Summer Movies


Its summer time and you know what that means…It’s time to watch all the blockbusters you missed seeing in the theaters last summer.  Who really has the time or money to see all the great and not so great films that premier throughout the summer?  Now all those summer releases are available on DVD, Streaming, or iTunes. Below is a list of last summer’s hits and flops. Only the best and the worst summer films – being mediocre is the one unforgivable sin of cinema.

Captain America: The First Avenger – Good hearted sickly little man is given the strength to match his courage. One of the better superhero films of the last few years. Oddly, Steve seems much more of a hero before he gets all supersoldiered up.

Green Lantern – What’s not to love?  He’s green.  He has a lantern. OK – there is a lot not to love.

Bridesmaids – Women can be crass too. It is funny. You will laugh.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Better than the second film but you start to wonder why they keep making them.  Transformers films feel episodic now. The Autobots fight to restore the status quo so the Decepticons can come up with a new plan for the next film.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – More of Jack……Maybe too much of Jack.  It’s worth watching though.

X-men First Class –This great film tossed canon out the window, but if you have ever tried to follow an X-men comic’s story line, you should be used to that.

Animated films sucked last summer so I will not even mention them. Oh – Harry Potter was good, and there was some movie about smart monkeys.  Also, JJ Abrams tried to make a Spielberg movie.

~Aaron Greene~

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