2005)

This movie did a great job at exploring the psychological aspects of being a superhero. It focused on reality, not special effects.

4. Watchmen (2009)

My major complaint regarding this film was that it was too violent, I feel that the story kind of sold itself using the hyper-violence that the graphic novel was trying to dispel. Otherwise I felt that this movie was epic and quite faithful to the book.

3. Kick-Ass (2010)

This movie is a self-aware superhero movie. It pokes fun at the genre, even though it has some parts of a generic superhero movie. It is just fun. Read my review here.

2. V for Vendetta (2005)

Some people probably don’t consider this to be a superhero movie because it’s about a freedom fighter in a future dystopian society, not a nerdy teenager that gets exposed to something radioactive.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight showed us that superhero movies can be dark and smart. Blockbusters that actually make you think are too rare these days.

There’s supposed to be a teaser for the next JJ Abrams project before Iron Man 2! J J Abrams has dispelled the rumors that the teaser is for anything related to Cloverfield.

If you’d like to share, I wanna know what your list is, I’m sure it’s a little different then mine.

“Kick-Ass” Indeed.

I found Kick Ass to be quite enjoyable. It was by far the most fun that I have had watching a ten year old girl cut people up why she says swears. I am usually not into bloody, hard-R fight scenes, but they were cool and the soundtrack made them even better. The fight scenes were pretty original.

The movie was self aware at times, and it poked fun at the superhero genre. I felt that this made the story a little easier to believe. If you don’t want to hear specifics of the story stop reading here. The first time Kick Ass goes into action, the music swells and you expect a crazy fight scene, but he soon gets knifed and rushed to the hospital. I feel that scene also did a good job in making the movie seem real.

I felt that Nicholas Cage did a good job in this movie, which kind of surprised me. The only other movies I have seen that I thought he acted well in were, “Adaptation”, and “Matchstickmen”. Chloe Mortez plays Hitgirl and she also does quite a good job. She is probably my favorite character. I actually forgot that she was ten or eleven, and I didn’t think anything of her driving a car.

This movie has a surprisingly sad scene. There are a couple of lame lines, but overall it is quite funny and cool. The two hours went by kind of fast.

To Be Released in 2010: Movies

Here is a list of some of the movies I am most looking forward to this year.

February 19: Shutter Island

I’m not really into scary movies because I am a bit of a whimp, but this movie just looks good. The idea of a Martian Scorsese horror/suspense film interests me.

March 5: Alice in Wonderland

The old animated Disney “Alice and Wonderland” does not hold up very well, I feel a remake was necessary and this rendition is supposed to be more faithful to the book. Also, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are awesome.

April 9: Date Night

I don’t really like that a Nickleback song is used in that trailer, but it still looks funny. I mean Steve Carell and Tina Fey are in it, together, and they are married to each other, come on!

April 16: Kick-Ass

Based on the red band trailer it looks like this movie could be quite gory, but it also looks really fun. I have not been a fan of Nicholas Cage recently, but he was alright in “Matchstick Men” and “Adaptation”, and judging by the few seconds he is in the red band trailer, it looks like he may be bearable in this film.

June 18: Toy Story 3

Pixar is awesome, Toy Story is classic, and Toy Story 2 was pretty good also. Its good that the whole voice cast is coming back and it should be cool to see new characters in the third installment.

July 16: Inception

All that I have heard about the plot of this movie is that it is a thriller that takes place in the architecture of the mind. I have no clue what that is supposed to mean, and that makes me want to see this movie. Christopher Nolan has not directed many movies yet, but he is one of my favorites. I hope “Inception” is as confusing as “Memento” and “The Prestige”. I love the Hans Zimmer music in this trailer.

November 19: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One

I have been a Harry potter fan for a while. I feel that David Yates did well at girecting the last two book adaptaions. I feel that Half-Blood Prince was probably the best done Harry Potter Movie. The Deathly Hallows was one of my favorite books of the series I love how different it s from the others.

Dec 17 Tron Legacy

I have not seen the original Tron, but I sure I will be able to follow this movie anyway. It looks like it will be a good, old, fun, summertime blockbuster.

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