My most anticipated Films of 2009
At first I just had these in a random order, but here's the order of them in most anticipated to least, with number 1 as the best!
1) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - coming July 17
In my opinion, as far as book adaptations go, the movies have gotten worse and worse. But as far as films go, the movies have gotten better and better, with the fifth movie being my favorite so far. But this were just full price movies to me. The new trailer alone for this movie is better than sex! I cannot wait.
2) Watchmen - March 6
And of course, what must-see list of 2009 would be complete without Watchmen. This movie looks even more bad-ass than The Dark Knight. It's rated R, and the subject material is so dark and deep and rich that it should make for one helluva good movie. Of course, if they fuck it all up, and change the ending like the rumors say, then this movie could go down as one of the worst superhero movies of all time. Okay, maybe that's a bit too dramatic, but this is a really big project, and I can't wait to see the final product.
3) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - coming June 26
While the first movie was just pretty good, with some action scenes, but an unbelievable premise and predictable Hollywood moments, I can't wait to see what they'll do with this one. Besides, Harry Potter 6, this is probably going to be the biggest blockbuster of the summer. This movie looks like it will be everything the first one was, except better. My only question is: will they kill off Optimus Prime? Dun dun dun...
4) Sherlock Holmes - coming November 20
What more is there to say? It's fucking Sherlock Holmes, for Christ's sakes. We haven't had a Sherlock Holmes movie in forever, and I've never even heard of any being made - and if they have, they probably weren't that good. But anyway, it's Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes, which is a great choice, it has Jude Law as Watson, another great choice, and Guy Ritchie as the director, an interesting, yet pretty cool choice. This movie looks awesome, and there hasn't even been a trailer yet.
5) Friday the 13th - coming February 13
I find it kind of funny that this movie is not only being released on Friday the 13th, but also the day before Valentine's Day. Hm. Anyway, I thought the teaser trailer or whatever was pretty badass and I've always wanted to see one of those old slasher movie villains on the big screen, so I'm definitely looking forward to this.
6) Adventureland - coming March 27
This movie looks like a really funny, quirky comedy with a unique plot. It's stars a kid named Jesse Eisenberg that I've never heard of, but it also has Kristen Stewart, who just finished Twilight of course, and who likes fine as hell by the way. And it also has Bill Hader, one of the funniest actors on Saturday Night Live. It's about Eisenburg, who has just graduated from college, getting a job at a theme park called Adventure Land - and hilarity insues!
7) 2012 - coming July 10
As some people may know, the Mayan calendar ends in the year 2012, and so therefore some people believe that some sort of apocalypse will occur and that the Earth will be destroyed. So that's basically what the movie's about - it looks like a more badass version of The Day After Tomorrow. For those of you who haven't seen the trailer, go see it. It starts with a Tibetan monk ringing a big bell that echoes throughout this vast mountain range. Then we see a shot of this pagoda that the monk's in on top of a mountain. Then something starts coming over the top of the mountains. At first it looks like just a little avalanche, but then you realize it's a shitload of water, and you're just like, "Holy shit..." Then the bell rings one more time, and then the water covers the pagoda and the screen goes black and just says: 2012. Definitely a must-see.
8) Up - May 29
It's a Pixar movie, and I always put those on my must-see list. The only bad one was Cars, and even that wasn't terrible. It was just a dumb kid's movie. But anyway, the trailer made me laugh, and the whole premise of it is kind of funny too, so I'll be checking this one out for sure.
9) Knowing - coming March 20
This movie doesn't really look all that great, but bad Nicolas Cage thrillers (National Treasure, Bangkok Dangerous) have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. And the premise is enough to make me interested. It's about a time capsule being opened from 50 some years ago, and Nicolas Cage's character finding a piece of paper with a bunch of numbers written on it. Somehow, Cage finds out that these numbers are dates of every natural disaster to occur in history, and that the numbers end sometime that year. It sounds kind of dumb, but I don't know - I think Nicolas Cage is a cool guy, so I'm willing to give this one a chance.
10) The Haunting in Connecticut - coming in Spring
This looks like a genuinely creepy horror movie, and it's based on a true story, which always makes it a little bit creepier and usually makes for a pretty good film. It does look like it borrows a lot of elements from other horror movies and relies mainly on shocks to scare the audience rather than suspense and the unknown. And the music sounds very, very familiar for some reason. But anyway, this looks like a pretty damn good horror movie, albeit not a particularly original one.
So that's it. 2009 looks like a good year for films. Can't wait.