Let’s go back, way back to 2010. What did the spinning top mean – was it all a dream or did he survive? Eight years and we are still talking about Christopher Nolan’s Inception and THAT ending. Aside from that film what else was going on in 2010 – I’m talking about films of course.
I’ve split my review of 2010 in film franchises, as most of you I love them so much (ahem) not really and first class features. How many did you see – use #BRWC10 to let us know!
2010 saw us starting to be slowly weaned off Harry Potter with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. We also were shocked and disappointed by Sex and the City 2 after the first film. Why or why did they come back and hands up (both of mine are up) that there isn’t a third instalment. Toy Story 3 wasn’t that memorable.
However, there were two franchises that held their own in 2010 – Twilight. Were you team Edward or Team Jacob and no you couldn’t be both. Yes, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse kept the cinema box office booming. If you listen really closely you might even hear the hysterical screams for Robert Pattinson, talking of whom has done very well since leaving the twilight and stepping into the glorious sunshine in the 2017 film – Good Time – which is an incredible night odyssey into the fringes of New York City society.
The other franchise film that was intelligent and was faithful to the book upon which it was based: The Girl Who Played With Fire. This is the original and best and Hollywood remakes just need to sit down and be quiet. No one comes close to being a better Lisbeth Salander than Noomi Rapace.
First Class Features
We had a ballerina dealing with psychosis, two crime dramas of people realising they can never escape their past, lots of prayers for love, babies and survival.
- Black Swan
- A Prophet
- The Back Up Plan
- Eat Pray Love
- The Town
- 127 hours
My favourite out of the list, well I actually really like The Town. It was the last film where we saw the stellar Pete Postlewaite before he died of cancer and what a performance he put in. Also, the Back Up Plan whilst it is something I would consider as Saturday Night candyfloss was the start of films dealing with issues that many women struggle with, sometimes you want difficult subjects to be dealt with in a humorous way and this film does just that.
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