In Case You Missed Them … 10 Films You Should See From 2011

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Batman: Year One (2011) Movie Image

Batman: Year One

Early in “Batman: Year One”, Bruce Wayne attempts to fight crime — and promptly gets his ass handed to him by some hookers. Hey, it’s the guy’s first time out, this stuff will happen. A great primer on the beginnings of a legendary vigilante career, the animated “Batman: Year One” is a fantastically faithful adaptation of the Frank Miller comic book storyline that tracks the beginnings of the Caped Crusader’s career. At the same time, the storyline traces the path of Commissioner Gordon (then just a Lieutenant) as he arrives in the cesspool that is Gotham City, and his own war against a corrupt Gotham City police department. Watching “Batman: Year One” is like reading the comic book story arc page by page, but you won’t have to explain to your girlfriend why you’re reading an old comic book from the ’80s.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    DUDE!!! You put “Batman: Year One” on your list!!! You have just jumped levels in respect. Also the fact that “Tucker and Dale Vs Evil,” and “The Guard,” and “Wu Xia” on the list helped as well. LOL Great list. Mine is forth coming.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Haha, yeah. Gotta give it respect. It’s a fantastic adaptation of the Miller storyline. And I think D.C. cranks so many of these movies out, people don’t really notice them anymore. And “Year One” I think deserves to be noticed. It’s really good.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah it was. There wasn’t a whole lot of action but that was absolutely fine because they got the tone, look, and story down perfect and what a story.

  • Vineland

    Damn, I completely missed Batman Year One! Thanks for putting it on the list otherwise that would have been embarrassing. The rest of this list is really good. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is well funny and I’m surprised no one has done a similar thing with the red-neck genre. (If they have I’d be interested to know.)

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Likewise on Tucker and Dale, I don’t think anyone has done it before.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Nope, not that I’ve seen and it was such a fun flick. Got a T-shirt for it from ComicCon =-P

  • GuiLadouche

    Drive sucks and you know it. Name one scene in the whole movie that is not some 1st year film student’s idea of “cool” after smoking a pound of weed (minimum).