EW's Huge First Look at 11 Big Movies of 2009

January 1, 2009
Source: Entertainment Weekly

EW's Huge First Look at 11 Big Movies of 2009

From Harry Potter to Terminator, Wolverine to Watchmen, Entertainment Weekly has a huge first look at the biggest movies of this upcoming year. On this exciting first day of 2009, they've debuted a batch of never-before-seen photos from at least 11 different movies, including Public Enemies, Year One, Where the Wild Things Are, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and Land of the Lost. With the addition of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen photos from earlier this week, it undoubtedly looks like 2009 is already shaping up to be one hell of an exciting year! Definitely take a look at this batch of new photos below if only to get you in the mood for the great year of big blockbuster movies ahead (or soothe that hangover).

From the top to the bottom, left to right: Where the Wild Things Are, Public Enemies, Year One, Public Enemies, Terminator Salvation, Pixar's Up, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Julia & Julia, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Angels & Demons, Land of the Lost, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

EW's Huge First Look at 11 Big Movies of 2009
EW's Huge First Look at 11 Big Movies of 2009

What are you looking forward to? There's quite a bit to choose from, so what is at the very top of your list right now? Obviously Watchmen is at the top of mine, especially after that new featurette we ran yesterday. It's closely followed by Transformers 2 and Terminator Salvation. How about Public Enemies? Or Year One? I'm very interested in Land of the Lost and of course and Harry Potter. The more I see of Angels & Demons, the more I'm getting excited for that, too, because I think Ron Howard and Tom Hanks pulled it off this time. Anyway, thanks to EW for these great photos and for kicking off 2009 in style.

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Those are some truely awesome movies

Sebastian on Jan 1, 2009


I likes the pics for Public Enemy, Terminator and Harry Potter. Very Cool.

Film-Book dot Com on Jan 1, 2009


I think I'm most excited about 'Where the Wild Things Are.' Even more than T4 or Public Enemies, which I doubt will be anything but fantastic. But 'Where the Wild Things Are' is one of those classic whimsical tales with unique illustrations, and it's very cool to see someone make a live-action film version. Also, I've said this before and I'll say it again: FUCK HARRY POTTER. Sorry for the explicative.

JL on Jan 1, 2009


christian bale is on a role

darrin on Jan 1, 2009


Public enemies will be awesome because of johnny depp.

Darunia on Jan 1, 2009


I'm very skeptical of Angels & Demons. The Da Vinci Code was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen. Frost/Nixon might have been great, but damn.

Itri on Jan 1, 2009


That Terminator SURE ain't designed by no Stan Winston. It's too goofy lookin! Why didn't they stay w/ the original design? (Duh - why ask? B/c McG. is McG. and we just have to set the bar at McG. level. Meaning: Very Low.) Everything else looks good - particularly Wild Things and Public Enemies. I'm supposing Bale's internal monologues will be the sole salvation of "Salvation"...

Hmmmm on Jan 1, 2009


Heres My Top 10: 1. Watchmen 2. Terminator Salvation 3. X-Men Orgins: Wolverine 4. Star Trek 5. Public Enemies 6. Nine 7. Avatar 8. Friday The 13th 9. The Lovely Bones 10.Funny People Peace Out !

wrongturn on Jan 1, 2009


While I think all the movies look somewhat decent, I don't know about all of them. I do want to point out however that EW was way off on Box Office predictions last year. They said The Dark Knight was going to be like the 5th most grossing movie of the summer raking in something like $250,000,000 (that number is not an exact number). And look how much the Dark Knight made....Anyway the point is, that I'm not sure I trust EW about their predictions for this coming years blockbusters.

Drew on Jan 1, 2009


I know one movie i will NOT see! DRAGONBALL:EVOLUTION!!! FUCK THAT MOVIE!!!

Boy Cotter on Jan 1, 2009


#10, but that movie looks *cough* AMAZING!!!! *runs away*

Chris W on Jan 1, 2009


2008: the year of christian bale

Allen Sharpe on Jan 1, 2009


Chun li street fighter is my top film to see.................oh and king of fighters then kick it off with Dragon ball Z....................... ----------------------------------------------------- 1.Watchmen 2...Avatar 3.....Star Trek 4........Harry Potter Half Blood Prince (No FUCK U #3 JL) 5..........Terminator Salvation 6..............Transformers 2 7.................Pixars UP 8.....................Monsters VS Aliens 9.......................JCVD 10.........................Crank 2 11..............................9

insanartist on Jan 1, 2009


12 pics, not 11.

nem on Jan 1, 2009


Oh my...year one will be very epic, and nobody is giving enuff credit to the taking pelham of 123. it has john fucking travolta and denzel washington and the story is about the hijacking of a train. i mean, c'mon, it couldn't get any better also, i do agree that this year mite be very good, but unlike last year and the year before, 2009 has a few holes in the summer release schedule with alot of empty dates. don't know if i like that

LeeMan on Jan 1, 2009


Most of those movies are not interesting at all. Heres a real list: 1) Dragonball: Evolution 2) Terminator Salvation 3) Wolverine 4) Harry Potter 5) Transformers 2 6) Watchmen 7) Friday The 13th 8) Street Fighter 9) G.I. Joe

JoseMP on Jan 1, 2009


1. Public Enemies 2. Wolverine 3. The Watchmen 4. Terminator 5. Year One And I'm probably going to see Angels & Demons but I'm most likely going to be disappointed in how much they change from the book, like they did with The DaVinci Code.

Jmoney on Jan 1, 2009


Seriously this is Christian Bales year, Watchmen Terminator transformers 2 public enemies Friday the 13th

Cody on Jan 1, 2009


does anyone remember travolta in swordfish where his character talks about the ending of Pelham 123? isnt it fitting he's playing the lead?

goliad on Jan 1, 2009


final list!! 8) #1 : TRANSFORMERS :Revenge of the Fallen #2 : Watchmen #3 : Star Trek #4 : Terminator salvation #5 : X-Men Origins: Wolverine #6 : Harry Potter and the half blood prince #7 : public enemies #8 : Avatar #9 : pixar's UP #10:Dragon ball: Evolution

Arun D on Jan 1, 2009


thats a good Land of the Lost picture. i dont know about the movie though

Silver on Jan 4, 2009


I agree with that whole list plus transformers and watchmen

Mr.Duckie on Jan 4, 2009


Year One still looks hilarious

Nick Sears on Jan 5, 2009


I prefer to think my choices as the most recomended but its still a matter of opinion. So of the many clearly favored here are my top ten. 1. "Terminator Salvation" (if PG-13, NOT R) 2. "Transformers 2" 3. "Where the Wild Things Are" 4. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" 5. pixars "UP" 6. "9"/"Nine" 7. "Star Trek" 8. Outlander (already came out, on DVD May 19 in US) 9. X-men Origins (does not look better to me for now) 10. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (hope its good) If this is different from other posts, the movies are the same. (Pardon any poor spelling, just in case)

Kronis on Apr 11, 2009

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