2009 was mix bag of a year. We got to see some really great films, but overall it wasn’t as exciting as some of the other years of this century. Anyway, here’s the list of what we think to be the top movies of 2009.
15. Star Trek
Part of one of the most famous franchises of Hollywood, this film had a lot to live up to. Fortunately, it did that and more. Directed by J.J. Abrams this science fiction film is a reboot of the Star Trek series and also the first of the franchise to win an Academy Award(for makeup). A critical and commercial success this movie follows the exploits of Captain Kirk played by Chris Pine who battles Nero played by Eric Bana, a person who threatens the United Federation of Planets. This film was set in an alternate timeline to free it of the constraints of continuity of the large franchise, and presents enjoyable storytelling, impressive visuals and stunts. Fans of the franchise aside, this film is definitely recommendable to cinema lovers as well for its fine execution.
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Directed by Zack Snyder and based on the comics by Alan Moore, this film is about superheroes but it transcends being just a superhero film. Arguably the best superhero film by Zack Snyder, the story is about a disbanded group of superheroes who realize that their members are being killed off one at a time and begin to investigate the case and pursue the killer. However, the film also deals with trauma, handling civilian life after the glory of being a superhero. The film has fantastic character development, mind boggling visuals and a great selection of music. Furthermore, being based on an Alan Moore comic, the plot offers a healthy dosage of philosophy that the discerning film viewer will sure like to think about. Watchmen is easily the best superhero movie of 2009, and perhaps ranks among some of the best superhero movies of all time and viewers are definitely encouraged to sit through the longer extended cut of the film to truly absorb and enjoy the brilliance of this movie.