Every movie I saw in 2011 reviewed!
I mentioned yesterday I’d seen around 36 films in 2011… so I decided today I would just go and review every single one of them! Below you’ll find a list of everything I saw in the cinema, a mark out of five and a one line review. If there is anything there you’d like me to write about in more depth then just leave a comment and I’ll earmark it for a future article :)
So here goes…
The Green Hornet – 3/5 – Not funny enough enough of the time.
The Adjustment Bureau – 3/5 – A nice idea and decently done but ultimately lacking edge.
Rango – 3/5 – Fun and entertaining but a little bit weird, but then again it does star Johnny Depp so no surprise there!
Limitless – 3/5 – Enjoyable Saturday night movie but it’s limits are all too obvious.
Paul – 3/5 – Fun and exciting x-rated E.T romp, but a little too easy to call.
Sucker Punch – 3/5 – Nice too look at and has some great action but shallow and lacking in story.
Hobo with a Shotgun – 3/5 – Great gory fun but a highly offensive acquired taste.
Source Code – 4/5 – Excellent story well portrayed, delve into the mind of the dead.
Super – 3/5 – Fun with a great turn by Rainn Wilson but violently over the top. Wins catch phrase of the year, “Shut up crime!”.
Scream 4 – 3/5 – Has it’s moments but is much of the same. What’s your favourite scary movie? Probably not Scream 4.
Fast Five – 3/5 – Nice cars, better that the third and fourth but ruined by a ridiculous action ending.
Thor – 3/5 – Strong action, decent lead and fun for all. Ignoring the camp of Asgard, while on Earth if you like super heroes you’ll probably like Thor.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – 3/5 – The idea’s wearing thin, even with Johnny Depp & Keith Richards.
The Hangover Part II – 3/5 – Too much de ja vous in what would have been an otherwise funny feature.
X-Men: First Class – 4/5 – Rebooted and suited for one last stand.
Super 8 – 4/5 – A touching story and excellent acting, Spielberg himself would have been proud.
Green Lantern – 3/5 – Too much shine and not enough heart. Ryan Reynolds usual charms spills into being a bit of a dick.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – 3/5 – Too much T&A and whiney leads, not enough epic robots battling for Cybertron.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – 3/5 – Fitting end to a blockbuster encounter, the boy who survived shall live on.
Captain America: The First Avenger – 3/5 – Plenty buff to build on, the first avenger ensures he wont be the last.
Friends With Benefits – 3/5 – Fun and flirty Timberlake and Kunis have plenty of chemistry but a bit to much smarm.
Crazy, Stupid, Love – 4/5 – Well acted and smartly written, deeper than it looks with neat nice touches throughout.
Attack the Block – 5/5 – Excellently acted and well directed. A gripping action/comedy from the heart of the UK.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – 4/5 – He just did what!? Ape-escape with action & soul and some amazing CGI monkey madness.
Final Destination 5 – 3/5 – More of the same. Splat. Laugh. Forget.
The Lion King: 3D – 5/5 – Majestic and touching, be prepared to fall in love with it all over again.
Burke and Hare – 3/5 – Fun enough fare with a dose of red hair and Isla Fisher is nice to look at.
50/50 – 5/5 – A heartfelt and funny mirror for real life, cancer may kill but here bring much life.
The Ides of March – 4/5 – As Paul Giamatti’s characters says to Ryan Goslings, “You exude something. You draw people in.” Pretty much says it all.
Real Steel – 3/5 – Big robots throw big punches which hit about 50% of the time. If Rocky had been a robot he’d have been in this movie.
The Thing (2011) – 3/5 – Tries to shape-shift it’s way to being the Carpenter version, but fails the blood test.
In Time – 3/5 – A good idea buried under shallow action and a lack of critical bite. A case of not enough too young?
Tower Heist – 3/5 – Funny but formulaic criminal caper, no surprises but a couple of laughs. Nice to see Eddie Murphy again.
Happy Feet Two – 3/5 – Cute and fuffy feet tapping affair, similar to the first but improves on it just enough. Plus they are just so cute so they are.
Hugo – 4/5 – Beautifully shot and nicely acted, something for little & big kids alike. A magical love letter to cinema from Martin Scorsese.
The Future – 3/5 – Quirky, kooky, astounding, dreamy, confused… there’s many words that could label The Future. Whether it’s bright or not will likely depend on how much twee kitty foot shots you can handle.
So that’s that, a year of films distilled into one page! Hope something has caught your eye and enticed you to indulge in a DVD one cold winters night.
See you tomorrow,