Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Summer Movie Report Card

Now that summer is officially over, here is my report card for the (very few) films I saw in the theater from May-September.

Iron Man 2: C
It had its fun moments and Robert Downey Jr. was as great as Tony Stark, but it's only been four months since I've seen it and I really can't remember much about it. It suffered from sequel suckitude. Loved the first movie, but found this one to be lacking.

Sex and the City 2: C+
It went on waaaayyyy too long and I hated that they spent the entire film in Abu Dhabi and the fashion was fugly, but it did have some hilarious moments. Read my full review here

Toy Story 3: A+
Dude, it's Pixar. When has Pixar ever failed us? Usually by the second or third installment in a movie franchise, the films begin to dip low in quality, but all the Toy Story films have been great across the board. This was also the tearjerker of the summer, no doubt! Read my full review here

Inception: C+
I really, really, really wanted to like this movie because I am a fan of Christopher Nolan, but it just couldn't get into it. It was two and a half hours long (but felt longer!) and I found myself getting bored at quite a few scenes. As far as visual effects go, it gets an A++++++ because those were really cool and they looked realistic (and extra bonus points for not going down the vastly overrated 3-D road), but while it was an interesting concept for a movie, I found my attention wandering.

The Other Guys: B
Solid comedy and Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg played off each other well. The slow motion still shot of them getting drunk at the bar was pretty amazing camera work. The ongoing TLC song jokes also made me laugh because when Michael Keaton mentions something about chasing waterfalls, that was the first thought that popped in my head.


  1. I am so out of the loop. I haven't seen any of those movies.

  2. I felt the same about Inception. Made me want to go to sleep, pun intended. Loved Toy Story 3. I hope it gets nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. I think it even has a good chance of winning.