Well, 2004 is almost over. Personally, I think that this year has been pretty disappointing in terms of movies. Alexander was a big disappointment as the movie wandered aimlessly with no sense of focus. And they were hoping for Oscars for that one. Bah. I, Robot was nice, except that, in my personal opinion, they added too many clichÃ©d Matrix-like elements (like slow-motion digital action) that didn’t really fit and grew overused and annoying very quickly. I’ve seen too many of Will Smith’s comedies, so it was also hard to take him seriously in this non-comic role. Humbug. I guess there just weren’t any movies that really stood out…
There are also some movies that I hope to see, but haven’t been able to yet: Life Aquatic, Kinsey, and Sideways (unfortunately, in the case of the latter two, very few theatres are showing them, so I think I’ll have to rent them when they’re finally released on DVD).
Anyway, that’s enough rambling from me. Here are the 3 movies of 2004 that I personally found to be the most enjoyable:
- Ocean’s Twelve (not nearly as exciting as 11, but very funny)
- Closer (it’s awfully depressing, but captivating)
- The Phantom of the Opera (slightly disappointing, but still good overall)
What 2004 movies have been your favorite?