I used to blog all the damn time. Then I got busier, lazier, and somehow even less motivated than before. I debated whether or not to start my blog again, but figured, what the hell, I’d do it. One of the big reasons was that I needed somewhere to talk about the movies and video games I really enjoyed. A status update on Facebook can only be so long.
Movies are universal, and movies are awesome. So let’s talk about movies, god dammit. Some movies aren’t on the list because I haven’t seen them yet, and one is coming out next week, so it’s not really a qualifier, but I know I’m going to love it anyways. Those who didn’t make the list: Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, The Master, Wreck-It Ralph, Zero Dark Thirty
Let’s do this! Spoilers ahead, obviously. READ AT YOUR OWN PERIL! (kind of like a Goosebumps Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, no? NO? no. ok, point taken. /kicks rocks, sulks away, listens to Coldplay)
10.) The Amazing Spider-man/The Bourne Legacy (tie)
Both of these movies were enjoyable for one reason or another, yet both were completely unnecessary sequels/reboots that were made strictly for monetary purposes. I always hated the Tobey Maguire/Kirsten Dunst Spider-man movies, and I wasn’t sure why. Andrew Garfield does a much better job as Peter Parker, and Emma Stone is exponentially better than Dunst in just about every possible way. The latest installment of Spidey was done so the rights wouldn’t revert back to Marvel, but I’m cool with that. It was better than any of the other three Spiderman flicks before it.
The Bourne Legacy was a way to keep Robert Ludlum’s novels going, and to give Jeremy Renner a vehicle with built in name recognition. I am a HUGE Renner apologist, so don’t expect anything but glowing reviews of everything he does. That’s including S.W.A.T. and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. I love that man. Was Legacy a little slow? Sure. The thing is, the first movie of a planned trilogy needs to set the stage for the series as a whole. This did that. You can have your three flicks with Renner as Aaron Cross, then have Matt Damon return as Jason Bourne and watch the two team up in one star-crossed flick full of ass-kickery. Tell me you wouldn’t see that?
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