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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Most anticipated movies in 2009? What say you?!



Well, well....the preliminary list of movies to be released looks very promising indeed. The list you're about to go through next is obviously NOT exhaustive since I've picked those that most fanboys might be interested in (I think!). I get pretty annoyed with some people who said that Transformers 2 : Revenge of the Fallen would be THE movie of the year for geeks and fanboys alike in 2009. While I am a hardcore fan of the wonderful Generation 1 cartoon series, I am however, one of those frustrated fanboy who got somehow dissapointed with the way Michael Bay did the first movie. Anyway, enough of that, I shall wait for the next TF sequel with full anticipation of what Bay manages to muster on his sleeves!
Right, let's get on with it. Personally, I'm really looking forward to these few movies in particular (in no particular ranking of preferences):
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra - Woohooooo...YO JOE! No explanation needed here!

Fanboys - a comedy which sees a group of hardcore Star Wars fanatics attempting to steal an early print of The Phantom Menace for their dying pal. Well, not exactly a Star Wars movie, but the excitement of the Phantom Menace starts all over again!!

The Spirit - another graphic novel adaptation; those who had seen the premier screening said it was awesome! Can't wait to see this myself!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - enlisted Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law to share the lead role with the departed star Heath Ledger. I think most fans who were mesmerised with Heath's performance in The Dark Knight would want to catch this one and see for themselves whether he deserves a posthumous award for it!

Coraline - Cult author Neil Gaiman’s dark fairytale gets a faithful on-screen adaptation. I'm a huge Gaiman fan as well, having read American Gods (which I think should be made into a movie too!). Absolutely loved Stardust, so I'll be waiting for this one eagerly!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - It's Transformers for God's sake!!! Michael Bay aside, let's just enjoy the robots!!! Nuff' said!
Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino returns with an all-star cast (Brad Pitt, Mike Myers and star of Hithcock's The Birds Rod Taylor) and another one of his unique reinventions of 1970s genre cinema. From the American underworld to World War 2, with a team of Jewish-American special forces operating behind German lines, terminating Nazi commanders with extreme prejudice. I'm a huge Tarantino fan and a nut for World War 2 stories, so this is a definite watch for me!

Terminator Salvation - The long-awaited ‘future war’ segment of the Terminator saga, previously only hinted at in the first three movies, stars Christian Bale, fresh from his spectacular triumph as one fanboy hero in Dark Knight. Bale stars as John Connor, charismatic leader of the anti-Skynet forces who the Terminators have been trying to eliminate for the last three films. Okay, no Arnold for this movie as he is too busy with his political schedules but what the heck, let's watch it anyway!!
Monsters vs. Aliens - A CGI mock-B-movie with a distinctly eclectic cast list - Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Laurie, and Stephen Colbert lend their voices. Sounds cool!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Ho, ho, ho!!! Hugh Jackman’s back for an X-Men prequel set 17 years before the action of the first movie.The film traces the early career of Logan, the indestructible mutant who will one day be X-Man Wolverine. Cameos from future X-Men and the chance to see how Logan acquired his deadly claws and curious hairdo give the film a geek power!!! We wouldn't want to miss this one!

Watchmen - This is the movie that most fanboys would be waiting for, me included. Alan Moore’s breakthrough comic book finally, against his own will, graces the big screen. There’s little doubt for fans who’s read the original comic that this movie will be a huge triumph. Alas it was revealed that the ending has been amended but every scene that’s been seen so far is beautifully faithful to Dave Gibbons’s original drawings, with just a few costume change here and there; to make Nite Owl look a little less ridiculous and Silk Spectre a little bit sexier. The movie will however presents itself to audiences who haven’t been mesmerized by Moore’s vision of a parallel universe Cold War showdown between the members of a disbanded hero team. It's so obvious that every comic geek in the known world will see this film and create endless online discussions about it in the years to come.
Star Trek - The image of a young Enterprise crew will make any fanboys sweat, definitely!! J.J. Abrams attempts to reinvigorate the slightly tired Star Trek franchise with a story set immediately before the action of the first TV series. British geek god Simon Pegg turns up as Scotty, and Zachary Quinto the dark presence at the heart of TV’s Heroes certainly looks the part as a young Spock. Expect tricksy time travel shenanigans, freak transporter accidents and a clever, ubiquitous and ultimately slightly annoying viral marketing campaign.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Ok, I'm quite a geek when it comes to reading the novels. But it was so darn good, it got me reading right from the first novel till the last of the seven! So, watching this one seems to be obligatory of some sorts for me!! Heheh....
Below are some other note-worthy films that some people might also be waiting for. As for me, my list above takes the cake though:
Pink Panther 2, Night at The Museum 2, Fast & The Furious 2, Red Sonja, Underworld : Rise of the Lycans, Friday the 13th: Part 12, Wolfman, Sherlock Holmes, Ice Age, Nottingham (Robin Hood!!!), Angels & Demons (strictly only for Dan Brown fans!!)

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