Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Good… and Bad Movies of Summer 2011

This summer’s selection of movies has been pretty damn awesome.  There were movies that I did not expect to be so great and others were a pile of disappointment.    There were also a lot of movies that had great potential to become even better with the sequels.
There is a tie for the most awesomeness movie of this summer.  You can’t even compare the two. It’s like comparing apples and oranges…
      X-Men: First Class- ok I had no idea on how awesome this movie would be.  When I saw the preview a few months back, the greatness that is Kevin Bacon was in the movie.  I had no clue.  Kevin Bacon is one of the greatest character actors in movie history. Very underrated.  For a prequel, it was amazing and well done.  Sometimes with action movies, you can get over acting and for me there wasn’t much of it.  Kevin Bacon was just being his awesome self.

Bridesmaids- OMG I didn’t think I was gonna laugh this hard at a movie. It was raunchy, but not overly raunchy like some men’s comedies can be.  A nice raunchy comedy for the ladies.  I was already a huge Kristen Wiig fan, this cemented it.  It was a well picked supporting cast that helped the movie along.  Well written and I enjoyed it.  I wish and hope that more women’s comedies are like this.
Captain America- for the first movie in a series, it’s actually really good.  We have seen Chris Evans as a superhero before in the Fantastic Four movies but as Captain America, he embodies the character he becomes. Captain America tells a lot of backstory but it’s well paced and very understandable.  Also there is the bomb ass preview of the Avengers at the end. That makes any movie ten times better.

     Thor- Another movie that had to be made before the release of the Avengers in 2012.  Thor could have been so much better but it wasn’t the worst movie that I saw all summer.  For an introductory film, it was ok.  For me with these types of movies, you need a great villain and in this installment there wasn’t enough.  Kenneth Branagh did one heck of a job directing his first action flick though…

    Green Lantern- Ryan Reynolds, you are one fine ass man. I must admit, that was the main reason that I went to watch was he was going to be wearing next to nothing in most of the film, but Ryan has so much charm and I wish they would have done more. Angela Bassett was underused in this and not enough villain in this for me. Now if you did see this movie and saw the end, you also see the potential for greatness that could happen in the next movie.
      Cowboys and Aliens- it wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be.  It’s a western about cowboys and aliens, how believable are that supposed to be?  Any whoo… Daniel Craig is a fox in this movie.

Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon- I still don’t know how I feel about this movie. I don’t know if it’s really bad or that it’s so good that I can’t even wrap my head around the awesomeness of the film.  It was bloated and too long but it had some great action scenes in it though. 

I hope that next year's selections will be a just a bit better.  And these are the ones that i saw, im sure there were better that i missed

1 comment:

  1. Saw two old Captain America movies on TV recently. Reb Brown played the son of the "real" Captain America. Many consider The Help in the top few movies of the summer. Cowboys and Aliens got good reviews.