Counting down the top five movies of 2010

Rachel Hagenbaugh

It’s always difficult picking out a DVD at the video store. In case you didn’t catch them at the movie theater, be sure to check out the top five movies of 2010.

2. Toy Story 3

It is an end of an era for those who grew up wishing for a Buzz Lightyear action figure. The trilogy began in 1995 and 16 years later has come to an end. Woody and his friends go on an adventure that is bigger than Pizza Planet, scarier than Sid’s House and more ruthless than Stinky Pete. This time the gang is off to Sunnyside Daycare Center. The only thing worse than the terrible 2 year olds is a strawberry-scented teddy bear with a plan of his own for Woody and the gang.

3. The Expendables

Some of the greatest bad boys of all time come together for one big blow-out battle. It may not have been the top grossing film of the year, but with actors like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Steve Austin, who could resist? Stallone plays Barney Ross, leader of the “Expendables.” The group consists of highly trained killers who will do anything for money. The men accept a new mission and head for South America. Once there, the men realize they may be in way over their heads. Their tactics vary, but they must work as a team if they want to survive. This action adventure is full of laughs with the boys we all know and love.

5. Despicable Me

Steve Carell takes on a new role as Gru, a criminal mastermind seeking to be the greatest villain of all time. With many villains fighting for the top spot, it’s up to Gru and his band of tiny yellow minions to take first place. His evil plot takes him to three orphan girls, who play a key role in Gru’s evil plan. Gru adopts the girls and soon learns that parenting is not as easy as it looks. He has a hard shell, but even the most evil of villains has a soft spot. It is difficult to say who Gru has a tougher time battling, the other villains or his own daughters.

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