2009 Movies I'm Excited for

Okay, not really two-thousand and nine movies, but a couple that are coming up this year that I’m thinking will be worth watching. Looking over the list, there isn’t that many that I’m wanting to see in theaters this year. At some point during the next week or so, I want to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, because it’s supposed to be excellent. But, there are a couple that I do want to catch.

February:
Fanboys: This film has been delayed so many times, I’m almost ready to give up on it. This seems like it’s the most solid release date thus far for the film, about a group of Star Wars fanboys and their misadventures while they break into George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch to show a dying friend the Phantom Menace. The trailer is solid, and this should go up as a good Star Wars Parody.

March:
Watchmen: This is another iffy release date one as Fox has just been granted the rights to the film, and I’m sure that we’ll see some drama with that. However, the trailer looks fantastic, and barring any major reshoots or problems, it’ll easily be a huge geek movie for sure.

May:
Wolverine: This will likely be a DVD rental for me, but if I can, I’ll catch this in theaters. We’ll finally get to see some of the origins of Wolverine, but there’ll also be Gambit, and lots of slashing, snarling and fighting.
Star Trek: Odd as it is for a Star Wars fanboy, I’m looking forwards to this one. J.J. Abrams has gotten together a really good cast of people for the early years of Star Trek, and while I’m not ultimately familiar with the original show, this looks like a lot of fun.
Terminator: Salvation: This one is a must see for me. The trailers have been stellar, with some fantastic looking CGI and action scenes. I mean, who doesn’t love seeing giant robots running amok?
Up: This is Pixar‘s next one, and I’ll see it depending on the reviews. It looks a little iffy to me – an old guy in a house with a ton of balloons? We’ll see.

June:
Public Enemies: I haven’t heard a whole lot about this one, but it’s about an FBI agent taking on a gangster in 1930s Chicago. I like period dramas, and it has a good top bill of Christian Bale and Johnny Depp.

August:
District 9: A sci-fi/action story set in a fictional world, where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa. Sounds interesting. I’ll wait until I see a trailer before finally deciding.
Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino is back with a film set during World War II. I’ve heard about this project for years, and I’m a huge fan of the guy and his work. I’m expecting lots of fun dialog, violence and profanity.

November:
Sherlock Holmes: Guy Richie + Robert Downey Jr. + Sherlock Holmes. Richie did Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite fictional characters ever, and RDJ was in Iron Man. What’s not to love?

Unknown Release Date:
The Road: This was supposed to be released in 2008. Easily one of my favorite books of all time, this adaptation has had me waiting for a very long time. I’m eager to see how well the story goes to screen, because it’s a fantastic, dark and emotional story.

I’m sure that we’ll see some more interesting ones come up over the course of the year. I hope so – it’s a pretty light year, at least for geek things…

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