Favorite Movies of 2011
Here’s my list of the movies I’ve most enjoyed watching at the Cinema in 2011, in no particular order:
- Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, nice to see a film that’s quite original in concept!
- Unknown starring Liam Neeson, good action thriller with a great plot twist. Didn’t see that coming!
- The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, nice story involving fate, chance and fighting for love.
- I am Number Four starring Alex Pettyfer, a highly enjoyable sci-fi romp, a very pleasant surprise as i wasn’t expecting much!
- Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal, I’m a sucker for anything involving time travel!
- Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and the music of The Chemical Brothers, great actioner with a unique look and a soundtrack that fit’s perfectly.
- Attack the Block starring no one famous! Fun and rather inspiring to see ordinary members of the public working together to save the day, rather than relying on the usual super-hero!
- Hereafter starring Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood. There’s that Matt Damon again! Has he ever mad a bad film? I thought that the early scene showing one of the lead characters getting caught in a tsunami was very well done, and the parts set in Paris reminded me of a lovely, if brief, trip I had to that city last year.
- Another Earth, a low-budget thoughtful indie sci-fi film starring newcomer Brit Marling who also part wrote the film. The backdrop to the film is the discovery of a duplicate planet Earth in our solar system on which we each have a duplicate self, but has our other self made the same mistakes that we have?
- The Three Musketeers, a great fun romp visually stunning popcorn muncher of a movie. The young D’Artagnan played by Logan Lerman is a weak point but who cares?!
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. If you didn’t like the 2009 Sherlock Holmes then you won’t like this either, as it more of the same, but bigger and better and more fun and funny too.