We all know what movie critics’ like, since they’ve been getting together to announce the year’s best since early December. But what about movie fans? Or at least those movie 200,000+ fans who’ve bothered to vote in a poll at Moviefone.com?
Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon was chosen — oops! Wrong poll. Let me try again:
At Moviefone.com, Chris Weitz’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon was named best movie (global box office: $662 million) with more than 40 percent of the vote. The film’s male star, Robert Pattinson, was chosen the sexiest actor, followed by his New Moon rival Taylor Lautner, the “male breakout star” of 2009. Megan Fox, the star of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was both the sexiest and the worst actress of the year. There are worse combos, you know?Curiously, voters were markedly divided when it came to Revenge of the Fallen. Bay’s saga about the eternal fight between robots and humans (or what passes for human in today’s blockbusters), was chosen as the year’s worst film, the best action movie, and the second-most disappointing release after Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the most anticipated movie of 2010, followed by Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Sandra Bullock was the best actress for The Blind Side.
Considering that she gets to be (emotionally) sandwiched between Pattinson and Lautner in both New Moon and the upcoming Eclipse, Kristen Stewart should have been voted the luckiest star of 2009, but I don’t believe there was such a category anywhere. Maybe next year.