The summer movie season is nearly here and it is time to get excited. Summer seems to be the season loved by most. School is out, vacations are planned, and every night is a beautiful one. It is not only best for memories on the beach or endless barbecues, it is also the best season for movie releases.
Summer of 2014 is no different and the summer releases will not disappoint. This year there are many sequels to favorite films we loved in the previous years. There are also highly anticipated original films, reboots, and adapted films from bestseller novels.
Check out this list of summer flicks that are highly expected to break box office records.
"The Fault in Our Stars" June 6
- Despite being a medical miracle, Hazel Grace Lancaster has a negative perspective on life until she meets the handsome Augustus Waters at a Cancer Kid Support Group. This romantic, comedy and drama stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff and is based on a novel of the same title by John Green.
"22 Jump Street" June 13
- This film is the sequel to the popular "21 Jump Street" starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. The characters have graduated high school and move on up to college in this action comedy film. Set to release on June 13, Tatum and Hill are recruited to go undercover once again.
"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" June 27
- “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is the fourth installment of the film series starring Mark Wahlberg as the lead role rather than the usual Shia LaBeouf. Michael Bay continues to direct and is executively produced by Steven Spielberg. You can look forward to returning transformers such as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as well as new transformers.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" July 11
- This science fiction film starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell is the sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. After reaching a fragile peace, the evolving apes and human survivors are faced with another potential war to determine who will be the dominant species on Earth.
"Hercules" July 25th
- Hercules, a Greek demigod, is tested when seeking defeat against a cruel warlord. Dwayne Johnson will star as multiple roles, including Hercules in this action-adventure film based on the graphic novel.
"Step Up: All In" July 25th
- This is the fifth installment to the “Step Up” film series featuring stars from the previous films who get together to battle once again for a victory that could bring their dreams and careers to life. This dance film is bound to fascinate once again as the characters always step up their dance moves.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" August 1st
- Based on the Marvel Comics, a group of extraterrestrial misfits form an alliance to protect the galaxy. This superhero film stars many well-known actors such as Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and Bradley Copper.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" August 8
- As evil begins to take over New York City, the Ninja Turtles rise from the sewers to save the city. This film is a reboot based on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise and will star Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville.
"The Expendables 3" August 15th
- The Expendables once again come upon conflict with and must fight against a ruthless protagonist whose mission is to destroy them. This film is the third installment to the “The Expendables” franchise and will feature returning cast members such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews and Jet Li. Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz and Harrison Ford are among the few of the new additions to the cast.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill" for Aug 22
- Like its predecessor“Sin City”, the film is based on the comics by Frank Miller. There will be four different life stories about Nancy Callahan, Marv, Johnny, and Ava Lorde. This film will feature returning cast Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis and will also have newcomers such as Eva Green, Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Get ready for movie filled weekends because these films are set to hit theaters soon.