Monday, July 1, 2013
Movie Monday: The "2013 to date" edition
Real life went ahead and rudely (except not really because it involved family, good friends, and amazing food) got in the way this past weekend, meaning I didn't have time to watch a movie for today. So I figured that seeing as how we're now half way through the year, I'd pick out the best five movies I saw in the first half of this year in the order in which I saw them.
Daniel Day-Lewis was ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. It was one of the very rare times that I forgot I was watching an actor play a character and got completely caught up in the story. He totally deserved that Oscar. In addition to that, the whole movie was beautifully cast and shot and SO FREAKING GOOD.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Okay, so I know this came out last year. But I saw it on the plane to Los Angeles back in January, and pretty much loved every second of it. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are fabulous, and I liked that Spidey wasn't completely indestructible. He was just a kid who worked out a way to help his city.
Another one I saw on the plane. And it was brilliant. It's totally adorable and the casting was fantastic. Don't even get me started on how incredible the animation is!
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Sure, it's completely over the top and ridiculous and generally stupid. But it was also hilarious, and EMBRACED the fact that it was completely over the top and ridiculous and generally stupid. Add in Jeremy Renner, and it's a winner in my book.
Iron Man 3
By far the best of the three from my perspective. There's acknowledgement that Tony's not even remotely okay after the events of The Avengers, there's a villain who's not what you think, and there's Tony proving that even without his suits he's still Iron Man.
What are your favourite movies so far this year?