2009 was a disappointing year in movies but that doesn’t mean this year won’t be better. There are a lot of films coming out that I can’t wait for, and they’re on this list. Let me know if I forget anything.
1. Iron Man 2
Me and every other person in the world. Obvious really. The first Iron Man started off the summer with a bang and ended up on my top favorites list of 2008, and this looks like it could be better than that. Plus, you add Mickey Rourke as Whiplash and this is sure to be epic.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Again, obvious. I’ve grown up watching the Harry Potter films and reading the books and have been a fan since I was very young. While some were upset over the sixth film, I just thought it was brilliant and was one of the best (even though GOF still is). I can’t wait to see the final conclusion, which will be very faithful I’m sure. But I’m not gonna look at it that way.
3. Kick Ass
Just watch the redband trailer featuring Hit Girl:
4. Robin Hood
For one thing, it’s frickin’ Robin Hood! Plus it’s Ridley Scott. Sure Body of Lies and Kingdom of Heaven weren’t his best films, but this really makes me think of Gladiator and it looks badass. Russell Crowe is great and Cate Blanchett is one of the best and most beautiful actresses I’ve ever seen. This film will be righteous.
5. Toy Story 3
What can I say about Pixar that hasn’t been said already? It’s be more than ten years since the last two Toy Story movies came out and the film already looks like it’s shaping up to be something incredible. Andy goes to college, the toys trying to stay alive. This is gonna be another classic.
6. Clash of the Titans
I haven’t seen the original, but holy crap this film looks epic. Liam Neeson as King of the Gods is perfect! And Sam Worthington, who was the best part of Terminator Salvation if you ask me, is starting to become very well known. Plus the action looks great. Hopefully this won’t be in 3-D.
7. Shutter’s Island
Leonardo DiCaprio has gone a long way from being “the kid from Titanic” and the last time he teamed up with Scorsese, the film one best picture. Can’t wait.
8. Alice in Wonderland
All I needed to hear was “Directed by Tim Burton” and that was enough for me. Plus, the film looks really well done. We shall see how far the rabbit hole goes.
9. Nightmare on Elm Street Remake
I hate horror remakes, but I gotta make an exception with this one. Jackie Earle Haley is a really great actor, and he’s the real reason to see the film.
10. The Wolfman
The film has been pushed back for a while now, but has been assured to be better. Hopefully you don’t listen to the idiots on Obsessed with Film who said Benicio del Toro’s dream was shattered by Universal when they haven’t even seen the film. Fuck em.
Edge of Darkness
The Book of Eli
I know some people are gonna ask where Inception is at on this list. And well, I didn’t put it on because I’m not excited for it because I don’t know what the hell it is about. Maybe that’s a good thing, but I won’t know for certain. I trust Nolan, but I’m not excited for it.