Friday, April 4, 2014

Thoughts on the Summer Movie Schedule 2014 Part Two: June

Continued from Part One: May...

I think June, you will agree, is mainly about the sequels, including some of which I wonder about the need...

As with the last post, the links will take you to the IMDb page of the film.

Without further ado...



Edge of Tomorrow

Formally titled All You Need is Kill (and I'm not really in love with either title, but what can you do), the story looks somewhat intriguing.  Tom Cruise is in a war and has to keep living the same moments over and over in an attempt to save the world.  I'm keeping an open mind.

The Fault in Our Stars

A tear-jerker romance based on a teen book as far as I can tell.



How to Train Your Dragon 2

Loved the first one, hope the second one doesn't disappoint.  Of course, as we saw recently with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, often times you just wish they left well enough alone and didn't tarnish the greatness of the first with the second.  Hopefully this will be more along the lines of Despicable Me, Shrek, or Toy Story though and actually win you over all over again.

22 Jump Street

Okay, I admit.  I had ulterior motive when bringing up Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsThat movie was terrific (which made the sequel that much more painful).  It was surprisingly funny and way smarter than I was anticipating, and it had quite a lot of heart.  I've heard similar things about 21 Jump Street, to which this is a sequel.  The point of all of this rambling is that Cloudy and Jump Street were both directed by (and Cloudy 1 written by) Phil Lord and Chris Miller (they did not, however, write or direct the terrible Cloudy 2).  They also wrote and directed the fantabulously awesome (although, Everything is Awesome) The Lego Movie.  Therefore, whereas when the first film came out I really had no desire to see it, due to loving Cloudy and The Lego Movie, I kind of want to see this as well as the first one.

 The Rover

I'm hesitant mainly because of Robert Pattinson.

The Signal



Jersey Boys

One of the best plays I have ever seen (the Broadway adaptation of the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is simply phenomenal), I have wanted a movie version for years.  However, if I had my dream, it would be Scorsese directing and not Eastwood.  That being said, I'm definitely looking forward to this.  There isn't a trailer for this yet, so part of me wonders if they're a little behind schedule and whether we'll actually get this in June.

Think Like a Man Too

I honestly have no memory of the first one, but if you do and liked it, apparently everyone is back for the sequel.



Transformers: Age of Extinction

Sure, the cast has changed, but until Michael Bay has nothing to do with this franchise, I will have nothing to do with the destruction of my childhood.

Until Next Time, I have to admit, through two months of the Summer schedule, I'm a little disappointed.  There's a few films to look forward to, but it doesn't feel like we're getting bombarded with spectacles, to say the least.  Maybe July will give us more hope?  Come back soon to find out!

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