With the summer coming to the end, I’m here to give you my top films of the summer. It hasn’t been a great one for film, but that’s not to say I didn’t have a little bit of fun in the theater. Can’t wait for all the fall releases. There’s already a good amount of films on my most anticipated list. What I keep forgetting to add to my fall list is Prisoners, a crime-thriller that stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terence Howard, Viola Davis and Paul Dano. I will be posting the trailer and the synopsis to the movie soon.
See link here for most anticipated fall films: https://themovieboy77.com/2013/08/12/top-5-most-anticipated-fall-releases/
The plot may have been a little dull, and the emotion just non existent, but that’s not to say Pacific Rim wasn’t fun to watch. There was some great special effects and it had your adrenaline pumping. Maybe my I MAX viewing brought my interest down a little bit as I felt it hard to distinguish who was winning, but I’m sure I’ll re-watch it when it comes out on Blu-Ray.
Check out my review for Pacific Rim here: https://themovieboy77.com/2013/07/30/review-pacific-rim-2/
Kick Ass 2:
Kick Ass 2 didn’t do very well at the box office, but I believe it was quite an enjoyable watch. For a guy who’s a huge fan of Chloe Grace Moretz, I wasn’t disappointed at all. The action was good, the humor was there and my love for Hit Girl grew.
Check out my review for Kick Ass 2 here: https://themovieboy77.com/2013/08/16/review-kick-ass-2/
Iron Man 3:
The movie wasn’t spectacular, but I enjoy Robert Downey Jr immensely. The man becomes the characters he plays. After four films, it’s quite obvious that he’s become Iron Man. I was disappointed with the villains. The Mandarin was a big disappointment to me, but otherwise, the film itself was fun and had a good mix of humor and action.
Iron Man 3 will be released on Blu Ray September 3rd, 2013.
Star Trek: Into Darkness:
I love JJ Abrams. He has this sort of filmmaking and storytelling that I just crave for. JJ Abrams has taken the Star Trek product and made it his own. I’ve never seen the originals, but I love the remake and this sequel. They have a great mix of emotion, humor and action. He’s reinvented the product and made it hip and cool. I’m looking forward to seeing more from him.
Star Trek: Into Darkness will be released on Blu Ray September 10th, 2013.
This Is The End:
This Is The End starred almost every one of your favorite comedians and not one of their jokes fell flat. The movie was downright hilarious and it handled the apocalypse aspect to it very well. The movie sometimes had you at the edge of your seat while making you laugh at the same time. This was definitely the comedy-thriller of the summer.
This Is The End will be released on Blu Ray October 1st, 2013
Despicable me 2:
I had no interest in Despicable me until I started dating my girlfriend and she was bragging about how amazing it was, and while the word to describe it wouldn’t be amazing, it’s pretty hilarious. I fell in love with Gru and his lovely minions, and I believe the minions are probably the best cartoon characters I’ve seen in years. There’s something about them that make us want one of our own.
The surprise Horror hit of the summer was exactly that: A surprise. I didn’t expect the film to be as scary as it was, but it approached it’s horror with class and delivered to us a great story and some great acting we never usually see in horror films. It was low on the jump scares and didn’t use gore to gross us out. I’m a huge horror fan, and while not a lot of people usually enjoy the horror films I like, this one seemed to be universally loved by everyone I know who’s seen it.
Check out my review for The Conjuring here: https://themovieboy77.com/2013/07/24/review-the-conjuring/
The Way Way Back:
A great coming-of-age comedy, with great performance from Steve Carell and Sam Rockwall, that has became the best movie I’ve seen all year. I haven’t felt so connected with a film in a really long time. A hilarious and heartwarming comedy-drama that I’m sure everyone can relate to.
Check out my review for The Way Way Back here: https://themovieboy77.com/2013/07/30/review-the-way-way-back/