02 March 2011

Good and Bad of 2010: Movies - Vol. 2

Welcome to volume 2 of the 6-day Best of 2010 coverage here at Ramblings of a Minnesota Geek! Today is award day, where I give awards. Don't ya love in-your-face naming? Yep, me, too. Nah, in all seriousness, this is where the fun awards are given.

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The 2010 Awards


DAMN, I HAD FUN AT THE THEATER:
The Best: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Best, Part II: Inception
The Best, Part III: Predators

SERIOUSLY, I'M NOT A DOCUMENTARY:
Winner: I'm Still Here
Runner Up: The Last Exorcism

IN THE NAME OF HORROR:
BEST: Paranormal Activity 2
DREADFUL: Legion

WINNER OF
THE A-TEAM KNOCKOFFS (LOSERS/EXPENDABLES): The Losers

BEST SEQUEL: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

SEQUEL BETTER THAN COULD HAVE EVER BEEN EXPECTED: Predators

THESE SCRIPTS ARE BRILLIANT:
1. The Social Network
2. Black Swan
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. Inception
5. The Kids Are All Right

AWESOME SEX SCENE NOT TO BE WATCHED WITH MOM:
Mila + Natalie, Black Swan

LIST OF STUPID ENDINGS:
1. Dead body of dumb punk fuses with alien, takes over body, defends his woman.
2. The whole town's in on it, and the poor Pastor don't stand no chance.
3. Angel fights, dies, comes back, fights bad Angel after imparting words of wisdom, shit hits the fan.
4. Psychologically unbalanced man walks through a small lake for 5 mins. before fade-to-black.
5. After saving Spring Break, the bikinis ain't safe for long cos a whole swarm is commin', even though we didn't get what felt like a full-length movie to begin with; finish that before the sequel.

The One Movie You'd Have to Pay Me $100 To See: Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore

BEST BIT OF DIALOGUE: Dude, already wrote about it. Thank you, Aaron Sorkin.

GIMMIE ACTION FIGURE (!!!): The Kraken, Clash of the Titans

GOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS, BUT YOU FORGOT EVERYTHING ELSE:
Winner: Skyline
You're Next: Alice in Wonderland
Ugh, Really?: Clash of the Titans

LESSON: SOMETIMES THE TRAILER DOES SHOW EVERYTHING GOOD UPFRONT: Machete

YOU ARE A DIRECTOR, RIGHT? COULDA FOOLED ME: Jimmy Hayward, Jonah Hex

REMAKE WINNER: The Karate Kid

REMAKE SUPER LOSER: A Nightmare on Elm Street (since Alice in Wonderland technically isn't considered a remake)

FACEPALM WINNER: I'm Still Here

SUPAHERO TIME
THE BEST:
Kick-Ass
THE GOOD: Iron Man 2
THE BAD: Jonah Hex

SUPERHEROES: DIRECT-TO-DVD
Winner: Batman: Under the Red Hood
Less Awesome: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse


And now for the awards that matter, of course...

SEXIEST ACTRESS OF 2010


RUNNER UP:


FAVORITEST MOVIE POSTER OF 2010


I will confess this was a bit of a toughie. First off, there are at least three more MACHETE posters that are simply awesome. Very excellent work done in crafting these posters. Secondly, although there are some nifty posters that came out this year, there aren't many that have a lot of wowness. Among the wowness, though, include one of the multitude of SAW VII and DEATHLY HALLOWS. Great work in constructing those, as well. Honorable mention should be directed towards the similar old-timed themed poster of the documentary BEST WORST MOVIE.

Awesomest Character of the Year


Hit-Girl

Don't think anyone will disagree with this choice. I loved Kick-Ass, but Hit Girl made that movie. Thanks to Chloe Mortez being one hell of a phenomenal young actress, she gave us one of the coolest characters of the year. Hell, I saw 20 year old women dressed up in Hit Girl outfits for Halloween. She's obviously made quite the impact. If a sequel ever does get filmed, I think it's safe to say that her presence was a integral part of getting it off the ground.

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That concludes Day 2 of the Good and Bad of 2010. Come back tomorrow for the first eight of the nine best/favorite movies of 2010. Cheers!

5 comments:

Rachel [ f.g.i. ] said...

Dear Mr. Timelord,

You have made me so happy with this post. I haven't seen anyone do something like this with their "2010 Movies" lists, yours is very entertaining and appeals to my SheNerd sensibilities. I am glad you gave mention to Predators, Hit Girl, Skyline, and others.

Thanks for the laughs!

Andy the Time Lord said...

Rachel - You're very much welcome. :)

Glad to differ from the norm anytime I can, and to make a reader laugh is all the better. Thanks for reading!

Fletch said...

Dang, I still need to catch Predators. Heard a lot of good things...

You gotta tell me what numbers one and four are on the stupid endings list. Email if you don't want to spoil. blogcabins at yahoo

Amen on your Machete lesson learned. I feel the same way. I don't regret seeing the movie or anything, but it reminds me of when The Matrix came out and we were all dying for the sequel(s)...then we got 'em and they let us down. Both of them and Machete are more than watchable (okay, maybe not Revolutions), but we bit off more than we could chew and would have been better off wondering "What if?"

Awesome part two. Yes, I'm taking these slowly...

Andy the Time Lord said...

I'll spoil:

Stupid Ending #1 is SKYLINE.

Stupid Ending #4 is I'M STILL HERE. (Lame-est ending of 'em all)

Have you had the chance to see this awesome, psychologically psychedelic O-M-G so goodz (!!!) mockumentary yet?

Do watch PREDATORS. It's not going to blow your mind or anything, but it DOES stay true to the atmosphere and hard R rating of the original two.

Fletch said...

I gotta admit, that ending to Skyline kinda makes me want to see it more. I know it's gonna be a terrible movie, but I'm okay with that.

Nope, haven't seen I'm Not Here yet. I doubt I'll ever seek it out, but if it's on and I'm available, I might watch it. I do kinda want to see Diddy in it.