Top Summer Movies To See:
1 – Inception
Very little is known about this movie and I would like to keep it that way. It is being described as “a contemporary sci—fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.” That sounds pretty cool to me. Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) is one of my favorite film makers and this looks like it could be one if his best. It also has a solid cast to go along with it. This one takes the #1 spot in my movies to see this summer.
Release Date: JULY 16th
2 – Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) latest film based on the graphic novels. After I watched the trailer, it made me really want to check out the books and im glad I did. They are fantastic. If the movie is anything like them this will be one of the funniest and original films you will see all summer.
Release Date: AUG 13th
3 – Iron Man 2
As far as sequels go in the super hero movie world, they always seem to be better. Spider-man 2, X2, Blade 2, TDK… i could go on and on. So it would be safe to assume this could be better then the original. The first one was fantastic, but it didn’t as much action as one might have hoped. This one seems to have more explosions and fight sequences in the trailer alone to out do the first one. Bring it on.
Release Date: MAY 7th
4 – Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time
As far as video game movies go, pretty much every single one has sucked. All of them, just bad. Can Prince of Persia break the curse? Judging from the trailer… i think so. It has the same vibe as Pirates of the Caribbean (the Bruckheimer/Disney influence) which isn’t a bad this for this kind of film. This looks like a fun Action Adventure that could be one of the enjoyable escapes this summer.
Release Date: MAY 28th
5 – MacGruber
SNL movies can often be hit or miss. Classics like Waynes World were great but then you have forgettable flicks like Ladies Man. So how do you turn one of the shortest sketches in SNL history into a 90 minute feature? Not sure… But they have done it and the trailer looks hilarious. Fingers crossed this will join the ranks Night of the Roxbury on the funny scale.
Release Date: MAY 21st
6 – A-Team
Remake of the popular TV show. This movie looks over the top and I like it. It looks to have balls to the walls action and doesn’t seem to take it self too seriously which is often a good sign. The defining factor will be the chemistry between the characters. If it doesn’t work the movie wont work.
Release Date: JUNE 11th
7 – The Other Guys
The Combo of Will Farrell and Adam McKay have made some of the funniest films in the last few years (Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, and the shorts “the Landlord” and “Green Team”). They are back together along with Marky Mark in this buddy cop film.
Release Date: AUG 6th
8 – Get Him to The Greek
This is the “sequel” or spin off to Forgetting Sara Marshall. Same Director/writer and Russell Brand plays the same character (although Jonah Hill does not). If its anything like FSM it should have a ton of laughs and be enjoyable from start to finish.
Release Date: JUNE 4th
9 – The Expendables
When i was a kid, I had an idea. To put every action star i could think of into one movie. Many years later, Sylvester Stallone had the exact same one. This is the result. Almost every Action Movie Legend is in here. Doesn’t matter if the plot sucks. Seeing all these guys together is enough to be worth seeing.
Release Date: AUG 13th
10 – Toy Story 3
Pixar returns to the series that started it all. Buzz and Woody are back. It really doesn’t matter what the story is about, pixar knows how to make a good movie. Every single one they do has been a work of brilliance and this hopefully will be no exception.
Release Date: JUNE 18th
The Possible list:
The following movies have potential to be good. But as of right now, I’m on the fence.
1 – Predators
It has been SO LONG since there has been a GOOD predator movie… like… since Arnold. But Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Sin City) is behind this one. With a fresh and cool concept, this could be the sequel we’ve been waiting for.
Release Date: JULY 9th
2 – Knight and Day
Might be a tad too silly, but it could also be the perfect amount. It could be a fun ride or a train-wreck. Too soon to tell.
Release Date: JULY 2nd
3 – Robin Hood
I don’t know why, but I am having some doubts about this film. You would think I could trust that this will be as good as Gladiator… but I am just slightly hesitant on it being as epic as i want it to be. Prove me wrong Ridley/Crowe.
Release Date: MAY 14th
4 – Despicable Me
Kids are going to love it. Guaranteed. I even found myself grinning at the cartoonish cutesy characters. But can it pull off the heart of a pixar film? not sure. we’ll see.
Release Date: JULY 9th