It’s no surprise to find the likes of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and the beloved The Dark Knight on the American Film Institute’s Top 10 of 2008. But what is startling to see is that Iron Man, the surprise kick-ass flick of Summer 08′, made the cut as well. In case you were wondering here is the full list:
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
WENDY AND LUCY
Annoying to not be given in numbered order, I know, but that’s the AFI for ya’. It’s a surprisingly interesting list actually, with a mix of “the usual suspects” and a few curve balls thrown in there. And Iron Man is perhaps the biggest surprise, since it seems to not be mentioned in the same breath as “best of the year” outwith the fanboy neck of the woods. I don’t know if I would necessarily put it on such a list as this but it’s inclusion sure does inspire confidence in the fact that these AFI types watch some fun films every now and then.