The snow has melted….well for some of us, the NCAA tournament is over and the Sun is coming out. Also with that trailers are starting to hit the airways. So I took a quick gander at the calendar and what movies will be rolling out this summer that I’m going to be marking on my calendar that I want to go see.
It all starts out on May 6th with THOR. One of Marvel’s singular films that helps set up the super hero montage that is The Avengers. I think this movie will be decent, but the one question I have is how are they going to tie a mythical character like Thor into the real world that is already set up with Iron Man and kind of The Hulk?
Next is the 4th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean on May 20th. A cash cow for Disney, I hope this one is more like the first pirates than the 2nd or 3rd. They were a disappointment for me, but the first one was amazing. Please be more like the first.
May 27th is a double feature weekend or sequels. Kung Fu Panda 2 (which apparently is 2 of 6 Panda films to be made?) is going to probably steal the box office with all the kids wanting to see this. I loved the first one, hope this one continues it. I’m sure it will. Then the Hangover 2 comes this weekend also. Really can you get better than the first? I think they are taking a big risk at damaging the first with the second. If it flops, I think it hurts the first one. Hope they know what they are doing. That being said, still hope I laugh my ass off at this one.
A week later, X-Men:The First Class. Jump back about 30 years from when X-Men came out when Charles Xavier and Magneto are buddies and just building the X-Mansion and school. As an X-Men fan I’m going to question this one a bit. The first X-Men were Cyclops, Beast, Jean Grey and IceMan. That changed a bit with a young IceMan in the first 3 movies. Then apparently Emma Frost is in this movie and older than when she was in Wolverine? How’s that fly? Also they have 2 sequels possibly green lit after this movie too?
June 10th comes Super 8. JJ Abrams (Star Trek) teams up with Steven Speilberg for a movie I really know nothing about. The trailers don’t show much but I like that, don’t show us the whole movie in a trailer. Will be interesting to see what this one is all about.
Another week, another movie..here comes Green Lantern. DC Comics gets away from Superman and Batman and puts another star on the big screen. Ryan Reynolds (also plays Marvel’s Deadpool) dons the green ring in from what I’ve seen from trailers, looks like a fun movie, I’m going to say kind of like the first Fantastic Four movie.
June 24th I’m sad to say has what I’m going to target as looking to be the most disappointing movie of the summer that I’ll be seeing…Cars 2. Mater and Lightning travel the world and racing but then become spys? I’m not sure how this one is going to fly. But since my boy loves Cars, we will be seeing it.
Transformers 3 Dark Side of the Moon comes out on July 1st. This one has to be better than T2 mostly because it can’t be any worse. The first Transformers was a huge hit, 2+ hours of awesomeness. The second film I didn’t really care for, the story sucked, some of the jokes were bad….it was like the Megan Fox show off show and to many robots that didn’t get enough air time to get more in depth into the story.
The final movie I’m looking forward to this summer (as of right now) I have the highest hopes for. It was screened and got rave reviews apparently. Another Marvel film that is to lead up to the super hero montage, the Avengers….Captain America. Chris Evans takes the role of Cap and Hugo Weaving the Red Skull. Tied into this movie is bits from Iron Man and the Hulk. Which makes me confused as to how Thor is going to tie into it.
Again at the end of summer (around the middle of August) I’ll again be doing my Summer Movie Awards so hopefully I’ll get to all these 10, and maybe a few more.
2010 Summer Movie lineup
· Thor – May 6
· Pirates – May 20
· Hangover 2 – May 26
· Kung fu panda 2 – May 27
· X-Men first class – June 3
· Super 8 – June 10
· Cars 2 – June 24
· Green lantern – June 17
· T3 – July 1
· Capt America – July 22