Summer 2011 has come to a close! During our summer we saw superheroes and villains, and pirates and mermaids. We were possibly bored to death by a tree of life, or possibly laughed so hard at smurfs ’til blue in the face!
Regardless, tons of movies came to theaters and I hope you enjoyed yourself. Did you have any favorites? Any disappoints? Missed any that you wanted to see? Are there some you’re glad you missed? Well, the answer for me for all of those questions is: “Undoubtedly, Yes!”
For your reading/viewing pleasure, my list of summer movies considers films that released between May 6 and August 12 of 2011. [That’s correct, Fast Five (April 29) and Conan the Barbarian (August 19) are not eligible to be considered summer films.]
Here’s a look at my countdown list for Summer 2011:
6 Movies I really enjoyed in Summer 2011:
Thor, X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Captain America: The First Avenger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
5 Movies I wanted to see -but missed- in Summer 2011:
Midnight in Paris, Larry Crowne, Winnie the Pooh, Attack the Block, The Help
4 Movies I’m GLAD I missed in Summer 2011:
Priest, Zookeeper, The Smurfs, Bridesmaids
3 Movies I wish I had missed in Summer 2011:
Green Lantern, Tree of Life, The Hangover Part II
2 Fun Alien Movies of Summer 2011:
Super 8 and Cowboys & Aliens
1 Favorite Movie of Summer 2011:
Tough to choose, but I crown Rise of the Planet of the Apes as my absolute favorite of Summer 2011.
………….okay, okay, okay!! I can’t do this! There has to be a tie for #1. Because, as much as I liked Rise of the Planet of the Apes, there’s a reason I went to see Captain America: The First Avenger FOUR times in theaters! Allow me the one guilty pleasure! The #1 spot for me must be shared with Director Joe Johnston’s Marvel film:
(fyi, I still have yet to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. But, not being an HP fan, I don’t see it having a good chance of being in my personal countdown.)
To see a list of all of my movie reviews, be sure to click the link HERE.
Well, that is MY countdown list. What’s yours?
Take A Glimpse Into The Future:
Here’s what I am looking forward to for the rest of 2011:
- August-September: Colombiana, The Debt, Contagion, Warrior, Drive, Restless, Dream House, Take Shelter, Abduction
- October-November: The Ides of March, Real Steel, The Three Musketeers, Immortals, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo
- December: Coriolanus, Sherlock Holmes 2, Mission Impossible: GP, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Darkest Hour
Haha, it’s going to be a busy 4.5 months…and then…Award Season!! 🙂
Is there a particular movie you can’t wait to see in the next 4.5 months? Let me know. (View all 2011 movies HERE).
Thanks for reading! Happy watching!