2004 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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The last year for this segment. It was a larger year too. More good than bad- always a welcome thing.

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188: Day After Tomorrow – So so bad. Snow hurricanes. Packs of wolves…

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189: Meet the Fockers – No, no, no. They should have left the first one alone.

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191: Blade 3 – I heard good buzz on this. The buzz lies. The start of Ryan Reynolds’ bad comic movies. It would take him 12 years to right that ship.

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192: Fahrenheit 9/11 – Moore tries too hard, and Bush is too easy of a target.

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193: Prisoner of Azkaban – The 3rd Harry Potter was Ok, just ok though. I hate the freeze frame ending.

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194: Shrek 2 – Superior sequel and best of the series.

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195: Incredibles – One of the best Pixar films. Everything works here.

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196: Passion of the Christ – Very well made film, regardless of my thoughts on the maker (Mel, not God lol), and his controversies. Powerful cinema.

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197: Troy – Great cast, good telling of the battle of troy.

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198: Ocean’s Twelve – Not as good as 11, but very watchable. Terrific soundtrack.

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199: Alexander – Alexander the great! Not so great. More like Alexander the OK.

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200: The Aviator – Leo’s best role until Django. Good movie.

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201: Bourne Supremecy – Good, but nothing like the book. The book was supremer. lol.

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202: Chronicles of Riddick – Good, but strange follow up to Pitch Black.I appeciate how bugnut “Star Wars” insane it went.

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203: Club Dread – Broken Lizard returns! Very very funny.

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204: Collateral – Good Tom Cruise movie, playing his age for once.

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205: Dodgeball – almost best comedy of the year. YARR!

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206: Hellboy – Ron Perlman does the character justice. Good stuff.

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207: I, Robot – Nothing like the books, but still entertaining. Will Smith is pretty good.

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208: Sideways – My opinion changes as time goes on, but still a very entertaining drama. Giamatti is a great actor. I am in a “pro Sideways” mood at the moment (2016)

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209: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – They went for it. They did not succeed, but they tried, and I like that.

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210: Team America – Best puppet movie of 2004. Also hilarious.

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211: Van Helsing – Hugh Jackman versus Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula! A good flick!

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212: Spider-Man 2 – Superior to the first in every way. The ideal comic book movie.

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213: Anchorman – The greatest comedy of the last 20 years, possibly ever. Will Ferrell achieves legendary status here.

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190: Around the World in 80 Days – Amazingly terrible. The Lord Salisbury (steak) joke was the best part. Jackie Chan should be ashamed. Steve Coogan…you disappoint me.

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214: Kill Bill Volume 2 – Tarantino gives us something entirely different from volume 1, and it is superior. Its all upwards for him to Hateful Eight.


That is the end of 2000-2004!! As I track a best/worst for the decade, I need to choose a winner to hold the half decade mark.

Best (so far):

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Kill Bill (entire) Great cinema.

Worst (so far):

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Battlefield Earth (The prediction may hold true!

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