Rotten Tomatoes recently gave out its Golden Tomato awards for the best reviewed movies of the year. Take this with a grain of salt, because as any hack director will tell you (*cough* Stephen Sommers *cough, cough*), all movie critics are albino hemophiliacs who live in a special closet at private school and thus don’t count as audience members, let alone real people. Nonetheless, Up was the best reviewed film in wide release, while the Hurt Locker was the best-reviewed limited release. Here’s the full list:
Action / Adventure: “The Hurt Locker”
Comedy: “In the Loop”
Documentary: “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”
Drama: “An Education”
Foreign: “Afghan Star” (Afghanistan)
Horror: “Drag Me to Hell”
Kids / Family: “Where the Wild Things Are”
Musical: “Crazy Heart”
Sci-Fi / Fantasy: “Star Trek”
Thriller: “State of Play”
Best Reviewed Australian Film: “Samson and Delilah”
Best Reviewed UK Film: “An Education”
Best User Reviewed Film: “Zombieland”
As you can see, I tend to agree with most of these, even if I noticed a disturbing trend in Up of Pixar trying really hard to make me cry. His wife died? He has no friends and has to go live in a home? For the third act are we just gonna play circle the fat?
In related news, a Golden Tomato is also what I call it when I pee on your mom’s face while chugging a V8.