The Flyer’s picks for this summer’s flicks

Every summer there are those movies that everyone is looking forward to. This summer is no different with an assortment of movies that can be defined as summer blockbusters.

From an old Disney movie making its triumphant return, a TV series being reborn on the big screen or, of course, some familiar vampires making yet another appearance, this summer is chocked full of movies that viewers are dying to see and are for sure going to be making a lot of buzz in the coming months.

Here are the top five movies (in no particular order) to look out for over the summer:

1. “Toy Story 3”

The old gang of toys is back and this time they are adding even more friends to the mix.

The beloved franchise of so many now high school and college students is adding characters to their series and marketing this movie very differently than most.

It’s been ten years since “Toy Story 2” hit theatres in 1999, and since then fans have been pleading for Disney to release another version. Disney finally answered those pleas and will be returning the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen who continue their roles as the voices of the series two most prominent characters, Woody and Buzz.

The movie will be a part of the current 3-D craze that is sweeping the nation and will be released June 18 for your viewing pleasure.

2. “Iron Man 2”

What kind of contraptions will Tony Stark be cooking up this time around in the sequel to the popular 2008 film, “Iron Man?” Iron Man, based on the Marvel comics, was a huge surprise hit in 2008, entertaining audiences all over the world.

Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark, inventor of some really crazy gizmos and hero all rolled into one character. This time around he’ll be dealing with his rival villain, Whiplash, played by Mickey Rourke, as the government is trying to take his inventions and ideas including his very own iron man suit.

Joining the cast is actress, Scarlett Johansson, who will be playing the Black Widow. Its star studded lineup should have people running for midnight releases and then some. This action movie at the core, sprinkled in with tiny bits of Tony Stark comedy, will be entertaining audiences May 7. So open up your summer with a little Iron Man, and hopefully it will start your summer off on the right side.

3. “The A-Team”

Another action movie to prepare yourself for this summer is the new version of the popular 80s show, “The A-Team.”

“The A-Team” last aired in 1987 after a five-year run on television. The movie depicts the show’s four very different characters fighting to clear their names about some event they were framed for.

The movie appears to have tons of action and looks like one wild ride from start to finish. The four main characters, Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith (Liam Neeson), Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Bradley Cooper), Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and Sergeant Bosco “ B.A” Baracus (Quinton Jackson) field The-A Team this time around.

The trailer has already been shown, and it is already creating a stir for its intense action-packed scenes. It is sure to be a popular movie this summer when it’s released June 11.

4. “Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter”

The final installment of the Shrek series, “Shrek Forever After,” will have this Ogre saying goodbye to audiences for good.

The movie, which will also be presented in 3-D, appears to have a different look than the earlier versions of “Shrek” and will have Shrek and his gang of sidekicks running around all over the place once again.

This time around, the movie follows Shrek and his problems with being a domesticated ogre. A wish he makes changes everything, which of course he must now fix in order to have everything he loves back. Mike Meyers and Cameron Diaz will reprise their roles as Shrek and Fiona, respectively.

Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas will be once again lending their voices to Donkey and the always adorable (and apparently chubby now) Puss in Boots. The movie will be released on May 21.

5. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

For the last movie of our five movies to look out for this summer, we say hello to our vampire friends once again.

“Eclipse” will be about an old rival, and apparently not friendly vampire, Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard), who is back in the picture and causing some major problems in Forks, Washington. The Cullens, along with their continuing relationship between two of its three stars Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), will have to fight to survive whatever Victoria is up to.

The third star, and teen heartthrob Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), will prove to be a major part once again with his wolf abilities in not only the battle, but in the love triangle that’s brewing as well.

The movie is set to be released June 30.

The Lewis Flyer

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