Best Movies of 2003
City of God
I saw this movie barely knowing anything about it, but was blown away by the end of it. A great story about two boys in Rio de Janeiro who grow up doing very different things, one is a drug dealer, and quite successful at it, and the other is a photographer. The grittiness gets under your skin and stays there.
When watching this movie for the first time I know I was looking at a classic of the genre, like Animal House or Caddyshack. Will Ferrell is such a master and an icon of comedy at this point. The scene when he gets shot with the dart, need I say more? Oh yeah, Vince Vaughn was good too.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
This just happens to be The Lord of the Rings movie for this year, in my opinion they are all simply amazing. Peter Jackson has a serious brain in that head of his. Watching this series I don't think there is one aspect that I could cut on, it is perfect.
I had to include Elf. This is a Christmas favorite at my house. The kids love it and I'll watch it a thousand times, after all, it's Will Ferrell.
The Matrix: Reloaded
I think the follow up to the original is pretty dang good. After having a movie like The Matrix it had to have a sequel for so many reasons. And since the big secret was let out in the first movie, how can the second measure up? Although it is not at the top of the genre like The Matrix is, Reloaded is a great sequel and did not disappoint. It simply was not possible to be as successful in the review point of view as the first.