Summer Box Office Preview: Harry Potter, Transformers, The Tree of Life
This summer, there are a couple of movies that are primed to sizzle at the box office. First we have the final instalment in the Harry Potter series. This will doubtlessly bring about tears, as some have been avid fans of the series since Chamber of Secrets was released. Another intriguing summer flick is Transformers: Dark of the Moon. With Megan Fox out of the equation, will male fans still be enthused? Finally we discuss The Tree of Life. It stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain! Need I say more?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will hit theaters on July 15th. The trailer has finally been released, and it is full of action and suspense, as events begin to fall into place to lead to epic final battle between Harry and Voldemort. Interestingly, the trailer includes some major spoilers. Such as-scroll down if you don’t want to read this- Snape at Godrick’s Hollow. There is also a scene in the trailer that wasn’t included in the book series, so that will be sure to incite some controversy amongst Harry Potter fans!
Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be coming to theaters on July 1. Fans of the series that found Revenge of the Fallen to be lacklustre or confusing may feel that Michael Bay redeemed himself with this instalment. In the trailer, we find out that there was a government cover-up with Sentinel Prime…in the trailer, Optimus says, “Everything humans know of our planet we were told had been shared…You lied to us. You have made a grave mistake.” Michael Bay has also commented on Transformers 3, saying, “It’s way more intense, and feels more real…it’s got a slow build of action, unlike the second one, where it was just slam-bam the whole way.” Sounds refreshing!
And then we have The Tree of Life, which has a star-studded cast (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain). This will open on May 27th, and is a film by Terrence Malick. The plot involves 3 young boys growing up in the 1950’s. The central character is Jack, who is torn between his mother’s idealism and his father’s cynical realism. We also see Jack as an adult, who is struggling to survive in a world he still doesn’t wholly understand. It’s definitely on my list of movies to see; the cast is stellar and the storyline sounds interesting.
What movies are you most looking forward to seeing this summer?
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