This is it, folks! The definitive list of the best films of 2007, as seen by the Fat Guys at the Movies. In order to make the list, the film had to be agreed on by both Fat Guys, Kevin Carr and Neil Miller. So Keri Russell, just chill out that neither of your movies made it. Blame it on Fat Guy Kevin Carr.
10. 300 – Fat Guy Neil Miller so anticipated this movie that even a fluffy bunny rabbit dancing a jig at the end with Gerard Butler wouldn’t have ruined it. And the CG environment with hard-core action was good too.
9. Superbad – This was clearly Judd Apatow’s year, but of all of his movies, it was Superbad that made us laugh the hardest. It took us back to our childhood, especially Neil who really liked to draw cocks.
8. Fido – This rarely seen zom-com treasure was delightful and insightful. Horror fan Kevin loved its take on the zombie movie. Neil just had a crush on Mr. Theopolis’s hottie zombie.
7. Grindhouse – No, we’re not talking about Planet Terror or Death Proof. Taken alone, neither movie was that great. But woven together with the awesome trailers made the films an excellent modern-day grindhouse experience.
6. Hot Fuzz – We loved Shaun of the Dead, and this quirky take on action flicks was just as good. Plus, there’s Neil’s unhealthy obsession with Michael Bay that kept him interested, and Kevin still plans on firing two guns whilst jumping through the air.
5. Transformers – Ack! Michael Bay again? Not that this was a brilliant character study, but the effects were awesome, and the action was incredible. Plus, the movie introduced the world to Megan Fox. Oh, and Neil threatened a hunger strike if this film wasn’t on the list.
4. Ratatouille – Not only did this film help us with our spelling cuisine, it was an adorable and sweet movie. You can never go wrong with Pixar.
3. No Country for Old Men – In a marketplace of mega-action and overblown CGI, the Coen Brothers managed to give us one of the most understated – yet most fascinating – films of the year.
2. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters – Quite simply, the Rocky of video game films. Who could have thought Donkey Kong could be so gripping. It’s a film that keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you guessing to the very end. Not just the best documentary of the year, but one of the best films of the year. Period.
1. Juno – Dubbed by the Fat Guys as this year’s Little Miss Sunshine, Juno is a sweet, inspiring film that never gets sappy or dull. With a brilliant script, a loveable soundtrack and some of the best acting seen on the screen this year, Juno is not to be missed.