The summer movie season has begun and has already given up blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strangers Tide, Thor, and Fast Five (is that considered a summer movie?). While there are many, many, many movies that will be playing in your local cineplex between now and September, these are a few of the movies that have us excited, and more importantly have us ready to spend our hard earned dollars to go see. Take a look at some the expected and not so expected movies on our list.
The Hangover part II ( May 26th)
The Wolfpack is back! “Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.” (via imdb) Considering the characters involved, something tells me that “seriously awry” is an understatement for what happens.
If you have seen the original The Hangover, then there is really no need for me to explain to you why this is on our must see move list for the summer. If you haven’t seen the original movie… WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU? Go and rent it (VOD, Redbox, Blockbuster, Netflix, whatever) TODAY!!! Check out the trailer for The Hangover part II and a review of the trailer by the guys over at Movie Trailer Reviews.
The Hangover Part 2 Trailer 2 (2011) HD
Super 8 (June 10th)
From the mind of J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost, Fringe, etc.) comes a tale set in the summer of 1979 where we find a group of friends noticing strange happenings going around in their small town after witnessing a mysterious train crash. In typical fashion, they begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon. Looking at the pedigree of J.J. Abrams, and the trailers’ mood harkening back to classic films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Super 8 seems to be on the right track to bring back the classic feel and story telling often associated with sci-fi movies.
Transformers: Dark of The Moon (June 29th)
The second movie in the Transformers series, Revenge of the Fallen left a bad taste in the mouth of many die-hard transformers fans including ours (I blame Skids, Mudflap, and Devastator’s balls), but for some reason we still want to see Transformers: The Dark of the Moon. I guess that there is something about Peter Cullen continuing to speak to us as Optimus Prime that makes us forget about all of the missteps that Michael Bay has taken with the series. In many ways regardless of the explosions and the ultra climactic climaxes, nostalgia has us seeing this:
Rose colored glasses aside, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon is shaping up to be a knock down, drag out battle that will finally end the conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons (at least for Michael Bay). Till all are one!
The Ward (July 8th)
The Ward in horror master John Carpenter‘s fist feature film since 2001’s Ghost of Mars. The Ward revolves around a young institutionalized woman who is haunted by a mysterious and deadly ghost. The last time we were treated to a ghost story by Mr. Carpenter, he gave us the horror classic that is The Fog. The man who gave us The Thing, Halloween, and Big Trouble in Little China can do no wrong in our eyes.
If you noticed our timeline, then your will also notice that we have left out some fairly high-profile blockbusters including X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern. We aren’t too sure where we stand on these movie yet, but check out their respective trailers below.
Well folks that’s just the tip of the iceberg of our must see summer movies. Be on the lookout for part two next month.