Movie Reviews with Max and Kaz

Max’s Best and Worst of 2011

 

            Even though I’ve only been reviewing movies here for about a month, I felt it was necessary to post a Best of 2011.  And of course, you can’t have a Best of without a Worst of.  So here it is folks, in no particular order, The Best and Worst of 2011

 

Best

 

Ides of March

Great performances and very engaging the whole way through.  For me, an instant classic

 

The Rum Diary

Every once in a while, I need a movie to remind me why I love Johnny Depp

 

Take Shelter

Shows you how to do a “person slowly going crazy” movie.  Very trippy

 

The Help

The biggest surprise of the year.  Very touching and actually made me want to read the book

 

Planet of the Apes

Amazing effects and had me pumped throughout the entire movie.  Apes are scary

 

Captain America

Of the numerous super hero movies to come out this summer, this was my favorite

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2

A great ending to an epic story that I grew up with

 

Drive

Movie that made me really like Ryan Gosling and an intelligent but bloody action flick

 

Limitless

Very original and smart.  Very cool camera effects and soundtrack

 

Rango

Without a doubt, my favorite movie of this year.  Character design and animation are unmatched.  Very funny, very touching, very enjoyable.  This is why I love movies

 

Honorable Mentions

Win Win

Super 8

Kung Fu Panda 2

Thor

Warrior

Fright Night

Moneyball

Immortals

 

Worst

 

Jack and Jill

This is why I can’t stand Adam Sandler

 

We Bought a Zoo

Completely nonsensical and amateurish

 

Hanna

Not gonna fall for the pretty colors and loud music.  This makes no goddamn sense

 

The Eagle

Looks very cheep.  Terrible acting and almost no respect for the time period

 

HallPass

My absolute least favorite type of movie… dumb gross comedies

 

Beastly

Almost hilariously mediocre and not even as good as Twilight… yikes

 

Bridesmaids

The only movie I’ve ever walked out of… nuff said

 

Something Borrowed

Totally absurd relationships and characters that don’t act like real people in the least

 

Hoodwinked Too:  Hood vs. Evil

Jokes recycled from Fifty years ago and horrible, horrible, horrible animation.  Completely lazy

 

The Zookeeper

C’mon, little kids are pretty dumb, but they’re not this dumb

 

Not so Honorable Mentions

Sucker Punch

Prom

Judy Moody

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Our Idiot Brother

Killer Elite

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