To Watch List – Summer Blockbusters

Posting on a non-Saturday because May starts off Summer Blockbuster season. The following is a list of the movies I WANT to see this summer. I can plan for a list of summer blockbusters I actually saw in movies, but don’t count on it. This list is kind of long so I’ll explain why I want to see each movie in three sentences or less.

Iron Man 3 (May 3)
Tony Stark copes with a terrorist after the events in New York City with The Avengers. Major hints on the introduction of Rescue.

The Great Gatsby (May 10)
The book of the same name done in the film style of Moulin Rouge. I cannot tell you how right that feels.

Star Trek Into Darkness (May 17)
A mysterious foe threatens the Federation and Captain Kirk of the Enterprise is the only one who can stop it. Benedict Cumberbatch may or may not be Khan.

Epic (May 17)
A young girl discovers a tiny people in the forest surrounding her father’s home. From the creators of Rio.

After Earth (May 31)
A father and son crash land on Earth and must survive a planet that has adapted to kill humans. Starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith.

Now You See Me (May 31)
A group of magicians pull off impossible bank heists during performances. The trailer made it sound epic.

Man of Steel (June 14)
The origin story of Superman written by Christoner Nolan of The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception fame. Featuring Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

This is the End (June 14)
Celebrities making fun of themselves during the apocalypse. Sounds hilarious.

Monsters University (June 21)
How Mike and Sulley met in college. Part of Pixar’s attempt to follow its audience as they grow. Nathan Fillion stars as a jock.

World War Z (June 21)
Based on the book which is a government agent’s documented account of his involvement in the zombie apocalypse. I guess the movie itself is less about the zombies.

The Lone Ranger (July 5)
Johnny Depp gets to be in another odd character in a Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney movie. Vaguely steampunk-y. Possibly racist.

Pacific Rim (July 12)
Giant robots fight deep-sea monsters without attempting to look like a Japanese movie. Paraphrasing a former co-worker “Hollywood is making a movie of my childhood.”

The Wolverine (July 26)
Wolverine goes to Japan and muddles the X-Men movie mythos more than it already is.

Elysium (August 9)
The director of District 9 returns with another awesome sci-fi movie that provides another social commentary, this time on economic class.

The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones (August 23)
Based on the book of the same name featuring Shadowhunters, angels, demons, and other paranormal characters. My main concern is whether Clary keeps her fiery red locks and how stiff the dialogue seems.

The World’s End (August 23)
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make another movie that may or may not reference Shaun of the Dead while simultaneously saving the world.