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Summer of Super Heroes
by Pietro DiSante,posted Jul 8 2012 6:54AM
It has been a great summer at the movies so far. Super Hero movies have been the big money makers and it continued this week with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 3D. Of course the biggest super hero movie of the year (and maybe of all-time) comes out in less than 2 weeks. I am talking about The Dark Knight Rises! And yes, I will be talking about it all month probably. Very excited. Before we get to that in 12 days, I thought I would re-cap what has been a very exciting Super Hero Summer at the Box Office!
The biggest movie of the year so far, has clearly been Marvel's The Avengers. It has grossed over $1 Billion worldwide and was actually one of the best
Super Hero movies i've ever seen. It combined all of Marvel's biggest heroes including: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. They all came together to save the world from Thor's evil brother Loki. It is still playing in some theaters and if you have not seen it, go before it leaves! The movie was so good it actually has plenty of sequels already planned, including: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 next year, Captain America 2 in 2014 and an actual Avengers 2 within the next 3 years. So fear not, there will be plenty of super hero movies coming out over the next few years. Probably the most surprising super hero movie to come out in the Summer of 2012 is The Amazing Spider-Man. The reason being that Sam Raimi's trilogy is not that old, so a re-boot this early seemed a
little bit quick. Luckily the new cast and crew do a pretty good job with the Spider-Man origin story. I really liked how the 3D looked. When Spider-Man is swinging through New York City, you feel like you are swinging with him. Plus the new villain, The Lizard, was really cool to see. The movie sets up another Spider-Man trilogy, so expect a sequel announcement soon. Andrew Garfield did a good job taking over for Tobey Maguire. They both play Spider-Man and Peter Parker differently, but both do a good and unique job.
So the Summer of Super Heroes is nearing it's end, but it has saved the best for last, as The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th. Can't wait and look for another Batman post from me next week!
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