This year's list is really difficult. So difficult that I have to extend my category from when Philippine summer started.
**Sorry I can't edit the images. I'm so stupid. Will work on this one again maybe tomorrow or later. When I have free time.
Worst. Video. Game. Adaptation. Ever. I knew coming in that this film sucked. But I still bought the ticket. That's 132 bucks I'm never going to get back. I didn't even bother to start the movie again (I came in about 14 minutes after the film started). That's how bad the movie was. And I loved Tekken the video game. Why'd Hollywood have to ruin great video games, we'll never know. Good thing buses sometimes play the latest films. That's where I saw the first 15 minutes of the film.
9 SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
You're not going to see mindless popcorn flicks in this list. You're not going to see Prince of Persia or Salt or The Last Air Bender or whatever movie Michael Bay produced this summer. I did not see any of them. Why? I read reviews before I watch movies, and all of them got bad reviews, and mostly they're right. I'm trying to save money these days, and cutting back on the bad films is one way for me to save them. I also knew this film would suck prior to watching, but there were not many choices when I saw this film. It's either this or Inception (which I saw with my friends). It's higher only because it's got all those cool special effects.
8 GROWN UPS
I haven't seen alot of good Adam Sandler films lately. The last one I really liked was Chuck and Larry, but the past few summers, not so much. I don't know if he's not funny anymore, or I'm getting tired of their kind of comedy. Or it may be because American comedies are getting stale aside from ones that have Tina Fey's name attached to it. Grown Ups isn't that great. I don't remember alot of the things in the movie, save for that lifeguard scene. It sucks because I really like Sandler, once upon a time he made me laugh my ass off.
7 DATE NIGHT
This film isn't really that funny. It's kinda cute. But I ranked it higher because this film made me laugh alot more than Grown Ups did. I like Tina Fey and Steve Carrell together. They''re really funny. They're a bit cheesy and corny in some parts. And cliche in most, but it's fine with me. I still like it over the farting grandma from the previous movie on this list. By the way, this film's about an upwardly mobile couple who decides to go out on a very disastrous date.
6 THE KARATE KID
Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith star in the reimagining of the 80's cult classic. Wax on wax off is replaced by jacket on jacket off. I don't know why they still named it karate kid when it's all about kung fu, but it's all good. This was a surprisingly lovable movie. The kid was annoying, but he had great moves. Oh, and China's really beautiful. I wish I could visit that place one of these days. Well, when they don't hate us anymore, that is.
5 IRON MAN 2
I was really disappointed in this film. I loved the first movie. This was like my number one film of the summer two years ago. This movie wasn't bad. Hell, it deserves being on the number five spot. It just went on too long, I guess. Or maybe it just stayed safe. Nothing new. Nothing fresh. Nothing too exciting. Or it could be I've been expecting too much. Oh well. Let's hope part three ain't gonna be as disappointing as this film was. Still a great film though.
This is the start of the films I'm having a hard time ranking. I loved all of them. If I can make all of these movies number 1, I will. They're all alot of fun to watch. But sadly, they have to be ranked. This is number four because honestly I did not see this movie properly. We saw Inception during the last full show. When we were all exhausted, distracted, sleepy. I did understand the film though. Was wowed during the zero gravity fight scene and was mesmerized by the beauty of the story. It's just sometimes there's only too much a sleepy mind can take.
3 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
I loved this movie. Everything about it shouts fun and original. I love Hiccup. I love Toothless. I love all the other dragons. I love the aerial fight scenes. The effects. I hate Hiccup's dad. But I love everything else. This was a fun movie. It's funny. It's touching. It's everything you love about a Pixar movie. Wait. This ain't a Pixar film!!! Well, it doesn't matter, it sure ain't no Shrek 4 (and that's awesome!!!). Oh and if you're asking why it's not on this list, I didn't see it.
2 TOY STORY 3
Ahhh, the obligatory Pixar entry. I've written everything I wanted to say about this movie in my review, so I'll keep it short. Films that make me teary-eyed are films that are well made. And this one. Perfection.
1 KICK ASS
Some of you might ask why this film is number one, I'd say it's the only movie in this list that made me stand up and shout "hell yeah!!" "coolness" and "awesome" all in the span of an hour something something minutes. Mindy beats out all the badass chicks in cinema and this movie is just outrageous. I think this is the most kick ass movie I've seen in a looooooong while. Just great mindless popcorn flick. Well, it's not that mindless, it actually has a little heart. You remember movies not because of their story or the effects or the actors. You remember them because of how they make you feel after seeing them. And after seeing Kick Ass, I felt awesome. That's why it's number one.
Agree? Disagree? What's your top film of this summer.