Entertainment Weekly recently posted their “best of the decade” series, which listed the best movies, television shows, albums, and entertainers of the last ten years. After making sure that Britney secured a spot as a top entertainer (and she did), I took a look at the list of movies EW has dubbed the best of the decade. Needless to say, we had a few differences…
Coming at their number 10 slot was “Almost Famous”. I’ve actually never seen this movie, so I can’t really justify if it deserved that spot or not. Number 9 was “Lost in Translation”. I have no idea how this movie made the top 10. I thought that “Lost in Translation” was one of the most boring and slow-paced movies I have ever seen. Plus that sexual tension between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanssen was disturbing. In addition, I felt the movie ended really abruptly. There was no closure or answers to anything, and I like a little closure.
“The 40-Year-Old Virgin” was number 7 on the list. Okay, I did think this movie was hilarious and very entertaining, but personally, I found “Superbad” and “The Hangover” ten times funnier. But I will give “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” a little credit because it spurred the bawdy, crude comedies flogging the theaters now. Number 6 was “Children of Men”…never seen it, but it was directed by the guy who directed “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” so it can’t be too horrible.
Number 6 was “Moulin Rouge”, which in my opinion SHOULD be number 1, as it’s my favorite movie of all time. Music. Dancing. Ewan McGregor. Perfect combo. “Wall-E” comes in at number 5, which I can agree with. It was adorable and Wall-E has the saddest, droopy eyes ever.
“The Dark Knight” ranked number 4, which surprised me. I thought it would make at least top 3. I do admit to going to the midnight showing of this movie, and I can’t say anything bad about it. RIP Heath, we miss you. “Gladiator” was number 3. Never seen it and really have no desire to, so moving right along…
Okay, for the top two films of this past decade: number two, “Brokeback Mountain”. I’ve never seen this movie, but it did pretty much sweep the Oscars so I might have to check it out sometime. And number one, drum roll please: “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Seriously? First of all, EW, you can’t put three movies as number 1. Second, how many people will actually sit through 25 hours worth of elves and Gollum to actually finish the trilogy? I for one will not.
Interesting and diverse list of films, I personally think that “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” should have made the list (kidding..kind of). Anyways, here’s to another decade of wonderful filmmaking.