Top 11 of 2011
January 4th 2012 21:54
: Huge Sequel and Commercial Year
Finally I have found the holiday motivation to sit down and write out my top 11 films of the year, I decided to go with the TOP 11 as it was 2011. This is the first year I have actually had a few weeks off over the summer season and the holiday and weather has been so nice I have found that I am neglecting my time off by sitting at a computer, instead I have been walking and reading in the sun as well as eating and drinking and basically doing nothing .
What I noticed out of this top 11 is that there are quite a few sequels or prequels and that the list is mostly commercial films with only one real art house film (Snowtown). I am happy to see that two Australian films made the list with Red Dog and the horrific Snowtown.
If you click on the titles for each film they are a link to take you to the review for the movie where you can also see a bunch of pictures and watch the trailer!
NUMBER 11 - WAR HORSE
I just loved the cinematography and old school style of this majestic epic. Spielberg is a genius - Rotten Tomatoes scored it at 77% and I scored it a 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 10 - SUPER 8
J.J. Abrams kick butt sci fi with some awesome kids in it. Rotten Tomatoes scored it 82% and I scored it a 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 9 - TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
I thought Michael Bay made amends for his atrocity of Transformers 2 and it was great not to see Megan Fox in it Critics of the world disagreed with me scoring it only 35% on Rotten Tomatoes while I scored it a 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 8 - WARRIOR
Warrior was the sleeper of the year. What a sensational surprise this was with huge standout performances from Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte. Rotten Tomatoes scores it at 82% while I gave it a 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 7 - THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Superb prequel/ origins film this one was and nobody thought it would happen. Just loved it. Rotten Tomatoes scored it at 83% while again I scored it a 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 6 - RED DOG
Heartfelt Aussie family film that took my heart. Rotten Tomatoes went with 81% while I went with 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 5 - 127 HOURS
127 Hours was just a brilliant film with basically a one man cast that rocked my world. It did help having James Franco as the lead man Rotten Tomatoes went with 93% and I went with 9 out of 10.
NUMBER 4 - SNOWTOWN
Bloody Snowtown - this film was a masterpiece and I scored it a perfect 10 out of 10 with Rotten Tomatoes going with 93%. The only problem is I hated the film, it was perfectly made but made me physically sick and gave me an anxiety attack. It got the perfect score because it managed to get such a reaction out of me. Do not watch this film people
NUMBER 3 - XMEN FIRST CLASS
The origins film of the X-Men franchise - easily the best X-Men film in the series that was so clever and engaging! Best cameo of the year also goes to Hugh Jackman Rotten Tomatoes went with 87% and I went with a 10 out 10.
NUMBER 2 - ANONYMOUS
The controversial one in my list - I just LOVED this movie - could not fault it. Anything that stirs up the Shakespearean purists was perfect for me I was mesmerised from start to finish. Rotten Tomatoes only gives it a 46% score and I went with a 10 out o10.
NUMBER 1 - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
Nothing needs to be said - it was a masterpiece when combined with Part 1 and was a farewell film of the best franchise in movie history that is the end of an era for me. It made me cry lots Rotten Tomatoes goes with 96% and of course I went with 10 out o10.
Now bring on the films of 2012!! Off to see my first one today with either Happy Feet 2 or The Iron Lady Maybe a double feature
Have a great New Year people!! What are you most looking forward to this year?
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