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I guess I just like liking things

bigtroubleI will admit that I come back to the “yearly” lists of movies well when I’m at a loss coming up with anything else, but I will also say that I enjoy doing them. I don’t have that many years left I’ll be able to do, and I’ll be sad when I run out.

I have seen 65 of the movies released in 2002. Here are my ten favorite:

10. Men in Black II – Not nearly as good as the original, but there are still a lot of fun moments together. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones together is good just on its own anyway.

9. Minority Report – There are two scenes in this movie I can’t stand (the eyeball replacement and the sick sticks), but other than that it’s slick and fun.

8. Road to Perdition – This movie is a classy kind of cool.

7. Equilibrium – Gun kata, people!

6. Star Trek: Nemesis – It’s not the best Star Trek movie, but it’s not the worst.

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – My least favorite of the LotR trilogy, but that’s kind of silly to say because it’s just one big story broken into three parts. Plus, it does have Ents, and they’re awesome.

4. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – My favorite of the Star Wars prequels, which isn’t saying a ton, but it still sits pretty high up on this list, I guess. I think I’m ignoring all the “romance” subplot, though. If I were taking that into account I doubt this would be in my top ten at all.

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – I could not ever make a list of the Harry Potter movies in any kind of order. I like them all and they are, again, all one big story for me.

2. Big Trouble – I love this movie so much. I loved the book so much, and I’m sure that helps.

1. Spider-Man – Really, a great movie. The second one is still one of the best superhero movies, but they did a great job on this one, too.



  • A Walk to Remember – I own the DVD of this and have watched it more than once. That’s all I have to say about that.
  • Bubba Ho-Tep – I think I like the idea of this movie more than the actual movie.
  • Ghost Ship – I remember exactly one thing about this movie: the opening scene where a whole crowd of dancers are cut in half by a cable. Cool and gross.
  • Infernal Affairs – I liked this so much more than The Departed, which is based on this one.
  • Jason X – People talk a lot of garbage about this one, but I thought it was a fun expansion of the character. That frozen face scene is as awesome as it is disturbing.
  • The Master of Disguise – “Am I not turtle-y enough for your Turtle Club?”
  • Mr. Deeds – My second favorite Adam Sandler movie, and I’m sure it’s because Winona Ryder is in it.
  • Resident Evil – This movie gave rise to a whole new way of me thinking about movie ratings, a system I’m still planning to talk about here some day.
  • The Ring – One of only two movie to ever “scare” me (the other being Alien), but it might be because I was watching it at 2 in the morning.
  • The Scorpion King – This movie is not very good, but as usual, The Rock overcame the terribleness.


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