I know this is a little late, but I hadn’t seen many films back in 2009, and this will probably change over time once I’ve seen all the others I haven’t seen. 2009 was, in short, a disappointment, but the ten below mark as the greater ones of that year.
Also, I don’t watch a lot of bad movies, I avoid them, but I do have my biggest disappointment as well. I give you the best of the best. Well, at least in my opinion…
This film was something I ended up seeing on DVD, and I regret that because I loved the film. Woody Harrelson was hilarious and incredible in his role, the story was clever as was the humor, and the cameo from Bill Murray was incredible. And Emma Stone was so fucking hot!…Uh, anyways, let’s move on.
9. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Man, I can’t believe all the bullshit this film gets from fans. I’ve heard all these criticism from people on Youtube and from fans that this wasn’t a great film and that it was a bad adaptation. And I try to think of it that way, but whenever I actually sit down and watch the film, I don’t see it. Not the best of the films (I believe that Goblet of Fire holds that title), but pretty damn close. The film builds more and more on the characters, including Malfoy, and has a lot of great moments, some rather emotional.
Sure the ending of it is a little stupid, but overall, I was very happy with this film. The character of Al is one of my favorites and just makes me laugh like hell, the cameo from Mike Tyson was great as well. I laughed the whole time and the story was overall good. By the way, I don’t wanna insult the Chinese dude, but if I had a dick that small I wouldn’t be able to see it…Just sayin…
Not only one of the best animated films of all time, but one of the best fantasy films in a long while. You care for this character, you get lost in the world and you don’t know how to get out. This is an incredible fun film and proves that stop motion animation isn’t dead, but reborn.
6. STAR TREK
When this was coming out, I had no real interest seeing as I wasn’t into Star Trek at all. I went into the theater thinking “I’m not expecting much but I hope I’ll enjoy it,” and walked out going “Oh my God this movie is amazing.” Great visuals, incredible action, and even though I will never ever in a million years be a trekkie, this sticks out as one of my favorite films of the year. A great sci-fi film and a great film in general.
I haven’t seen people so divided over something since George Bush was in office. Either you hated it or you loved it. And I think the hate is ridiculous. Watchmen was an absolute masterpiece with a great story, beautiful visual effects, and good performances. I haven’t been in awe of a movie since Titanic, I had the same effect. It’s right up there with Dark Knight and is one of the best graphic novel/comic book movies out there, and the director’s cut is even better than that. Yes, it shows blue slong, get over it.
4. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
For the last time, yes, it is spelled that way! This, like Watchmen, is up for debate. Either you loved it or you didn’t. The dialogue is killer, the action (even though this is no action flick), Christoph Waltz has Best Supporting Actor in the bag. A two and a half amazing Tarantino masterpiece.
If you didn’t feel something in the first ten minutes, you have no soul! And the rest of the movie is incredible. This used to be best of the year for a while, and it stands as Pixar’s best films. It’s also very hilarious as it is sad and if you haven’t seen it, check it out now.
2. DISTRICT 9
The best sci-fi film since E.T. Period. It’s edited to be a documentary, but it quickly becomes something else entirely. It has themes of racism and brutality and some of the stuff is very graphic. But that’s the best part. The film is amazing, and it almost beat out number 1, which is none other than…
While it is nothing original, it’s no rip off of Dances With Wolves or Pocahontas. What can I tell you that hasn’t been said before? It’s still in theaters so get out and see it while you can.
And now I have to tell you my biggest disappointment, and that is:
Dogs humping each other? WTF? Two Wayan Bros. Robots? A giant Devastator with iron testicles? I loved the first Transformers, and this one just through me off. Normally something like this I would say, “It’s alright at best,” but they made it too long, too stupid, and every line had to be some sex or drug jokes. Annoying and unnecessary characters, and a rambling story that by the end, I wasn’t even sure I actually liked this movie. Not the worst, but the most disappointing.
Now it’s your turn. Any you’d like to add or take off? What was your biggest disappointment?