I think we can confidently declare the start of the summer movie season. It may still be May but I wouldn't tell that to movie studios who have ensured to pack every week in May with one big blockbuster after another. Can't argue with a bunch of good movies though, at least we all hope they're good. Iron Man is already breaking records overseas but nothing is written in stone just yet. Strap yourselves in and budget your money, movies are coming.
|1. Iron Man 3|
May 3rd- And so begins both the Summer movie season and Marvel phase 2. Iron Man 3 may just open up more options for Marvel and which movies are made and which aren't. Then again a weak Iron Man 2 didn't slow production of Avengers down. So who knows, maybe Marvel is unstoppable at this point.
|2. Star Trek Into Darkness|
May 17th- The sequel to J.J. Abrams reboot is finally here and this film seems to be going all in. Scenes of the Enterprise crashing can be found both in the trailer and poster for this film. I can only hope they saved something for the movie.
|3. Black Rock|
May 17th- A Sundance horror/thriller film that is finally seeing wide release. Three woman return to an island they used to spend time on when they were younger in hopes of rekindling old friendships. When a group of men also join them on the island things turn quickly frightening. This didn't get great feedback at Sundance, so maybe just wait to see this movie.
|4. Fast & Furious 6|
May 24th- Everybody is back...again! The movie that packs action, cars, and even The Rock all in one package somehow lives on. If one movie franchise could embody a "popcorn flick" then it has to be this one.
|5. The Hangover Part III|
May 24th- The return to Vegas marks the third (and final?) chapter in the Hangover series. From trailers the movie might actually be good and not just a rehash of what we've already seen twice already. Do we really want to go on another misadventure with these characters in Vegas though? We will find out soon enough.
|6. After Earth|
May 31st- Another month, another post apocalyptic movie. Unlike Oblivion, After Earth has a better chance of being good. Directed by the sometimes great, sometimes horrible, M. Night Shyamalan and written by Gary Whitta this really could be a surprise standout for the summer movie season.