MICHAEL LOPERGOLO Staff Writer
It will soon be that time of the year, when cinema’s all over America take a break from the slow drama based films and make way for the action packed block busters that have become such a crucial part of the summer season. In contrast to the previous summer, this summer’s collection which seemed to really only create three memorable pieces (Iron man 2, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and Inception), while producing a massive array of stinkers (The Last Airbender, Twilight: Eclipse), The list of films set to appear on the silver screen this year seems to be promising.
#1. ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2’
It is very safe to say that it would almost be a blasphemous jester to put any movie other than Harry Potter in the number one slot. Continuing where ‘part 1’ left off the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world will into an all-out war. And fans of this film will witness the final battle between Harry and Voldemort. For those who have grown up
with the series, this is something long in the waiting. The series will come to an ending which should leave most fans satisfied . Needless to say Harry Potter is the Epic conclusion to a long loved series that will raise the bar for the rest this summer. Look forward to seeing it in theaters July 15th.
#2 ‘Thor’ & ‘Captain America:
The First Avenger’ Due to their being a part of the same series, Thor and Captain America have been placed in the same slot. Based on the comic books of the same name, both Captain America and Thor a part of the Marvel Studio’s series which began with ‘Ironman’ in 2008. Each will go together this summer with Thor leading and Captain America ultimately leading into the ‘Avengers movie’set to be released in the next year. Thor, The Viking God of Thunder is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Captain America will follow a young soldier during WW2, who is enlisted in a secret military operation, where he is physically transformed into a super-soldier. Both films will have different takes on the super hero genre, as Thor will take on a more mystical approach, while Captain
America will be a period piece. We can expect “Thor” to hit the big screen on May 6th, and “Captain America: The First Avenger” to premiere June, 22nd.
#3 “Super 8”
Like anything produced, written, or directed by J.J. Abrams, it usually is shrouded in mystery right up until it’s release. This remains true with Abrams’ upcoming science fiction thriller “Super 8”. with little information available aside from trailer for the film, in which an unseen figure escapes from a freight train. Abrams was the creative mind behind “Lost”, “Cloverfield”, and the smash hit reboot of the “Star Trek” franchise. If any of his previous projects have proven anything, we can be certain that Abrams will keep us guessing till the end, and will take us on an unbelievable thrill ride that we never expected to see. Super 8 is set to be released on June, 10.
4. “Cowboys and Aliens”
Is it even necessary to write anything else? The title Is self explanatory, a film set in the old
west in which classic Clint Eastwood archetypes are pinned against extraterrestrial invaders just reeks of epic. and will likely deliver the amount of awesomeness it’s very title hints at. And if there was any way to add a cherry to the top is would be putting Daniel Craig(of James Bond fame) a Harrison Ford ( of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame) you can catch Cowboys and Aliens July 28th.
#5. “ Winnie The Pooh”
It’s a complete change in tone and may even raise some eyebrows at first glance, but common it’s Winnie the Pooh. Any student on this campus who grew up with Disney movies remembers watching the original movie at least once. And even though it’s something you’d likely take your kids to, it’s one of those movies you cant help but not like, even if you don’t want to admit it. The film will not be a remake but will tell the stories from the original book, that were not portrayed in the original film. If you are looking for a good nostalgic feeling Winnie the Pooh is that movie to see. Look for it in theaters July 15th.