The wafting warm weather is nearly here and it is time for the thoughts of all to turn to... movies. Yes, the summer movie season is about to descend upon the film-going public in force over the next few months, with the release of the box-office blockbusters. The opening of the Vin Diesel/Paul Walker sequel, Fast Five, last week and the much anticipated Thor this week has the cycle already off to a good start, but there is much more to come.
Here is a sample of some of the more interesting flicks to watch out for.
Sequels or Prequels:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow. This time Jack tangles with Blackbeard (Ian McShane) as he hunts for the Fountain of Youth. Add in some zombies and mermaids for some whacked-out adventures. Opens in theatres May 20th.
The Hangover Part 2:
The boys are back to tear up a new town, and this time they’re going international. They are off to Bangkok for more escapades, memory loss and laughter. Opens in theatres May 26th.
Kung Fu Panda 2:
Po and the Furious Five face another crisis. They must save kung fu from being wiped out of existence by an evil peacock. Opens in theatres May 26th.
X-Men: First Class:
A prequel to the X-Men films, the movie explores the early years of Professor X (James McAvoy) and the beginnings of the X-men. Opens in theatres June 3rd.
Lightning McQueen races in the World Grand Prix, while his pal Mater plays spy a la James Bond in this animated sequel to Cars. Opens in theatres June 24th.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2:
The last Harry Potter movie. It all ends with this one and we bid adieu to Harry, Hogwarts, and all his friends. Opens in theatres July 15th.