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
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I only saw Captain America and The Help. I believe they were both top notch. The Help was done very well and left a great thoughtfulness among the viewers. That is my favorite type of movie, one that deals with the truth, with humor to relieve the pain and with honesty, not diminishing the pain.