Hats off to YouTube user Zack Young, who expertly edited this three-minute montage featuring clips from many of this year’s most memorable (and not so memorable) movies. The video compilation, joyously set to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up,” makes 2009 seem like a much stronger year in cinema that I personally think it was, but there’s nothing wrong with looking on the bright side of things. I especially appreciated the inclusion of the year’s excellent animated output, such as Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up, Ponyo, Coraline, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Only major exclusion in my mind: the absorbing baseball drama Sugar.
What about you, PopWatchers? Does this montage accurately depict the quality of 2009’s films? Which of your personal favorites are missing?