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Movies of the year

I saw this meme at katikat and thought to myself: self, why not? *g*

Best film:
X-Men: First Class The last movie that got me this obsessed was Star Trek two years ago. And I didn't even expect all that much from it but wow, fell head over heels there.

Biggest disappointment:
Pirats of the Caribbean 4 Maybe that seems harsh since I enjoyed it even on some level but I simply had higher expectations for it, I guess. Loved the first Pirates movie with a passion, yet every following one lacked something of that first magic IMO. I had hoped this one could bring it back. :/

Best het pairing:
Um...I don't think any couple set my heart aflutter in any of the movies I've seen. Don't get me wrong, there were some nice moments here and there in Captain America with Cap and Peggy and in Thor with Thor and Jane but no couple really gripped me.

Best slash pairing:
Charles and Erik from XMFC, now that one was easy since they are pretty much competition-free out of all the movies I've seen this year which had a bit of subtext here and there but C&E? Oh man, talk about the burning thigh sweats. :)

Best family:
Not sure here either. Thor was in essence a family drama but the Asgardians hardly qualify as best family. *g* I loved Charles & Raven in XMFC but considering how it ended, they also get disqualified here.

Best team:
The X-Men during training in the mansion. I just loved all their little montages.

Het ship I wanted but didn't get:
This might make me sound really weird considering I volunteered them up for best family (to a point) but I thought there was a spark from Raven towards Charles, that she wanted more (and was ultimately so disappointed in realizing that she'd never get his romantic love at least) and I would have loved exploring that a little.

Best special effects:
Chris Evans as a skinny, tiny dude in Captain America. For parts of it, I couldn't believe they actually really used Chris Evans and not some other actor. Well done.

Biggest "It was GREAT!" surprise:
Again, XMFC. After Wolverine and Last Stand, my expectations were somewhat low-ish.

Could've been better:
Green Lantern perhaps? I had no previous knowledge of the comic book character, other than knowing he existed, so I went in with an open mind but lots of it was really silly. The baddie with the literally growing head? Come on.

Most embarrassing moment:
Captain America being used as a silly promo guy. I HATE humiliation humour, makes me wanna change the channel.

Worst twist:
Am wracking my brain here for a twist that I didn't see coming and hated. I guess nothing again. There were scenes that hurt me emotionally but they were supposed to do that so that doesn't fit in here.

Best twist:
Again, I don't really remember a twist that actually surprised me. Maybe I just didn't watch enough movies.

Actor I fell in love with this year:
Just because I had never noticed him before in anything, Michael Fassbender.

Maybe, I'll do one for TV shows as well. :D



( 6 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Best twist

Kate Winslet dies in "Contagion". I was totally shocked.
Dec. 18th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Ah see, that would be one of the movies I didn't watch. Would you recommend it as a whole? I don't mind being spoiled for the twist.
Dec. 18th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
I actually liked it. It was more of a documentary though, not exactly an action movie or anything of the kind. There is a pandemic, and people die, but it is mostly about the doctors working on a cure and what we can expect will happen, including a blogger getting famous and a wonder cure that doesn't work.
Also, Gwyneth Paltrow dies after 5 minutes. I laughed.
Dec. 18th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
Gwyneth dying made the movie awesome. I'm not a fan. She ruined an Adele song for me.
Dec. 18th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
I loved the first PotC best too. The rest I loved because of the relationship between Will and Elizabeth. They made me care when nothing else held my interest. But without them... Eh. Didn't even go to see it.
Dec. 18th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
So nice to hear someone else saw that spark between Raven and Charles. That scene while she's brushing her teeth and asking Charles if he would date her, I think she was serious. I mean he was the only other mutant she knew and essentially her best friend. I think she felt something for him, maybe it just blurred a bit with her sisterly love for him.
( 6 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )