8. Soul Surfer Rides Waves of Faith
Soul Surfer inspires in its depiction of overcoming setbacks and the role faith plays for surfer Bethany Hamilton.
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9. Pirates 4 Could’ve Used Even Stranger Tides
Pirates 4 should’ve leaned a little more heavily on the “strange.” After all, it’s sad seeing Jack basically having nothing to do after the opening scene.
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10. Cars 2 Kicks the Action into Overdrive
With a second installment that outshines the original, perhaps Pixar is hoping to prove that Cars wasn’t a bad idea.
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11. New X-Men Is First Class Entertainment
Beyond the inspired direction, X-Men: First Class’ genius lies in the casting, particularly of James McAvoy as Professor X.
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12. The Debt Has Plenty of Payoff
Starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain, The Debt is a thought-provoking thriller that’s actually worthy of its stellar cast.
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13. Here Come the Brash Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids has already been labeled everything from the female answer to The Hangover to Judd Apatow’s debut of the wo-mance.
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14. Captain America Is Red, White and Blasé
With a milquetoast action hero and a relatively generic bad guy, Captain America: The First Avenger is a pretty dull movie.
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