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MY films to see this summer

With summer coming up, I'm getting excited about what all is due out.  I count summer as the first weekend in May and the last weekend in July.  There are many other interpretations, but that's my time line.  There are some great films coming out this summer, as usual.  The last few years have had explosive films coming out, including The Dark Knight, Transformers, Ice Age:  Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and the Harry Potter films.  This year is no different..

  • 5:  Prince of Persia

There have been a number of horrible video game adaptations and I'm worried this will be another one.  I'm still excited about it, however, as this is a video game that I feel has potential to be a great film.  Maybe not the best of the best, but definitely a step in the right direction for VG films everywhere.

  • 4:  Iron Man 2

The first was amazing, no doubt about that.  I'm interested to see where they will go with this.  I'm not a big fan of sequels as they seemed to be rushed and not given enough time as a first feature film.  Whether or not this will follow in the same footsteps as many others is up in the air, but I'm still interested in seeing it.

  • 3:  Robin Hood

Robin Hood is one of the greatest literary characters of all time.  He is the embodiment of the hero mantra:  Help those in need by attacking their oppressors.  We all wanna see the good guy triumph, save a few people out there who enjoy the villains.  With Russell Crowe behind the wheel, this is definitely a film I want to see.

  • 2:  Inception

For me, it started with Memento.  It went from there to Insomnia followed by Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.  Since then, I've been hooked on Christopher Nolan.  His thrillers are incredible and he definitely knows what he's doing.  When I found out he was teaming up with Leonardo di Caprio for another action film this summer, I was psyched.  Coming off the heels of his billion dollar feat with Dark Knight, there seems to be an immense amount of pressure on this film to succeed.  Thankfully it doesn't open the same weekend as Toy Story 3 so I think I'm in good shape. 

  • 1:  Toy Story 3

I love Pixar.  It's no secret I consider the greatest film of all time to be Toy Story, though that's another article for another time.  When I learned about Toy Story 3, I was jumping up and down with excitement.  I put in a request off at work back in January to be ready for it.

There was a lot of controversy surrounding its release, as Disney almost went through another company to have the film made.  I was happy to learn Pixar was back on board, especially since all of the original cast is back, save a few exceptions (Jim Varney who passed away in 2000 and Joe Ranft who passed away in 2005).

Every years more and more films are released, sometimes too many.  This makes it harder to pick films I think have true potential or grab my attention.  There are already some major flops in the making, such as Marmaduke and The Last Airbender, but those are to be expected.  This is still a good year to go to the theaters and find something that's right for you.


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