2014 movie review


This year was rather sad: I didn't see any fresh movie (movies I saw first time) above good rating (5/7). That is, there wasn't anything at the excellent level (6/7), never mind a masterpiece (7/7). That also means nothing stood out enough to be labeled best movie of the year. Regardless, there was still much to celebrate. Let's see.


The best visual design is in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The best visual effects are in Thor: The Dark World, followed by Transformers: Age of Extinction.


Following is the ranking of the best male performances:

  1. Anthony Hopkins in Red 2
  2. Geoffrey Rush in The Book Thief
  3. Michael Shannon in Premium Rush
  4. Brad Pitt in The Counselor

The best female performance was given by Emily Watson in The Book Thief.


My favorite character is the adoptive father in The Book Thief, played by Geoffrey Rush. He's followed by the charming China Doll in Oz the Great and Powerful, which is about as cute and lovable as characters get. In third place is Valka, the mother of the lead character in How To Train Your Dragon 2.

The most desirable character is that of Dania Ramirez in Premium Rush

There was no better character design than the giant samurai robot in The Wolverine. In second place is the Alpha dragon from How To Train Your Dragon 2.


The following have the best story concept:

  1. In Time
  2. Her
  3. The Purge: Anarchy
  4. 13 Sins