Having covered my five favorites yesterday, here are the rest of the movies I enjoyed this summer:
Brave: I enjoyed Brave but did not find it to be a Pixar classic a la Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, and Wall-E. The animated short preceding the film is wonderful and Brave is a lot of fun.
Ted: I found Ted to be hilarious even though there were way too many fart jokes. Too crass and commercial but Wahlberg and Kunis are very likeable and I appreciated the running Flash Gordon gag.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted: This was surprisingly enjoyable. I will add the caveat that I do set the bar lower when I’m watching a film my granddaughter enjoys so this may not be that good but we had a lot of fun.
Men in Black III: This just narrowly missed my best of summer post. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are enjoyable as always but it is Josh Brolin’s portrayal of a young Agent K that seals the deal.
The Expendables 2: The film that capped off the summer. The Expendables 2 is a lot better than the first one. The Expendables 2 pokes a lot of fun at the cast – only the villains Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins appear to be taking it seriously. Willis and Schwarzenegger have much bigger roles this time including action scenes. Jet Li’s role is reduced but they added Chuck Norris to the cast.
* I would have enjoyed The Expendables 2 anyway but my daughter won me a Chuck Norris autographed poster. I can’t wait to frame it and put it in my movie room.