2011 movies

  • 2011 vs 2012: Movie Showdown!

    Posted by gmadmin   |   April 23, 2012

    Last year was an amazing year in movies. Almost every movie I remember seeing in the theater last year was awesome. Just check out this list of great movies from 2011:
    1. Win Win
    2. Thor
    3. Bridesmaids
    4. The Tree of Life
    5. X-Men: First Class
    6. Super 8
    7. The Harry Potter finale
    8. Warrior
    9. Moneyball
    10. The Ides of March
    11. Into the Abyss
    12. Melancholia
    13. The Muppets
    14. Hugo
    15. The Descendants
    16. The Artist
    17. Young Adult
    18. A Separation
    Not a bad lineup of films! I’m probably forgetting some good ones, too, but just looking at those eighteen movies, you have two of the best superhero movies not named Batman; films by Alexander Payne, Werner Herzog, Terrence Malick, Lars von Trier, and Scorcese; scripts by Aaron Sorkin and Diablo Cody; the most fun kid adventure movie since the Goonies (Super 8); plus some other first rate dramas and comedies. 2011 may have been one of the best years for movies in recent memory.

    But can 2012 beat 2011? It’s certainly off to a good start. This list will have to be more speculative, but let’s see how it stacks up. So far we have had (that I’ve seen):
    1. The Grey
    2. Bullhead
    3. The Secret World of Arrietty
    4. The Hunger Games
    5. 21 Jump Street
    6. The Cabin in the Woods
    7. Chronicle
    So far so good! It’s not even summer yet and we’ve already had some amazing movies. Matching movie to movie, I would rank Hunger Games higher than the Harry Potter finale. I think The Cabin in the Woods stacks up nicely against Super 8, so I’d call that one a tie. 21 Jump Street was about as funny as Bridesmaids, imo. I think The Grey trumps Warrior.

    2011 didn’t really have any great animated films that I remember, while 2012 has already had a Studio Ghibli film and Pixar has a chance to score a win with Brave.

    2011 had two great superhero movies in Thor and X-men: First Class, but 2012 has the next Batman! The previews for The Avengers look kinda lame to me, but it’s written and directed by Joss Whedon so it’ll probably be awesome. Chronicle also somewhat qualifies as a superhero movie, and it was pretty fantastic, too.

    Most exciting of all, 2012 will have new movies from PT Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. Those two directors alone make 2012 an exciting year for film. So can 2012 beat 2011? I can’t wait to find out!

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