2009

2009

Extremely Positive:

The Secret of Kells

Up

Very Positive:

Inglourious Basterds*

Star Trek

Positive:

Avatar

District 9

Fish Tank*

The Hurt Locker

In the Loop*

Moon*

The Road*

The Secret in Their Eyes*

A Serious Man*

Sherlock Holmes

Largely Positive:

9

A Christmas Carol

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Coraline

Drag Me to Hell*

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The House of the Devil*

Invictus

Mary and Max*

Precious*

The Princess and the Frog

A Single Man*

Up in the Air*

Where the Wild Things Are

Somewhat Positive:

Battle for Terra

The Blind Side

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Average/Somewhat Negative/Negative:

Astro Boy

2012

Aliens in the Attic

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Dragonball: Evolution

An Education*

G-Force

G.I. Joe: Rose of Cobra

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale*

Imagine That

Inkheart

Knowing*

The Lovely Bones

Monsters vs. Aliens

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Old Dogs

Paranormal Activity*

Paul Blart: Mall Cop*

The Pink Panther 2*

Planet 51

Race to Witch Mountain

Surrogates

Taken*

Terminator Salvation

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The Twilight Saga: New Moon*

Watchmen*

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Comments
  1. Edit: March 13, 2014 — Geez, I hate revisiting this page. I really should not have been reviewing movies when I was 18. I have no idea why I thought I was qualified. (NOTE: I will say this about myself at 22 when I am 26.)

    Anyway, I just saw “The Road” for the first time a few days ago and thus added it to the list. It’s pretty good — atmospheric, emotional, well-acted. It drags a bit in places, though, and I kind of think the ending is a massive cheat.

  2. Edit: March 19, 2014 — Added “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” Hands down the most confusing thing I’ve ever found on the IMDB Top 250.

  3. Edit: March 19, 2014 — Added “Mary and Max.” You know, it’s strange and off-putting and kind of unsettling in its simultaneous ugliness and cuteness. But all of that belies and eventually abets a core that actually understands depression, anxiety, and loneliness very acutely. A strange watch, but a worthwhile one.

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