10 Best Movies For Summer 2009
The 10 best movies for summer 2009 were all about big hits. The taste of Summer was in the mouths of all movies goers as they watched explosions and ate stale popcorn. But what qualifies a movie to be the best isn't its ticket sales, its the stories themselves.
- "Terminator Salvation". This was was long awaited by fans of the original string of "Terminator" films. This time John Connor is leading the resistance is has to find a way to survive. The film was gritty, it was tough, it was everything viewers wanted.
- "Up". A coming-of-age film, even when the main character is an old man. After his wife dies, his sense of adventure is gone and is destined to die alone and miserable. But when we decides to fulfill his dead wife's long lost dream, he has the adventure of a lifetime.
- "Public Enemies". John Dillinger was the sole reason for the birth of the F.B.I. He was one of the most chased men for the time period. Johnny Depp carries out his role with poise and grace - even if he is being chased by Christian Bale.
- "Bruno". Sacha Baron Cohen's comedic genius knows no bounds. With the film "Bruno" he portrays an outright, gay, fashionista trying to explore the world and all of its "glory". He exploits people in their commercial ways and he does it in a fashion that no one else can match.
- "Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince". It isn't any wonder that "Harry Potter" is the highest grossing movie franchise of all time. With "The Half Blood Prince", fan's were reminded of that fact. It was dark, and began to take a twisting turn toward the end of the series.
- "District 9". Undoubtedly one of the best films of 2009, it made waves in the summer. The mockumentary style was a pleasant treat for sci-fi loving viewers. In a story where the hunter becomes the hunted, political commentary was saturated throughout.
- "Inglorious Basterds". This film is what Quentin Tarantino considers to be his masterpiece. The World War II flick was filled the the type of style that only Tarantino could offer. Its dark humor and twisted story line, made for Oscar-worthy buzz in 2009.
- "Star Trek". The revitalization of the "Star Trek" franchise was very anticipated by its fans. Not only were trekkies in love with this film, the average movie-joe was extremely impressed. The young cast did its best to recreate their former character's and did not disappoint.
- "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". Everyone loves a good comic book story. "X-Men" is full of character driven plots. The origins of Wolverine are given poetic force in this film and the background of his character provides great groundwork for future flicks.
- "Angels and Demons". The next film after the, very successful, "Da Vinci Code". It follows the sequence of Dan Brown novels which allude to the mysteries between religion, politics, and the secular world. It is intriguing and full of entertainment as the lead character tries to solve each and every little clue.