Vic Sage’s Top 5 Films of 2011


I had planned on having this up yesterday but I’m afraid that work was just too hectic, I also feel this would have been better suited for the Forums but until those Gremlins keep yanking out the wires I’ll have to share it here.

I realize that my picks will probably be far different than all of yours so I do hope you’ll share your own in the comments, picking just 5 was pretty hard for me to do this year.

1) Hugo

2) Rise of the Planet of the Apes

3) Super 8

4) X-Men: First Class

5) Real Steel

A very big thanks to Retroist Regular, Peachy, for the artwork up top.

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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4 thoughts on “Vic Sage’s Top 5 Films of 2011

  1. Vinvectrex says:

    I’ve only seen two of the five (X-Men and Super 8). And, that makes me happy because I now know there’s some good stuff to be seen in the near future. My biggest surprise was Real Steel. I didn’t think the trailers looked too great, but everyone I know who has seen it just loved it. I’m looking forward to checking it out.

  2. @Vinvectrex I believe it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray at the end of the month. I hope it has some nifty special features too because I wanted to know the back story of almost every robot they had in the film. :)

  3. plcary says:

    The only one I have not seen is “Hugo”. Here would be my personal list.
    1. Super 8 (there’s some awesome extras on the blu-ray too!)
    2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (I can’t wait for the next one!)
    3. X-Men 1st Class (much more entertaining than I expected)
    4. Captain America ( Hope you got to see it on the big screen)
    5. Source Code (I’m a sucker for time travel movies)

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Have yet to see Hugo.
    Gotta catch it in all its dimensions. Very curious to see Scorcese’s vision.

    Looking forward to Real Steel, cuz I missed it when it came out.

    Rise is quite possibly my number one pick.

    Super 8 was about half as good as expected (loved every nostalgia bits except the monster parts, which seemed undercooked).

    X-Men FC kinda exceeded my expectations, only cuz after the last few XM flicks, my expectations were low.
    Good movie, terrific duo in Xavier and Magneto, ho-hum ending, and forgettable sidekicks.

    I gotta add Drive as an unexpected surprise. Its 80s feel (Michael Mann-ish look), great soundtrack and intriguing lead was marred only by some excessive spurts of gore (making it more ‘arty’ than widely appealing) and less emphasis on actual driving.
    Maybe the title has more to do with motivational drive than the four-wheeled variety.

    Not a bad year for movies.
    Forgetting some good ones, I’m sure.

    Wish I could put Tron: Legacy up there.
    As a fan of the Grid, I enjoyed it.
    But otherwise…eh.
    That Blu-Ray teaser with Ram was better than the whole thing.
    Eh, who’m I kidding. I’d watch all of it over again in a heartbeat.

    Re-rezz Ram! (and re-rezz good screenwriting while you’re at it)

    Looking forward to the Disney show!

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