A Look Back on 2009

December 31, 2009

2009 ends today, so what happened.

January started kinda of rough, but finished really strong. On January 3 actor Pat Hingle, who protrayed Commishiner Gordon in the Batman Film series that ran from ’89 to ’97, died at age 84. But 12 days later the Legion of Superheroes, DC Comics Superhero team from the 31st century, made their live action debut on the Smallville episode Legion, written by comic writer Geoff Johns. Later in the month Smallville also introduced their version of Dan Turpin, a Metroplis cop who is an ally of Superman in the comics. On the same day Legion aired the Supernatural episode Family Remains also premiered, guest starring And then finally at the end of the month Taken was finally given an American release, it had been originally released in France in February of 2008, and we finally saw Liam Neeson kick so much ass.

Then, as usually happens, came Febuary. At the start of the month we were treated to two geek movies, Street Fighter the Legend of Chun Li and Fanboys. While Fanboys was quite enjoyable, The Legend of Chun Li was plagued by a mediocre script and bad acting. And while we’re on the subject, Kristen Kruek, who protrayed Chun Li in the new Street Fighter and Lana in Smallville, made her final appearence on the series in the episode Requiem, which also featured the first appearance of the Superman villian, Toyman.

March saw the release of Watchmen after decades in development hell, and although the film didn’t make too much at the box office, the film is one of the best comic book adaptations to date.  The Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood parts of Watchmen were also given their time to shine in a DVD released later that month. March also saw Wonder Woman in her very own animated film, that had Nathan Fillion in it no less, and is considered one of the best releases of the recent DC Animated Films, along with the New Frontier. And making the month even better for DC Comics fans was the appearance of Zatanna, another DC Comics heroine, on Smallville. And then at the end of the month, an unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was leaked onto the internet. Fox would later claim the the finished copy everyone would see in a month had more scenes that the leaked version did not. They lied.

April was a great month for Supernatural, two of my favorite episodes from season 4 aired that month, The Monster at the End of this Book and Jump the Shark. The Monster at the End of this Book, introduced the prophet Chuck and introduced the meta element to the show. And Jump the Shark introduced us to the third Winchester Brother (SPOILER HIGHLIGHT TO READ). April also saw the disappointing end to the epic Volume Four of Heroes. And Geoff Johns gave the Flash a Rebirth. And we all said goodbye to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

May started out with the disappointing release of Wolverine followed the  excellent Star Trek the next week. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleson were cast in Thor. Supernatural gave us the death of Lilith and Ruby and the summoning of Lucifer, while Smallville showed us the death of Henry James Olsen, the return of Impulse and Black Canary, the introductice of the Injustice League, and the appearance of Doomsday. The month ended with Terminator Salvation, which was panned by critics but I think was enjoyable, and Up, which was loved by all. And plans for a Whedon-less Buffy movie were announced.

June saw the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Brian Austin Green was cast as the Superman baddie, Metallo, and Callum Blue was cast as Zod for the next season of Smallville. Bryan Fuller abandoned the Heroes ship once more. Futurama was revived yet again. And the Prince of Pop, Michael Jackson, died.

July had Ryan Reynolds cast as Hal Jordan, while the lackluster Green Lantern animated film was released. The sixth Harry Potter film was released. Marvel got Marvelman. Futurama found its lost voices. AIDS was the cure for cancer. And the Blackest Night began.

August saw GI Joe come and fast as District 9 became one of the best sci-fi films of the year, and possibly the decade. Disney bought Marvel. Two Superman actors, Brandon Routh and Kristen Kruek, were cast on Chuck. And then we all watched in joy as Brad Pitt killed Nazis in Inglourious Basterds.

September saw the return of Supernatural, Heroes, and Smallville, with Lucifer rising, “Nylar,” and a lot of kneeling.

October had the return of Toyman, Metallo’s defeat, and a Speedy prostitute on Smallville. Marc Guggenheim stopped Flashing Forward. T-Mobile lost a lot of data. And Zombieland made us want to smoke pot with Bill Murray.

November saw the Wonder Twins and Jor-El come to Smallville. Sam and Dean shot at the devil and it didn’t work. Peter learned the truth about Nathan. ABC was invaded by the V revival. And a Ninja became an Assassin.

December gave us the very pretty Avatar. Iron Man 2 got a trailer. Sherlock Holmes solved a mystery. And Kick-Ass was given a red band trailer, with a cussing 12 year old girl.

All in all, 2009 pwned. And if we missed something, post it in the comments below.


4 Responses to “A Look Back on 2009”

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