So a lot of movies came out in 2011. Where was I? I know I didn't see nearly as many movies this years as I have in the past. But what did I see and why?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Of course I saw this movie. My son and I have seen every Harry Potter movie together. It was really good and the whole saga was one of my son's Christmas presents.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($352M)
No. I saw the first two in the theater. Between that and Indiana Jones 4, I have had enough Shia LeBeouf to last a lifetime.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 ($266M)
I swear I didn't take the day off to see this. It just happened to be my day off. DON"T JUDGE ME!
The Hangover Part II ($254M)
Not a bad follow up. It got my husband to the theater.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($241M)
Saw in 3D with my son. I can't see 3D well enough to appreciate it. And, I will admit here, I fell asleep just a little bit. Haven't done that in the theater since "Lord of the Rings".
Fast Five ($210M)
Cars 2 ($191M)
Lumping these together. Didn't see any car movies, real or cartoon. But my two year old nephew is a huge fan. Wants his mom to race in traffic. "RACE, GO GO GO". (He is watching "Cars 2 by the way)
They are running out of super heroes. Just a no on this one. No desire whatsoever.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($177M)
Might catch it on cable sometime. No driving need to see it.
Captain America: The First Avenger ($177M)
Same as "Thor".
The Help ($169M)
Great book. Excellent adaptation. Successful in never making me want homemade chocolate pie. Ever. Loved it.
Hilarious. My husband went and enjoyed it too. Need more of these. Melissa McCarthy stole the show.
Kung Fu Panda 2 ($165M)
Haven't seen the first one. And I don't have an appropriate aged child. I did my time with the Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles. Maybe when I get grandchildren someday in the far away future. My kid needs to move out first.
X-Men: First Class ($146M)
No. Saw the first one. Don't need to see more.
See "Kung Fu Panda 2" except the sequel part.
The Smurfs ($143M)
I had the Smurfs in the eighties. I am good.
Puss in Boots ($142M)
I prefer my Antonio Banderas live action. I'll watch "Evita" instead.
Super 8 ($127M)
Might catch on cable. I had the original Spielberg classics. Don't know if I need to recapture, but will give it a chance. Maybe.
Also prefer my Johnny Depp in live action.
Horrible Bosss ($118M)
Very funny. I have almost all those bosses. Not telling which ones.
Green Lantern ($117M)
Yeah, again, see "Thor".
The King's Speech ($116M)
Colin Firth won the Oscar and deserved it. Very good movie.
Man, parents must be at the movies all the time!
Paranormal Activity 3 ($104M)
Saw this in the nineties when it was called "The Blair Witch Project". I am good.
Just Go with It ($103M)
Saw it on cable. Meh.
Hope 2012 has more movies. I hope it has some better movies. Considering what Hollywood has done lately, they need to step up their game to get me into theaters.