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Film Prophet's 6th Annual Best & Worst Movie Awards:
2009 Edition

2009 had one of the brightest summer of movies ever. Between May and August, there had to be about twenty films that were worth seeing, no matter how they were. I have never had more trips to the theater over than the summer than this year. From Star Trek to Transformers to G.I. Joe, old franchises were brought back. There were five extremely top films of the year... one being the best science-fiction movie of late (District 9), best fantasy (Avatar), and best animated picture (Up).

These awards are based on the movies out in 2009 I've seen up to this date of creating this, which is February of 2009. Not all of the 2009 movies were reviewed. I'm starting to put less focus on writing reviews now since I've stopped watching classic/older movies after feeling like I've seen all the great ones I've wanted to see. I would prefer to just sit back and enjoy a film than think about what to write about it during watching it.


The 10 most disappointing movies released in 2009:

1. The Soloist
2. Angels & Demons
3. Land of the Lost
4. Year One
5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
7. I Love You, Man
8. State of Play
9. Nine
10. The Lovely Bones
Others: Brüno, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, A Christmas Carol, Knowing, The Final Destination, Watchmen


The 2009 Awards

Most original film:
Inglourious Basterds
Mentionables - Avatar, District 9

Most Surprising Film:
District 9
Mentionables - Taken, The Hangover, Precious, Zombieland, The Blind Side

Most Overrated Film of the Year:
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Mentionables - The Hangover, I Love You, Man, Watchmen

Most Underrated Film of the Year:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Mentionable - The Time Traveler's Wife, Terminator Salvation, Pubic Enemies, Crazy Heart

Most disregarded film:
Public Enemies
Mentionables - Funny People, Taken, (500) Days of Summer, Invictus, The Informant!, Taking Woodstock, Nine

Best movies to laugh to:
The Hangover
Mentionables - Funny People, (500) Days of Summer, Up, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Best Looking Theatrical Trailers:
Terminator Salvation
Mentionables - The Lovely Bones, Up, Nine

Best Looking Television Trailers:
The Time Traveler's Wife
Mentionable - Avatar

Best Poster:
Up
Mentionable - District 9

Best Sequel:
The Final Destination
Mentionable - X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator Salvation

Best Box Office Hit:
Avatar
Mentionables - Up, The Hangover, Star Trek

Worst Movie Character:
Judy Witwicky in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Mentionable - Jennifer in Jennifer's Body

Best Movie Character:
 Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Mentionables - Tom Hansen in (500) Days of Summer, Henry DeTamble in The Time Traveler's Wife,
Carl Fredricksen in Up, Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes

Worst acting ensemble:
Knowing
Mentionables - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Underappreciated performances:
Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer
Liam Neeson in Taken
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer
Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer's Body
Rachel McAdams in State of Play
Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine
Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen
Colin Farrell in Crazy Heart
Quinton Aaron in The Blind Side
Stanley Tucci in Julie & Julia
Alison Lohman in Drag Me to Hell
Saiorse Ronan in The Lovely Bones
Adam Sandler in Funny People
Liev Schreiber in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Demetri Martin in Taking Woodstock
Jim Carrey in A Christmas Carol
Marion Cotillard in Public Enemies
Sharlto Copley in District 9
Mélanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds
Woody Harrelson in Zombieland

Overappreciated performances:
Surprisingly, no one

Best Villains:
 Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglourious Basterds
Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch - Avatar
Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood - Sherlock Holmes
Stanley Tucci as George Harvey - The Lovely Bones
Mo'Nique as Mary - Precious


Favorite performances:
Actors - Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer, Liam Neeson in Taken, Hugh Jackmon in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sharlto Copley in District 9, Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Actresses - Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air, Alison Lohman in Drag Me to Hell, Marion Cotillard in Public Enemies, Marion Cotillard in Nine, Carey Mulligan in An Education

Best Year:
Avatar
Mentionables - Sam Worthington, Eric Bana, Matt Damon, Rachel McAdams, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper

Best Direction:
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds,
Mentionables - James Cameron for Avatar, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air, Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Best Scene:
Inglourious Basterds - movie theater executed finale
Mentionable - (500) Days of Summer - Joseph Gordon-Levitt struts down the city to the park from his apartment stay with the girl leading into a ‘You Make My Dreams’ song dance moment in the street and a little animated bird pops in


Best Ensemble:
Inglourious Basterds
Mentionables - Up in the Air, Public Enemies, The Hangover