In part II of the 2009 movie guide list, AceShowbiz presents a varied compilation of action films built for those seeking the ultimate thrills.
Continuing the previous article about the upcoming movies in 2009, here AceShowbiz presents the second part of the two-part compilations of 2009 films. Built for those seeking for the ultimate thrills, movies listed here are mostly action films with age-restricted ratings which may not be suitable for general audiences.
Mostly are some of the highly-anticipated movies coming out next year, many compiled in this second part are either a remake or a sequel to its iconic predecessor, or even a live adaptation to popular manga or video game. Among Part II's selection are heart-pounding films, like "Angels & Demons", "Terminator Salvation", "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Friday the 13th".
Friday the 13th
Jason Voorhees has been brought back to life. In "Friday the 13th", a remake to the Sean S. Cunningham's classic 1980 horror, the iconic hockey-masked slasher with a razor-sharp machete will be seen spreading his terror and splatting blood once again in the one place where it all started, the legendary Camp Crystal Lake. Behind the lens for this re-introduction of Jason is Marcus Nispel, the director of 2003's horror remake"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and 2007's action thriller "Pathfinder". [View 2009 Movie Trailer]
Having been successful in portraying an amateur cryptologist in "National Treasure" series, Nicolas Cage will be seen in "Knowing", a forthcoming movie with similar tone where he once again has to use his brainpower in cracking an encoded message. But, this time instead of finding lost treasures, he will find out where and how many people will die in several impending disasters. Aiming to deliver a gritty and realistic look on the horror faced by the characters, the thriller movie itself is flooded with one catastrophe after another, from an underground train crashing into another train full of people to a commercial airplane falling to a crowded highway. [View 2009 Movie Trailer]
An adaptation to the critically acclaimed comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, "Watchmen" will deliver a different kind of superhero movie. In this Warner Bros. movie, one won't see the superheroes as something extraordinary like Batman or Spiderman, instead the heroes will be seen as parts of the fabric of everyday society. What will make this movie more interesting to watch is Zack Snyder's take in, bringing the comic book into life with style like what he has done with his 2007 action drama "300". [View 2009 Movie Trailer]
Angels & Demons
A sequel to the second highest grossing movie of 2006, "The Da Vinci Code", "Angels & Demons" is set to present movie lovers with another clever drama which recounts the conflict between science and religion. This adaptation of Dan Brown's another bestselling novel brings back Tom Hanks as the symbology professor Robert Langdon. This time, Langdon races against time to uncover the mystery behind secret organization called The Illuminati before Vatican is turned into dust by their powerful time bomb. [View 2009 Movie Trailer]
Focusing its story on the time when the Terminators have finally taken over the world and men are forced to fight for survival, "Terminator Salvation" is definitely one of the highly anticipated movies coming out in 2009. It will introduce a new leading character, Marcus Wright, who potentially brings a new twist to the "Terminator" franchise, as well as new types of Terminators, including the T800. Though rumors about its original star Arnold Schwarzenegger making a cameo appearance have been slammed, the actor could end up lending his voice for the movie. Yet, any truth to the speculations circulation around this fourth "Terminator" movie will be answered when it hits the theaters on May 22, 2009. [View 2009 Movie Trailer]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Optimus Prime and his crew are back to face another enemy in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Having defeated their foe, Megatron, in the blockbuster movie "Transformers", they will have to fight off a stronger enemy which forces them to seek help from Megatron. Once again developed under the direction of "Armageddon" helmer Michael Bay, the sequel will see more of the transforming robots from Soundwave to Constructicons. It will also see the returns of its original actors, including the first movie's star Shia LaBeouf and the sexy Megan Fox. [View 2009 Movie Trailer]