This list has the Top 10 most anticipated movies of 2009. What does that mean? The top most anticipated new movies are the new movies getting the greatest advance buzz, that movie and film fans are most excited about before release in theaters in 2009. They may not turn out to be the best movies in 2009 or the biggest hits of 2009, but the top 10 most anticipated movies skew towards the big movie franchises, movie sequels and best-selling book adaptations. After all, these are the new films that are most familiar to movie audiences because of the success of their predecessor blockbusters. A movie franchise gets created after a top hit, the goal being to capture the luster of previous box office success. However, we have tried to find the new productions that also are generating or will have excitement coming soon.
This new top 10 list of the most anticipated 2009 movies is derived from a number of neutral data sources, like information on Internet clicks, article velocities and previous movie box office, as well as our subjective assessments of what people really are interested in.
So without further introduction, here is our list of the Top 10 most anticipated movies for 2009:
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine - fourth in the Marvel Comics film adaptations.
- Angels And Demons – film adaptation of Dan Brown’s book and the follow-up on the Da Vinci Code.
- The Hannah Montana Movie - tween - teen sensation comes to film.
- Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen – second entry in the Transformers franchise, coming off the huge 2007 debut.
- Bruno - the latest comedy mockumentary from the creator of Borat.
- Star Trek XI – The king of all movie franchises; TV hits and movie hits.
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - third outing for Ice Age.
- G.I. Joe – big budget start of a new franchise.
- Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins - T4.
- Night at the Museum II: Escape From the Smithsonian - adventure and comedy
Last are the "honorable mentions". These are 2009 movies also getting buzz, and which almost made the top 10 list, but not quite:
- Monsters and Aliens
- The Surrogates
- Shutter Island
- Land of the Lost - in 3D
- Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans
- Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
Hannah Montana photo: Disney
X-Men movie photo: Marvel Comics, Fox