This past month I've been to the cinema once a week, which is a lot for me because usually I'm struggling to go four times a year. General movie summary:
Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - On Stranger Tides 3D Date Seen: 2 June 2011 Rating: 8/10 General: Pirates 4 really surprised me, I wasn't expecting much from the latest installment in the franchise and thought I would go to just check it out. I enjoyed it a lot and it is now my second favourite out the saga. I wasn't a big fan of the 3D effects though and I would have rather gone to the regular 2D session instead.
Movie: X-Men: First Class Date Seen: 9 June 2011 Rating: 8.5/10 General: I wasn't too sure what to expect with the 'reboot' prequel. After I rewatched the X-Men movies in preparation for the new movie, at the time I hadn't seen the Last Stand or Origins: Wolverine and I really liked both of them. I actually would have liked to have seen a fourth sequel but that's probably never going to happen. I did like this movie a lot though and I can't wait to see where they go with this new series.
Movie: Super 8 Date Seen: 16 June 2011 Rating: 9.5/10 General: One word - AWESOME. This movie was so much fun to see, I wasn't too sure what to expect as I'm sure most people were as there wasn't much detail about the movie known but it was a great sci-fi action blockbuster and I can't wait for the Blu Ray of this. This is my favourite movie of the year thus far.
Movie: Bridesmaids Date Seen: 22 June 2011 Rating: 8/10 General: I really enjoyed this movie, a bit different to what I normally go and see but I was trying to go once a week and this movie seemed the most appealing. I haven't seen a comedy at the movies since I saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding in 2002 but I thought this was a really well done comedy and I thought Melissa McCarthy was great in this!
Movie: Transformers 3 Date Seen: 30 June 2011 (today) Rating: 9/10 General: Transformers has been a series that I've only recently gotten in to. In the last week alone I saw the first two movies for the first time as I thought I'd better see these ones before I saw the third one and while I liked both I think the third one is now my favourite of the three. I thought this movie was frakin awesome and I want to go and see it again but in 3D this time because I think it would be epic to see it in 3D. My second favourite movie of the year.
So halfway through the year and this is what my top favourite list looks like out of the 2011 movies I've seen:
1. Super 8 2. Transformers 3 3. Thor 4. X-Men: First Class 5. The Source Code 6. Bridesmaids 7. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - On Stranger Tides 8. The Green Hornet