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 shakycam... I had a good time. My summer movie "how much fun I had at the theater" rankings for 2009 now look like this: 1. Star Trek 2. Up 3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4. Gamer 5. Inglourious Basterds6. 9 7. District 9 8. Terminator: Salvation 9. Angels & Demons 10. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra ----The Threshold of Disappointment... do not cross!---- 11. Transformers: ROTF 12. Land of the Lost 13. Night at The Museum 2 14. Wolverine The fact that 9 stands adjacent to the numeral it is rotationally equivalent to in the list above is amusing, mostly because I didn't plan it that way. I don't have much to say about the film. The story is neat, but if it'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. I'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 I'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. Joe and Transformers: ROTF would stay right about where they are. And they'd fight, because that's what we're paying money for.