Summer blockbusters 2013: what movies should you look forward to?

May is here and with that comes Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kick off for the Summer season, even though Summer doesn’t arrive until June. In any case, with Memorial Day also comes the movies blockbuster season. So what is happening this year? A lot. There are a few movies that I am personally interested in seeing. Let’s see if you agree with me. Keep reading!

Man of Steel Promo Poster (Warner Bros.)

Man of Steel Promo Poster
(Warner Bros.)

MAY

Iron Man 3 (May 3)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle.
Directed by: Shane Black
Plot: When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

The Great Gatsby (May 10th)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire.
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Plot: A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Star Trek Into Darkness (May 15th)

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Zoe Zaldana, Liam Hemsworth.
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Plot: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Fast and Furious 6 (May 24th)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans.
Director: Justin Lin
Plot: Agent Luke Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw, leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare.

The Hangover part III (May 24th)
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis, John Goodman.
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Plot: This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.


Fast and Furious 6 Official Trailer

JUNE

This is the End (June 12th)
Starring: James Franco, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson.
Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Plot: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Man of Steel (June 14th)
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe.
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Plot: Superman (Cavill) must decided whether to reveal his true identity. He struggles with who he really is and that is his biggest weakness.

World War Z (June 21st)
Starring: Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, Eric West, Mirielle Enos, Matthew Fox.
Directed by: Marc Forster
Plot: United Nations employee Gerry Lane travels the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

White House Down (June 28th)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gylenhaal.
Plot: While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.


Man of Steel TV Spot #3

JULY

The Lone Ranger (July 3)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fitchner, James Badge Dale, Helena Bonham Carter.
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Plot: Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Pacific Rim (July 11)
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, Charlie Day.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Plot: When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

The Wolverine (July 26th)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova.
Directed by: James Mangold
Plot: Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future.


The Lone Ranger Trailer

AUGUST

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (August 7th)
Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Nathan Fillion
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Plot: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Elysium (August 9th)
Starring: Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Sharito Copley
Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Plot: Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Paranoia (August 16th)
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Plot: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss’s old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 23rd)
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Plot: When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.

One Direction: This Is Us (August 30th)
Starring: One Direction
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Plot: An all-access pass to the British pop sensation One Direction live in concert.


One Direction 1D3D Trailer

As you see there are more than enough movies to keep you entertained this summer. Now the question is, will they be worth it? Only time will tell which Summer blockbusters lived up to the hype in 2013.

Source: IMDB