This may be the first time in a long time that we have watched enough recent films to create any form of top five list. We have indulged in many a movie night, so I tasked Mr C to choose his top five films that were released in 2010, that we watched in 2010. Here is what he came up with:
- Inception. “The closest thing to the Matrix since the Matrix, which was the closest thing to perfection since forever. It was everything that Shutter Island should have been but wasn’t. Still needs a second viewing, though.” (Film Watch link)
- Kick-Ass. “The slow start lulled me into a completely false sense of security. The trailer had ruined it slightly, but once it got into it’s stride, it was the most remarkable film of the year.” (Film Watch link)
- The A-Team. “Because they flew a tank. Also, because they didn’t ruin the original. The only disappointment was BA, probably not as dominant as he is expected to be.” (Film Watch link)
- Green Zone. “For being the least Hollywood blockbuster Hollywood blockbuster portrayal of American military politics seen to date.” (Film Watch link)
- Leap Year/Cop Out. “These two are neck and neck, the introduction to Cop Out is the greatest five minutes of any movie sequence ever, but Leap Year has a lot of Guinness in it. I’m more likely to watch Leap Year a second time, so it should take the fifth spot.” (Film Watch link/Film Watch link)
Mr C would like an honourable mention to go to The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was his favourite film that we watched all year long, but of course came from 2009.