Aaron’s Top Films of Summer 2011

This is pretty self explanatory; I put together my top ten list for the summer of 2011.  I have also listed off various summer awards, which were described in detail, along with more in a previous episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe (Episode 25), the podcast I host with Abe.  So continue on to see a ranked order of my favorite summer flicks, followed by a fun look at various awards I have given out to various films (best hero, villain, funniest scene, etc.).  Enjoy.

Summer Top 10

11.  Fast Five


8.  Super 8



Summer Awards

Hero of the Summer:  Moses – Attack the Block 
Honorable Mentions:  Thor - Thor, Captian America – Captain America: The First Avenger, Po – Kung Fu Panda 2

Villain of the Summer:  Sebastian Shaw – X-Men: First Class 
Honorable Mentions:  Colin Farrell in both Fright Night and Horrible Bosses, Lord Shen – Kung Fu Panda 2, Loki – Thor, Lord Naritsugu – 13 Assassins, Gorilla Wolf Mother Fuckers (Aliens) – Attack the Block, Voldemort – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Quote of the Summer:  Why Cookie Rocket?Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Honorable Mentions:
This Mortal Form Grows Weak, I require Sustenance!  - Thor
Yeah I punched out Adolf Hitler over 200 times – Captain America: The First Avenger
Stay the fuck out of my way – Fast Five
Boom! - Jon Hamm in Bridesmaids

Favorite Character of the Summer:  Ceasar – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Honorable Mentions:  Severus Snape – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Dr. Erskine – Captain America: The First Avenger, Ernest Hemingway – Midnight in Paris, Magneto – X-Men: First Class

Hottie of the Summer:  Melanie Laurent - Beginners
Honorable Mentions:  Michael Fassbender – X-Men: First Class, Thor’s Smile - Thor, Emma Frost – X-men: First Class, Zoe Saldana - Columbiana, Hayley Atwell – Captain America: The First Avenger

Favorite Action Scene of the Summer13 Assassins – Ending Battle
Honorable Mentions:  Transformers: Dark of the Moon – ending battle, Final Destination 5 – bridge destruction, Rise of the Planet of the Apes – bridge attack, Kung Fu Panda 2 – tower collapse, Thor vs. Frost Giants, Attack the Block ending chase, Fast Five – vault chase, Super 8 – train crash

Biggest Laugh of the Summer:  The Trip – Michael Caine scene –

Honorable Mentions:  Bridesmaids - Kristen Wiig/Rose Byrne wedding toast, Hangover Part 2 – the anchor toss, 30 Minutes or Less - bank robbery

Biggest Jerk of the Summer:  Optimus Prime – “leaving” earth – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Honorable Mentions:  Tom Felton – Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Rose McGowan – Conan the Barbarian, Ken Jeong – Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Guy Pearce – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Biggest Disappointment of the Summer:  Cowboys & Aliens
Honorable Mentions: 30 Minutes or Less, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Surprise of the Summer:  Captain America: The First Avenger
Honorable Mentions:  Final Destination 5, Fright Night, Midnight in Paris

Worst Film of the Summer:  Larry Crown  
Honorable Mentions – Priest, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Film of the Summer:  Attack the Block
Honorable Mentions:  Midnight in Paris, Rise of the Planet of the Apes


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