Summer is almost over...

And there are so many awesome movies I've seen this summer that I haven't been able to mention yet! Agh. To sort of make up for that, here are 5 movies that rocked my summer:

Toy Story 3
Best movie of this summer, hands down. :) It was adorable, heartwarming, and poignant (at least to me :D). The last five minutes are the most heartbreaking last five minutes that I've ever seen in a movie, and my love for Pixar grew even more (if that's even possible). I definitely connected with this movie a lot more because of my age, that's for sure. I probably wouldn't have cared about the story half as much if I was 8 or 9.

Sense & Sensibility
I haven't read the book, but the 1995 movie is fantastic. :D The story, the cast (yay Kate Winslet!), the script, the acting, the costumes, and the scenery are all wonderful. The funniest thing for me was seeing Alan Rickman (hehe, Severus Snape) as one of the romantic heroes. It took me a while to get adjusted to seeing him in a non-villanous role, but I loved watching him. :D

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I was so worried about how they were going to transfer the book to movies, but after we
finished watching it, I remember turning to my family and saying, "Now this is how a book to movie adaption should be." Everyone did a wonderful job bringing the story to life! It was hilarious of course, but it was also heartfelt and sweet, and displayed the truths of middle school in a not-so-exaggerated way.

There is never a boring moment, and you can't help but adore Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley. He is Greg. And...they change the ending a bit, but I think I prefer the ending of the movie to the ending of the book. DWK fans will love this, but also a younger sibling with a dire need of a good movie will appreciate this. I know mine did. :)

Sherlock Holmes
Yes, Sherlock Holmes participating in street brawls for fun felt totally out of character, but Robert Downey Jr. and Judd Law were just ah-mazing. I admit I...umm...fell asleep in the middle, but it wasn't a bad movie at all! It was just a little slow, but the ending completely made up for that. Heh..heh..It was actually kind of creepy.

Independence Day
A simple, 1994 sci-fi movie. I ended up liking it more than I thought it would. The ending, though cheesy and anti-climatic, was awesome. :)

(Yes, I'm starting to like older movies a lot for some reason. :D)

What were your favorite movies this summer? There's a ton I didn't get to this summer, but there's always next year. :)


  1. Yeah I thought that TS3 and DOAWK and Sherlock Holmes were pretty cool. I'm not so sure about ID4 though (the virus thing really is pretty cheesy), although it was okay.

    I think that the coolest movies that I watched for the first time this year were The Lost World [1925] (because now I can say that I watched a movie that's 85 years old and it's the first silent movie I watched), Casablanca (because it's in black and white, which is pretty cool, and the last line is pretty awesome), and 2001: A Space Odyssey (I disliked it at first but after reading the book I thought it really is one of the best movies ever made and stuff).

    I think that the coolest movie of the last year of the first decade of the 21st century is probably going to be Tron: Legacy. The trailers are totally mathematical.

  2. Mmm Alan Rickman. And Kate Winslet! And Emma Thompson! And Hugh Grant! I think I've seen it before, but I should watch it again. I just watched the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, and it gets better every time. Also, now I want to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I heard Toy Story 3 was great, but that it made people cry. And Sherlock Holmes totally creeped me out, but Robert Downey Jr. pretty much makes anything fantastic, so....