2002 Movie Reviews

 

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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.

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This was an interesting year for movies. The bad was really bad, and the good was mostly “OK” with a few standouts.

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155: Blade 2 –Yuck! At least this could fall no further right?

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156: Sum of all fears –A terrible adaptation of a great Tom Clancy novel.

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157: Time Machine – A lifeless adaptation of the easiest novel to make into a movie.

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161: Goldmember – One last good Austin Powers film. Lots of laughs. The series ends on a high note.

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162: Chamber of Secrets – Harry Potter returns in another great movie.

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163: Jackass the Movie –The men of my generation make their mark… so funny.

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164: Men in Black 2 – Nowhere near as good as #1, but still enjoyable.

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165: Bourne Identity – The first of these superior spy movies! This came along the same year as the Modern Bond films’ low point.

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166: Scooby Doo – Surprisingly funny movie! Well done. Great unmasking at the end.

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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)

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168: Undercover Brother – Best comedy of the year. Hilarious.

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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.

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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!

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158: Star Trek: Nemesis – Holy crap. Well, they at least broke the even number=good thing, right?

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159: Jason X – Jason Voorhees…IN SPACE!!!!!!! The only film I’ve seen someone walk out of in disgust.

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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.

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 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.

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