I was actually looking forward to the Oscars since Jon Stewart was supposed to host them again this year. But if that doesn’t happen, then meh.
As for what flicks I think deserve it… hm… that’s a tough one. 2007 was full of movies I was really hyped for, but wound up being mostly disappointed by, by varying degrees at least.
Spiderman 3 needed to end a half hour earlier and save Venom for a different movie.
At World’s End needed at least a dozen unnecessary plot threads removed.
Transformers needed more freaking TRANSFORMERS.
Live free or Die Hard had lots of pretty explosions but, as Penny Arcade put it, was brain poison.
Stardust was… alright. I really don’t have anything outstanding, good or bad, to say about it.
Golden Compass was kind of bland, and I’m not even familiar with the original books.
Order of the Phoenix also felt a bit watered down in areas (and again, I’m not familiar with the original material outside of the movies)
Knocked Up was a fairly decent comedy, all things considered. I think it was trying to hard to be another 40-year old Virgin, but it still a high number of laugh out loud moments.
Superbad was one of the few movies this year I had NO good expectations for whatsoever and wound up being pleasantly surprised by. I wound up laughing with it rather than at it, which is the opposite of what I expected.
Hairspray overcame the momumental task of being a musical that I would find entertaining. Normally I loathe musicals and I entered the theatre just to see if I could bear to sit through it, and I honestly kind of liked it. Even though I’ll never be able to burn the image of Travolta in a fat suit out of my mind for as long as I live.