Monday, May 6, 2013

EW Summer Movie Preview 2013

It's taken me quite a while to peruse my favorite EW issue of the year, and I was wondering why.  I discovered after I looked through it that I'm much less psyched than usual for this year's summer movie offerings.  As always, my top-to-see are May releases, but strangely the one I want to see most is not a blockbuster-- it's Before Midnight (very excited).

Man of Steel: what can I say? How can I get excited by a Superman movie?  Please stop (a.) with superhero movies and (b.) the same old, same old.  I feel the same way unfortunately about Wolverine. I like the X-Men, but there have been countless movies at this point.

Among the ones that I fear could be bad, but hope they are at least popcorn-fun: After Earth, The Lone Ranger, White House Down, and World War Z.

Curious about Only God Forgives due to Drive-director/actor reuniting.

Pacific Rim and Elysium are interesting to me in the same way: two directors who pulled off pretty cool past films on small budgets, now have a big budget to play with. Hopefully they don't screw it up.

Here are the top six films I'm most looking forward to seeing, in release order:

Iron Man 3 (5/3)

Star Trek: Into Darkness (5/17)

Before Midnight (5/24)

The Hangover: Part III (5/24)

Despicable Me 2 (7/26)

Elysium (8/9)