As I’m sitting here lamenting the extremely cold weather of Oscar season, I’m thinking of sunny days ahead when the upcoming summer movies of 2010 hit theaters. And since this winter hasn’t been a strong one when it comes to great movies, it looks like we all just have to wait for the not-so-artistic but highly entertaining upcoming movies of the summer of 2010. The summer movies of 2010 include superhero and comic book movies, a few new animated movies for kids to enjoy while out of school for the summer, and some funny summer movies. But as much as we wish we could hibernate the winter away, we’ll just have to do the best we can with what theaters offer until these 2010 summer movies (and some sunshine) finally make their highly-anticipated appearances:
Iron Man 2 – This is one of the upcoming superhero movies of 2010 that will have audiences clamoring for cool seats in theaters this summer, based on all the hype it’s already getting. This one will be about keeping the Iron Man technology out of the wrong hands, and will feature some fun new enemies with Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash. So even if the plot isn’t perfect and turns out a bit predictable, this is still one of the most-buzzed about upcoming summer movies of 2010, and one that’s likely to be a blockbuster when it hits theaters on May 7, 2010.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – And here’s one of the upcoming summer movies of 2010 that families should really enjoy, and it already looks like there might be more ‘Prince of Persia’ movies to come as replacements for Disney’s popular past summer blockbusters in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise. The movie is based on the video game, and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a rogue prince who joins forces with a mysterious princess (Yay! A live-action Disney movie with a princess!) to keep an ancient dagger capable of controlling the sands of time from falling into the wrong hands. It’s from the same team that worked on the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series, so expect a lot of action, adventure, and hopefully a few funny moments (but probably none of Captain Jack’s caliber) when what looks like one of the best upcoming summer movies of 2010 for families hits theaters on May 28, 2010.
Jonah Hex – This is one of the upcoming comic book movies of the summer of 2010 that doesn’t feature a superhero, but an anti-hero. Josh Brolin will play scarred-up Confederate bounty hunter Jonah Hex, a character that’s likely to gain a cult following amongst fangirls and fanboys. His arch-nemesis, which could be described as a Civil War-era terrorist, will be played by John Malkovich, and Megan Fox will star as his love (lust?) interest, a teeny-tiny corset-donning prostitute and femme fatale. The pictures of Megan Fox from the film have already got a lot of guys drooling, so it looks like this will be one of the biggest upcoming summer movies of 2010 when it hits theaters on June 18, 2010.
Toy Story 3 – And here’s one of the biggest upcoming animated movies of the summer of 2010 (even if Pixar did take the easy way out by making a movie they knew would be popular). The toys will embark on a whole new adventure as owner Andy leaves them behind when he heads off to college and they are accidentally thrown out, eventually finding themselves in a worse place than the garbage: a day-care center. So will the toys get drooled on to death, or will they find their way back home? The living playthings and the beastly babies they must escape from will likely make for one of the best upcoming family movies of the summer (and kids will love the fact that it’s in 3-D), so don’t miss it on June 18, 2010.
Despicable Me – This is another of the big upcoming animated movies of the summer of 2010, and the one I’m looking forward to more. It’s about a despicable character voiced by Steve Carell planning the biggest heist in history: to steal the moon. He’s ready to do whatever it takes to bring his diabolical plot come to fruition, but what hinders him most are three little orphan girls who don’t see a dastardly and evil villain at all, but a potential dad. This definitely sounds like one of the best unique upcoming summer movies of 2010 for families, and I love the way the screen shots I’ve seen look. So don’t miss this one on July 9, 2010, as it looks like it could be the ‘Up’ of 2010.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – This is one of the upcoming summer movies of 2010 that the girls can’t wait to see. Moms and daughters alike in love with sparkly vampires don’t have to wait too long to feed their Twilight addiction, and this could even be one of the upcoming summer movies of 2010 that guys won’t mind being forced to sit through, as it looks like there will be a lot more amped up vamp action here. And of course there will also be plenty of what will make this one of the most popular upcoming summer movies of 2010 with female fans: two hunky fantasy guys taking part in the ultimate romantic fantasy fairytale. So live the dream on June 30, 2010.
Sex and the City 2 – This is one of the most secretive upcoming summer movies of 2010, and one of the few of the summer aimed specifically at women. So will the women deal with menopause, babies, breakups, or old flames? It’s hard to tell since little about one of the most fab movies of the summer of 2010 has been leaked, but if you want to stay stylish during the summer, be sure to check this one (and all the shoes in it) out on May 28, 2010.
Inception – This is one of the most anticipated upcoming summer movies of 2010 for a number of reasons: it’s director of ‘The Dark Knight’ Christopher Nolan’s big summer project; it stars Leonardo DiCaprio; and it has an interesting sci-fi storyline that I can find little about other than it involves a CEO being involved in a blackmail scandal and is a movie set “within the architecture of the mind”. So will Nolan have more success with DiCaprio than Scorsese, who works with him once more in the earlier 2010 movie ‘Shutter Island’? And will DiCaprio get an Oscar nomination for either of these intriguing-looking movies? See what you think when one of the most anticipated movies of the summer of 2010 hits theaters on July 16, 2010.
Grown Ups – This is one of the best upcoming funny summer movies of 2010 for grownups that don’t want to grow up. Adam Sandler teams up with a director he’s had a few successes with (‘Happy Gilmore’, ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry’, and ‘Big Daddy’) in a funny film about five high school friends that meet up again later in life in honor of their late childhood basketball coach. But with Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schnedier also starring, it looks like these grownups won’t be acting their age. Although if they do grow up just a little, this could be one of the upcoming summer summer movies of 2010 that audiences that love reliving their glory days will really fall in love with. So feel like a kid again at the theater on June 25, 2010.
Dinner for Schmucks – And for another of the funny upcoming movies of 2010, the director of ‘Meet the Parents’ brings us another movie starring Steve Carell (as well as Paul Rudd and “that guy from ‘The Hangover’, Zach Galifianakis). Rudd is an executive who finds an unbelievably big buffoon to escort him to his company’s “dinner for idiots”. But instant karma isn’t kind to him for subjecting Carell’s character to ridicule, as his newfound friend whose favorite hobby is making dioramas featuring dead, stuffed mice becomes an unwanted part of his life. With the cast and director of this screwball comedy, this one looks like it has a good shot at being one of the best upcoming funny summer movies of 2010, so don’t be a schmuck and miss it on July 23, 2010.
So from funny summer movies to fantasy movies that the whole family can enjoy, cool down this summer with a few laughs and a lot of action with these upcoming summer movies of 2010.
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