Summer movie preview


With summer just days away, it’s time to plan out which movies to see, which to avoid and which are questionable.


“Angels & Demons” — Tom Hanks and a conspiracy that could topple the Catholic Church, based on a top-selling novel, is the perfect mixture for a summer blockbuster.

“Terminator Salvation” — The highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the Terminator series looks to be a huge hit this summer packed with action and a twisting storyline. The big question will be if the original Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will have a cameo or some face time to make this movie feel complete.

“The Hangover” — The plot sounds strangely familiar to “Dude, Where’s My Car?” but with the help of “Old School” director Todd Phillips, this comedy looks to have some really strong points that should make it the comedy of the summer.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” — Another hugely anticipated sequel that looks even more action packed than the original, but includes a weak storyline. But this film should still be a great time spent at the movies.

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” – All the Harry Potter fans of the world will flood box offices across the world on opening night. As for those who don’t enjoy the magical series as much, they will still be able to appreciate this movie.

“The Proposal” — Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock team up in the romantic comedy of the summer. This is director Anne Fletcher’s third movie and quite possibly her career-making movie.

“Public Enemies” — This movie has award winner written all over it. An intense true story, great actors and rising director Michael Mahnnthat makes this movie stand out from others.


“Dance Flick” — Another parody comedy, this time, taking a stab at dance-related movies. Too bad that fad passed to the wayside about two years ago. Even if this movie were released during the fad, it still wouldn’t be able to make a dent at the box office.

“Land of the Lost” — Will Ferrell stars in the seemingly lackluster comedy that appears to have no comedic value, judging from the trailer.

“I Love You, Beth Cooper” — Another comedy about a high school senior’s mishap, adventurous night — how original. An unknown and uninteresting cast doesn’t help this movie’s chances this summer.

“Orphan” — Kids can be creepy, especially psychotic adopted kids that don’t exist according to the orphanage. Even with the imminent creepiness of this movie, it still doesn’t stir any strong emotions of a must-see summer thriller.

“G-Force” — It’s a movie about intelligent guinea pigs deployed by the U.S. government to save the world … need I say more? Avoid this movie like the plague.


“Imagine That” — Eddie Murphy attempts to make a touching family comedy which seems to be the newest thing for comedic actors that are past their prime. I don’t know how to feel about this movie; it could go either way as of right now.

“My Sister’s Keeper” — A touching tearjerker for sure, but it seems like this movie might be too slow to keep the audience interested the whole time.

“Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” — The original cast is back again, and this time, they’re fighting to survive against a new age of animals and dinosaurs. The trailer doesn’t show off any great comedic parts, but if this movie is anything like the original, it could possibly win over summer audiences.

“(500) Days of Summer” — A charming romantic comedy which may be too offbeat and not comedic enough to succeed.

“Funny People” — A star-studded comedic cast including Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler and director Judd Apatow should make this movie great. But after watching the trailers, this movie hasn’t completely won me over yet. I would be willing to see this, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

“The Ugly Truth” — Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl bring on a comedy to explain how the male mind works. This has potential but could also fail miserably.

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” — This movie looks to be all action with little acting and a weak storyline. It’s possible that it will be a big deal this summer but doubtful.