Monday, January 03, 2005

The best movie of 2004 was...

As what usually occurs at the end of a year, everyone decides to post their "Top Ten _____ of the Year" lists.

So why should I be any different.

The tough part about listing the best movie of the year though, is unfortunately 90% of the country doesn't get to see ALL the movies in a calendar year. So (in my opinion) while most have lauded praise on films like "Million Dollar Baby", since it wasn't released outside of New York or Los Angelos in 2004.......IT DON'T COUNT!!

In any event, there were actually some good films out this year. I really liked "Spider-Man 2", "Sideways", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Open Water" and "Fahrenheit 911" to name but a few. But for my money, the best picture of 2004 is "The Incredibles".

Pixar's latest (and perhaps greatest) film is a solid movie. Great characters and an exciting story (though should we expect any less from Pixar?)

Unfortunately a film like "The Incredibles" will never get it's just due. Just because it's animated, it quickly gets lumped in with the "Family Animated Film" tag. Which is typical from most narrow-minded, pin head reviewers.

Trust me, you won't see better performances or a tighter, stronger story in any other animated film, much less a "live-action" film.

And if all that wasn't enough, the soundtrack is kick-ass!!!!!

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