Movies Brent Didn’t Hate As Much As Everyone Else In 2011

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Beastly

Yup, it’s official, I’m a fifteen-year-old girl. I didn’t go in expecting to like “Beastly”, but somewhere, roughly halfway through, I came to a startling realization: holy shit, I like “Beastly”. This is a movie that stars an Olsen twin, doesn’t teach you anything, and was designed to appeal to tweens on some sort of instinctual level. You can almost hear Neal Patrick Harris scream, “why am I in this movie? I have a legitimate career again!” I am not the target audience, I look like a homeless logger, but still, “Beastly” appealed to something hidden deep down inside of me. I’m not proud of this fact, but neither am I too proud to admit the truth.

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Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Didn’t really hate Green Lantern myself, just incredibly disappointed by it. But I really, really hated Pirates 4 just for the sheer crass commercialism of the entire enterprise. But then again, I though the last two “Pirates” movies were pretty pointless, too, so there you have it.

  • Juggernaut

    I’m with ya’ on Hop, Battle:Los Angeles and Take Me Home Tonight. I’ll even admit that I didn’t despise Green Lantern as much as most people. However, GL was nowhere near as good as Thor. As for the so called similarities I can agree that they’re both superhero films with a fish out of water storyline but that is where the similarities end. Thor was a terrifically directed, excellently acted, well paced movie while GL on the other hand was a rushed, shoddy, mess of a flick.

  • Anonymous

    Green Hornet was vomit inducing. Thor was tolderable. I hate an hour or more of backstory. I have plastic shiny “armor”. The only part of Thor I liked was int he desert.