From bad to good. Now that the bottom 10 have been dealt with, it’s time to honor the top; the films that made summer more enjoyable, had most of America talking, and provided a few Oscar contenders. As a refresher, here are the grading criteria: How was the movie received by critics? What were the opening weekend sales numbers? How enjoyable would it be for me (a 22-year old male) to sit through this movie? If I were to attend this movie, what, if anything, would bore me? And lastly, based solely on premise, trailer, and cast, would a normal, sane person deem this movie good?
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
Opening Box Office: $35.54 Million
The top of the list as me a little conflicted. I was let down by “The Other Guys,” although, I did give it some praise in my review of it. What lands it on the Best list instead of lost in the vast middle of mediocrity is its cast and RT rating. Between Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Riggle, and Steve Coogan there’s enough star power here to pique anyone’s interest. Additionally, critics applauded its ability to muster up some laughs in a summer otherwise barren with good comedies.