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End of year Film Review 2011

December 27, 2011

OK, so I’ve been a bit busy this year. Well actually I haven’t I just couldn’t be bother to blog. So my new years resolution is to make sure I blog about something at least once a week. Lets see how long I last.

Anyway to round off the year I thought I’d give you my take on some of this year’s films in a one sentence summary:

    Drive – Overrated. Michael Mann ( Thief ) and Walter Hill ( The Driver ) pretty much said all that was needed to be said about this kind of thing.
    Hugo – Scorsese + 3D = good ( The 3D stops it from being great ).
    Bridesmaids – Actually better then the hangover. There I’ve said it.
    True Grit – Still trying to understand the point of this remake. It baffles me and so does the critics praise of it.
    Thor – mediocre
    Green Lantern – see entry for ‘Thor’
    Captain America – see entry for ‘Green Lantern’
    Tintin – Spielberg + 3D = Bored my arse off.
    13 Assassins – Miike will never be able to wipe the memory of Audition from my mind, but I actually enjoyed this flick.

I’ve seen loads more then this but this is what sticks in my mind. Overall not that great a year. Mostly I’ve been catching up on old movies on DVD. They don’t make them like they used to…shit I must be getting old.