I realized recently that I haven’t been to as many movies this year as I went to last year. However, it does seem that the movies I have gone to see have been awesome. Early in the year I saw Frozen, which I felt had some great themes in it to go with its fantastic music. Then, I went with a friend to see “Lone Survivor,” which I am pleased to report showed greater complexity than many war movies or commentary on the war in Iraq. Then, I saw “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which may have been the greatest superhero movie other than the Dark Knight trilogy. I loved its moral commentary.
Finally, I went to go see “Edge of Tomorrow” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” back-to-back last weekend. The X-Men flick was fantastic and brought up, again, questions of morality. “Edge of Tomorrow,” I would say, is my favorite movie of the pack so far. It was just so good and it helps that it was a genuine sci-fi epic. I love science fiction and I admit I kind of give sci-fi stories some bonus points just for genre. But “Edge of Tomorrow” brings up a number of topics like sacrifice and choice which aren’t always explored in movies, let alone blockbuster action flicks.
What movies have I missed that you would consider a “must see”? Let me know in the comments!
BELLE. One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s based on a true story.
I just looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes. It looks like it’s rated very highly. I hadn’t even heard of it. I’ll add it to the list!