by Isaac Mathewson
Summer is approaching and so are the summer blockbusters. These past two years have been pretty strong on their movies, being mostly benefited from superhero films such as The Avengers and Man of Steel, and it looks like this year might be very good as well.
The following list is a non-opinionated list of the summer’s most anticipated movies;
1. The Amazing Spider-man 2: While the first film in the rebooted “Spider-man” series may not have been as good as the original Sam Raimi classic, it did satisfy many fans and leave high hopes for a sequel. The trailer alone seems promising enough, as well as its casting, with many actors returning (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone), and several more making their debut in the franchise (Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti). While it may not bring anything new to the franchise, it will hopefully give us a meaningful story and good action, as well as 3-D effects.
2. Godzilla: The last time “Godzilla” hit the big screen in the U.S. it disappointed many fans and was poorly received. With last year’s release of Pacific Rim , many people have shown that they still have an appreciation for giant monster movies and many believe that this film may have a chance to make up for that disaster. The casting is good, and the visuals on Godzilla look more like the original. This could probably be the “Godzilla” movie we’ve been hoping for.
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past: Bryan Singer finds himself back in the director’s chair in this new installment of the ever popular X-Men series. This time The Last Stand and First Class intertwine and brings to us virtually every actor who has been in this hit series: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, to name just a few. It shouldn’t disappoint fans.
4. A Million Ways to Die in the West: While some may dismiss this film based on the supposed stupidity of the trailer, there is no way this could stay off this list. Following the enormous success of Ted, Seth MacFarlane makes his on screen debut as an everyday farmer who finds himself in a Mexican standoff with the fastest gunslinger in the west. If anyone knows Seth MacFarlane, they will know what to expect or not expect. After all, he’s a master of hiding treasure in a pile of trash.
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction: Michael Bay returning to the director’s chair may turn some people off by this fourth installment of the Transformers series. However, this cannot find a way off this list because of the enormous popularity of the Transformers. This film takes a huge turn from the previous installments because it does not have Shia LaBeouf; in fact, it has almost a completely different cast. With Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, fantastic visuals, and a different take on the story, this film will not only bring in huge amounts of cash, but possibly redeem the series.
While there are many other films that are widely anticipated this year, these are the ones that will most likely bring in the most money and leave the biggest impact on audiences. Hopefully, they will leave critics and audiences happy.