02 May, 2012
Top 5 Upcoming Summer Geek Movies (2012 edition)
Another summer, another crop of blockbusters and crapfests. This Friday, May 4th will be the official kickoff to what appears to be a very crowded movie season. So the question is, which films will rise to the top?
Like last year, here are my picks for the top 5 upcoming summer flicks to geek out over (in chronological order):
1. The Avengers (5/4)
Um, do I really need to explain?
2. Prometheus (6/8)
Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi for the first time in 30 years. Not to mention, it's a prequel to his very own Alien. Or is it?
3. G.I. Joe Retaliation (6/29)
The Rock and Bruce Willis both blowing shit up. Sue me. Makes me want to dig up all my old G.I. Joe action figures from the closet.
4. The Amazing Spider-Man (7/3)
A distant third behind Avengers and Dark Knight Rises. This could easily go either way, but it's still Spider-man. So color me cautiously optimistic.
5. The Dark Knight Rises (7/20)
See #1. Duh. Nolan should stick the landing. Only question, how close to The Dark Knight money will it make?
1. Brave (6/22)
Will Pixar redeem itself after last year's Cars 2? My money is on yes. Besides, any movie with Craig Ferguson in it is alright in my book.
2. Neighborhood Watch (7/27)
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill as suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group. They end up having to defend the Earth against an alien invasion. On paper sounds like it's gonna be fun. We'll see how it's executed on screen.
3. The Expendables 2 (8/17)
Stallone, Schwarzeneggar and Willis all in the same flick. If it's the same mindless mayhem as the first one, my inner 80's child will surely be satiated.
1. Battleship (5/18)
This looks like something Michael Bay aborted. I respect Peter Berg for what he did with Friday Night Lights, but this is unforgivable. Watch it gross a ton of bucks.
2. Men In Black III (5/25)
The tag line is "They're back...in time". Yeah about a decade too late. No reason for this movie to have been made. Zero interest.
3. Total Recall (8/17)
Colin Farrell goes for the shit remake trifecta (see Miami Vice and Fright Night). No Arnie, no Mars, no thanks.
Agree, disagree? Let me have it in the comments section below.