Top 10 Favorite Boys of Summer Movies

  • June 18, 2012
  • Jenna Maxwell

The Dad and Grad celebrations are over.  As the weather turns balmy, now our thoughts can turn to some of the other boys we have on our minds!  This summer there are some pretty amazing male characters that are worth getting to know, and they are easily found inside a movie theatre near you!  We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite boys of summer that are absolutely going to put some extra sizzle into your long and heat-filled days.  These exciting characters (and the movies they hail from) should definitely be made part of your hot weather fun!

The Avengers:  These comic book boys are rapidly heating up theatres everywhere at turbo speed.  With a cast of superheroes like Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, The Black Widow, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Nick Fury; you surely have a perfect recipe for action packed excitement as well as fun. Plus, the costumes these guys are wearing are going to be some of the all time favorites we'll see this coming Halloween season. But for now,  everybody is talking about this film and with good reason; you don’t want to miss this one!

Dark Shadows:  One of the quirkiest and most befuddled Vampire characters to ever show up on the silver screen, nobody can do Barnabas Collins like Johnny Depp can.  Mr. Depp has completely re-invented the character of the vampire yet again, this time for the complete hilarious fun of moviegoers.  Barnabus is destined to be a 2012 Halloween costume favorite and is an entertaining movie to boot.

The Dictator:  This is one of those movies that only Sacha Baron Cohen could ever think to do.  The film showcases the shenanigans of a semi-heroic dictator who lovingly ensures that his beloved country will never see the likes of democracy.  If The Dictator gets his way, his country will continue to fall under his tender, sorta loving and oppressive rule.

Men In Black III:  If you loved them the first two times, you are likely to love them again in round three.  Men in Black III will bring back your favorite characters from the original Men in Black films. In this latest chapter, the guys must resort to time travel; going back to the 1960’s in order to stop an alien from assassinating one of their own.

Rock of Ages:  Even if you didn’t live through the 1980’s, the legendary lifestyle of 1980’s rock stars makes this film relive many people’s ultimate fantasy. Small town girl meets small town boy, and their larger than life dreams are pursued with vigor.  We all want to be a rock star at one point or another; Rock of Ages is just a movie made about making that all happen.

Prometheus:  The much awaited science fiction horror thriller by Ridley-Scott Thomas has been called the prequel to Alien.  A team of explorers head into the deepest darkest corners of the universe, while looking for the origins of mankind.  Once there, a terrifying discovery is made and the fate of humankind rests upon their ability to battle against it.

That’s My Boy:  Adam Sandler has done it again when he created Donny, a misfortunate as well as supremely infantile guy who fathered a child during his youth.  Donny immaturely raised Todd until he turned 18, but was separated from him for many years during Todd’s young adulthood.  Donny resurfaces into his son’s life in the days before Todd is about to be married, creating a type of havoc and humor that only Adam Sandler can.

The Amazing Spiderman:  A newly cast Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds a clue that leads him to discover why his parents may have disappeared while he was growing up.  The trail of discovery leads him straight into a head to head confrontation with his father’s former partner, Dr. Curt Connors.  Spidey fan or not, this summer blockbuster is not to be missed.

Ted:  Mark Wahlberg stars in this tale of a man and his come-to-life Teddy Bear.   A bit of an impasse is reached when John must eventually choose between his girlfriend and his now living, wish come true, foul-mouthed, very irreverent and tasteless teddy. 

The Dark Knight:  The long awaited latest release in the series of Batman films arrives in theatres July 20.  A new terrorist, Bane, is creating all sorts of problems for Gotham City’s finest, who are quickly losing control.  Batman must now come out, resurfacing once again in order assist Gotham’s law-keepers in protecting his beloved city by hopefully keeping this new bad boy at bay.

The boys of summer.  Characters coming to life this summer in a theatre near you!