Movies of 2008

Fred saw Iron Man in 2008
Fred saw Iron Man in 2008

I’ve said it before — I love movies. I simply love movies. Sure, not all movies receive my love; horror films and I never got along (except I did like Scream). And sadly, my sister and I have our movie senses switched as I like a good chick flick and she likes the scary ones. But as usual, I digress…

Back in 2002, when I was first posting rants online, I posted a little mini-rant about seeing movies in the theater (the site’s been through so many changes since then that I reposted back in 2007). When I was a kid, and even through high school, seeing movies in the theater brought great joy — even the bad ones. The bad ones? Yes Virginia, even seeing a bad movie in the theater was once a fun thing to do (I remember very well a loud, applauding standing ovation given to the movie Warlock when it ended; wow that was a bad movie). Anyway, I don’t know if it’s getting older, or adding commercials, or even changes in culture, but at this point, I’d much rather wait a few months, pop the film into the DVD, and watch it at home.

Maybe it’s because since 2002 I’ve had big wide-screen TV’s… or maybe it’s because in 2003 I bought that Bose system I always wanted… but nonetheless, if I could choose between watching a film at the house on my couch or going to see one in the theaters, 9 times out of 10 I’ll choose the house. Now I have made exceptions… I absolutely wanted to see the Star Wars films on the big, big screen… and Spider-man… and well most comic book films.

Which brings us back (thank God) to the point of this post… the movies I’ve seen in 2008.

Out of all the films that came out in 2008 (here’s the highest grossing 400 of them), I only saw a whopping four (4) of them. How sad is that? I’ve only seen 4 of the movies that came out in 2008. And out of those four, I saw only one of them in the theater (Iron Man). 

There were many more I’d like to have seen (and still would) such as Hancock, Indiana Jones, Dark Knight, WALL-E, Quantum of Solace, etc. But as of this post, these are the four I’ve seen, along with my patent pending 10 word or less review:

  • 27 Dresses
    Chick Flick complete with typical bar song singalong. Ok.
    Yeni says: “It was good. I liked it. Girly movie.” 
  • 21
    A little slow and long, but good nonetheless.
    Yeni says: “I slept through that movie.” 
  • Iron Man
    Excellent film. Must stay until after the credits.
    Yeni says: “Good. Fred loves it. I just like it.” 
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
    What? Really? How? Well, I saw it in Spanish.
    Yeni says: “Overacted. Like they don’t know how to act.” 


P-Ge 2008-12-30 Reply

27 dresses sucked. It had some high points, but not even for a lover of chick flicks was it passable. 21 was good for the geek crowd, Iron man was good. Not good for a comic book movie, not good for a movie without Heath Ledger, but just good. I am still waiting to see the new Mummy, but I expect I will watch the English version 🙂

On the ones you missed, Dark Knight obviously, Excellent movie, you must see it. Wall-E was cute and touching, with a social agenda that didn’t go overboard. Kung-fu panda was cuter than expected, worth the DVD rental. Indiana Jones just really went down hill. It’s like it was rolling down it for the last 10 years and finally hit rock bottom. Hancock is one of the few movies I have seen in the last year that I thought should have been longer. Well cast, well done.

Fred Posner 2008-12-30 Reply

I really want to see both the dark night and hancock.

Guillo 2008-12-30 Reply

The mummy sucked ass…. Didn’t like Indiana Jones… Ironman, THUMBS UP..Dark Night, THUMBS UP… Heath Ledger definitely had an amazing performance… Hancock was cool, not great but fun. The Hulk was ok, i liked it a lot better than the previous one. 21, was pretty cool. f you like chick flicks, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen) was good, considering i don’t really like any movie from Woody Allen. Great acting by Penelope Cruz… and she kisses Scarlett Johansson (NICE)

Fred Posner 2008-12-30 Reply

More movies I want to see… I wanted to see the Hulk only because I love comics and the last one sucked so much… Dark Knight add to the I want to column… so many others too.

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