Summertime’s best bet blockbusters

By Jhonise Hamilton |Staff Writer|

The upcoming summer season is set to become one of the best in years for movie fans.

There are as many as 20 good movies coming out this summer, with a diverse range of genres including action, comedy and drama.

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the third installment of the Transformers series. In this film the Autobots learn of a Cybertronic spacecraft that is hidden in the moon.

The Autobots must learn its secrets before the Decepticons do. The fate of the world is once again in the semi-capable hands of Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam Witwicky, the US Military and the Autobots.

The expected release date for this exciting sequel is July 1 in 2D, 3D and IMAX.

“X-Men: First Class” is the fifth X-Men movie. If you are familiar with the first three X-Men films, you know that they did a good job of following suit with the comic books.

The fourth movie, “X-Men Origins”, tells the back story of Wolverine’s character. This fifth installment follows the same pattern by giving us the back story of Professor X and Magneto, among other characters.

The movie tells the story of how Charles Xavier starts the school and the X-Men team and also how Erik Lensherr, better known as Magneto, becomes the Professor’s arch-enemy. “X-Men: First Class” is set to be released June 3.

 

Also in the superhero category is “The Green Lantern,” a movie derived from the popular DC comic book. It is about the Green Lantern Corps who are protectors of peace and justice in the Universe.

When a new enemy, Parallax, threatens to destroy this balance of power, the Green Lantern Corps is forced to resort to drastic measures and place the fate of the world in the hands of their first human recruit. His name is Hal Jordan, played by Ryan Reynolds.

You can see “The Green Lantern” in theaters on June 17.

If comedy is your preference you should go check out “The Hangover Part II.” If you thought “The Hangover” was funny you are going to think this sequel is absolutely hilarious.

This movie takes place in Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu (played by Ed Helms) only wanted to have a pre-wedding brunch, but just like their adventures in Vegas, this trip also leaves this group of friends with a cloudy memory of the events of the night before.

This side splitting movie’s expected release date is May 26.

Looking for a family movie to take your children, nieces or nephews to see? There are two great sequels to choose from: “Cars 2” and “Kung Fu Panda 2”.

In “Cars 2,” Lightning McQueen and his best pal Mater travel to Europe for McQueen’s big race in the World Grand Pix. This race determines the best car in the world.

You can look forward to seeing the same great and funny characters from the first movie with lots of new ones added to the mix. “Cars 2” is scheduled to be released June 24.

In the first “Kung Fu Panda,” Po was training to become the Dragon Warrior who would protect the Valley of Peace.

In “Kung Fu Panda 2” Po does just that. He protects the Valley of Peace with his friends, the Furious Five. But all their hard work is put to the test when a new villain comes into the scene with plans to conquer China and destroy Kung Fu.

Po must discover the secrets of his origins to be able to obtain the strength he needs to defeat this new villain. “Kung Fu Panda 2” is expected to be released August 12.

This is only a few of the dozens of good movies that are sure to make this summer an unforgettable movie season. Whether your taste is family, exciting action, or bone-crushing special effects, this summer has everything you want.

 

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