Yep, fellahs. It's the end of the year, and that means another list. This year, for movies, sucked a big one. One big disappointment after another....no I'm kidding this year fucking ROCKED. (fuck the haters) So without further adieu,
THE TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2009!!!!
#10. DISTRICT 9
"WAT DISTRICT 9'S NOT IN TH3 ToP THR33?!? ThIS LIST IZ BULLSHIT!!"
yeah, I love this movie. It's great. With its cryptic advertising campaign, I was just about hooked. Then I saw more footage of what the movie would actually be like, and I must admit I was worried. It looked generic, actiony, and kinda dumb. When I actually saw it, my mind was changed, and officially blown. So why is it number 10? I loved the other movies even more. Just know I love this movie, and it probably deserves to beat alot of the movies I have ranked above it. However, I personally
don't love it as much as the others...let's move on from this movie, I can feel your hate already...
#9. World's Greatest Dad
Ok, this one is tough to describe. If you've seen it, you can agree with me. If not, see it. Don't read about it, don't ask about it, the trailer is safe to watch though. But believe me, this gem is much better to go into blind.
#8. Star Trek
I don't watch Star Trek, any form of it. I knew enough of it to know the characters and the basic mythology. WOW, J J Abrams can't be stopped. He created the perfect prequel/reboot, implementing some of the best "time machine" usage I've seen (coincidentally, Lost is doing a great job with time travel as well). This is easily one of the best blockbusters to come out in a long while.
Moon is awesome. I missed it in theaters due to a very limited theatrical run, but I had been eagerly awaiting its arrival to dvd. In a strong year for Sci-Fi, Moon shines with a brilliant story, Oscar worthy performance(s) by Sam Rockwell, and a very 2001-esque tone.
#6. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Easily my biggest surprise of 2009. It's been a BANNER year for animation, and 'Cloudy' is an example of it. It;s hugely imaginative, but most improtantly HUGELY hilarious. I laughed abut as much as I did in the Hangover, a movie that unfortunately did not make the list.
#5. The Brothers Bloom
what a clever CLEVER fucking movie. It's very funny, very smart, and just all around very very good. Great performances, especially that of Rachel Weisz. It was drowned in theaters by poor marketing, but watch thi movie and give it the attention it deserves.
Rule #4 to surviving 2009, WATCH ZOMBIELAND
. My favorite comedy of the year, Zombieland mixes action, gore, and of coarse the apocalypse with comedy, and after Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright did it already with Shaun of the Dead, it's hard to imagine anyone coming close to that quality again in the zombie comedy, or zom-com, genre. Zombieland has the humor, and especially the style
to make it fantastic. Oh, and then there's that cameo...
So James Cameron pulled it off. after months of speculation and a disappointing trailer, my hype died down. But after hearing from multiple sources that it was the experience that Cameron had been promising, I quickly became more and more excited. While the story was light on originality, I thought it was one of the best attempts at telling it that i've ever seen. As for the visuals, you've heard enough about them. They're fucking awesome, and I can't wait to see this in IMAX.
#2. Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino does not disappoint me. ever. and this time is no different. In fact, i gotta say...I think this trumps Pulp Fiction. To me, this is my favorite QT movie. The dialogue, while some would say overlong and unnecessary, is perfect in setting up some of the most tense scenes I've ever watched. And the ending is just, it's just so great. However, the best QT film only falls in comparison to the best PIXAR movie....
It's too bad that in a year where there's actually competition for the best animated picture, Pixar releases its best one yet. Up not only reaches the top of my best of 2009 list, but it is definitely close to the top of my all time best list. With a wildly imaginative plot, perfect emotional depth, symbolic devices, hilarious characters, and the ability to make me cry several times after 8 viewings, Up skyrockets to the tippy top of 2009.
With only 10 spots, I want to acknowledge the other great movies that didn't quite make the list. Most of these could have easily made last years list, but when District 9 is number 10, you know you had a kick ass year.
-Fantastic Mr. Fox
-The Hurt Locker
-Up in the Air
-The Blind Side
-Where the Wild Things Are
-500 Days of Summer
-Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
-Away We Go
-Drag Me To Hell
-Crank: High Voltage
-Observe and Report (disliked it first time. really liked it second time. don't ask me why, I don't know)