Superheroes! Futuristic worlds! Remarkable new Johnny Depp eye makeup! Summer is like Christmas for movie-geeks as the season of special-effects, reboots, sequels, and spin-offs make their way to the big screen. But which ones should you invest in? Which silver screens should you swap your sunscreen for? Let’s grab a cuppa and take a look at a few of this year’s most promising summertime blockbusters.
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Man of Steel, opening June 14th, brings the son of Krypton back into our lives. A star we've never heard of, Henry Cavill, has some pretty big red boots to fill reprieving the role of beloved Christopher Reeve as Superman, someone who has come to help Earth because, as his father Jor-El said "they're a great people Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you, my only son." We can hardly wait! Get to the ticket line early.
Zombies are just so big these days, aren't they? If you haven't been able to catch "The Walking Dead" on cable, in World War Z you'll see them match up with Brad Pitt, who plays a former U.N. "hot zone" specialist called back to duty to track down the virus that is gradually turning the world into the apocalypse. And with all that hair from the Chanel ad he has, the walking-dead may have finally met their match! We are so ready - opens on June 21st!
Just in time for July 4th comes The Lone Ranger, a popular TV hero from the olden times, pairing Armie Hammer as a lawyer-turned-Texas-Ranger, with a mysterious Native American named Tonto (Johnny Depp) to take down an evil railroad tycoon (Tom Wilkinson) in the Old West. Even if it's not the biggest train sequence in the history of cinema, with a sidekick as charismatic as Johnny, who cares? Looks like riotous fun!
After just having been rejected for his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting the President (Jamie Foxx), Capitol Policeman John Cale wants to break the news softly to his little girl, so he takes her on a tour of the White House just as it is overtaken by heavily armed paramilitary invaders. And if there is anyone you want to be there, as time runs out to save the President, the Country, and his little girl - it is Channing Tatum. White House Down opens in theaters on June 28th.
In the not-so-distant future of 2154, the wealthy live on an orbiting space station, Elysium, governed by Jodie Foster, while the rest of humanity suffers in squalor and fear on a ruined planet Earth. Matt Damon plays an Earth worker who has to break into Elysium, to find medical care and a cure for his radiation illness. The thrill ride (along with social commentary) begins August 9th.
$PullQuote$ Which movie are you most excited about seeing this summer?
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Dim the lights! And enjoy the summer movies!
I am excited for the Superman
Can't wait for Man of Steel!
I like all these movies but I think I will go see Elysium because my husband loves Sci Fi. Man of Steel 2nd Choice and Lone Ranger 3rd Choice.
Looking forward to seeing The Lone Ranger!
Oooooooh!! Nothing better than movies on a hot summer day! Looking to see. MAN OF STEEL w my daughter! Oh yea!
I would love to see White House Down, thanks!
Hmmm...Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt? Might have to go with World War Z first...
Well I don't watch many cartoons these days, the kids are getting older, I want to see Monster University. Probably mostly because it is a movie I can enjoy with the kids. I just hope it is as good as Monsters Inc.
Man of Steele. I always love Superman movies :)
I am really excited to see the Lone Ranger, I have seen every Johnny Depp movie and this one looks really good! I love summer time, I think the best movies come out then!
I would love to see Lone Ranger.
Looks like The Lone Ranger is most interesting.
I'm excited to see "Stuck in Love!" Looks like it should be a good one.
I am most excited to see The Lone Ranger...I want to see how they update this classic western. Thanks for the fun roundup!