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Aug 26, 2009

MY TOP FILMS: SUMMER 2009

I bet you did not expect to read an update so soon after I wrote my goodbye post. Me too. It's just that I missed writing here (and nobody reads my other blog). So I'm back. I probably won't be posting as often as before, maybe once a week. I'm still enjoying writing there, it's just that I have to have venue for these kind of posts and for my fiction.

The 2009 Summer Movie season is about to end in a few weeks, and the year's biggest films have already been released. So now, my dear kablogs, I give you my Top Films for the Summer Season 2009. And before I forget, no I did not see Terminator Salvation.

10.ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS
Ice Age has always been hit and miss. The first one was a miss, while the second one improved a lot. I had high hopes with this movie when i first saw it's trailer. I've always liked dinosaur films (except for Land of the Lost), and expected for this film to be at least good. But just like above, this too was boring. You'd know immediately that it's not quite good when the cinema is packed with children but still it was too quiet. It's either those kids have been brought up extremely properly by their parents or the movie just sucks.

9.GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA
I'd be honest I geeked out the first time I saw the picture of Snake Eyes last year. And when it was announced that the Director of The Mummy was attached to the film, I was ecstatic. And then I saw the trailer. I forgot, the director of The Mummy, also made Van Helsing (a film that I really didn't like). I knew the film will be funny with a Wayans in the cast but I did not have high expectations with this one. The trailer was boring. Reading the reviews, I hoped that the action will be good, but then the whole 2 and something hours that I was in the cinema, I felt nothing. This was not the GI Joe I remember when I was a kid. It was all flash and fancy, but with no depth.

8.X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
I saw the leaked version and thought it was okay. Of course it was unedited so I didn't expect to be blown away. But when I did see the real film, I realized that Wolverine lacked the style and panache that made X2 an awesome movie. Save for Deadpool and Gambit, this wasn't really a very good movie. It did rank higher though because obviously I'm a nerd, and my fanboy self was screaming everytime I can identify a mutant that made a cameo in the film.

7.DRAG ME TO HELL
This is where the good films (at least for my taste) begins. I loved Drag Me To Hell. It wasn't as scary I thought it would be. It was actually funny at times. And knowing that this is a Sam Raimi film, I loved the shoutouts to his previous movies. The effects were old school but it was cool. It works actually. It's not a film that bragged about state of the arts effects but of old-school horror-making. The movie is absolutely disgusting but it was fun. And I liked it.

6.TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Yeah, alot of people say that the latter half of the movie was dragging. There were too many robots that you'd have a hard time identifying them and that the film isn't as good on your second viewing as your first. That maybe true. But I don't care about other people's opinions. I liked the film. I thought it was funny. I thought that it's dumb. And I thought that it's one cool sequel.

5.HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
My nephew and niece thought it was boring. Alot of people thought that this was the worst of the series. Some slept through the entire film. I say they don't appreciate beauty. Among all the Harry Potter films, I thought that this one was the most beautiful film technically. I didn't like the book, so I didn't think this film will change my mind. But I liked the film. I thought it was somewhat faithful to the source material, and by doing that there's not much the director can do. But the film is pretty.

4.THE HANGOVER
Sometimes you go to a cinema without expecting a film to be good and then go out pleasantly surprised. This was one of three films that surprised me. Watching the trailer, I thought The Hangover would be bad. But then I realized it's stupid on purpose. I thought it was really stupid what the friends went through, but it wouldn't be funny if they didn't go through that. Like I said, this was stupid on purpose. Oh and yeah, Heather Graham is there too. She's hot. I loved the breastfeeding scene if just for her boobs..

3.THE ORPHAN
You'll know you like the film if at the end of it you feel for the characters. I hated Esther the whole movie. She was insane. Literally. Watching the movie, I remember Macaulay Culkin's The Good Son, only thing is, this one's got a different twist. It's one that you would not expect. The movie, while not having big named stars attached to it, is one of the better surprises for me this year. Two thumbs up.

2.UP
I'm not sure what good words haven't been said about this movie. I loved it. It's funny, poignant, touching, all the ingredients of an awesome Pixar movie. I loved Doug, Kevin was hilarious, Carl is grumpy and brought all the drama, and Russell, he just looks like Kuya Kuri's son. I think this is one of the best movie that came out of Pixar, and I think that I've said all that there is to be said when I last posted about this movie. Easily one of my favorites this year.

1.STAR TREK
I don't know how much hype this film had prior to it's showing. All I know was JJ Abrams (creator of Lost) does good stuff. Honestly, I did not have any expectations on this movie as I'm not really and never was a trekkie. I found all previous (or the last 5 films of the series) to be very uninteresting. But this movie blew all my expectations away. It's exciting, action-packed, it is faithful to the history of the franchise and just made Star Trek cool and not geeky. This is supposedly the first part of a trilogy, so now I'm eagerly awaiting for the next ones to come.

34 comments:

gillboard said...

Sa susunod, magsusulat ako sa Tagalog!!!

Pero for now, I'm back baby!!!

MakMak said...

Sadly, I haven't watched GI Joe, Up and Drag Me To Hell yet. Pero The Hangover grabbed the second fave movie of the year slot from Star Trek. :-)

Yay, first. Haha. Babaw.

the donG said...

oh this gives me the reason to watch some which i missed. i should watch hangover. hehehe...

this is a good year for movies maybe not for the best of all times list but good enough that it still drove people to watch the movies despite the recession.

