Summer Movies ’10: Ranked and Reviewed

It is certainly not the most memorable summer for well received movies, as we have all come to know, grumble about and lose sleep over. Maybe we were spoiled with 2008’s dark knights, robots and iron clad heroes and 2009’s alien invasion and balloon flying escapades.  So far there have been a few highlights, even if there have been even more dim ones plaguing our expectations and hopes for the summer movie culture. Check out how CyniCritics rated and reviewed some of the top movies released this summer and how our score compares with the consensus on Rotten Tomatoes.

Toy Story 3: A-

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Inception: B

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Splice: B

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Get Him to the Greek: B-

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Iron Man 2: C+

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Predators: C+

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Despicable Me: C+

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

MacGruber: C

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Robin Hood: C-

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Jonah Hex: C-

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Shrek Forever After: C-

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Prince of Persia: D+

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Knight and Day: D

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

The A-Team: F

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

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7 thoughts on “Summer Movies ’10: Ranked and Reviewed

  1. Interesting, you’re pretty much in agreement with RT rating. And you watched a boatload of movies, WOW! I think amongst movie bloggers, I probably watch the least amount. Hmmm, didn’t realize you hated the A-Team. I thought it was decent, it was the quintessential summer popcorn flick, the experience is the opposite of Inception as you can just relax and enjoy, no thinking necessary 🙂

    • Yeah I was shocked with that too how close we were with the RT scores, which is pretty cool without realizing it. I thought it would be fun to see. We did get to see a lot so far, I’m quite pleased. Sorry neither of us were much of The A-Team fans… I do love a good summer flick, with no thinking and just relaxing, but The A-Team wouldn’t let me relax with all it’s glaring flaws, plot holes and cheese factor. My A-Team movie this summer is probably going to be Salt, otherwise it will be… Despicable Me :/

      • From what I’ve seen, SALT also has its shares of ‘glaring flaws, plot holes’ in it, not to mention ludicrous action sequences that even the most nimble cirque du soleil performer would end up in intensive care trying to pull off. But I see the appeal there for males… it’s miss Jolie after all.

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