Nothing screams summer like the release of action movies, all claiming to be “The summer’s hottest…” However, this summer I feel like they really hit the nail on the head and I plan to give five reasons why.
1. The Amazing Spider-Man
Nothing brings in fans like bringing super heroes to life, (with the exception of Dare Devil…) and The Amazing Spider-Man is going to be no different. Not only is the movie reverting to a more tradition Spider-Man, as my boyfriend frequently reminds me, but it’s also taking a look into what happened to Peter Parker’s parents. No one who calls themselves a Spider-Man fan is going to consider missing this.
2. The Dark Knight Rises
Personally, I’ve always found Batman to be the best super hero and anyone who agrees is equally pumped for the final installment of this kick ass trilogy. Aside from amazing story lines, these movies have some of the business’ best actors. Crazy as he may be, Christian Bale is always able to entertain the masses and who doesn’t scream bad ass like Liam Neeson? And if that isn’t enough, just remember the ever sexy Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be present :)
3. Gangster Squad
If you’ve peeked at my Tumblr before, you’ve probably seen I’m quite excited for this one. Rarely is there ever a bad mob story (thank you Mr. Scorsese) and this one is filled with some amazing actors. Sean Penn, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling all come together to make the movie that I am most excited for this summer.
4. Snow White and the Huntsman
I’m a huge fantasy freak, and that will never exclude fairy tales. What I particularly like about this one is it’s intention to follow in the true fairy tale manner. If you’ve ever picked up a copy of the Grimm brother’s fairy tales, you’ll find a surprising amount of blood. No dancing birds and bunnies in this version…
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
This film gained great praise at Sundance and was an official selection at Cannes. The movies follows a young girl and her father searching for her mother after a storm that has unleashed mystical creatures throughout the land. If the plot line leaves you skeptical I don’t blame you, but check out the trailer for yourself, it’s quite intriguing.