Monday, April 19, 2010

Most Anticipated Summer Blockbusters

Summer movie season is about to officially kick-off with the release of Iron Man 2 on May 7. Remember when summer blockbusters started on Memorial Day weekend? Every year it gets pushed up earlier and earlier. If Kick-Ass has been as big of a hit as some were projecting, that arguably could have been construed as the summer opener - on April 16! But it didn't open huge (strong, but not huge) so we'll keep it to May for now. We'll see when summer starts next year.

But, to the point! Summer blockbusters are cranking up their promotion machines and gearing up to roll out. Here are my Top 5 Most Anticipated Summer Blockbusters!

5. MacGruber
At first I thought this was going to be another disappointing SNL character that would not be able to carry a film (see: It's Pat, The Ladie's Man, A Night at the Roxbury, etc). However, the red band trailer sold me on this. Plus, it got some great buzz after it's SXSW screening. Watch the red band trailer below:

Catch MacGruber when he blasts into theaters on May 21.

4.  Inception
This isn't your typical summer blockbuster since this is being described as a "mental heist" flick. I'm not exactly sure what that means or what the movie is about, but my interest is definitely piqued given the talent attached. Christopher Nolan is directing (The Dark Knight, Memento) and Leo DiCaprio stars. Watch the trippy teaser trailer below:

Inception comes out in IMAX on July 16.

3. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This quirky film has definitely caught my attention. Based on a graphic novel about Scott Pilgrim facing off against his new girlfriend's evil exes, the movie looks like it'll be a fun coming-of-age story wrapped in the comic graphics and villainous fights.

Scott Pilgrim fights his way into theaters August 13.

2. Iron Man 2
It was tough for me to pick which movie would get the top spot on my list. I think this one gets #2 only because I don't have to wait as long for it. The anticipation isn't as strong since we're only a couple weeks away now. I loved the first one, and have so far loved the trailers and feel of where the 2nd one is going. I'm hoping this lives up to the hype.

Iron Man 2 comes out on May 7 in IMAX.

1. Toy Story 3
I've been waiting for this film for 10 years and didn't even know it. I love the Toy Story films and will always hold a special place in my heart for anything Disney/Pixar. I was lucky enough to see an extended clip when I was at D23 (aka Disney Con) and have been eagerly waiting for the chance to see the whole film in glorious 3D.

TS3 will be in theaters, IMAX and 3D, on June 18.

Looking back, I feel like I covered all the bases on this one. There's comedy, comic book/superhero, comic book/wannabe superhero, and family fare. Seems like a pretty well rounded summer to me!

Also, here are a few more summer movies I'll definitely be checking out. They just aren't quite the cream of the crop:

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