Summer 2012 Movie Preview

  • April 30, 2012
  • Jenna Maxwell

By now you’ve felt it.  As the weather warms and winter begins to become another year’s memory, thoughts turn toward the summer months and all the fun that they always bring with them.  One of the most anticipated parts of summertime is the fabulous line up of new movie blockbusters that will be hitting the theaters for your hot-weather entertainment.  Just to whet your appetite, here’s a taste of what is coming down the pike this summer at a theater near you! 

The Avengers (May 4) - A team of superhumans combine forces to form “The Avengers,” and as superheroes tend to do: save the earth. 

Dark Shadows (May 11) - Barnabas Collins is a vampire that has been imprisoned for two centuries.  Once set free, he finds himself smack in the middle of 1979, where Barnabas now must deal with his posterity’s serious dysfunctions.

The Dictator (May 16) - The infamous Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles, of “Borat,” have returned with a new offbeat character.  “The Dictator” risks his life in order to ensure that democracy will never come to his country and that oppression will always reign supreme.

Battleship (May 18) - Based on the board game we all played as kids, a fleet of ships is forced into battle with an armada of aliens in order to try to counter their evil plans.  The talented Rihanna stars in this film in case that’s important to you.

Men in Black III (May 25) - An exciting time travel adventure coming out just in time to spice up your Memorial Day weekend.  Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return to reprise their original “Men in Black” roles.

Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1) - No more vampires for Kristen Stewart as this time she takes on the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron). 

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (June 8 ) - The lovable lost boys are still trying to get home.  This time Europe is in the way!

Prometheus (June 8 ) - Ridley Scott directs another long-awaited alien movie.  A team of explorers heads into the darkest corners of the Earth where they must battle in order to save the human race.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22)-Yes, this film is about THAT Abraham Lincoln.  The 16th President of the United States discovers that vampires are set to take over the country; good ol’ Abe makes it his mission to stop them.

Brave (June 22) - An exciting animated adventure featuring archery and a princess--how can you beat that chick power combination? Princess Merida defies the customs of her land and a predictable disaster ensues.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 29) - Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum star in this exciting action flick.  The Joe’s all band together to retaliate against the Cobra spy Zartan.

The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3) - This latest Spidey flick has a new star (Andrew Garfield) as well as a new love interest. (Emma Stone) This film promises to spin a web over audiences over the Fourth of July weekend.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (July 13) - Kids really can’t get enough of extinct animals in animation.  Manny, Diego and Sid have another adventure after their continent is suddenly set adrift.

The Dark Knight Rises (July 20)-This film promises to be the summer’s big Kahuna blockbuster and you won’t want to miss it.  Christopher Nolan has created the final chapter of his Batman trilogy.

The Bourne Legacy (August 3)-Without Matt Damon, who knows if movie goers will respond to the latest in the Jason Bourne adventure series.  A new CIA agent story based on the Robert Ludlum series of novels.

Total Recall (August 3)-Colin Ferrell stars in this latest translation of Philip K. Dick’s original story.

The Expendables 2 (August 17)-Sylvester Stallone and his band of AARP commandos are back in action.  They bring with them one of their grandchildren (Liam Hemsworth) in a quest for revenge that releases a surprising new threat.