2010: Worst year ever for movies?

So wonders the ever-entertaining Joe Queenan, in the Wall Street Journal:

Where once there was "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," there is
now "Robin Hood," prince of duds. Where once we could look forward to
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "The Last of the Mohicans," we can now look
forward to "Dinner for Schmucks" and "The Last Airbender." This time
two years ago we were treated to the ingenious, subversive "Iron Man";
this year we have the insipid, uninspired "Iron Man 2." What does it say
about the current season that the third installation of "Toy Story" is
better than the first installation of anything else? Or that people are
actually looking forward to a sequel to the 1982 flop "Tron"?

Actually Salt (the movie) was okay. The plot fell somewhere between ludicrous and preposterous, as movie plots often do, but the characters were interesting — this is the only movie in memory with an idealistic German scientist as a love interest, and a character who introduced himself by saying he had no sense of humor (showing he did have a sense of humor).

And say what you will about Jolie, she works for her money.


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