September 4, 2009

Summer Movie Wrap-Up

9/04/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served 3 comments
September is here, and that's when the summer movie season comes to a close and the studios release their crappy films that don't cut the mustard. Looking back, this summer has some quality and some crap. So here's a recap of the summer movies I enjoyed and 1 that I still would like an $11 refund for.

Favorite Movie of the Summer

Drag Me to Hell

Hands down, my favorite movie of the summer, which really surprises me. I thought this would be good times, but I've spent the whole summer raving about it, telling everyone to see it. I don't remember a time in my life where I went to the theater and found myself jumping/leaping out of my chair, yelling, wanting to puke, and laughing at the same time. So awesome. I must see this again- so should you.

Honorable Mentions: The Hangover, Up

Others I Saw and Enjoyed: Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Bruno, The Final Destination*

Worst Movie of the Summer

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I love the X-Men franchise, even the third one which put our friend John into an angered silence. Thinking the franchise was over after 3, I was intrigued by the idea of films based on the more popular characters like Wolverine and Magneto. And when I found out Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights joining the cast as legendary character Gambit, I thought this movie would be amazing. It was not. At. All. This movie was tedious to watch and I think I tried to block out the memories of it. I found this movie laugh out loud awful. So many cliches, horrible and confusing story. Seriously, if I could've asked for a refund, I would have.

Ones I planned to see but didn't: Orphan, Inglourious Basterds, Funny People, Julie & Julia

So what are your favorite/least flicks of the summer? Tell me in the comments!

*Disclaimer: While The Final Destination was technically a crappy movie, the 3D made it so enjoyable. Who doesn't love tires flying in your face or nails flying out at you? (Images from


Anonymous said...

Up was definitely a winner! I loved it. Funny, heartwarming, sweet, and did I say funny? I'm not sure the 3D was worth the price though.

Mel Got Served said...

I agree. I had said it terms of summer movies, Up was an awesome movie, but if you asked me what was the better 3D movie, well then that was The Final Destination which made use of some cool special effects.

Anonymous said...

Funny People was actually really good. Check it out on DVD for sure.

Best movie of the summer was almost Harry Potter, but they cut too many parts out for it to be #1.

That title is shared between your top pics, Star Trek and Drag me to Hell.

Star trek was such a kick ass movie, everything about it was awesome. I loved every second of it and can't wait for the sequel, which they already started filming.

And like you said, Drag me to hell was crazy entertaining but in the funnest/grossest way possible. I still like your idea of dressing up as that old gypsy and hanging out in the parking lot.