2014 Summer Movie Preview!
Yes, the summertime is almost here, and you know what that means……no, not going outside and going to the beach, summer movies! Just like summer movie seasons past, the slate of summer 2014 blockbusters is full of superheroes, aliens, and big explosions. However, there is a lack of DC being represented…
Anyways, here are the top summer movies that I’m looking forward to, starting with a certain webslinger that you all know I’m fond of:
Amazing Spider-Man 2 now rests in my brain as a paradox. I am equally anxious for it and dreading it, mainly due to some changes that may or may not have been made regarding the Green Goblin’s lineage. My spidey sense is also tingling about the news that Sony has plans for Venom and Sinister Six spin off, which means this may end up being the Iron Man 2 of the rebooted series.
Despite this, I am looking forward to seeing Spidey on the big screen again. Andrew Garfield continues to strengthen my belief that he’s a far superior webslinger to Tobey Maguire, Emma Stone is adorable as always, and Electro, a villain I’ve been waiting to see since the credits rolled on Sam Raimi’s first film back in 2002, is finally making his big screen debut. I may not like it after watching it, but I’m still excited for Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Ho. Lee. Shit.
Have you SEEN the trailer for this bad boy? I’ll be the first to admit I had zero interest in this movie when it was first announced a few years ago, but after adding Bryan Cranston and seeing that trailer, I’m 100% in. Forget “Size Does Matter”. Forget Godzilla laying a bunch of eggs in Madison Square Garden. Forget Puff Daddy telling you to “Come With Me”. THIS looks like the badass Godzilla movie we deserved back in 1998.
Easily the most ambitious comic book movie since The Avengers, the latest movie starring Marvel’s merry mutants has a LOT to juggle. However, if the trailers are any indication, it seems like we’re going to get a pretty big superhero epic. Yes, they swapped Kitty Pryde with Wolverine as the character that goes back in time, but unlike other big budget comic movies not produced by Marvel, the change actually makes sense (in the X-Men movie universe, Kitty can’t go back to the 70’s because she isn’t born yet). I’m very excited to see Bryan Singer return to the X-Men franchise and wipe away the blemishes that were The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And tell me that seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan back as Professor X and Magneto DIDN’T put a smile on your face.
Plus, if I get more scenes of Xavier and Magneto yelling at each other, I’ll be happy.
If there’s any movie that has more riding on it than Guardians of the Galaxy does, I’m not aware of it. Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s biggest risk yet as a studio, and a lot of other character’s film chances are riding on how many people turn out to see Groot, Star Lord, and Rocket Raccoon at the multiplexes. I cannot wait to see it and think it’ll be a blast, but I do wonder if it’s too weird for the “normies”.
21 Jump Street was way better than it had any right to be, and it looks like 22 Jump Street is going to follow the formula of its predecessor. That’s actually a compliment, because everything I’ve seen to hype up this film has poked a lot of fun at the typical action comedy sequel. If it’s even half as good as the last one we’re in for a treat.
Speaking of films that were way better than they had any right to be, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a huge surprise, and left me wanting more by the time the credits rolled. With a sequel that picks up 10 years after Rise, and boasts a cast featuring Gary Oldman, I’m absolutely at the theater for this bad boy. I mean, THE APES ARE RIDING HORSES! THAT’S AWESOME!!!
Yes, you read that right. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on my list of movies I want to see this summer, despite all of the fan boys crying about it. Personally I think the Turtles look pretty cool, and while I’m not a fan of Megan Fox, I can overlook her being cast as April O’Neil. Plus, Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has been overseeing the film as a consultant. Yes, it’s a Michael Bay produced film, but since he has his latest Transformers destroy-a-thon hitting theaters this summer, I’m hopeful that he hasn’t been able to pay too much attention to interfere with Eastman and Laird’s creation.
Sylvester Stallone. Jason Statham. Dolph Lundgren. Terry Crews. Antonio Banderas. Wesley Snipes. Mel Gibson. Arnold Schwarzenegger. HARRISON FORD.
If those names don’t get you excited for Expendables 3, you have no pulse.
Posted on April 27, 2014, in Movie and tagged 2014 Summer movies, 22 Jump Street, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Expendables 3, Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Movies, Planet of the Apes, Summer Movies, X-Men Days of Future Past. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.