From comic book capers to literary classics, there’s something for everyone in the cinema this summer, and with some of my favourite stories of all time hitting the big screen, there’s no doubt but that I’ll be spending many an eve indoors.
I’m off to see Iron Man 3 tonight so we can tick that one off the list, but Tony Stark’s latest adventure marks only the beginning of a rather exciting and jam packed season of cinema. Here are 10 movies I quite frankly cannot wait to see over the summer months:
10. Now You See Me (June)
FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. It’s got Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher in it. Nuff said.
9. Kick-Ass 2 (July)
Aaron Johnson dons that figure hugging green suit once again, in the follow up to one of my surprise favourites of 2010. Now if only he wasn’t married with kids, wha?
8. The Wolverine (July)
Anything even mildly X-Men related is A-OK in my book.
7. The Lone Ranger (August)
I’m getting a Pirates of The Carribean meets Wild Wild West vibe off this film, but Armie Hammer’s been a firm favourite of mine since The Social Network, so I’m expecting good things from his Lone Ranger.
6. Man of Steel (June)
Ah heyor. It’s Superman. And Henry Cavill. Plus, Amy Adams is Lois Lane.
5. The Great Gatsby (May)
I wasn’t overly taken with F Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic, but as a long-term Baz Luhrmann fan, I’m looking forward to seeing what the director does with the tale.
4. Much Ado About Nothing (June)
I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing Joss Whedon’s new movie (and basked in the glory of the man himself during the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year), but it’s simply too good to leave off the list. Nathan Fillion steals the show in 0.5 seconds.
3. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (August)
A surprise entry for most at number three, but I was a huge fan of The Lightning Thief. As I’ve been known to agree, any film in which Pierce Brosnan plays a centaur is well worth a watch, and while Anthony Head takes the, err, hooves this time around, Sea of Monsters looks set to be a rip roaring adventure.
2. Star Trek Into Darkness (May)
I’m a bit of a Sci-Fi freak at heart, and anyone who knows me well enough will know I’ve done nothing but talk about this movie for the past 5 months or so. Words can’t do the latest trailers justice, so I’ll just let the movie do the talking…
1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August)
If there was only one movie I could see this summer then it would have to be Sony Pictures’ adaptation of one of my favourite book series of all time: The Mortal Instruments. At the age of 23, yes, 23, I have spent the past few weeks devouring every piece of literature in the series, and being sucked into a world of demon hunters, angels, vampires, werewolves and all manner of mythical creatures. Not since J.K Rowling put pen to paper have I been so enchanted by a story, and I personally can’t wait to see how it turns out on the big screen… Y’know, before spending a few weeks ranting about how the books were better.