Since there are virtually no more movies coming out in 2005 and many of us have had the chance to see what we wanted, I want to know: what were your favorite movies of 2005? I have a list.
10. The 40 Year Old Virgin
I thought this was really funny. Plus the director was the creator of "Freaks and Geeks", so I couldn't resist. Steve Carrell is one of my favorite comedians now.
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Now regardless to what some of you may say, I thought this was really good, and even better than the original movie. Johnny Depp was great, and Tim Burton brought that real weird feel to it all that made it work.
8. The Wedding Crashers
In a year of dark or tragic movies, this really was welcome. This was the funniest movie I've seen all year. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were hilarious.
I rented this and it was a damn good movie. The cast was great and the story was powerful about racial tension in LA. I'd recommend it to anyone.
6. Batman Begins
Best Batman movie. That I can't argue. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy were all great. Not the best superhero movie. Why? Katie Holmes. Next time the producers should actually cast someone who can act, like Natalie Portman or Rachel McAdams.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Great movie. Your first thought when going into the theater is "Oh, just another movie trying to make some cash off of the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nope. You'lll be amazed by the end of the movie.
4. Sin City
Forget Batman. This was the best comic book movie of the year. Mickey Rourke stood out in the cast for his role as Marv. Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino are an unbeatable team.
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Best Harry Potter movie. It was darker. Plus it showed a lot more teenage angst, which helps you understand the characters a lot more. Those kids have come a long way since the first one.
2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
This was the year of Darth Vader. The movie was the best of the prequels, hands-down. I even liked it more than Return of the Jedi. Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, hell, even Hayden was great. It's sad to see that the saga's finally over.
1. King Kong
The only thing from keeping Star Wars at the top of this list. In all reality I liked both this and ROTS equally, but this was much less flawed. The painstaking work that Peter Jackson and his cast and crew did really shines on screen. But the biggest achievement has to be Kong himself. You actually believe he's real and you feel for him. For me, three hours for that movie wasn't enough.
So that's my list. Looking forward to seeing what 2006 has in store for us, with X3 and Superman Returns.