BY DEBBIE CHANG
Summer plans cannot be complete unless you have a movie list, and this summer, there is plenty to see. This summer, the movie production companies will have their hands full, competing to get the most income from the box office. Below are the top ten most anticipated movies that have also appeared on the most-watched trailers lists.
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” May 1-
Hugh Jackman is ripped! Oh, and the story line looks okay. Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine and the makers of X-Men are giving him his debut. For all you X-Men fans, Gambit makes an appearance in this movie.
“Star Trek,” May 8-
No seriously. Just watch the trailer and you won’t feel like a nerd anymore. Although it won’t be the same without Patrick Stewart, the trailer was pretty intense. It’s like Halo and Star Trek all in one. And if you feel too ashamed to be called a Trekkie, then wear a disguise to the theater, but you have to see this movie!
“Angels and Demons,” May 15-
Tom Hanks returns in the film adaptation of the prequel to “the DaVinci Code.” There’s also no harm in seeing a fast-paced intelligent thriller. And if that doesn’t entertain you, then just watch Ewan McGregor playing a priest.
“Terminator Salvation,” May 21-
Christian Bale better than Arnold? We certainly hope so because I didn’t actually believe that a fourth Terminator movie would be made since the third movie was so disappointing. Most of the people going to see this movie are “Terminator” fans or “Dark Knight” fans, so you can pretty much assume every guy on the planet will be at the movie theater on May 21. If you are looking for a futuristic film with good computer graphics, then you can see how machines take over the world in “Terminator Salvation.”
“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” May 22-
If you have ever been to D.C., then you will have some sentiment for this movie. Every kid’s dream is to have the Smithsonian come to life. The cast is jammed pack with Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Jonah Hill and of course, Ben Stiller. Stiller was amusing in the first one so let’s hope the second will be the same.
“Land of the Lost,” June 5-
The crazy Dr. Rick Marshall embarks on a journey in an alternate universe with his two assistants. Will Ferrell always seems to make me laugh no matter how bad the movie is, so this movie will probably be somewhat good. Anything with Will Ferrell makes summer better.
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” June 26-
Shia Lebouf and Megan Fox return for the Transformers sequel. If the computer graphics are any better than the last movie, then Optimus Prime and Megatron will appear to be real. Michael Bay probably has some more crazy explosions planned in this film.
“Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” July 17-
The Harry Potter kids are old! Now that they’re done with puberty, things will get much more interesting. Harry Potter gets a girlfriend, and Hermione gets jealous of Ron. Well they pretty much still act like kids but you probably already know this from reading the books. But good actors keep reappearing in the movies.
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra,” August 7-
Again, one of those movies that you just have to watch, because the trailer looks so good. Every guy has probably played with a G.I. Joe action figure at some point but I bet your plots weren’t as cool as the movie’s. Channing Tatum and Dennis Quaid are part of an elite military unit. There probably will be some good action even if the acting might be bad.
“Inglorious Bastards,” August 21-
Brad Pitt bossing soldiers around will be an interesting sight. Not sure how historically accurate this movie may be, but you can’t go wrong with Quentin Taratino as producer. Also starring is B.J. Novak, which will be sure to please fans of “The Office.”