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Was 2008 a Good Year For Movies?

You've voted on the different categories of movies as we looked back at the best of 2008, but I'm curious to know whether you think the year in cinema was a good one overall.

Sure, some movies made a lot of money off of us this year (ahem, The Dark Knight), but when you look back on '08 in its entirety, do you think it delivered really great films?


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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
And so was Tropic Thunder.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Oh yeah, Zack and Miri Make a Porno was great too!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Some movies were very good...but I felt many movies this year were just "meh." They had a lot of potential, but were a bit disappointing because they were EXTREMELY overhyped (like Sex and the City, Indiana Jones, and even The Dark Knight - it just wasn't as good as I heard it was). Don't get me wrong, they were decent films and I enjoyed watching them but I wasn't blown away. But there were a lot of good films too - Iron Man, Wall-E, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Prince Caspian (guilty pleasure), Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
i'd say 2008 was a good year for movies, do box office numbers for the dark knight and iron man opening weekends not reflect that?! a good mix of blockbusters, indie flicks, comedies, etc. still catching up on a few movies prior to the oscars, but will say '08 was good for movies.
dirrtyhoney dirrtyhoney 8 years
Good year definitely!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Iron Man, Mamma Mia, Zack and Miri, Pineapple Express, Sex and the City, Tropic Thunder... it's a been a great year! :)))
jeneeena jeneeena 8 years
a very good year...
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Milk made up for all of the okay movies that I saw earlier in the year. Mamma Mia was okay, SATC was cute, but Milk was phenomenal.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
Definitely ! I saw 20 movies this year haha, it was the first year I actually started going to the movies more, now that I've discovered matinees.
misshouston misshouston 8 years
I think the only flicks I actually saw were Iron Man, Tropic Thunder, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno, all of which I loved. Couldn't have cared less about the other stuff. I give the year a 4 out of 10.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I think the only movies I went to see in theater this year were Wall-E and Sex and the City. I adored Wall-E... too cute. And SATC was a perfect ending to it all for me. I meant to go see The Dark Knight, but never was able too. *sigh* Guess I'll catch that on DVD.
emalove emalove 8 years
Eh, it was so-so for me...I loved Twilight and the Dark Knight. Sex and the City was cute. Other than that, I can't think of anything that I really went out of the way to see. I absolutely hated Tropic Thunder too, Krae85.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Milk, Wall-E, Dark Knight, and Iron Man--I'd say it was a good year for movies!
Anniina Anniina 8 years
A very good year! 2007 was poor
krae85 krae85 8 years
Iron Man, Indiana Jones, Dar Knight... made Christmas shopping for my husband easy! I don't understand the craze about Tropic Thunder, I watched it on dvd and thought it was crass, if not disgusting.
danizzle danizzle 8 years
best of the year : wall-e (#1 by far), dark knight, step brothers, burn after reading, horton hears a who, iron man and tropic thunder
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that overall it was a pretty good movie year. my man and i go to the movies just about every weekend and i can only think of a few that we didn't feel that we needed to go to see or were a waste of money.
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