Russell’s 2010 Movie Wrap Up

What am I waiting for?!

The Great

  • Toy Story 3
  • Inception
  • The Book of Eli
  • The Social Network — A remarkable piece of work.  Jesse Eisenberg is fantastic, and Justin Timberlake is surprisingly good at being smarmy.  Kudos also to David Fincher for dialing down the Fincher.
  • Tron: Legacy — Does exactly what I wanted: it updates and surpasses the look and feel (and story) of the original 1982 film without tossing out the mythology.  And the 3D for this one looked gorgeous.
  • Predators — A more than worthy follow up to the original film, and way better than that thing with Danny Glover or either of the alien crossover films.  Adrian Brody as a bad ass?  Who knew?
  • Kick-Ass — I can't believe I didn't already review this.  This is to underground comics what The Dark Knight is to mainstream.  Unbelievably violent and funny.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Countdown to Zero

The Good

The Okay

The Meh

  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief — What if Harry Potter and Bella Swan had an illegitimate child… who kind of sucked
  • Knight and Day — Oh, Tom, you're better than this.  So are you, Cameron.
  • Legion — What's fascinating is that the character moments are better than the action sequences.  But not by much.
  • From Paris with Love — Honestly, I don't remember anything about this movie.  So there's that.

The Terrible

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