Today I’ve just been spending some time with my parents and then travelled back to London in the evening. On the journey I was thinking about the films I’ve seen in the cinema since the new year (which actually isn’t a lot compared to last year) and how I would rank them against each other. So I decided to make a little chart of the films I’ve seen and what I thought of them. Enjoy.
8. I Give It A Year
Although I did like this film, it was rather mediocre compared to the others I’ve seen. It was really funny in parts but the ending was too predictable and the story felt like one I’d seen before many times.
7. The Amazing Burt Wonderstone
Really funny film, but not much more to it than that. Jim Carrey’s character was great, and Steve Carell was the most attractive he’s ever been. Who knew he’d suit blonde hair!
6. Django Unchained
This was a really great film but overall too gruesome and violent. I loved the storyline and acting though, and Jamie Foxx is so damn fly I can’t even handle it.
5. Side Effects
If you saw my post about this film you’ll know what I thought of it. Basically I loved it right up to the twist which I felt completely ruined it.
4. Gangster Squad
Really great film, again a bit too violent, but great storyline and great acting, and beautiful people getting together which is always a bonus.
3. Zero Dark Thirty
Loved this film, badass female lead character (which is rare), gripping story, interesting style of filming. I was on the edge of my seat for most of it, and I thought the ending was absolutely perfect (*spoilers* I did have a theory at one point that the body wasn’t actually Bin Laden and the reason she is crying at the end is because she had to lie about it being him in order to validate her rash decisions. This theory was quickly disregarded by everyone I shared it with though. It’s almost definitely not what the director intended at all, but it’s interesting to think about these things).
2. Cloud Atlas
This was an epic film, like several rolled into one. I loved the story and all the different things going on and how they linked together. Visually amazing too, my only criticism was the way they did the prosthetics. Great actors, and really great score too.
1. This Is 40
This is my favourite film I’ve seen in 2013 so far. I was looking forward to it for so long, and it didn’t let me down at all. Hilarious from beginning to end, subtle but meaningful and extremely enjoyable to watch.
I’m going to see Spring Breakers with Louise to celebrate her birthday tomorrow. If I were to add it to this list I’m pretty sure it would be right at the bottom, it looks so awful but I’m so curious to watch it!