The 5 Most Anticipated Summer Movies of 2011
Something about the dog days of summer creates the perfect mood for a relaxing movie. During the golden age of Hollywood (1920’s-1930’s), people would attend movie theaters just for the air conditioning, which had not yet made its way into people’s homes and apartments. Even though we now enjoy air conditioning in our cars and homes, there is still something charming about escaping from the heat into the cool darkness of a movie theater and spending a few hours enraptured by an unfolding narrative. Though this summer has already brought us some great flicks, the hottest part of summer has yet to arrive, which means that the following five films are essential for anyone interested in a classic method to avoid heatstroke.
The third of the high-budget Transformers movies, Dark of the Moon is what many are looking towards as redemption from the universally disliked second movie. Whether it does in fact redeem the series for die-hard transformers fans, it’s safe to say that Dark of the Moon will include a copious amount of explosions, robot-on-robot fighting, and the shameless sex symbol that is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Winnie the Pooh might not typically scream, “Summer Epic Blockbuster Spectacular”, but the fact remains that there are millions of Winnie the Pooh fans out there. Combine that with the fact that this is only the second Pooh movie to be created in-house by Disney (The other was the uber-popular 1977 film “The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh“), and no one should underestimate this bear’s potential to be a summer hit. What’s more, indie heartthrob Zooey Deschanel (movie star and singer/songwriter of the band She & Him) was commissioned to created the film’s score, which means that this flick might be worth checking out for the music alone.
The epic Harry Potter film franchise comes to an end July 15th, with the final film in the eight film series. By far the most anticipated film of the summer, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II will likely set many box office records, as well as create theaters of cape-donning muggles. If you have the desire to join the masses that will watch it at midnight, be sure to get tickets as soon as possible.
Super hero movies are always big summer ticket sellers, so it’s not surprising that there are a few coming out over the next couple months. Anyone familiar with the Marvel universe is already aware that there is an Avengers movie in the works, which will feature Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. The three other members of the Avengers have already starred in the own movies, meaning that Captain America is the last super hero that needs a backstory in order for the 2012 Avengers movie to come together.
While the trailer may have left audiences scratching their heads, this flick boasts huge stars like Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, and Olivia Wilde. Yet another comic book movie, this flick is based on a super popular 2006 graphic novel. This film has already been somewhat polarizing, meaning that it has the potential to either be an absolute hit or an utter flop.
Let us know if there are any other movies you are excited to check out this summer, and what you think of any of these five movies above.