Summer Movie Preview

Summer Movie Preview Corey Brueggemeyer ‘12 Prometheus – June 8th, 2012 You honestly can’t go wrong with a Ridley Scott sci-fi movie. The man is a machine, and with newly added parts like Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce, I really don’t see any way this movie can be bad. Prometheus, like almost every space movie ever made, is named after the film’s spaceship, “The Prometheus”. People have been saying that this is a prequel Scott’s famous Alien movie franchise, however recently it has been confirmed that this movie, while containing many allusions to the sci-fi series, will be an original film. Based on this film’s amazing cast, the absolutely remarkable trailer already released for this movie (watch the International one), and the fact that Ridley Scott has never made a bad sci-fi movie, expect it to be one of the best films of the year. The Amazing Spider-Man – July 6 th , 2012 With a pretty good cast, an extremely large budget, and a few good trailers, The Amazing Spider-Man has the potential to be one of the best movies of 2012.However, based on the facts that this is an off-shoot of an already dwindling franchise and that this movie was made in about 3 months, I wouldn’t expect much in terms of quality. Super hero movies are now the next big thing, as production companies such as Universal and Columbia think of these movies as a definite source of income. The best thing about super hero movies is their marketability; The Amazing Spider-Man probably won’t break any records in the box office, but it will revive the love for Spiderman action figures and lunchboxes, which will make Marvel billions. This movie could honestly go either way, but I would wait to hear a few reviews before I chip in my $12. The Dark Knight Rises – July 20th, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises easily looks to be best movie of the summer. Christopher Nolan, one of the best directors of all time, has made it clear that this will be the last Batman movie he makes. This sets the bar extremely high for Nolan, as his last two movies in the series, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, have already been dubbed as two of the best superhero movies of all time. A stellar returning cast consisting of Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Gary Oldman are joined by frequent Nolan collaborators Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Marion Cotillard. Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are two actors with a massive amount of potential, so they should definitely attribute to the impending success of this movie. Based on the $250 million spent of this movie, the star-studded cast, and the fact that it is directed by Christopher Nolan, this movie looks to be the best Batman movie ever made, and probably the best movie of 2012. The Bourne Legacy – August 3rd, 2012 Any time Jeremy Renner is in a movie where he is holding a gun, I am definitely going to pay my twelve dollars to see it on the big screen. Renner looks like the most badass soldier to ever exist, most notable in the films The Hurt Locker , S.W.A.T., 28 Weeks Later, and The Town. Combine Renner’s sheer badassness with the amazing acting talent of one Edward Norton, and you have a formula for success. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have a returning veteran Bourne cast of Joan Allen, Albert Finney, and David Strathairn. The Bourne trilogy has been one of my favorite action movie series of all time; however I honestly believe that this movie will be better than all three of its predecessors. I know that’s a bold statement because sequels are rarely better than their prequels, but the superb cast this movie has to offer cannot be denied. The Campaign ­ – August 10th, 2012 Finally, a movie that makes fun of the ridiculous campaign commercials that state politicians run during election time. The Campaign is the story of two politicians who are running against each other for a position in North Carolina Senate. This movie stars the always-funny Will Ferrell as career politician Cam Brady, and Zach Galifianakis as his new opponent Marty Huggins. The combination of these two actors plus the comedic talent of Jason Sudeikis and Dan Aykroyd should make this one of the funniest movies of the summer. This movie looks to be a partial-continuation of Zack Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns , one of the funniest web-based series of all time. The trailers and fake political commercials that have been released for this movie are already hilarious; I expect this to be the funniest movie of the summer.