Here’s my recap of this year’s summer movies:

Thor – It was okay, nothing special

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – It was a Pirates movie, and I liked it. I didn’t think it had the same tempo or twists as the original trilogy though.

X-Men: First Class – Good. Loved getting more of the start of the story.

Green Lantern – Mediocre.

Cars 2 – Funny, but not as great as the first one. Although, it was a spy movie spoof, which is always a fun genre.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – My favorite of the Transformers movies. The action was great, and for once the dialogue didn’t make me cringe.

The Conspirator – Interesting and historical.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – I swore I’d be happy if the movie did right by Snape, which it did. I am still disappointed that the fighting scenes were not the best of the series. I was hoping for fancy magic, like Voldemort vs. Dumbledore in the Order of the Phoenix.

Winnie the Pooh – Wonderful! Hand drawn Disney with all my favorite Pooh-bear friends.

Captain America: The First Avenger – Best super-hero flick of the summer.

Sarah’s Key – This was very moving and will stick with you. Definitely a good movie to see.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Great! It would be a good movie even if you haven’t seen the other movies, which a great prequel should be. Makes me want to go watch them all again.

The Help – Another great movie. Both deadly serious and funny. A good balance for a poignant subject.

Favorite Movies of the Summer:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Sarah’s Key
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Help