I haven't seen so many of the years best films, partly because they weren't released in the UK yet and partly because I don't get as much time to watch everything these days. Black Swan and True Grit are just two of those films that I'm positive I will love, but still haven't seen...
My favourite films of 2010, that I did see;
Filmmaking of the most highest standard, craftsmanship that is near perfection. Inception looks and sounds amazing, each shot is meticulously composed. Christopher Nolan has raised the bar. An intricate plot, a great ensemble cast, the most impressive special effects in years. Even if you don’t like the story, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most well made films of all time. Jaw-dropping! 9/10
I loved Kick-Ass! I thought it managed to surpass the comic book in every way, it balances a comic quirkiness with an often gritty raw edge perfectly. It’s good to see Nicholas Cage back on form (also good in Bad Lieutenant). And Chloe Moretz as ’Hit-girl’ is as good as the hype suggests. Matthew Vaughn is fast becoming one of Britain's best directors, I look forward to seeing what he does with ‘X-Men: First class’. 9/10
Toy Story 3
Pixar are probably the most consistent filmmakers in the business, making two solid sequels to a classic original is almost unprecedented (not even The Godfather trilogy achieved this feat). Toy Story 3 is clearly lovingly crafted and a fitting end to a great series. 8/10
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Banksy's documentary/film about street art and the fickle world of art is an inspiring little treat. I recommend this to anyone with an interest in street art, art, or filmmaking. 8/10
Films that Disappointed me;
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
I loved the comics. Pilgrim isn't a bad film and there's parts I liked, but the overall package seems to lack something that made the books so great.
I knew it was just going to be mindless action and a tribute to the 80's-90's action flicks, but for some reason I just expected something better. 90 minutes of testosterone and guns.
Maybe I was expecting too much, Rodriguez attached made me have hope. It's average at best, it doesn't build any tension, the action is bland and mostly too dark to see and the acting seems forced. It's better than Predator 2 and the AvP films, but it's still rubbish.
I think 'Sucker Punch' looks fun in 2011.