Fantasy: This year is bound to see the release of the much awaited Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As the series draws to a close and Harry Potter grows up, this is one movie that no kid or adult is going to miss this year. Another awaited fantasy/ book based movie of 2009 is Where the Wild Things Are. An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic, where a small boy creates his own imaginary world of monsters and wild things, this book has been in the news for a lot of reasons. The movie however, may be geared towards the adult population.
Drama: Hollywood is high on drama in 2009, and we see almost all current screen stalwarts starring in some emotional or moral drama this year. The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr as a journalist and Jamie Foxx as a schizophrenic musical prodigy is based on a true heart wrenching storyline. As per most experts, this might be a favourite at the 2009 Oscars. Also, Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Inglourious Basterds, a flick about a group of Jewish-American soldiers and their brutal Nazi killings is a must watch for war movie/action/drama fans. Expect the trademark Tarantino violence and a star studded cast with Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Roth and other notables.
Prequels and Sequels: This year is going to be full of popular prequels and sequels. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel, promises to be a treat for X-men fans, since the story deals with the origin of the X-Men and how it all came to be. Gambit, who has been till date missing from the big screen, debuts in this one. Boondock Saints 2: All Saints’ Day and fourth instalment from the F&F series, the Fast and Furious 4 promise to keep cult fans entertained.
Book Based: 2009 sees big books going to the big screen. The Watchmen, which is based on one of the best graphic novels ever is a highly anticipated release, especially with 300 director Zack Snyder behind the camera. The prequel to the Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, again starring Tom Hanks as symbologist Robert Langdon in his adventures at the Vatican is much awaited in spite of the poor performance of the Code.
Action: The Terminator returns in 2009 with Terminator: Salvation and so do the Transformers with Transformers: Rise of the Fallen. Star Trek promises some high quality sci fi action while the Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian and other notable movies will keeps action fans entertained through 2009.