May is quickly coming up and it seems like a few summer, popcorn blockbusters have snuck into a month usually set aside for spring. Run through this list of the bigger films that are about to come out and plan your movie going habits accordingly.
First up is a show stopper, LOL, coming out May 4th.. Starring Miley Cyrus as Lola, and somehow nicknamed L-O-L, who is breaking up with one boyfriend, getting together with a new boyfriend, and blah blah blah. Honestly if you can watch the trailer for this film and somehow not hate every teenage you see afterward you're a better Pup than me.
Next up is The Avengers also coming out on May 4th. Early reviews already have the superhero team doing well in their cinematic debut and even if the overall film is a bit lackluster it's still amazing that we have a superhero film with more than one superhero. Undoubtedly this film will do well at the box office and will certainly spring a sequel. The real question is will Avengers mark the beginning of the end for superhero films?
A week later on May 11th marks a Tim Burton and Johnny Depp reunion in Dark Shadows. The film stars Depp as a man cursed with vampirism and who wakes up in the 1960s to return his family's name to a respectable state. I'm not sure if there are still adults out there actively excited to see yet another Depp/Burton film but the more I see from this in trailers the more it doesn't make me completely angry. Hopefully this turns out to be something good.
May 16th brings us The Dictator, another Sacha Baron Cohen vehicle in which he pretends to be somebody he isn't to unsuspecting people. Just like Bruno and Borat this film is brought to by the comedic savant Larry Charles. Bruno didn't reach stardom like Borat did but this comedy duo has something special, it's just a guess if this turns out to be another critically panned Bruno or a runaway hit Borat.
Same week at Dictator we see the baffling Battleship. The real first "popcorn" flick of the year (that I can recall anyways) that seemingly doesn't care what anyone thinks it just wants to melt your eyeballs. Recent trailers make this more and more like Transformers but hopefully director Peter Berg will be able to pull something respectable out of what just might be a critical failure.
We continue on with the last May release. May 25th proves the summer blockbuster feel hasn't ended yet with Men in Black 3. Rumors had it that Tommy Lee Jones didn't want to do this sequel so that helps explains Josh Brolin and time travel but that doesn't ensure this will be anything good. Men In Black feels like an old franchise that had its time in the sun, so can Will Smith really revive the talking dog is a alien routine?
That's your major releases for May! If I missed a film you're looking forward to feel free to add them in the comments. If you could only see one film this month which would it be?