2011: A Year in Movies (Part 1 of 3)

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At the beginning of the year we ran through a list of films we were looking forward to in 2011.  If you fancy it, you can read it here and here. Well, it turns out some of them weren’t that great, it turns out some of them were, and it turns out I haven’t even seen some of them.  Sorry, it’s hard to get in all these ‘real’ movies in between Zombie Nun Hedge-Trimmer Massacre and Revenge of the Mega OctoDog – give me some slack.

Let’s go through the list and see what went down:



The Beaver - Well, good start to the list what with The Beaver being one of the films I didn’t see, but whatever, some people did. It didn’t exactly light up the box-office and it also didn’t signal Mel Gibson’s comeback after he humiliated himself by crashing his car into Happy Snaps. Wait, was that him? Oh that was someone else…what did Gibson do? Was he the one who had a kid with his nanny? No, that was Lindsay Lohan wasn’t it? Oh Mel Gibson was the ‘WINNING!’ bloke wasn’t he? What a weirdo.



Battle Los Angeles - Good, I saw this one.  Bare explosions and aliens and shit.  Still managed to fall asleep in the cinema though.  Not sure what that says about the film, I’m not normally one for whining about a lack of characterisation – sure, this film had next to none, but there were bare explosions and aliens and shit.

Cinemas are hot.



Piranha 3DD – Well, this one’s not even out yet.  Not happy, because the first one was brilliant and this one looks like it might be even better.  Still, they’ve released a trailer so that gives us at least something to tide ourselves over until it comes out:



In an interview with Empire, Gary Busey actually said the following about his role in this film:

“I play a farmer. A cow explodes because of its farting ability and out of it come hundreds of piranha, raining down on me. You’ll see how I treat one of them.”




Real Steel - Nowhere near as good as it should have been.  If I wanted to watch annoying kids dancing on stage then I’d have watched Streetdance 3D.

Wait, they’ve made a sequel?  Fetch me my tent!  We’re camping outside the Odeon!





The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence - Read our review here. It wasn’t as good as the first, but it still remained one of 2011′s must-see films, if only to see what it looks like when someone who has eaten the digested shit of 13 people, follows through onto a wall.

That’s a subjective ‘must-see’ in case you were wondering.


Part 2 coming up next…

Then part 3 after that obviously.



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