With Oblivion, Iron Man 3, and Star Trek: Into Darkness starting off the year of summer blockbusters I've decided to count down my top 10 most anticipated films of this summer.
10. The Lone Ranger
I honestly do not know a lot about The Lone Ranger. It has been around sense 1933 first appearing as a radio show. And we have not seen a good version of the story sense the 1949 T.V. series. Yes there have been different movies but no one has heard of them. This year celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Lone Ranger from first appearing in his radio show. Because I don't know a lot about The Lone Ranger my anticipation is not that high. But with 80 years of source material, I feel like Disney will do a excellent job with this film. And what can be better then someone bringing justice to the old wild west.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zv9fgSrP-0
9. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
I'm a huge fan of the book series. It is my very favorite book series of all time. So you might ask yourself "Why don't you have this higher on your list?" The answer to that is I was extremely disappointed from the first film. Don't get me wrong I still really enjoyed the film. It was just not what I was hoping. The movie didn't even have the main villain that was in the book! But I'm still a loyal fan and will be one of the many people in line to see this movie. That is what makes this deserve the number 9 spot.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KoOtiuSjuI
8. The Internship
A movie about 2 friends (played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson)who are 2 salesman who just got fired from there job because of the "Digital Age." They wind up at Google where they must compete with a bunch of geniuses for a shot at employment. This seems like a perfect plot for a witty comedy. Especially with Shawn Levy directing (Night at the Museum) and with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn I can't see where this film can go wrong.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712JPHER0uY
7. After Earth
You can tell this a new big thing in movies. People coming back to Earth after a huge evacuation. But unlike Oblivion this seems like it is exciting! Stuff is actually on Earth to help the movie go along. And with Will and Jaden Smith, the acting is going to be phenomenal. And with a strong script (At least that's what it looks like) this movie will be one of the better ones of the year.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUcNyzu4IdM
6. The Wolverine
I'm a big superhero geek. A superhero fanatic. And I was disappointed with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wolverine is a character that if you want to do, you have to do it right. The first one didn't execute the full potential of the character. But this one has to. Fox (The studio that owns the right to the X-Men universe) has a lot of pressure on them to make the movie going audience really enjoy this film so they will get more hyped up about X-Men: Days of Future Past. So because of that reason I feel like Fox put their best effort into it. Making it the number 6 spot on my list
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qorMmKKpJDk
5. Pacific Rim
Let me tell you 2 of my favorite things. Big robots and aliens. Both of those things in this film about Aliens threatening Earth so big giant robots piloted by humans try to defend their Planet Earth. This plot sounds amazing. And robots and aliens fighting each other! Just give me 2 hours of that! You can tell this probably won't have a strong plot. But the main concept they are advertising is enough to make me go see it.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5guMumPFBag
4. Monsters University
Putting this in front of the other films on this list might make you to believe that I'm crazy. Let me tell you this, you are the crazy one if you don't have this in your top 5. Monsters Inc. is by far my favorite Pixar film. Pixar mad the right move by releasing Monsters University right now. The kids who grew up with the first Monsters Inc. are now going in to college. I may have to clear up that Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters Inc. Sure you can tell from the trailer it has a plot that people of all ages will enjoy. It's Pixar and they can't go wrong. BUT GIVE ME A INCREDIBLES SEQUEL ALREADY!
Here is a link to the Monsters University trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onZe3gOhWkQ
3. Despicable Me 2
You are also crazy if your not looking forward to this movie. This is probably my favorite animated movie of all time. It is the perfectly family movie. The minions are by far the best part of the film. This movie seems like it has a legit plot. The minions will fit perfectly into this movie. So excited for it.
Here is the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXbtZXjbVE
2. Now You See Me
In a way this is sort of like a modern day Robin Hood. 4 street magicians decided to team up to become the next big thing in magic. But during there shows they rob banks and reward their audience with that money. What can be cooler! Magicians robbing a bank! This even if it is a terrible movie will be one of my favorites of the year.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzJNYYkkhzc
Here is the opening scene to Now You See Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_diRgwPCS8
1. Man of Steel
After the Dark Knight Trilogy and The Green Lantern (A joke of a film)Warner Brothers has some space to fill with their rights to superhero movies. The last Superman movie Superman Returns (2006) which made 200 million at the box office was not the right way to do it. But Man of Steel. You can already tell this is the way of doing things. Man of steel has that little darker tone (After all it is produced by Christopher Nolan) that I think is a good way to start of a Superman franchise with Zod as the villain. The pressure is on Warner Brothers. Depending on how this film does, depends if we will see a Justice League film or not. This film deserves the number one slot on my list by a long ways.
Here is a link to the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6DJcgm3wNY
Other notable movies coming out in the summer
- Fast and Furious 6
- World War Z
- White House Down
- Smurfs 2