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List: Top 5 Movies We Can’t Wait To See This Summer

The Academy Awards haven’t even arrived and yet, the summer blockbuster season is already upon us. With new trailers rolling out each and every week, it’s time to look ahead and figure out which movies we are most excited to see. Without further adieu, here’s our list of the Top 5 Movies We Can’t Wait to See This Summer.

1. Super 8: What do you get when you cross Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams and a cast of relative unknowns? Well your guess would be as good as ours. A movie that has been hyped ever since the teaser trailer hit the internet just after the release of Iron Man 2, the first movie to show the trailer, Super 8 looks like the type of movie that will be anything but predictable. Now let’s face it. If that train car opens up and all that’s inside are recycled aliens from Independence Day, we’ll all be disappointed. For now, we can remain in high spirits. Abrams last movie, Star Trek was awesome and Spielberg is Spielberg.

2. Thor: Marvel has been on a bit of a role as of late. After hugely disappointing movies over the past decade (Fantastic 4 and Edward Norton’s version of Hulk to name a few), the comic book generator has come up with two Iron Man movies that met expectations. This summer will be a telling time for them with two huge releases. This first one was foreshadowed for half a second at the very end of Iron Man 2 when S.H.E.I.D. agent Phil Coulson discovers Thor’s hammer buried in the dessert. With another Hollywood young gun at the helm, Chris Hemsworth, remembered in recent years for playing Jim Kirks father in the Star Trek remake before being killed off just five minutes into the film, plays the legendary Thor.

3. Battle: Los Angeles: This movie has trap written all over it. Another movie in which aliens attempt to colonize earth. For one reason or another, the shooting style and story seem to enthrall me just enough to be excited. A performance by Aaron Eckhart (Two Face in The Dark Knight) could keep this movie afloat and miracles are bound to happen during the summer Blockbuster season. On a side note, I love the idea of this movies name. Instead of aliens invading our planet, the writers localize it, creating a battle for a specific city similar to old school, musket style wars.

4. Captain America: The First Avenger: I’ll be the first to admit that it’s weird to have an actor portray two different characters within the same franchise. For one reason or another, Chris Evans, formerly cast as the Human Torch in the Fantastic 4 movies has been cast to play Captain America. This movie has huge implications for other Marvel movies currently in the works The idea of The First Avenger is that he will eventually join forces with Iron Man, Nick Fury and a slew of other superheroes in brining the movie The Avengers to life sometime next year. If this movie flops, it seems that Marvel will have a big problem on their hands but as an old school comic book fan, I’m hoping for the best.

5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: If Battle: Los Angeles had trap written all over it, this one might as well have the word running throughout the trailer. Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf have teamed up for a third installment in the Transformers series. While the movies have had huge budgets and even larger box office numbers, the movies have been destroyed by critics. The trailers for these movies almost always seem to suck me in. This one is no different. The trailer for Dark of the Moon is stunning. From the music to the scenes they chose, it’s just perfect. This is another movie that I might immediately regret but for now it rounds out our list of the top movies we can’t wait to see this summer.

Big Ones We Left Out

Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides: Honestly, I’m just sick of these movies. The last movie was just good enough not to ruin the series but now that Johnny Depp is back minus his two co-stars, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, it seems like this could be like watching a slow, sinking ship.

Scream 4: I was very tempted to put this one on the list. It looks like Wes Craven might have hit the sweet spot on this new take on the mid ’90s horror flick.

Cowboys and Aliens: This concept could not be more foreign to me. I can’t understand why anyone thought this would be a good movie to create. They took two popular genres and are trying to force them together. Shame on formerly great actors like Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford for agreeing to be in this sure fire disaster.

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