Top Movies of 2009

January 11, 2010 at 11:53 am (St. Jason) (, , , )

1) Zombieland

Now it is no surprise that I am a fan of Zombies. I play Left 4 Dead, read the Zombie Survival Guide, have written tips on the Zombie Apocalypse, and have seen most Zombie movies made. So was I excited about Zombieland? Hell yes I was, excited was an understatement, I had been waiting to see this movie since the first trailer. Usually this anticipation only leads to a letdown am my expectations become far too high. So when the midnight release of Zombieland came I was ready to be let down but was I? Not in the slightest! Woody Harrelson, who I don’t even like in most of his work, was amazing. The story was fresh and hilarious, with many laugh out loud moments. The comedy in this movie doesn’t distract from the core of this being a zombie movie which leaves you a movie with even that even the biggest Zombie fan can be proud of.

2) Watchmen

Based on what is considered the greatest graphic novel of all time Zach Snyder really does this movie justice. Even with a different ending watching the movie really gives you the same feel as if you were reading the novel. It is a fresh look at super hero stories and really gives a sense of humanity to the people behind the masks.

3) District 9

So this movie was again a surprise to me. I assumed it would be another white guilt, I mean it was set it Jo-berg Africa for Christ sake. However what District 9 was, was a solid sci-fi movie that not only dealt with the issue of apartheid but had a really strong story to back it up.

4) Coraline

5) Star Trek

6) Up!

I’m not going to be surprise in the least when this gets nominated for best picture at the Oscars. Pixar really upped their game with this movie (see what I did with the “upped”). While still silly and fun for small children this movie had a heartbreaking story inside of it that made it seriously enjoyable for adults as well. This film is really going to go far in making a case that animated films deserve a shot at the awards.

7) Ponyo

Miyazaki could take a dump on film and I would probably still love it. Studio Ghibli delivers every single time.

8) Push

9) Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America

I laughed so hard during this I threw up a little in my mouth.

Biggest Disappointments/Worst Movies

1) I Love You Man

2) Adventureland

3) Ninja Assassin

4) Blood: The Last Vampire

Honorable Mention

These are movies that came out in 2009 that I haven’t seen yet but are probably good and would have made my list if I had.

1) Inglorious Basterds

2) Up in the Air

3) Fantastic Mr. Fox

4) The Hangover

5) Moon


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