Many say that summer releases the best movies all year round. With a highly anticipated agenda, the summer of 2012 proves to be no different. The months of May – August have something for everyone; from comedy, action, romance, to sci-fi all audiences will be pleased with this coming summer’s line up.
For the comedy lovers:
Sasha Baron Cohen is arguably cinema’s greatest living gonzo mockumentarian — as Borat, a clueless foreigner, and as Bruno, an outrageous fashionista, he satirized and scandalized virtually everyone and everything in his general vicinity. Starring Megan Fox, Anna Faris, and Ben Kingsley, Cohen tries to re-create some of Borat’s magic in The Dictator because let’s be honest, Bruno pretty much sucked.
For action lovers:
The Bourne Legacy‘s tagline: “There was never just one.” How intriguing. The fourth (and final?) movie in the Bourne series, and this time, oddly, without Jason Bourne. Jeremy Renner headlines this Bourne-less version with Rachel Weisz as his love interest and Edward Norton as the villain.
For romance/chick flick lovers:
What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Yeah, it’s based on the bestselling pregnancy guide, but What to Expect When You’re Expecting boasts an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, and Chris Rock. Quite possibly the new mother of all chick flicks.
For the sci-fi lovers:
Flying under the summer movie radar is this little arthouse piece, which we reckon might just be the sleeper hit of the season. Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Night Rises. This Dark Knight rises, as the title implies, and we assume it’s not just to get out of bed and make his toast and coffee in the morning. Batman battles the fearsome (and possibly lethal) Bane (Tom Hardy) and flirts with Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) into a potentially very successfully box office hit.
These four examples are a select few of the many highly anticipated movies up for critique this summer. Along side Men in Black II, Marvel’s The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Brave, and Piranha 3DD the line up has never looked better.