Top 5 Movies Coming Out In 2011

Top 5 Movies Coming Out In 2011

These are my favorites

1: The Hangover 2

The highly dreaded sequel to the Hangover can either make or break the success of the first movie. Set in Thailand, Phil, Alan, and Doug are all invited there for Stu’s wedding. This sequel has more riding on it than just its own success; the comedy of the first one will be lost forever on many people, or, if the sequel to a movie that needs no sequel works out, will be exponentially funnier.

2: The Tree of Life
This is one of those movies for which the trailer says almost nothing about the plot, but still makes you want to see it. As far as I understand, Brad Pitt is Sean Penn’s father, but that’s about it. The trailer, however, shows a powerful display of incredible filmography and has a beautiful soundtrack, moving in its own right. This movie has the potential to be an Oscar Winner from the looks of it, I just hope it lives up.

3: Battle: LA

Ok, two things. One, I know it’s already out, but I haven’t seen it, so it still counts on this list. Two, I also know that it didn’t get the best reviews, but think about it, Battle… LA… Aliens attack… what did you expect?

4: Cowboys and Aliens

This movie looks even more mindless than Battle: LA. For one, it’s called “Cowboys and Aliens,” and from the looks of the trailer, the cowboys win. Also, it looks like seeing it would make me just that much dumber. It’s redeeming quality that put it on this list is that I get the feeling that after I walk out of the theatre, I will have an incredible argument as to why my previous claims are false that will only make sense to others who have seen the movie as well.

5: Limitless

This movie is mostly on this list because of its concept; also because of its brilliant ad campaign, but mostly because of the concept. The idea behind it is based on the concept that the human brain harnesses only 10% of its maximum capability at a time. Eddie Morra is a writer with a bit of an unlucky streak until he comes across a drug that will unlock his brain. He becomes rich and famous quite quickly, but as he begins to run out of the drug, his mind reacts in unexpected ways. I really like the idea of a movie based on unlocking your brain where the main character doesn’t suddenly have superpowers, and the idea that he would have withdrawals from the dug is a stroke of genius. This movie is going to be a fun one, if done right (i.e. focusing on the main characters perception of the world throughout, and not on the results of his perception).

Honorable Mentions:


Harry Potter 7 (Part 2)

Captain America: The First Avenger


Paranormal Activity 3


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