Stephen King Picks His Top 10 of 2010 Already - Let Me In is #1!
It's a yearly tradition (see last year's) for legendary author Stephen King to publish his always strange yet fantastic list of favorite films from the past year, mostly because he chooses some very peculiar films, 2010 being no different. King just published his list in the latest ssue of Entertainment Weekly and SlashFilm got the scoop on what he chose. As expected, it's a very odd list, yet I'm going to have defend him on some of his choices - especially Matt Reeves' Let Me In being #1. I loved that movie and thought it was indeed a perfect counterpart to the Swedish version. Anyway, you can find the rest of King's 2010 list below, so check it out!
10. Green Zone
9. Jackass 3D
4. The Social Network
2. The Town
1. Let Me In
List From EW
One movie that really sticks out is obviously Takers - uh did anyone even see that movie? He explains: "This satisfyingly complex cops-'n'-robbers movie features great performances… and the armored-car heist is the best action sequence I've seen this year." Wow - anyone agree with him? Additionally, I'm very happy to see Splice and Monsters, but what about Jackass 3D? Now I know it's supposed to be an awesome use of 3D, but this just seems like random filler. Did he not see other amazing movies this year like The King's Speech or Black Swan? Other comments he makes are about The Social Network: "succeeds where Michael Douglas' Wall Street sequel fails" and The Town: "bad title, fantastic movie… a strangely intimate film." Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
lol @ takers. do not agree with him whatsoever. but who am i to nag on his picks. he's Stephen King. also, Splice was kinda cool/interesting until all the sexual tension started. Monsters was kind of a let down too.
lego on Nov 24, 2010
I see nothing wrong with his top 10 list; these were HIS favorite movies of the year. Jeez, everyone can't be the same.
Realist on Nov 24, 2010
#2 Yeah totally. But I can't say I wasn't surprised to see Jackass 3D on the list lol.
Cruzer on Nov 24, 2010
I've seen enough of these annual Steven King lists to determine that I completely disagree with his taste in movies. I'm not going to trash his list because it's his list. But still...
Leeloo Dallas Multipass on Nov 24, 2010
Jackass 3D? What? lol I will say this regarding Let Me In. I loved the original. I recently saw a free screening of Let Me In and I must admit it was a well done remake. Very true to the original. Would I say its better then the original. No. But it can stand on its own leg. It was well done and I must give Kudos to Matt Reeves. In fact, there are time in Let Me In were I got more entwined with the relationship bewteen Own and Abby. Almost tearful. Chloe Moretz is an amazing little actress as is Kodi Smit-McPhee.
JimD on Nov 24, 2010
I respect Steven King, he's a smart guy, so even if I don't agree with this list, I still find it fascinating. After all, does any other person in America forge such unpredictable lists? Even if you don't agree with him, and I certainly don't (though I loved some of these movies), it's really cool to look at.
DinoChow on Nov 24, 2010
The social network
The good on Nov 24, 2010
The bad on Nov 24, 2010
The ugly on Nov 24, 2010
#7,8,9 - haha....well done 😉
Conrad on Nov 24, 2010
he has his own taste, i'm not going to comment on that, but rather on how early he's posting it. he wouldn't have time to have seen anything in december, nor, probably anything from the last 2 weeks of november, maybe not even the unstoppable weekend. this doesn't even take into account limited films that haven't expanded and a whole boatload of other films. so, pretty dumb to have a top 10 list already.
lolwut on Nov 24, 2010
@lolwut: I read an article, where he said that he likes to choose his movies in a November to November time frame. That way his decision isn't swayed by the big name movies that come out in November.
JAPIV on Nov 24, 2010
King is awesome because who could care less what everyone thinks unlike alot of folks who make top ten lists and put films they now everybody will agree with.
CLAW on Nov 24, 2010
I actually don't think this list is that weird.
Tanner on Nov 24, 2010
Well what would be more interesting would be how much he was paid by those ten movies.
googergieger on Nov 24, 2010
Whats so wrong with Jackass on someones top 10? It's certainly not one of the most proficiently written piece of film this year. In fact, it isn't a movie that would so much have a script than shoot locations and props. But I did have a really good time watching it in a theater surrounded by like-minded laughter. A film more primitive than most others on this list but the reaction it gave me was much richer than a lot of the others I've seen this year. Bottom line, it probably just made him laugh a lot guys.
Avalade on Nov 25, 2010
A good personal list, its not bad but yeah Takers. "and the armored-car heist is the best action sequence I've seen this year." Did he even see any of the sequences in Inception? Im sorry but JGL kicking ass in a spinning hotel hallway outdid that in its first 20 seconds. Or Hardy going through a legion of soldiers call of duty style the whole last hour.
Cody w on Nov 25, 2010
@17 Yes, yes, and yes. Inception is such a unique thriller that people forget how great of an action movie it is. The shootouts, chases, and fight scenes are all amazing.
JP on Nov 25, 2010
The Green Zone? (adds King to list of Useful Idiots)
Geoff on Nov 25, 2010
Monsters was terrible.
Craig on Nov 26, 2010
I don't care if he is Stephen King or not, it should be a crime against humanity to put Takers up there.
L on Nov 26, 2010
The Social Network and Splice are definitely on my list. Haven't seen Let Me In yet so I can't say, it does look good though! Honestly I'm surprised his list is so.. "mainstream". Some of the people here need to relax, I applaud him for not picking all movies the critics loved, but movies he loved it's an honest list: get over it! People need to learn to make lists based on how much they enjoyed the movie and stop following the masses. Think for yourself once in a while and not what you think would be appropriate on a "Top-List".
Lincoln on Nov 26, 2010
It seems like everyone here is allowed to have an opinion on the movies except Stephen King.
Hattori Hanzo on Nov 26, 2010
Jackass was great to watch with friends in 3d, as for takers im surprised he put that in there alongside the town which also featured great heist sequences. replace splice and id agree with his list almost 100%
abcdefg on Nov 26, 2010
Can't argue with you on that point Hattori.
Anne on Nov 26, 2010
You all seem to be forgetting this is Jordy Verrill's top 10 as well as the guy that's a self confessed Wrestling fan and the man that directed Maximum Overdrive.... Meteor shit!
LifelongKingReader on Nov 27, 2010
Why is Inception NOT #1?!
Ty Trehern on Nov 29, 2010
These are strange choices for our fellow Mr King, we have to respect his POV though.
Fisherr on Dec 31, 2010
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