I am not usually one for going to the movie theater to see a movie, but the lineup this summer has really changed my mind. Starting with The Raven and The Avengers, I have really gotten into the movies again. What movies am I looking forward to this summer? Here is the list:
Snow White and the Huntsman (now playing) – finally a version of Snow White that is not a fairy tale. This movie has been called dark, but many of the stories that Disney make into fairy tales have darker roots.
Prometheus (June 8) – the prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien. Need I say more?
Brave (June 22) – the newest movie from Pixar. Set in Scotland, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom. It is a Pixar movie so it is guaranteed to make money, but it is not about toys, cars or bugs, so will it do as well?
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22) – You may ask why, but why can’t history be bad ass? I will not be looking for historical accuracy in this movie, instead I will enjoy it for what it is – a novel.
Ted (June 29) – Seth MacFarlane’s first full length movies looks awesome. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. The premise of the movie is that as a child, the main character wished his teddy bear was real. The wish came true. Now in his 30s, he wants to marry his longtime girlfriend, but Ted is in the way and refuses to leave his friends side.
The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3) – Marvel’s Spider-Man comes to life again, but this movie explains how Spider-Man came to be when Peter Parker discovers his father’s past.
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20) – The Batman movies have never disappointed. The movie takes place eight years after The Dark Knight with Batman returning to Gotham city for the time since.
The Bourne Legacy (August 3) – Following the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, the CIA decides to shutdown “Operation Outcome.” The Outcome agents must escape before CIA agent Byer can assassinate them.
BONUS: The Great Gatsby (Christmas 2012) – A modern interpretation of the famous book. The trailer looks promising.