Movies|Updated:

8 Films That Will Save 2010 From Being The Worst Movie Year Ever

The 2010 summer blockbuster season hosted a slew of disappointing flicks, prompting critics and film-goers to crown 2010 “The Worst Movie Year Ever” by mid-July. This verdict is understandable given the mega-flops of the early summer (Robin Hood, A-Team), but it’s a bit premature. When 2010 comes to a close, these 8 films might just save the year from being the worst ever.

©2010 Universal

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Serious film critics are not going to find Scott Pilgrim a very compelling character, but guys under the age of 40 are going to find him authentic, hilarious, and sympathetic. Presenting a world that could be best characterized as a nightmare in which you’re stuck in a comic-strip or a video game, it is entirely novel, unique, and fascinating. This is a guy’s movie that will be watched and rewatched for many years to come.

©2010 Warner Brothers

Inception

A mind-bender that will leave you wondering if you’re dreaming or dreaming that you’re dreaming, Inception is going to take on a life of its own in our cultural imagination, leaving an imprint greater than any other movie this year. And 2010 owns all rights, so take that 2011!

©2010 lionsgate films

Kick Ass

Another super-hero spoof to add to a long list, but this one  possesses more than a touch of Tarantino, so you can expect violence, profanity, and a heavy dose of funny. Critics have been generally favorable , but don’t fully appreciate its poetry as much as they would have had it come from a Tarantino script. It combines the super-hero spoof comedy and deadly edge of Reservoir Dogs with a whole new flavor, and does so brilliantly.

©2010 20th Century Fox

Machete

Cheech Marin as a dual shotgun wielding priest; Jessica Alba as a (hot) immigration officer; Robert DeNiro as a (not so hot) corrupt Texas Senator; Lindsay Lohan as a (hopefully hot) rich suburban brat/gunslinger; Steven Seagal as a Mexican Drug lord/martial arts master/Steven Seagal; Michelle Rodriquez as a one-eyed taco-making hottie bad-ass; and of course, Danny Trejo as the angry super human, death-dealing illegal immigrant maestro of blades, Machete. Check out this trailer and tell me Machete is not gonna be the most insanely killer movie ever. I dare you.

©2010 Focus Features

The American

George Clooney is one of the rare actors that can appeal to both men and women, and especially so in just the right roles. We suspect his role as a “okay, one last hit and then I retire” hitman hiding out in Italy will be one of the better examples of this type of brooding, violent, super-cool Clooney. There is already some Oscar buzz about this flick and all signs suggest The American will help 2010 end well.

©2010 Disney Pictures

Tron: Legacy

This remake of the 1982 film could go either way, but we are betting its going to be good if it’s starring Jeff Bridges. It’s also going to be in 3-D, which should be awesome, but a word of caution: it’s a Walt Disney joint. So it’ll really be anybody’s guess right up until December 17th, when it’s released in the US. But we’ve got our fingers crossed.

©2010 Paramount Pictures

True Grit

The Coen brothers are the closest that Hollywood will ever come to the Divine. And when they get together with Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, and Matt Damon to make a Western, you know it’s going to make you cringe and squirm. It’s also going to make you laugh at inappropriate moments and be one of the best damn Westerns in the history of film to boot. Pretty sure John Wayne would approve.

©2010 Paramount Pictures

The Fighter

Word is that Christian Bale is Oscar-worthy as supporting actor in this movie, making him an early favorite. No matter who wins, The Fighter promises to be solid, featuring Marky Mark Wahlberg and Amy “unbelievably gorgeous” Adams alongside Christian “So-Much-More-Than-Batman” Bale. These guys never go half-ass and this flick will provide just the platform to allow them to kick serious ass.

    Comments

    Comments

    1. DocLove says:

      Just saw The American….pretty much the worst film I have ever seen. He is shot and then drives for an hour…yeah that's pretty stupid and not realistic at all. Worst Movie.

    2. Kagen says:

      Michelle Rodriquez IS NOT A HOTTIE!!!!!!!!!

    3. Pho-nam says:

      Yeah, this one was not a good list. Scott Pilgrim sucked, Machete was a joke, and the American was your typical horrid non-Coen George Clooney turd. The A-team that was mocked was actually far more entertaining than any of the three. There are a few of good movies this year that I suspect aren't on the list because they were big-name heavily-advertised flicks or sequels, therefore they must automatically be crapped on by critics.

      For example: "How to Train your Dragon" beats anything on this list thats been released so far and I suspect will beat them all but True Grit. Dreamworks kid's movie though, apparently it can't be considered? Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 2 kick the crap out of Scott Pilgrim or Machete. They weren't better than their predecessors, but seriously, comparing them to either of those two flicks is like comparing Ferraris with a couple of scratches in the clearcoat to shiny new Yugos.

    4. […] one of 36 TV characters we’d hook up with and will appear in one of 8 films that will save 2010 from being the worst movie year ever. Her busy film schedule means she won’t appear in most episodes this year, so make sure you […]

    5. Adam says:

      If you think some of those films save 2010 from being a bad year then i am speechless. If you are over the age of 16 and think that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a good film then you should not be aload to judge what films make 2010 a good or bad year for film making. That film was shocking, every one involed with that film completely lot my respect. Machete and Inception are the only films I agree with but even then machete was not stunning, just a enjoyable watch. 2010 (so far) has been ok not amasing but i dont think it needs saving, plus there are still more highly aticipated films coming out this year. lanceivar if i was you i would give up on being a film critic cus your not very good.

    6. […] We might have trouble fitting in under the salary cal, but otherwise bring on the Bills and Cowboys! Liked this? Check out these: The Ass-entials of Lingerie Football [68 Photos] The Football Fan Bucket List Bodypaint Babe Bonanza: American Football Edition 15 Actors Who Should Star In The Expendables 2 8 Films That Will Save 2010 From Being The Worst Movie Year Ever […]

    7. […] & New Movie 18 Best Mindf**k Movies [VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE] Sexy Bar Refaeli Animated Gifs 8 Films That Will Save 2010 From Being The Worst Movie Year Ever Bar Refaeli vs Adriana Lima: Who Ya Got? […]

    8. […] & New Movie 18 Best Mindf**k Movies [VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE] Sexy Bar Refaeli Animated Gifs 8 Films That Will Save 2010 From Being The Worst Movie Year Ever Bar Refaeli vs Adriana Lima: Who Ya Got? […]

    9. […] Best Served Cold Adam Sandler’s Top 10 Movie Quotes Best and Worst College Team Names In Movies 8 Films That Will Save 2010 From Being The Worst Movie Year Ever The Most Ridiculous Movie Plots […]

    10. […] Movies [VIDEO] Top 12 Revenge Movies Best Served Cold Best and Worst College Team Names In Movies 8 Films That Will Save 2010 From Being The Worst Movie Year Ever Break Up With 5 Classic Movie […]

    • You Might Like