Break out the overpriced tubs of popcorn and take your seats as the best season for movies kicks off. Although the snacks are usually more than half the cost of a ticket, it will be well worth it this summer. With the sunshine and sunburn brings some of the most anticipated films in years. With so many titles being released in a short time span it may be difficult to map out your Saturday nights.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
Joss Whedon brings the most beloved superhero team back to the big-screen in the much-anticipated sequel to the 2011 hit Avengers. This film will again feature Iron man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Window and Hawkeye as well as introducing Aaron Johnson’s Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, and James Spader’s villain, Ultron.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch kick off the X-men-Avengers Crossover as they have been members of both teams in past comics. The duo is brother and sister, each with immense powers making them a sure-fit to the already strong Avengers team. This film is sure to be a big hit, but due to all of the Marvel Crossovers it would be wise to re-visit the past films in order to truly appreciate the flick in all its wonderful nerd-filled glory.
Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15)
The Bellas are back and bigger than ever, and this time they’re taking on the world in an accapella competition. If the last film is any indication, Pitch Perfect 2 is sure to be pleasingly quirky, heartwarming, and completely acca-awesome!
Seth MacFarlane once again leaves the Griffin family to embrace the cuddly, pot smoking, wisecracking teddy bear alongside Mark Whalberg. In this sequel Ted is on a mission to prove he’s a person in a court of law. He and his thunder-buddy encounter many comical hurtles as they attempt to break barriers in a fictitious America. Ted 2 is bound to be just what you’d expect: a rude, obnoxious, curse-filled and hilarious film by Seth MacFarlane.
Magic Mike XXL (July 1)
Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Borner, Music and stripping. Need I say more? Three years after he retired from stripping, Mike (Channing Tatum) reunites with the rest of the Kings of Tampa for a blow-out final performance in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Prepare yourself ladies, this film is expected to be even sexier than the last.
Mad-Max: Fury Road (May 15)
It has been 30 years since the last Mad Max film, and director George Miller has deemed it time to bring back the road warrior. Tom Hardy will be filling the shoes of Mel Gibson alongside Charlize Theron in the desert wastelands of a dystopian future Australia. In a world where the remaining citizens fight to the death, the two team up in the hopes of survival.
Jurassic World (June 12)
The Park is open, and absolutely nothing can go wrong. Especially when you create a new highly intelligent dinosaur. It has been 22 years since Stephen Spielberg’s original film and John Hammonds dream has become a reality. Isla Nublar has been transformed into a fully functioning dinosaur theme-park open to the public. Fan favorite Chris Pratt takes the lead role as researcher Owen Grady, a specialist in Velociraptor behavior. Gates are jumped, dinosaurs are on the loose, and remnants of victims are left scattered. No one is safe from the terror of Jurassic World.
Which ones will you wait to come out on RedBox, which will you skip entirely, and which few will you sprint to the front of a theater line an hour early to ensure the perfect seat is yours? With some singers, superheroes, dinos and a few underdogs, this summer is bound to be a movie-buffs dream.