Pure Geekery’s Summer Movie Guide for Geeks

Summer is a fabulous time to be a geek: conventions are in full swing, weekends are free to spend on cosplay and video games, and the movies couldn’t be better. I don’t know about you, but the multiplex is my home away from home in the summer and 2013 summer movie season is only 2 weeks away!

Photo Credit: Alex Why

Photo Credit: Alex Why

  • Iron Man 3 (May 3)- Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man, ridiculousity ensues. The only thing that can go wrong with this is if the movie theater is packed with jerky frat boys who are just asking for me to throw popcorn at them. But the movie will be awesome.
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness(May 17)- Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant. Purists may not be fans due to deviation from the original series, but the action, wit, and fantastic cast make this a must-see for the summer.
  • Man of Steel (June 14)- I love Superman. Lois & Clark was my favourite stay home sick and watch tv all day show. With Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan at the helm, Man of Steel looks optimistically awesome. Kneel before Zod!
  • World War Z (June 21)- After being delayed due to massive reshoots, the popular Max Brooks zombie novel turned films hits theaters in June. I’m honestly skeptical because on the reported on-set chaos and I am not a fan of Brad Pitt, but here’s hoping it delivers.
  • The Lone Ranger (July 3)- I love The Lone Ranger, but it’s hard for a modernized reboot to do justice to a classic.  Johnny Depp as Tonto shows promise and his character acting is always good for a laugh or too.
  • Kick Ass 2– Expect the ridiculousity and edginess characteristic of the first Kick Ass film. Jeff Wadlow directed th sequel, but never fear- original film director Matthew Vaughn was still involved, so it will (hopefully!) have the same off-brand comic anti-hero feel of the first film.
  • The Wolverine (July 24)- Let’s be honest: there’s no where to go but up.

And here are some other that’s probably won’t be blockbusters but are definitely worth your time:

  • Oblivion (April 19- yesterday!)- The second movie this year where Tom Cruise plays a guy named Jack. Worth a shot, especially if you can catch it for a $5 Sunday matinee.
  • The Great Gatsby (May 10)- Directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also directed Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge, the film version looks promising. However I was disappointed that Adrian Grenier isn’t playing Gatsby. There’s no Gatsby but Vinnie Chase!
  • This is the End (June 14)- A comedic apocalypse film starring James Franco, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera and Jay Baruchel and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The perfect formula for a great summer comedy.
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