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Old January 2 2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Best Movies of 2011

I'm ranking them on entertainment value, not artistic quality...

1. TRANSFORMERS 3: sue me, I like robots fighting :-p
2. HARRY POTTER 8: defintely brought a tear to my eye. a great finish, it's just when I know the events so well, it's hard to be excited about it as a movie.
3. THOR: much better than I thought it would be.
4. KUNG FU PANDA 2: just as good as the original.
5. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4: incredible action scenes!
6. X-MEN FIRST CLASS: pleasantly entertaining
7. FAST FIVE: I liked how this franchise evolved, this is the best one yet.
8. CAPTAIN AMERICA
9, TINTIN: if only there had been a few more amazing set pieces.
10. SHERLOCK HOLMES 2: no complaints. loved Moriarty.

RUNNERS UP:
RANGO (best CGI ever), SUCKER PUNCH (disappointing), PIRATES 4 (disappointing), HANGOVER 2, SUPER 8, GREEN LANTERN (VERY disappointing I love the comic!), COWBOYS & ALIENS, RISE PLANET APES, ATTACK THE BLOCK (best movie nobody's ever heard of), PUSS IN BOOTS, HAPPY FEET 2, MUPPETS
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Old January 2 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

My 2011 movies I saw:

Rango - A-
Paul - B
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2: A-
X-Men First Class - B+

I want to see Thor, Rise of, and Muppets, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I've still never seen the first Kung Fu Panda movie.

Rango I want to comment on in particular, I thought it was really exceptional particularly in how it had a different look from most CGI animated films. A lot of the Dreamscape / Pixar / Disney stuff looks kind of interchangable (basically everyone ripping off Pixar's look) but Rango looked different. It kind of showed that you can do different looking CGI films.
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Old January 2 2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

Top 10 of 2011 (so far), in alphabetical order:

1. The Adventures of Tintin
2. Beginners
3. Captain America: The First Avenger
4. Contagion
5. Crazy Stupid Love
6. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
7. Hugo
8. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
9. Moneyball
10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Haven't seen yet: The Artist, A Separation, The Descendants, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Young Adult
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Old January 2 2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Yeah, the look of Rango was just amazing. It really was photo-realistic, only starring anthropomorphized animals. Incredible work!
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Old January 2 2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

Tree of Life was my favorite film of the year.

The rest of the top ten, in alphabetical order...

Crazy Stupid Love
Drive
In Darkness
The Muppets
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Source Code
Super 8
Tabloid
Tyrannosaur
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Old January 2 2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

I considered Super 8 and The Tree of Life for my list, but they both feel to me like there's a fantastic small movie that's been somewhat improperly inflated into a bigger one.
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Old January 2 2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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I think The Tree of Life is a masterpiece, but I agree about Super 8. It's right on the cusp of the list, and there are several movies that I haven't seen yet (including Hugo and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy) that might easily edge it off my top ten altogether.
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Old January 2 2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

1. Super 8
2. X-Men: First Class
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II
4. Captain America
5. Crazy Stupid Love
6. 50/50
7. Moneyball
8. The Adjustment Bureau
9. Thor
10. Source Code
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Old January 2 2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

My top 5 of 2011:

1. Warrior
2. Captain America
3. The Muppets
4. X-Men: First Class
5. Super 8
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Old January 3 2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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Well I have watched lots of movies as its being my hobby and I would name “Hugo” and “Pirates of the Caribbean“ for the community because these movies were very good and touching ones. But I still prefer the “Hugo” and the movie focuses on the story of an orphan who lives in a train station in Paris during the 1930s. it was a different story and overall I did enjoy these than other movies.
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Old January 3 2012, 02:49 PM   #11
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

The last movie I saw in 2011 was The Artist. Easily my favorite movie of the year. In fact it was also the first movie I saw in 2012. And I'll be seeing it again today. I literally cannot think of a single thing that I did not like about this movie. About as perfect as a movie can get. Truly a theater experience, because while I will pick it up on DVD, it'll never match seeing it on the big screen with an audience. Typically I don't care about that aspect of movie watching.

Also enjoyed Thor, Captain America, X-Men and Immortals.
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Old January 3 2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

Mr Light wrote: View Post
I'm ranking them on entertainment value, not artistic quality...

1. TRANSFORMERS 3: sue me, I like robots fighting :-p
2. HARRY POTTER 8: defintely brought a tear to my eye. a great finish, it's just when I know the events so well, it's hard to be excited about it as a movie.
3. THOR: much better than I thought it would be.
4. KUNG FU PANDA 2: just as good as the original.
5. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4: incredible action scenes!
6. X-MEN FIRST CLASS: pleasantly entertaining
7. FAST FIVE: I liked how this franchise evolved, this is the best one yet.
8. CAPTAIN AMERICA
9, TINTIN: if only there had been a few more amazing set pieces.
10. SHERLOCK HOLMES 2: no complaints. loved Moriarty.

RUNNERS UP:
RANGO (best CGI ever), SUCKER PUNCH (disappointing), PIRATES 4 (disappointing), HANGOVER 2, SUPER 8, GREEN LANTERN (VERY disappointing I love the comic!), COWBOYS & ALIENS, RISE PLANET APES, ATTACK THE BLOCK (best movie nobody's ever heard of), PUSS IN BOOTS, HAPPY FEET 2, MUPPETS
I've seen some of those...

But, if we consider them to be THE BEST of 2011...then we are in trouble.
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Old January 3 2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

My top 5 in 2011

1. The King's Speech
2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
3. X-Men: First Class
4. Captain America
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Worst film of the year (ranking 28th) Sucker Punch.
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Old January 4 2012, 02:35 AM   #14
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

My favorites were:

The Ides of March
The King's Speech
Crazy Stupid Love
The Help
Captain America

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Old January 4 2012, 03:04 AM   #15
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Re: Best Movies of 2011

Of movies I saw in theaters this year

1. Suckerpunch




2. Captain America
3. X-Men First Class
4. Thor

I also saw Conan but cannot put it on any list of good movies.
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