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Movies I saw in 2011

  • Jan 2, 2012
Holy Moly, if it didn't have a super hero in it, I probably didn't see it. Not much really grabbed me this year. Let me take a look again at the movies I saw theatrically in 2011.
Hangover 2
Take the first movie that I thought was average at best, and make it extra raunchy, a little dark and copy almost scene for scene the previous film and you have this. If you gotta see "the Wolfpack" have more adventures together then here you go.
See the full review, "Did Murray Head teach you idiots anything?".
X-Men: First Class
Great reboot to a the mutant superhero films with exploring Professor X and Magneto's early friendship and missions while trying to bring mutants together. Michael Fassbender rules this movie as Magneto and his scenes with Professor X are great. The supporting cast is decent even though they're playing some lower tier characters.
See the full review, "Marvel Studios must have a mutant named "Reboot"".
Green Lantern (2011)
A big, colorful tale of a man taken into space to serve as a galactic defender of right in the galaxy. Ryan Reynolds (to me) wasn't bad in the role, but the movie is disjointed as hell, edited poorly and a mess. The DVD release is supposed to have expanded footage and hopefully fixed a lot of this.
See the full review, "The Lantern Ring clearly didn't edit this movie.".
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Michael Bay learned how to pull back the camera and the poor taste from his 2nd movie and put together what will probably be the best Transformers movie he can make with Optimus Prime and his Autobots waging war against a turncoat Autobot who has sided with Megatron to take over the world. Same lapses in logic but the amped up action makes up for it-but it doesn't make up for the endless scenes of Shia LeBoeuf mugging and wangst.
See the full review, ""Oooh, check it out the Transfromers are doing something awes...oh, we're back to Sam again, hooray"".
Captain America: The First Avenger
Summer's action/comic hero fest ended on a high note with this bright, upbeat action pic that gives Chris Evans another chance at being a marvel bigshot and he excels with it here. Captain America is a 90 pound weakling with asthma who gets transformed into a super man to combat Nazi Germany and it's scientific weapons division. Little melodrama that hurts other Marvel movies and it's far better then people give it credit for.
See the full review, ""DATELINE 2011, THE NEWS, CAPTAIN AMERICA IS GREAT!"".
Cowboys & Aliens (2011 film)
Nice action film about a criminal with amnesia awake in the middle of nowhere with a mysterious bracelet on his arm and questions in his head, then the aliens come. The movie is what it says on the tin, it's cowboys and aliens.......and it runs a little too long for it's simple story.
See the full review, "Two great things that go great together, just not over 90 minutes.".
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Holmes and Watson return for more action, less investigating and amped up action, explosions and bromance as the wily Moriarty has his sights set on Watson and his new wife and attempting to start World War 1. The first film was revved up enough for the kind of movie it was, and this movie is more of an action film when it shouldn't have been.
See the full review, ""Why don't the two of you just f**k already and get it out of your system?!"".

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January 24, 2012
Good list.
January 19, 2012
I've seen four of those. Thanks for sharing!
January 18, 2012
Great list! I've seen all except the last two.
January 02, 2012
Hee-hee! I've seen all the movies in this list. Happy 2012, John! Hope to see more of your stuff this year!
January 02, 2012
Thanks, you too. Avengers will hopefully be great and Three Stooges will hopefully not give me a stroke when I watch it.
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