We have previously covered films from 1987-1999. This segment will cover 2000-2004, and will provide “skinnys” of all the films I saw in cinemas in each individual year.
This was an interesting year for movies. The bad was really bad, and the good was mostly “OK” with a few standouts.
155: Blade 2 –Yuck! At least this could fall no further right?
156: Sum of all fears –A terrible adaptation of a great Tom Clancy novel.
157: Time Machine – A lifeless adaptation of the easiest novel to make into a movie.
161: Goldmember – One last good Austin Powers film. Lots of laughs. The series ends on a high note.
162: Chamber of Secrets – Harry Potter returns in another great movie.
163: Jackass the Movie –The men of my generation make their mark… so funny.
164: Men in Black 2 – Nowhere near as good as #1, but still enjoyable.
165: Bourne Identity – The first of these superior spy movies! This came along the same year as the Modern Bond films’ low point.
166: Scooby Doo – Surprisingly funny movie! Well done. Great unmasking at the end.
167: Attack of the Clones – Worst entry of the prequel trilogy. It left too much heavy lifting for #3 though. Anakin’s fall should have started more strongly here. (Review)
168: Undercover Brother – Best comedy of the year. Hilarious.
169: Minority Report – Tom Cruise hits a home run. Based on a story by Phillip K Dick (aren’t all the good ones?) this was a near perfect sci-fi film.
170: The Two Towers – Better than Fellowship! The Battle of Helm’s Deep, and the performance of the various citizens of Rohan were awesome.
3 WAY TIE for WORST!
158: Star Trek: Nemesis – Holy crap. Well, they at least broke the even number=good thing, right?
159: Jason X – Jason Voorhees…IN SPACE!!!!!!! The only film I’ve seen someone walk out of in disgust.
160: Die Another Day – This nearly killed the Bond Franchise. An abomination. Worse than Octopussy. All of the problems that were accumulating from Tomorrow never dies, onwards, exploded here.
171: Spider-Man – This was the one that really broke through the ceiling for comic movies. I can still remember my mom being amazed by how good it was. This is the last movie She, my brother, and I saw together.