Must See Summer Flicks
by Simone Hunter-Hobson on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Summer is the best time of the year, often spent vacationing, sipping piña coladas by the pool-side, or watching all the newest and hottest movies with neighborhood friends. This summer offers a lot of intriguing movies, most of which are sequels. Four in particular, Think Like A Man Too, X Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Dawn of the Planet of Apes, are the most anticipated movies worldwide for this summer due to their prequels’ great success. However, will these four movies reach the standards set by their predecessors and match the great level of quality that their preceding movies produced?
Let’s start with Think Like A Man Too – a romantic comedy that depicts the story of four women who face turbulent issues with their significant others. The title, Think Like A Man, signifies these four females’ attempts to create successful relationships by thinking from the perspective of their partners, causing a plethora of problems. On June 20, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to witness the continuation of the four problematic relationships that gradually turn into a gender battle of the women vs. the men–this movie takes the saying “all is fair in love and war” to a new level.
X Men: Days of Future Past will feature the original cast – the Immortals. The storyline consists of the Immortals reuniting and fighting against the Sentinels in order to save the world from destruction. With the well-known actors, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender, this movie guarantees a promising success and nail-biting drama. While the movie premiered on May 23rd, its showings will definitely proceed into the summer season.
Another movie being released this summer, Transformers: Age of Extinction is definitely one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer due to Shia LaBeouf’s departure and Mark Wahlberg’s appearance as his replacement. The trailer hints at a plot involving the world disregarding the presence of the Autobots, who have been loyal and supportive to the human race. In other words, the Autobots and their villainous enemies, Decepticons, will no longer be useful to the humans and eventually will be exiled from Earth. Personally, however, I’m quite tired and bored with the redundant idea of the Autobots and Decepticons being useless and exiled from Earth. In all three past movies, the humans have consistently threatened the transforming robots with exile. Therefore, I am hoping for a refreshing, original storyline for the new Transformers: Age of Extinction, coming out in theaters on June 26th.
Last but certainly not least, Dawn of the Planet of Apes is probably the movie with the widest appeal, from children to senior citizens, because of its continuation of the original Planet of the Apes series of 1968. In particular, the new movie, Dawn of the Planet of Apes, which will be in theaters on July 11th, seems to feature the most unexpected but nonetheless interesting story plot of all the Summer Flicks. The merciless apes dominate the world, showing no mercy while fighting against the salvation-seeking civilization-preserving humans. #TeamApes seems to be the most appropriate premature advertisement, exciting the viewers for one of the best movies in the 2014 summer.
Failure to have a fun and intriguing summer is impossible with the release of all four of these films. Summer reading may have to sit on the back burner for a while as we enjoy a new season of excellent movies.
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