The summer blockbuster season brings several films for all kinds of audiences. From science fiction, action, comic book, animated comedy, and adventure, there are several films to choose from this summer. Take a look at some films we think you should check out.
'After Earth' (Friday)
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”), “After Earth” stars Jaden and Will Smith playing a father and son who crash land on Earth, 1,000 years after it was evacuated following cataclysmic events.
'Man of Steel' (June 14)
The highly anticipated Superman reboot directed by Zach Snyder (“300”) and produced by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Rises”) follows Henry Cavil (“The Tudors”) as Superman, Amy Adams (“The Muppets”) as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon (“Boardwalk Empire”) as General Zod. Whether or not the film will live up to expectations is still up in the air. In the meantime, Superman fans can don their Superman logo T-shirts and capes to satiate their excitement for the film.
'Monsters University' (June 21)
“Monsters University” eschews a traditional sequel by following the characters of “Monsters, Inc.” in this upcoming prequel. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Frank Oz reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski, James P. Sullivan, Randall Boggs and Jeff Fungus. The story follows Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan as they work their way through college, both majoring in scaring. However, their opposite personalities collide as they begin a rivalry that would eventually bring about their friendship.
'White House Down' (June 28)
“White House Down” is an action film directed by Roland Emmerich (“The Day After Tomorrow”) about an assault on the White House by paramilitary forces. Channing Tatum (“21 Jump Street”), Jamie Foxx (“Django Unchained”) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Dark Knight”) star in this movie, which has drawn comparison to “Olympus Has Fallen,” a film released earlier this year with a similar premise and plot.
'The Lone Ranger' (July 3)
A Disney film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, “The Lone Ranger” is based on the fictional American Old West character of the same name. This film stars Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp (“The Pirates of The Caribbean”) as Tonto. “The Lone Ranger” is due out in theaters July 3.
'Elysium' (August 9)
“Elysium” is a science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”), starring Matt Damon (“The Bourne Identity”) as Max De Costa, and Jodie Foster (“Contact”) as Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt. The film follows Max De Costa as he attempts to break the social inequality between Earth and Elysium, a space station where privileged humans live, segregated from the overpopulated Earth.
'Kick-Ass 2' (August 16)
“Kick-Ass 2” is superhero film sequel to “Kick-Ass,” both based on the comic book of the same name. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse reprise their roles as Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Chris D’Amico, respectively. The film follows the aftermath of Kick-Ass' success, inspiring other heroes to appear and join Kick-Ass to fight crime while a supervillain army grows to exact revenge on Kick-Ass.
'The World's End' (August 23)
“The World’s End" is a British science-fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright (“Shaun of The Dead”) and starring Simon Pegg (“Hot Fuzz”) and Nick Frost (“Shaun of The Dead”). The story follows five friends returning to their hometown to complete a legendary pub crawl from their youth, which ends at a pub eponymous to the film’s title. However, they realize something is amiss in town, and they find themselves not only struggling to finish the crawl, but to save the human race as well.
What film are you looking forward to the most this summer? Let us know in the comments.
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