9 at Noon on the 10th comes in 6th
Submitted by Howard Tayler on September 10, 2009 - 16:50
These post titles are too much fun to write. I see why newspaper headlines are often so horrible.
I saw the noon showing of 9 today. Fun film, gorgeous visuals, straightforward story, no seizure-inducing shakycamâ€¦ I had a good time. My summer movie â€œhow much fun I had at the theaterâ€ rankings for 2009 now look like this:
1. Star Trek
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Inglourious Basterds
7. District 9
8. Terminator: Salvation
9. Angels & Demons
10. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
â€”-The Threshold of Disappointmentâ€¦ do not cross!â€”-
11. Transformers: ROTF
12. Land of the Lost
13. Night at The Museum 2
The fact that 9 stands adjacent to the numeral it is rotationally equivalent to in the list above is amusing, mostly because I didnâ€™t plan it that way.
I donâ€™t have much to say about the film. The story is neat, but if itâ€™s supposed to be cautionary and richly symbolic then most of the meanings went over my head. I bet there are fascinating numerological analyses to be had. Iâ€™m not that guy, though.
Again, let me caution you about this list: it is hugely subjective and extremely dependent on my frame of mind when I went to the show, so it is in no way an indication of the relative merits of these films. Were I to make a list like that Iâ€™d have to re-order things significantly. Gamer and Terminator: Salvation would drop below the threshold and Wolverine would rise above it. Star Trek would drop below Up, and District 9 would rise a few slots.
G.I. JoeÂ and Transformers: ROTF would stay right about where they are. And theyâ€™d fight, because thatâ€™s what weâ€™re paying money for.