MarcoPaolo said...

yong 10 at 8 ang napanood ko...

oy, welcome back Gillboard!

aajao said...

gusto ko pa rin mabasa yung "other blog" mo.

:p

hector said...

the HP half blood prince movie wasn't able to capture the whole of what's in the book, however, it was nicely done.

can't wait for the two remaining sequels

siyetehan said...

generally, ok naman yung transformers, kaso, talagang mahirap na malaman kung sino ba sa mga robots ang autobots at sino ang decepticons.

also, medyo predictable na talaga ang mangyayari, pero yun nga, in general, eh tlagang nakaka entertain naman-lalo na sa mga kids

Knox Galen said...

Mabuti na lang at number one mo yung Star Trek. Hehehe.

Welcome back!

xtian1978ii said...

number 1 ko so far is UP hehehe.

xtian1978ii said...

BTW, welcome back!!!

EǝʞsuǝJ said...

welkam back Gil!

isa akong loser dahil wala akong napanood ni isa sa mga nabanggit mo...
nyahahahah....

=))

DRAKE said...

Bakit naman kasi kailangan mo pang gumawa ng ibang blog?hehehhe

Sa akin yung UP at yung Ice Age3 ang gusto ko!

Salamat sa mga movie titles na yan, at least alam ko na kung ano ang idodownload ko!

Ingat

Mokong™ said...

tol...kagulat gulat naman at nagbalik ka...nabigla ako sa nakitang update mo sa link mo... sa wakas may nabasa din akong post mo... antayin kong i broadcast mo ang iyong panibagong blog... aantayin ko pare...

Badong said...

woi! nagulat ako dito a! mabuti naman at magpo-post ka pa rin uli dito. welkam bak!

ENS said...

wow... mabuti naman at bumalik ka na...
ako wala pa din tatalo sa T:ROTF kasi yun ang pinakahihintay ko...

teka san yung other blog mo?
pwede ko bang malaman?

The Scud said...

right on sa Star Trek. THAT is the best movie of the American summer. ditto too to The Hangover, Half-Blood Prince, Up, Wolverine, and the hysterically funny Drag Me To Hell. Btw, I would have placed Cobra higher than Transformers. hehe.

Raft3r said...

waaaaaaaaaah
kawawa naman ako
i only saw transformers 2 sa listahan mo
i need to get a life
=(

Raft3r said...

oh,
and welcome back
=)

Jepoy said...

Wekam back sir!

Dhianz said...

kuya Gilbert we missed u! free *hugz* ngah... sige kahit once in a blue moon ka lang mag-post basta andyan ka lang... hilig ka manood nang movies noh... akoh pag dehinz koh type i dunno wanna waste time watchin' it.. pag maganda reviews ayos.. nde na akoh magkokomentz isa isa dyan... hahaba lang to.. ingatz kuyah... Godbless! -di

Chyng said...

so welcome back baby!

I love UP too!

Cross your heart? ;D

gillboard said...

@everyone: SALAMAT SA MAINIT NA PAGBATI SAKING PAGBABALIK!!!

gillboard said...

ngapala, I changed my number 6... it's now DISTRICT 9!!! ganda nung movie na yun. watch it!!!

Skron said...

Never saw much movies this summer. Work and WAR kept me away from the movies I guess.

But, hey, welcome back. Drop me a line in my blog about your new blog. You're the only one I know who's diligent enough to update constantly. Now I don't have anything to read during my spare time.

PUSANG-gala said...

balita ko nga maganda yang UP na yan. Very big surprise talaga ang STAR WARS---maybe because I had low expectations and therefore when it delivered, it added to the beauty of the film. Star Treck baby kasi ako.hehe. A bit disappointed with G.I. Joe though although okay sya.....taas kasi ng expectations ko. then the negative ratings starting flooding....

a.r.d.y.e.y. said...

its nice youre back!

salamat sa reviews. at least meron na kong list ng mga dvds na dapat kong bilhin sa quiapo paguwi ko. har har har

Klet Makulet said...

weeeeeeeeeebeeeeeeee!!! You are back! Sabi nga ni Aling Dionisia "Tingkyu Lerd!!!" Sana magtuloy-tuloy ka na po sa pagpopost ulit dito. Kokonti lang kasi nasisilipan kong blog kaya nakakalungkot pag nawawala kayo.

Ice Age at Transformers lang napanood ko at di nila ako binigo. Sana may kasunod pa!

MkSurf8 said...

6/10. not bad.

glad you're back!

jayvie said...

hindi ako nakatulog dahil dyan sa orphan na yan!! haha

pero in all fairness, the movie really came as a surprise. nagustuhan ko din sya without expecting na it'll turn out that good. Ü

ACRYLIQUE said...

I love Esther, haha. Muntikan na ko magsuot ng choker. haha

Raft3r said...

sam raimi rocks!
=)

Random Student said...

%@@@# esther yan! kainis. effective. i was glad naabutan ko yan sa big screen.

Boris said...

gi joe, sucks
x-men, okay na rin
transformers, sucks
hp 6, sucks
hangover, yeah dude!
up, yeah!!!!!
star trek??? sheesh beam me up scottie!!!, sucks!

7a'faR said...

nice post!!!




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