Random: Movies of 2009

Character self loved most in “Avatar”: Zoe Saldana’s, Neytiri.  Second runner-up: Sigourney Weaver’s character, Grace (Except for one thing: why was she the only blue-skinned avatar condemned to wearing safari shorts in the scenes where everyone else was wearing thongs or loincloths? Can’t an older lady be allowed to go buck nekkid if the part requires it?). Third runner-up: Michelle Rodriguez’s helicopter pilot character. Which means that the characters that made the movie worth watching (for self) were all women.

Self’s most pressing question for “Avatar” Director James Cameron: How come, when you spend $230 million on a movie, and you bother to create a planet called Pandora, the only difference between the plants and animals on that planet and the ones on Earth are that the creatures have slightly different shapes and different colors? But all the animals still have four legs and two eyes?

Movie whose last half was as disappointing as the first half was promising: “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Most insultingly stupid movie of the year: “Angels and Demons”

Worst movie of the year: “The Box”

Movie that made self fall in love with sci-fi again:  “Star Trek”

Movie that made self love the British again: “Pirate Radio”

Movie that made self fall in love with Director Wes Anderson all over again: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Most Boring Movie of the Year: “A Serious Man”

Most Exciting Movie of the Year: “The Hurt Locker”

Movie that made self think Ben Barnes was hot: “Easy Virtue”

Movie that made self cry the most: “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” No, wait: to say that self cried during this movie would be an understatement: she bawled. Wept. Could barely make her way to the exit afterwards. (Would it be totally embarrassing to admit that the second movie that made her cry the most was “Avatar” ?!!@@##)

Best Movie Set in New York: “Fighting”

Most Hard-Working Actors of the Year: George Clooney and Matt Damon

Most Astonishingly Beautiful Actresses of Movies Seen in 2009: Audrey Tautou playing Coco Chanel in “Coco Before Chanel”; Martina Gedeck playing Ulrike Meinhof in “Der Baader Meinhof Komplex”

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